Allen’s dom­i­nance con­tin­ues in Clas­sic

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

THE ex­pe­ri­ence of pro wind­surfer Steve Allen again shone at the Lancelin Ocean Clas­sic, with the Aus­tralian winning the event for a fourth con­sec­u­tive year.

Allen was in a tight battle with Swiss op­po­nent Pa­trik Di­ethelm but fin­ished ahead by a lit­tle over a minute-and-a-half in the mar­quee Ledge to Lancelin Marathon.

Ideal con­di­tions led Allen to say the event “went off per­fectly”.

“The wind kicked in at noon, giv­ing us plenty of time to check our gear be­fore the start,” he said.

“I am stoked to win here again with such a huge fleet of fast rac­ers.

“I was also happy to pass all the kite-surfers af­ter they started on the water 100m ahead of us and had a 200m shorter first reach.

“Just one caught me back at the fin­ish when I slowed to check where to go through the last marks.”

The 43-year-old’s ef­fort in out­do­ing the kite-surfers as well as the wind­surfers earned him the crown of fastest en­trant on any wa­ter­craft.

Lo­cal racer Alty Frisby won the kite­board­ing cat­e­gory, while Switzer­land’s Karin Jaggi was best of the women’s wind­surfers.

Rachael Hughes claimed vic­tory in the women’s kite-board­ing.

In the pad­dle­board­ing, Brendan Rice and Julie Jenk­in­son were tri­umphant in the men’s and women’s cat­e­gories.

Pic­ture: JC Pho­tog­ra­phy

Win­ner Steve Allen.

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