Frenchman wins Ocean Classic
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.”