Alphen aan den Rijn Sunday July 31 2011 email@example.com
This July Holland had the coldest ever day with 13 dgr. Glad August starts tomorrow with better weather!
It must be weird to fly again on the reserve day after a party, but that’s what the world class did. The window was hopefull, so AAT’s from 2 hours and between 100 and 170 km. had been handed out! No rain but pretty strong wind this time so pilots were send to the mountains to be able to do some ridgeflying!
But….the day ended as a non valid day! Luca Urbani flew the best distance 83 km. but not enough. What a pity for all the effort from pilots crew and organisers!
As it was not a valid EGC there are no champions but for sure WINNERS!!!!!!
Jakub Barszcz from Poland on spot 1 ,[ 731 points] and the 2 French pilots on 2 and 3.[681 and 665]
By the way, I loved following the new 2 seater class in this EGC and guess it will have a bright future! At least I hope so.
The one but last day at Wasserkuppe was one full of excitement. I wrote already that Sebastian flew the first leg by himself loosing time on Tilo and others. He lost points on that day as well as he got nothing. So very experienced pilot and good friend Giorgio won the day and straight away dominated the top position, with 31 points while young Sebastian still had 25 points. There are a few very young pilots in this race and it is great to see how they can fly and mingle with the toppilots and listen to them and learn.
A bit of an anti climax was the weather on the last day, so pilots could not “attack ” the first place from Giorgio anymore , but no worries , he is a great pilot and deserved to win!!! Congratulations.I hope for a picture today, but you know how hectic it is after a competition, a party and prizegiving with bubbles.
Sebastian now has to rush to Musbach to fly the 7th JWGC over there! Atleast he shows good form.
Pociunai had a bit of a damp practise period, but sunny conditions on the openings day. So as the opening was in the evening, pilots still could fly.I really hope they get better weather then in Nitra. The 74 pilots start flying today and there are a few favourites, if I may give you my opinion;
In open class UK -hope, Pete and Steven , Killian and Sylvain the 2 French pilots and German pilot Bruno Gantenbrink , a bit older now then when I met him at several WGC’s but still never to underestimate. Also Janus Centka is such an “old” topper. And maybe my Dutch friends see possibilities to be high up in the scores!
In 18 m. “our ” Ronald is a favourite, no doubt about that, UK pilot Russell, Austrian pilot Wolfgang [ still put my money on him ] and the 2 Polish pilots.
In 15 m. Hungarian pilot Gyorgy, I still believe in Henrik Breidahl from Denmark and Finnish pilot Markku Kuusisto. And..of course Stefano and Thomas from Italy.
Let’s wait and see, as long as they can fly under good to very good conditions , this will be a great event.
Klippeneck , the famous competion in Germany the 43th edition, always attracks lot’s of pilots. Also this year; 91 in 5 classes!!!
The CIM in Rieti starts on August 2 with Giorgio as one of the pilots! Love this Coppa Internationale del Mediterranio.
See you on Wednesday, cheers Ritz