Wednesday, June 27, 2007

US Nationals - Day 4

I made it up to launch today. The task was made of several waypoints to try to keep pilots near roads, with goal at the town of Frenchglen - making the task 145 km.

Getting away from launch was even harder than yesterday, the wind was strong cross from the south, and the lift wasn't very frequent. Only 24 pilots made the first turnpoint at cutoff (19.7km to get inside the 5k cylinder).

One of the pilots that relaunched was Josh Cohn, and he relaunched with 2 minutes to spare before launch closed, it will be interesting to see how far he goes...

I just got an update - 10 pilots made goal - making it the longest task in US competition history!

Results can be found here


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