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Competition - 9th Jul 2009
All pilots counted ...
CZ has landed 10km out.
MP is safely down.
Looks as though Sebastian Kawa's trailer is leaving, 29.
MP arriving on engine power.
Titi, I am still on the tower waiting for stragglers without the accurate figures they have down in scoring. We shall know soon.
WO (Janowitsch)and WG Austria are outlanded on an airfield Dubnica.
1E (engine). Rain curtains at the south end, light returning to the north.
LB's trailer is rolling.
the wind, the black clouds and the rain arrive as if invited to look in every day...
Most people are arriving high, we now have a crosswind, 5km and increasing.
Vladimir the Director has just arrived on the Tower VERY wet. It is now raining hard but most are home..
Z3 10 71 E1 2W CC VI XT V7 B WR OG 176 5A
XY XXL 71 LSJ
SA RP K1 V8 JR PL PX LK KT 7D 4T EH 110 HE (ENGINE) N1
KX 63 SDI F2 GI MR Y N6 people walking on the airfield LE (GB) AX very very marginal but makes it.
EQ, leading 15m class 57 (Mike Young)
GE (18m), IA VS (Stefano Ghiorzo, Italy). MC
AS but with engine. Purtroppo! CX 2C with engine AB next.
MP is the next
PF time is 3h32
PF first Open Class glider back.
PF is at 20km
The game of tactics began with certain highly-placed pilots hanging back and starting later.
However, though conditions are excellent on track, 3/4m thermals and 1600m cloudbase, there are already showers over Mt.Zobor that could catch out unwary finishers..
The atmosphere is really all-out for glory.
Jeremiasse, NL, might be at the top of the points table now if he had been able to fly Day 1.
He is playing cool.
The Aboulin Fan Club are all wearing XXL shirts today (check his contest number...)
One glider landed back during launching, to general surprise, since there are cloud streets in alll directions.
Wind is strengthening
Some darker grey stuff is trying to muscle in and spoil the party but it CAN'T rain today, can it?
The atmossphere is electric!
Wind will be decisive today.
Cooler and much stronger wind than on previous days.
359.2km for 15m
385.6km for 18m
377.9km for Open.
Wish them luck and safe home, everyone.
Tasks A, all racing tasks, today.
Engines are warming up and everyone is rushing to be ready for whatwill be a very tense fight to improve overall placings.
As tomorrow's weather forecast is very pessimistic, this could be the final flying day that decides the championship. Make or break day, go for it (but safely, please) day.
Good to see Pete Harvey (GB), Open Class, shake hands very warmly with Sylvain Gerbaud, France, even though they will both be flying to win today.
Good morning and it is...
Task setting is under way and first launch planned for 11:00.