Karin Jaggi wins Lancelin Ocean Race – Steve Allen 2nd
Karin Jaggi wins the Lancelin Ocean Classic Marathon with a new record on her PATRIK Slalom 100
And the men:
2nd place Steve Allen (PATRIK Slalom 135v4)
4th Patrik Diethelm (PATRIK Slalom 135v4)
Steve Allen´s report about his first race on PATRIK:
“Ledge to Lancelin marathon 2016.
I was neck and neck with Cyril on the first mark when I made the mistake of jibing on the boat getting mixed up in the kiters.
While Cyril smartly rode the swell longer and jibed wide keeping clear of the kiters and gaining 50m downwind advantage for the next reach which was extremely broad giving him an instant 100m odd lead.
Our speed was very similar and with the kiters starting before us made it easy for Cyril to follow them around the course taking away my local knowledge advantage where he was then able to hold onto that lead until the finish.
I was on Patrik 135 with 9.2m while Cyril was on 9.7m which also seem to have the advantage on the downwind legs with the larger sail. Which is a very important part of this race choosing the right equipment.
I hope to be able to make it back next year for the chance to win this great race again. Well don to Cyril for a smart move on the first mark and a good race to take the win ahead of myself in 2nd.”
photos: Lancelin Ocean Classic