So, in the end the organizers decided to score Day 2 - the day that there were two goals. They scored the task by creating an “end of speed section” 6km out from the “goals”. At 6 kilometers out from either of the goals, no pilot could have seen the goal line and all pilots necessarily must have been flying their instruments to the edge of the cylinder. So, no one is advantaged or disadvantaged this way because every pilot who got within 6km of goal also made one of the 2 goals. Since no one could have seen the goal line from 6km out, no one can claim that they flew for the actual line and then had to divert to get into the coordinates (or vice versa). All times will be totally accurate minus the 6km end of speed section flight time (which doesn’t count anyway so long as the pilot still made goal). Maybe I’m missing something, but this seems quite fair to me.
Davis told me this morning that Jonny (and I think possibly Corinna too) will be protesting. That’s unfortunate really because I do believe this is a totally fair outcome and I hate to see a good solid task wasted. I have yet to speak with anyone who is able to present an argument as to why it isn’t totally fair to every pilot. I do realize that it isn’t following the rules to the letter of the law, but when it is 100% fair to everyone, I believe the letter of the law should be flexible. Just my two cents. If someone has a good argument as to why this isn’t 100% fair to every single pilot, I would love to hear it - honestly!