Hey all or y'all as the case may be. I am sitting in the info office watching team captains turn in start times. The pre-start time is always such a chess game. On a day like today, with big tasks - club has a 405.4 km triangle racing task to 10 Beaurieres, 35 Digne, 17 Briançon; the World Class is on the way for a long out and return to Plampinet for 312.5 km. The weather looks pretty good, although it's always possible we'll see overdevelopment (by which I mean thunderstorms...sorry for the jargon) later this p.m. and very possibly in the mountains when the club class is at Briançon. Check out the meteoblue link to the right for the latest conditions.
Here are some of the pics I have been collecting:
At the morning briefing. Always looking at the map.
Tim Welles programming the task into his flight computer on 17 July.
Uli Schwenk (Germany) got really stuck in Lake Vinon during the Mudfest.
I am dealing with a computer problem, I think.
Here's Jan (crew for Tim W.) after being drenched on the muddy day.
More after I have a chance to upload what I took today.
I just heard that the Brittish team had a photo caption contest yesterday on their website www.glidingteam.co.uk. I am going to look through my pics and see if we can do the same!
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More to come...