26 May 2006

Class I (women), II, V World Championship, Task 5

May the 24th… The day starts with very light rain and a not so good prognosis for cross-country flights. Tasks are set anyway, pilots' briefing delayed and finally launches open under marginal but better conditions. Everyone is sent north: Class I at 71,6 km; Class V at 87,4 km; Class II at 67,9 km and return. A over-developed cunimb is in the way and make the task trickier. A lot of pilots are at goal in Class II and V. The women again suffer: only Corinna ("I am lucky", she says) makes it to goal. The task results… Class I: Corinna Schwiegershausen (GER), Natalia Petrova (RUS), Rosi Brams (DEU), Class II Manfred Ruhmer (AUT), Armand Acchionne (USA), Robin Hamilton (UK) Class V: David Chaumet (FRA), Jurg Ris (SWZ), Jacques Bott (FRA) Overall… Class I: Corinna Schwiegershausen (GER), Kari Castle (USA), Natalia Khamlova (RUS) Team: DEU, USA, RUS Class II: Manfred Ruhmer (AUT), Robin Hamilton (UK), Brian Porter (USA) Team: USA, AUT, GBR Class V: Robert Reisinger (AUT), Alessandro Ploner (ITA), Gil Souviron (FRA) Team: FRA, ITA, AUT Complete (unofficial) results can be found at http://flytec.com/Events/2006/2_5_w_worlds/scores.htm