Rovaniemi is situated at about 6mi/10km south of the Arctic Circle and is the capital city of Lapland. Surrounded by impressive and unspoiled nature, it is widely known as the official home town of Santa Claus, as well as for the Northern Lights phenomenon and its amazing winter activities, it attracts many visitors and action sports enthusiasts, all year round.
Windsurfing at Lancelin Ocean Classic
Running since 1986, when a group of windsurfers organised a 25km downwind race from Ledge Point to Lancelin, this coming January in its 31st year, the Lancelin Ocean Classic plans to bring together pros and amateurs from windsurfing, kitesurfing and for the first time athletes from paddling sports too.
Ocean kayakers and stand up paddlers will race along the coastline from Ledge Point to Lancelin for the first time in the event’s history. Another first, is that windsurfers and kitesurfers will be racing side to side, using the event’s improved starting line process.
Additional competitions will be taking place, alongside the challenging 25km race, including windsurfing waves, kitesurfing freestyle and kitesurfing waves.
If you are not keen to race, why not attend this spectacular event as a spectator and enjoy the entertainment at the finish line at Lancelin beach and watch the race live on the big screen!
Whether you’re racing or not, mark down Saturday the 16th of January as this is when the downwind marathon will take place! Start time: noon!
For more info on the event schedule, click here
For registration, click here