Sunday, June 30, 2013
Our last day. One last chance to figure things out, put it all together. Conditions were great, just like the last two days. The Race task they called was challenging but not as long as the previous days. And a whopping 52 happy pilots out of 67 made goal. Dave and Maui Igor made it in for their first time after over 4 hours each. I came in too low at the second turnpoint and gave up after a long time scratching low over tall trees. The Sprinters had a great task too, with half the field of 80 pilots in goal. Marty was 5th in to goal, followed by Thom and Joey for their second goals of the meet.
Super hard and fun flying. Another massive task was called for the race, 85k. Igor, Scrappy and Dave flew the farthest, almost to the 2nd turnpoint, but poor Scrappy and Dave misread their instruments and never tagged the start cylinder, so they scored minimum distance. Rayna and I tagged the first waypoint and landed a ways behind the others. The Sprint flyers had a tougher time today too - only a few made goal. Maui Marty was 2nd! Frosty was on his way into goal but diverted to assess a reserve toss, so they gave him credit for goal.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
confidence boost for me, flying in the harder event for the first time, on a high performance wing. Thanks again to Duck and Woody for helping me reline my glider before this trip! It feels like a brand new rocket ship again.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Arrived yesterday on same flight as TommyRD. Thom picked me up at the airport with a rack of Dead Guys. Guess that sets the tone for this week of summer camp. Practice day today. Team Hawaii now numbers 25! We lost Maui Tim to an SIV injury but gained Big Islanders Scotty and Moku! Riding the short bus to launch now.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I am hoping to set aside some time each day to post updates and pictures to this site. If any other Hawaii pilots are interested in sharing their Rat Race adventures during the event, please let me know and I'll send an invite to join this blog. Otherwise feel free to use the chat box on the left to coordinate any monkey business that comes up.