Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Contest Day 1

August 2, 2006
After a morning of preparations, a contest day is underway now! The Competitors were able to get enough height in the start area and headed out on the task at 2:35 pm local time.
Tim was interviewed by Russian TV this a.m. - here is the link - if they do a story, you should see it in a few hours. There has been press all over this comp - two TV crews today, one yesterday, one over the weekend, and a flock of print reporters. So we are keeping busy with interviews as well as the usual contest stuff.

Here is our glider...lucky '66'

Note air museum of old Russian planes in background...oh wait, it is not a museum, they are all in use!

I'll let you know how the racing turns out in a couple of hours.


Anonymous said...


Cool looking TV website! Too bad I don't understand a word of it.
Tim's interview was not (immediately) visible.

Oh yeah, the glider is 'Lucky 666'!!

David Ridding
Harris Hill Soaring

Anonymous said...

Thanks Susan for all of the accounts of your travel. Really enjoy them

Paul Cordell
Scottsdale AZ

Susan McAllister said...

Thanks, Dave and Paul,
It's nice to know someone is out there reading...