…And so we did it!
25 rounds, 30 pilots, 750 flights in three days!
best time 28.48sec by Matthieu Mervelet (round 21 on the third day).
Podium is the following:
1/ Sebastien Lanes (FRA)
2/ Matthieu Mervelet (FRA)
3/ Pierre Rondel (FRA)
1/ AL LANes Team (S. Lanes, P. Lanes, A. Cohen)
2/ Schwaben (T. Folkers, T. Reik, A. Barnitzke)
3/ Arm-Mar-Ric (A. Hirtzitz, M. Meissner, R. Ruijsink)
sorry once again for the pb with the results, we have managed with this competition to show our spreadsheet has errors when doing more than 20 rounds. Thanks for all the friends who typed them back on various sites and spreadsheets to double/triple check.
full results accessible there:
today, “only” 6 more rounds flown.
several plane crashes unfortunately.
We had to cancel round 7 (ie: round 18 of the competition) after a dozen of pilots as the clouds suddenly arrived, wind turned north and 3 planes had to land down the mountain. Some damage to them.
A little shower came a few minutes later, so stopping the day was the best choice.
tomorrow should be sunny and south wind again, more flights to come.
this year, 32 pilots will participate the event.
weather forecast is changing still, with websites projecting sun, some other risks of little rain in the end of the days.
Wind will be from south, so clearly it should be more than the websites will project (thermal grows the actual wind).
We will start putting all the equipement up on thursday, I guess there will be plenty of pilots already there.
Once again, meeting at 9 AM on friday morning for registration until 10AM. Goal will be to launch ASAP the competition as the weather conditions get sufficient. We don’t know exactly what the weather will be all weekend, so better not loose a chance of doing one round.
Yes, after a bad start last night (wrong form, sorry for keeping you awake), the registration is well opened.
I know that already 20 pilots registered during the night, and will thank them for resending their registration through the GoogleForms that now is running here:
and the competition is over…..
another 4 rounds flown, so a total of 14 rounds for this edition.
many thanks to everyone (pilots, judges, course directors, sponsors). I will make a full report ASAP but first of all, here are all the results: