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Class I (women), II, V World Championship, Task 2


(David Chauvet's Impact prototype taking off - Photo : Malbos/CIVL)

May the 19th… With stronger winds and elusive lift, Class I pilots delayed their take off time. It didn't help, and no women got to the goal set at 109 km. Class V was set for a 205,1 km crosswind leg to Florida Ridge, a record distance for some of the pilots. 33 got to goal. Class II flew again a back and forth task from and to Quest Air airfield. 174,9 km this time. Not an easy one, reported Manfred Ruhmer, the only pilot to complete the task. The task results… Class I: Corinna Schwiegershausen (GER), Linda Salamone (USA), Carole Tobler (SWZ) Class II: Manfred Ruhmer (AUT), Brian Porter (USA), Robin Hamilton (UK) Class V: Alessandro Ploner (ITA), Robert Reisinger (AUT), Christian Ciech (ITA) Overall… Class I: Corinna Schwiegershausen (GER), Kari Castle (USA), Natalia Petrova (RUS) Team: USA, DEU, RUS Class II: Manfred Ruhmer (AUT), Robin Hamilton (UK), Brian Porter (USA) Team: USA, AUT, GBR ClassV: Robert Reisinger (AUT), Alessandro Ploner (ITA), Christian Ciech (ITA) Team: FRA, AUT, ITA Complete (unofficial) results can be found at http://flytec.com/Events/2006/2_5_w_worlds/scores.htm