Author Archive for Ritz

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”. Read Ritz' full bio under the menu item About -> Our Contributors.

Latest on 33d WGC in Finland ! What if there were no sauna’s in Rayskala!?

“Day cancelled for all classes, sauna recommended for anti-freeze”. “Eat. Sleep. Grid. Repeat..” ” A nap is recommended” Some quotes from the 33d WGC in Finland,where it seems they have a record-cold-summer,the coldest since 50 years,  just when the soaring world visits them for some good WGC- flying, over an inspiring beautiful country with lakes…

Finnish Nationals “… storms, storms and more storms”

“…forecast is either for storm, many storms or the whole country covered in storms.” It was waiting on day 3 from the Finnish Nationals in club and standard class flown from Rayskala. Good practice this competition,  specially for the overseas pilots, participating in the WGC starting on June 22. A competitive way  to get to…

Dutch Nationals 2014 with 701 km Task!

Dutch Nationals 2014 with 701 km Task! Baby girl , “Yes, I do” and dinner during prize giving.      A very special edition, this 2014 CAE Dutch National Championship. exclusive story from historic 701 km. during a Dutch National championship by pilot Rene de Dreu the birth from a gorgeous  baby girl a marriage proposal…

History written during Dutch National Competition

The did it! The 701 km. task set at the Dutch National Championship was flown by 3 from the 10 participants in this class. Unfortunately “50 shades of grey” spoiled it for 7. What happened? The weather changed earlier than hoped for. After 3 in the afternoon various shades of grey covered the beautiful blue…