Monday, August 29, 2011

St. Andre - Final

The combined UK/French Nationals wrapped up with a couple of very windy days and cancelled tasks.  Molly Moyes never ceases to amaze me.  Her weather manipulating powers are nothing short of magical.  Of course, I'm going to be a bit more specific next time I ask her for a three-task competition.  Although we did end up with three tasks at St. Andre, one of them came after Carl had already left for work.  Anyway, thanks so much Molly for your hard work ;-)

Everyone was pleased to see Gary Wirdnam in the top spot!  He went away as the overall winner and the British champion.  Luis Rizo is now the French champion coming in second overall.

I thought it was really cool to see these two competitions combined.  It's a smart idea for nations whose nationals don't typically attract tons of pilots.  By combining the English and French, there were nearly 100 pilots in the end and quite a few top guys.  More importantly, the atmosphere was especially fun.  The cooperation by the organization and the camaraderie amongst the French and English pilots was particularly friendly and enjoyable to be a part of.  

Here are some more pictures from the prize giving.  

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