The 31st edition of the Lancelin Ocean classic proved to be the first test of our brand new Mach 2 sails.
Matteo Iachino who traveled over from Italy to the head office of Severne in Perth, Australia. Was the favorite for the event win after just missed out on his second Slalom World Title in 2018.
With a perfect Seabreeze of around 20 knots, the race got well underway at 2 p.m. with everyone on sail sizes between 6.5 and 8.0. Despite a slow start, Matteo made his way to the front of the fleet on his Mach2 7.8 and Isonic 107 where he battelled with Patrick Diethelm for first place. With an end time of 24 minutes and 13 seconds, he stayed a bit above 20 seconds in front of Patrick Diethelm and more than 2 minutes in front of young & upcoming talent Bastian Escofet who claims his first Lancelin Ocean Classic Podium at the age of 19.
“It’s my first time in Australia and it has been my first ever LOC. I really enjoyed the race and the race and the vibes on the beach. The event is great and the locating is perfect for a long distance. The race was fun with a great fight against Patrick in the middle of the ocean. It’s great to see an event like this and I believe the windsurfing world needs more events similar to this that bring a lot of people together that enjoy a good day of windsurfing together. I’ll come back for sure.”
After a night in the pub, the course of Matteo was set further North to enjoy some of Australia’s finest waves after another great start to the season.