CIM finished , Lüsse continues and on my way to Keiheuvel!

KEIHEUVEL BELGIUM

KEIHEUVEL

Restaurant to the left and caravan park to the right. Huge “ runway” in the middle.

What a paradise Keiheuvel is!!!! And such lovely people. The airfield is in the middle of trees and white sand, the caravan park under the trees and a high quality restaurant, meeting -place for everybody, on  side. It feels so at home, maybe because I was there already when I was [really] young. Looking forward to my visit!

LÜSSE GERMANY.

In Lüsse they had day 2 on Wednesday  with a lot of re-launches at noon, but also finishers in the early evening. But not a lot . Only 18 in club class from 43 made it home and 32 from 42 in standard class. Tough day!!!!
Still 1000 points for the winners in each class , for that reason big losses in points as well when you were on the wrong site. Good day for Alfred Paul from Holland; he is on spot 1 overall after 2 days in standard class.

On Thursday [ today and day 3]  early starts at 11.15 with standard class upfront. Great launching over there as I read that this class was in the air at 11.39!!!
In ONE hour they got them all airborne ; great job!
Startlines opened at 12.05 and 12.37 and the weather was just GOOD!
So I presumed not so many outlandings.
Pilots had 345 km. [st] and 301 km. to fly and went direction S. first and then to the Polish border for some well know after Leszno.
In standard class all 41 returned home, best was Mario Kiessling , Super Mario, with 120 km./h .which was  11 km. faster then the runner up. Overall after 3 days some strong pilots; Mario, Alfred Paul and the 2 Levins.
In club class it was Gerrit Feige who just won with 100.95 km./h flying together with his mate Lars Hagemann, also in St. Cirrus with 100.79 km./h.
Gerrit  and Lars were last on day 2 after an outlanding close by at 34 km , both gaining only 78 points. Today they got the most points, 995 and 992. Good on them!!!

8 Days to go so I will come back on Lüsse when I am back.

CIM in RIETI

Weather wise a fabulous day 8/9, as I read, with strong thermals and high speed .
Lucio Bordin won day 9 in clubclass last Wednesday [305 km over 3 hour AAT, speed 95.4 km./h.] and that was his 4th victory. No secret he topped the overall scores, with more than 400 points over Austrian pilot, Rudolf Schneider and 600 on Andrea Tomasi.
Vitorio Pinni won  day 9 in standard class; 393 km. in a 3 hour AAT with 125 km./h. .  I know him as a fast pilot when he flies the Rieti skies. Till now he was mostly in the top 10 with ONE outlanding when 8 other pilots finished, now he finally won a day.
In 15 m. also day 9 and also a 3 hour AAT , won by Ricky with 385 km, in 3 hours on the dot; speed 128 km./h.
Leigh was 2d, flew more km. [403] but needed nearly 12 minutes more. Dane was 3d with 411 km but 21 minutes late.
18 m. started on Wednesday for their 8th day  and this time Peter [Austria] was the winner again with 412 km over a 3 hour AAT with a nice speed of 136 km./h.
Louis [France] was runner up and UK pilot Afandi [ASG 29] was on the daily spot 3 again. Good on him, as both Louis and Peter are WGC pilots , Afandi is not [yet] !!
Louis is busy with a race back to the top! On day 4 he out landed and lost 600 points on Peter [ASW 27] .
Slowly he climbed up again in his JS1 from spot 8 overall on day 4,… back to  3 overall on day 8, still with a difference in points from  138 on Afandi and 801 on Peter.
In open /2 seater also day 8 and also a 3 hour AAT. Alvaro [ASH 31] won with 410 km. ;speed 133.2 km.!!! His 2d daily win whilst the Swiss Leutenegger/Buedke - team won 3 days.

Last day today with a 2.30 AAT  in all classes, a day with a lot of wind , forcing a few pilots to either land or virtual land , one even in the fence at the airport, as the gliders and storm arrived both on the same time, as Clara mentioned.
I saw  a Finnish pilot land against the fence, a few years ago, only damage to the glider, pilot then was  not hurt.
In club class  Andrea Tomasi won and as these scores are preliminary they can still change ,but Andrea would finish overall on spot 3.
In Standard class Reinhard Haggenmuller was the best on day 10, John Coutts will win as he is about 500 points ahead of his country mate Ben Flewett.
In 15 m. no big surprises, Dane, Leigh and Ricky.
In 18 m.Louis won and came closer to Peter but it was not enough. BUT Afandi outlanded ,…..loosing about 350 points, so Louis will finish on spot 2 overall. Young Davide passed by as well,  so he is on spot 3 and Afandi….. he unfortunately had to be satisfied with a 4th place.
In open/2-seaters Aldo won the day and the Leutenegger team lost a few points by being on spot 8, but no worries they had points enough. Bad day for Alvaro who landed out ; only 205 points for him.

It looks like the scores are pretty definitive, though not yet official. Champions in Rieti will have their prizes tomorrow at 9;
Club class; Lucio Bordin
Standard class; John Coutts
15 m. class; Leigh Wells
18 m. class; Peter Hartmann
Open /2 seaters; Leutenegger/Beudke

For all other scores please look at www.soaringspot.com Thanks!

Bailleau.

With a 3.30 AAT , a 313 km racing task and a 400 km. one , Bailleau had a good last but one day. With hopefully one day to go the highest scores in each of the 3 classes are at this stage for Holland, Germany and Belgium.

For the latest news and the concept of the 3 classes in Bailleau, you can read http://2013.planeur-bailleau.org/  and the scores will be there and also on www.soaringspot.com

Good flights from Bayreuth and Fuente today where another friend Michael was added to the ones already there! Have fun!

As I will not be there on Sunday,  already this latest news today
on  Thursday evening August 15 2013.

cheers Ritz

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Since before the word “blog” was created, Ritz wrote about her experiences every day after flying at the Sportavia Soaring Center in Australia, where she helped run a successful business from 1996 to 2005. Her first blogs on soaring.eu date from June 2006, and she has been blogging ever since, joining Soaring Café in January 2011. She says her experience as columnist for Gliding International and blogger for Soaring Café has enriched her world more than she can say and that her soaring friends keep her young and ”going”.

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  3 comments for “CIM finished , Lüsse continues and on my way to Keiheuvel!

  1. August 19, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Perfection nice

  2. September 15, 2013 at 9:28 am

    This is very nice hope for more text about this,some times people want to no more about the story,Best regards Sinisa

  3. September 4, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Great text hope we see more soon!

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