Humid and overcast as Brasil always seems to be we arrived after an epic 24hrs of travelling.
It is great to have so many compatriots at a world cup after flying 'solo' for so many years. It feels like a world championship without any of the bother.
The hotel has broadband! We managed to catch the Dam-style cable car up to launch which in typical Brazilian style has a lush green carpet of freshly cut lawn defining the launch strip. Cloudy with drizzle and 25km/h wind up the vertical face.
Pictures courtesy of Arnold Pansi
The new glider is fast, flat and smoooth with a vicious launch that snatches you off your feet in strong wind. 2hrs 40mins of boating around in the light and windy conditions. Can't wait to try this machine in the comp.
It has been raining all day....