It's official - the 2016 Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge will crown Speed Sailing World Champions, from June 1st-5th, in Fuerteventura's Matas Blancas, Canary Islands.
The event designed by Bjorn Dunkerbeck will simultaneously host the 2016 ISWC World Championship and, as a result, the competition will crown world champions in two divisions - Men and Women. Youth and Junior sailors will also receive awards for their performances.
Fuerteventura, with its flat waters and steady tradewinds, certainly has what it takes to open a new chapter in speed sailing.
Matas Blancas offers a 250-meter speed strip for both amateur and professional windsurfers traveling from all corners of the globe.
When the wind's not strong enough, go surfing in Fuerteventura's multiple spots.
Speed is probably one of the most exciting disciplines in windsurfing. The world record for the fastest ever windsurf run - 53.27 knots - belongs to Antoine Albeau. The Frenchman raised the bar in Namibia during the 2015 Luderitz Speed Challenge.
For three years Zara Davis had been untouchable with her benchmark speed of over 45 knots. With her hand well and truly on the record, Davis seemed like an unreachable force until Karin Jaggi put an end to Davis's run. Clocking an impressive 46.31 knots, after a month in Luderitz, with plenty of highs and lows, Jaggi pushed the limits of speed to secure this new women's World Record.
The ISWC will hold its AGM in Fuerte duing this event - details to follow very soon.