2010 will be the 25th Anniversary for the Lancelin Ocean Classic setting it up to be the biggest one in its long history. If you have not entered the world famous marathon before you are missing out on what many have said is a must do at least once in your windsurfing life.
The prize money will be as follows:
Elite Marathon Mens
4th – 10th - $500 for each place
Elite Marathon Ladies
There will also be small cash prizes for the Open and Master total prize pool for these 2 divisions is $900
Elite Waves Mens
Elite Waves Ladies
This brings the total prize pool to well over $20,000.
All amounts are in Australian Dollars
The team from the Lancelin Ocean Classic are happy to confirm also that they have secured an $80,000 TV production of the event.
Without a doubt this will be the biggest Lancelin Ocean Classic is its 25 year history.
The Lancelin Ocean Classic, a world renowned windsurfing event, started as a Lancelin Chamber of Commerce project with humble beginnings in 1986 with a few enthusiastic windsurfers and a handful of competitors for a one-day event, the Ledge to Lancelin Ocean Marathon. The event is now run over four days, with three disciplines of the sport. The first two days, Thursday and Friday consist of Wave sailing, Saturday the Marathon and Sunday slalom.
The marathon is a down wind course of approximately 25 kilometers and over the years has seen from 200 to 400 starters, many entering just to try to complete the grueling course. Wave sailing is the more spectacular discipline with over 70 competitors sailing in four man heats trying to out manoeuvre each over with the highest aerials or radical wave riding. Slalom is high speed racing, with speed, jibing and accuracy being the winning qualifications.
The Lancelin Ocean Classic is the most prestigious and longest running windsurf event in Australia. World Class Competitors and spectators come from all over the world. The event attracts 3000 to 5000 visitors to Lancelin. Windsurfing and the Lancelin Ocean Classic are a major tourism asset for the town and West Australia. International competitors from Colombia, British Virgin Islands, Canada, America, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Scotland, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, England, France and Japan all take part in this internationally recognized event. Many of the International competitors are ranked in the top five in their home countries.
MORE ON THE EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.lancelinoceanclassic.com.au/