04 Nov 2021

Task 2 PG Worlds 2021 - Stopped by the wind

A 66.8 km task has been set. The window opened at 11:45 and the start was at 13:00. However, at about 14.00 the conditions got rough, a south wind started to blow stronger than expected and the task was stopped. The best pilot managed to fly about 30 km.


Ruth Jessop reports from Loma Bola: Today started off with a bit of blue and a bit of backwind at times, but everyone managed to take off. Threats of rain, later on, didn’t dampen hopes of a fast 67 km race to goal. However, Loma Bola once again proved to be a very challenging playground. The out and return leg north saw many pilots struggling for a climb on the way back. Weak climbs, broken by wind shear at ridge height, made the conditions difficult for 150 pilots in a gaggle to turn close to the terrain together. As they headed south to complete a large triangle, the wind increased above taskable limits, and many pilots, not fortunate enough to get a good climb, were stuck on the spurs protruding out into the flats.
Accordingly, the task was stopped after 1hour and 17 minutes. Due to the lack of progress around the course, and with no pilots in goal, the day was scored out of 98.5 points. With no pilots in goal those who won the day were the pilots with a combination of good distance points and lead out points. As nobody got to goal, there were no time points.


Top 3 distance points winners – those who flew the furthest round the course:

29.3 km Caio Buzzarello

29.3 km Stephan Morgenthaler

29.2 km Philipp Haag


Top 3 leading point baggers – those who were in the lead the most:

7.0 Luc Armant

6.5 Julien Wirtz

6.2 Honorin Hamard



Top 3 overall

  1. Caio Buzzarello (BRA)
  2. Stephan Morgenthaler (SUI)
  3. Philipp Haag (GER)


Top 3 ladies

  1. Yael Margelisch (SUI)
  2. Seiko Fukuoka (FRA)
  3. Nanda Walliser (SUI)


Top 3 nations

  1. Switzerland
  2. Germany
  3. Hungary


Task 2 replay

All results and commentary https://pgworlds.live/

The list of pilots is here


Photos from the take-off.