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1-26 Championships Day 1

Once again I don’t think anyone was too inspired by the forecast this morning. Weatherman John Lubon said it was going to be blue blue blue, unless a crazy thermal was heated up enough to make it up to the lofty altitude of nearly 7000 feet. So, we all expected solid blue. What most of…

Day 7 @ Sisteron: “Pushing Hard Was Not Good Today”

What a great day again! Sometimes a bit scary, then exciting, then just unbelievable … how do they do it? Ingredients today: fast pilots losing in the end because they did not take good lift in between, police to help Bruce get away from the farmers land he landed in, pilots “written off” but returning to the lead! Here is the day for you if you had no time to follow it live. Enjoy!

My Most Memorable Flight

Memorable flights come in many packages. Some are memorable because they broke a record, others for beautiful scenery, still others were challenging due to the weather or interesting circumstances. By comparison, mine is memorable in spite of the usual criteria. It was not particularly fast, nor high, nor even unusually long. I can’t claim the typical…

Day 7 @ Sisteron: But First—Amazing Day 6 with Stars Bruce and Nicolas “Shining”.

What an amazing and exciting flight it was yesterday between Bruce and Nicolas. A farmer from the East Coast of Australia (NSW), used to flying over flat country, and an instructor from St Auban in France, used to the mountains and blessed with the skills to fly them. Loved it. They truly deserved the 10 and 8 points and showed how spectacular our sport can be.

SGP-Sisteron Day 4 Winners

This just in from the SGP … Graham Parker, Mike Young, and Geogio Galetto captured the top three spots in today’s race. Check in later for Ritz’s race blog. Update: @faisgp: Latest news from @Briansgp: It’s currently a dead heat between Parker and Young. Will need a bit more time to come up with today’s…