Monday, 18 January 2010

Report on the Lancelin Slalom comp


Here are a little report and pictures from the Lancelin Ocean Classic Slalom on the Sunday. I just got some good pictures today.



Note: All photos by James Torode

Result was following:

1’st Chris Lockwood AUS 74 NP/ -

2’nd Jesper Orth AUS 10 RRD/ -

3’rd Peter Volwater H24 Fanatic/ Maui

4’th Dan Engdal AUS 18 Severne/ Starboard

With a strong and solid 20-25 kts sea breeze the Lancelin Ocean Classic Windsurfing WA Endeavour Tavern Slalom, was a successful 5 rounds of Slalom.

With top sailors like Peter Volwater, Patrick Diethelm, Chris Lockwood, Dan Engdal and Jesper Orth, not to forget a lot of local talent, it became a high paced action race to watch from the beach.

Jibe action close to the beach.

With the 2’nd mark just 20 meters from the shore, the spectators could enjoy world class jibing and fighting around the marks.

In the end it came down to the last round and 3 sailors was fighting for the win on nearly equal points (Orth, Lockwood and Wolwater). The final had to be rerun as a massive crash just after the start, saw 3-4 sailors in the water. It was Orth leading but then catapulting, when his boom end was touched, going straight over Norwegian sailor Magna.

The final got sailed again and this time speedster Chris Lockwood got the best start and hold it to the end. Orth could hold of Volwater to secure 2’nd place.

Winner Chris Lockwood cutting inside Orth

Jesper: I was surprised nobody got hurt in the crash. Everything happened so quickly and I don’t think it was anybody foul. This just happens some times in racing. Lockwood sailed well and I was happy for him that he could take 1’st place. In the end we where really close on points and it was the small things making the difference. This slalom was heaps of fun. I was a successful 4 days of wave sailing, marathon and slalom

The beach

Sunset over Lancelin

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