Alphen aan den Rijn 18-06-2007
Yesterday we had a big opening in our gallery and everything went fine. Enough sold ; we are happy, so are the artists.
I am a bit worn out but still kept an eye on gliding.
Last time I wrote that the Finnish Nationals for club class and 18 m. class were about to start, in between they have finished with a very nice party on a pretty cold evening. Katja, the web master will write a little article for us this week and as soon as I receive it , I will put it on. So you know from first-hand what happened.
In any case; the 2 winners and National Champions were Juha Sorri and Hannu Halonen.
Good and latest news for sauna -lovers:At Rayskala airport they still have the same building for the sauna, but it is totally renovated and as they proudly told me, ….the sauna is real BIG now.
In the next coming weeks they expect guests from the Netherlands, England and Germany. Lucky “them” as they can use the brandnew sauna already after some great flying over the beautiful Finnish country, with its lakes , trees and great little towns.
As written in the last article they also flew the Nationals in Austria between June 1 and 10 in Zell am See.
After 5 days of pretty marchinal weather Wolfgang Janowitsch was , as expected the new national champion in 18 m. class with an overall score of 2806 points. On day 5 he flew an AAT [ s[peed task with a 2 hour time limit] , with 153.8 km /h.
Other new champions;
Eduard Supersberger in 15 m. class [3245 points]
Hilmar Gassner in club class.[2862 points]
Michael Rass in standard class.[2898 points]
It is time for the Russian Nationals now in Orel. Will try to keep an eye on it, but….to be honest, my Russian is not very good , better said NON existing!.
They , I mean clubclass and handicapted, have started on the 15th in Elverum/Starnoen.
The Brittish 15 m. class Nationals in Tibenham start on June 23.
Now you are up to date with all comps going on here in Europe. That’s about it! Time to clean the house as the grand children are arriving today! Cheers Ritz.