The 2010 Lancelin Ocean Classic
As expected, the Lancelin Ocean Classic was once again an epic weekend!!!
It's this weekend of the year that no one wants to miss. Everyone rocks up and know it's gonna be good. The sailing, the socializing and catching up with everyone, the well known messy nights... It was all there and everyone had a wicked time.
Both the wave contest and the downwind race could be run in awesome conditions.
We started with the wave contest on Thursday with small waves and light wind. They ran a couple of the amateur heats, as well as the girls and juniors.
Friday was the day though. A good swell hit the coast, the waves at South Passage were lining up perfectly and because of the light wind they remained clean the whole day. I've sailed there a fair bit but rarely had it this good and clean.
Everyone was out there and ripping. They ran the pro fleet, with lots of big names there fighting for the 1st place. Ben Severne won it in the end - no wonder considering how sick he's sailing.
I won the girls and Kenza finished 2nd. Well it was either 1st or 2nd as it was just the 2 of us... Haha. So, girls, next year I wanna see you all out there! It is such a fun event, there's nothing to worry about except riding good waves and having fun. I know there's quite a few of you around, so next year I hope you'll all join in!
On Saturday the biggest downwind race in the world started: the Ledge to Lancelin race. Over 200 people joined in and the whole beach was covered with sails. The start was the most fun: it's a beach start so everyone runs into the water as soon as the start flag is up and it gets pretty messy. Peter Volwater won the pros and Karin Jaggi the women's.
Regarding Satruday night... keeping up with its reputation!
The whole event was once again so well organized. Not only the race and contest, but also all the side activities, the media coverage, and everything that makes the Ocean Classic what it is. A massive thanks to everyone involved for doing such an awesome job!
All the amazing pictures were taken by John Carter.
Can't wait for next year!!