All subject to final confirmation (and ratification)
++ STOP PRESS ++ 28/8/13 21.00 Live Results now available HERE
Start with SPEED
Yesterday evening was the Opening Ceremony. As promised by the organiser, a short one, but effective. In front of the podium with all the flags flying, we had speeches from local dignitaries, the sponsor of the event, the owner of the club and Graeme Windsor - and then we had a parade of the athletes behind their National Flags and each athlete was introduced by the announcer. This was followed by the Competitors' briefing from the meet organiser and then the Chief Judge explaining the rule clarification detailed on the Notice published in the competitors tent from the Jury. The jump order was given and each group of 4 then decided what aircraft exit order they would take.
This morning, sun and an 8.00 start with the first Speed round. If all works as planned, the results will be posted at the end of each round on our website - follow the link
It is now 9.10 and we are close to the end of Round 1 Speed. The plan is to continue with Speed and do all three rounds this morning. The conditions here are great.
Three rejumps and then the Judges will break to check all the scores so that they can be posted for the first 2 rounds - at the moment anything is unofficial!. 2 rejumps were caused by cutaways and one by equipment malfuncion.
The one rejump (equipment failure) from Round 3 is done. Unfortunately the best laid plans .... failed. As yet we are unable to post the results as promised (even though they would be unofficial) and are currently working on it with the organiser's technical guy. PD have the solution - they have posted two people opposite the scoring station. One with a set of binos and one with the jump order - and they read and write down the results as they happen - and can then post them. Of course these are very unofficial/unapproved - but they have some idea of what is going on. Meanwhile everyone has gone to lunch continues ill continue after lunch with first round of Distance.
Things are going so fast here - in more ways than Greg's new World Record. We have just had a 15 minute call for the second round of Distance!! There will then be a pause as we are to be treated to an Air Show I hear. (I heard wrongly - just a short standby).
We are on standby for the moment - due to an external air show. We should be recommencing with 2nd load Round 2 at 17.45. We had an exciting round of Distance with the female world distance record being exceeded twice, first by the current record holder, Jessica Edgeington and then by Cornelia Mihai.
Load 2 Round 2 Distance in the air.
Round 2 completed - and we are now preparing for Round 3. Just a short break whilst the judges check the results entry.
At the end of Round 2 David Maleze of France is in first place in the European Championships and 2nd in the World Cup to Nick Batsch, USA in first. Jessica Edgeington is in 4th place and Cornelia Mihai in 6th. Will publish the final results (unconfirmed as soon as I have them).
|Making distance||and Landing|
|Carving on the speed course||The Australian Team|
|Pictures courtesy of||Henny Wiggers, FAI Cpntroller|