Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Meanwhile, we're off to the prize giving and party.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
called an 86km task mostly ridge racing around locally with goal over
At the moment launch conditions aren't looking good at all, very cross
winds. They've just announced that all start times will be delayed by
Everyone is standing on launch getting everyone else worked up over
conditions....the usual :-)
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
On the less bright side, Jonny boy had a rough day. He was pushing hard out front, at one point thinking he would beat the lead gaggle by 30 minutes. Apparently he pushed a bit too hard and thermaled himself right into the ground. He knocked himself out cold, waking up with his face in the dirt and his instruments smashed. Thankfully, he is mostly unhurt. He'll have a nice shinner today, a sore head and some cuts on his elbows and legs, but otherwise the same Jonny we know and love ;-)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Before takeoff I asked Jonny how long the tast would take so I knew when to drive to goal. He said "the fastest guy (being me!) will do it in 3:57." Atilla standing next to him said "no, it will be four and half, for sure." Just to be safe, I headed to goal to arrive at the three and a half hour mark, only to find six pilots already out of their harnesses celebrating the great flight. I think they said the fastest were three hours fifteen minutes....unbelievable!!
Carl thinks the next time they head to Sierra Ferrera, the task ought to require them to arrive there and stay for one hour before continuing to the next turnpoint ;-) He really enjoyed the view and didn't want to have to rush past it.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Another well called task with goal out to the east toward Barcelona. The seabreeze convergence set up and by the time we arrived at goal about a half an hour before the first guys, the wind was already howling and it looked as though they would be coming into a strong headwind. Luckily, that convergence was basically right over us and they didn't have to fight into the wind on final. About 25 or 30 came in together in the first wave and another 10 15 dribbled in a bit later.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Looks like Gerolf won the day, with Blay second and Jonny third. Yesterdays scores should be corrected and online by tonight.