Located in the Atlantic Ocean, the volcanic island of Madeira is host of the 6th Act of the Extreme Sailing Series 2016. The capital of the island, Funchal, is the official host city where the fiery fleet of GC32s will set sails in the warm waters just off the south coast of Madeira
Lancelin Ocean Classic
Windsurfing at Lancelin Ocean Classic
Following the success of last year’s event, Lancelin Ocean Classic 2018 is going to be much bigger and better! Held in two days, the weekend will include two windsurfing events (Waves and Marathon), kitesurfing events (Waves and Marathon) as well as the newly introduced Beach Run. This year, world renown windsurfing and kitesurfing Photographers; John Carter (windsurfing photographer) and Jason Wolcott (from Kitesurfing magazine) will join the 2018 event, getting all the highlights of Lancelin Ocean Classic.
Take a look at the key dates below:
· 12th Jan Friday | Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Wave Events | Sailors Welcome Party
· 13th Jan Saturday | Beach Run | JWS Jet Ski | Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Marathon | Awards Party
· 11th & 14th Thursday & Sunday | Reserve days (weather dependent)
The famous Lancelin Marathon race for Windsurfers and Kitesurfers kicks off at Ledge Point and travels to Lancelin beach, finishing in front of Lancelin Event Village. Due to its status and history in the Windsurfing world, the Marathon attracts many international and national pro riders. Prize for the Windsurfing Marathon is $13,500 and prize for the Kitesurfing Marathon is $7,400.
Kicking off the weekend will be the nail biting Wave event for Windsurfers and Kitesurfers who have got some tricks up their sleeves! Prize for Windsurfing Waves is $3000 and for Kitesurfing Waves is $3000.
Beach Run and Jet West Sport- Jet Ski Race
First time highlight in Lancelin Ocean Classic 2018 – the BEACH RUN! Participants will run along Lancelin’s beautiful coastline with options to enter 6KM, 12KM & RELAY with a partner starting from Lancelin to Ledge Point. The run will follow the coast from the Lancelin Ocean Classic Event Village, all the way along the beach, south to the Marathon Start at Ledge Point. The midpoint and changeover for the relay runners will be located at a 6KM.
Jet ski’s will be racing on Saturday morning of the Lancelin Ocean Classic weekend. This race is extremely popular so get in quick to secure your spot. The event consists of both stand-up and sit-down classes with a mixture of pro and amateur riders being able to compete against each other on a similar craft.
The Event Village will be open over the weekend and will have entertainment, LIVE music as well as DJ’s at the Sailors Welcome Party and Award Ceremony Party. Food and drinks will be available too so make sure you’ll be there for the celebrations of another Lancelin Ocean Classic!
Online registrations for all events will close on 10/01/2017 so make sure to secure your participation here
On the day registrations will be available in the Event Village if not sold out.
See you at the beach!