Cyril Moussilmani took top honours at the 2016 edition of the Lancelin Ocean Classic. Despite having never competed at the spot before and a major reschedule of the event Moussilmani fought a head to head battle with Classic veteran Steve Allen, eventually Moussilmani found his lead on the outer gybe mark and lead it home, read more about that from Allen below. First, we caught up with a delighted Moussilmani for some words of his own.
“After 2 days of waiting and rescheduling the event finally got underway. The Marathon of the Lancelin Ocean Classic in Western Australia finally able to kick off on the Sunday.
First attempt, first victory! It was a nice race, a little stressful when it came to choosing my sail size as I was struggling between just two sizes that I had available to me; the Severne R7 9.7 and the 8.6.
For the boards it was easy Starboard Isonic 134, in the end I took the big sail and it was working really well. Powered up the whole way round and fast.
After a beach start the race started. Luckly for me the kiters started ahead of us so I just had to follow them to the finish line”. – Cyril Moussilmani
During the lighter wind days a fitting tribute was held for the late and great Peter Volwater.