French­man wins Ocean Clas­sic

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Workplace -

UN­FAVOURABLE wind con­di­tions forced Lancelin Ocean Clas­sic or­gan­is­ers to squeeze four days of com­pe­ti­tion into one on Sun­day with pro French wind­surfer Cyril Mous­sil­mani win­ning the pres­ti­gious 25km wind­surf­ing marathon.

Mous­sil­mani claimed the top prize over Poland-based Aus­tralian Steve Allen, who won last year’s event.

The Lancelin coast was a kalei­do­scopic sea of sails with the kitesurf­ing marathon held at the same time as the wind­surf­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

The UK’s Olly Bridge claimed the kitesurf­ing bat­tle, while women’s world wind­surf­ing speed record holder Karin Jaggi, of Switzer­land, was the first to cross the line.

Mous­sil­mani, the 31st win­ner of the marathon, was proud to have won such a renowned event on the com­pe­ti­tion cal­en­der.

“It’s a good start to the year for me and gives me a lot of con­fi­dence,” he said.

“I love wind­surf­ing in WA... I love the for­mat and I just wish there were more races like this.”

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