Friday, 16 July 2010

US Nationals - Chelan Final Day

The final day dawned with many pilots feeling the effects of the epic triangle the day before. Some flew for more than six hours and many were recovered late (around 10pm).

Clear skies and the sight of dust devils kicking off in the distance early on made for high expectations of a great task.

A 60 km cross-down leg race was set, but the BIG problem was getting across the valley to the start. It was mayhem! Two thirds landed at minimum distance and the remaining few at goal. I managed to get in an hour after the leaders which would have spelt disaster for my podium hopes had it not been for the low validation. In the end Russel Ogden won convincingly from Jack Brown. Another 1-2-3 for Ozone as the dominance continues.

A good result all round for the South Africans with Chrissi finishing 3rd in the women, Marinus 3rd in the serial, yours truly 3rd in the Open Class and the honorary American camping with us 2nd in the serial class.

Two days rest and then some serious racing in the world cup….

1 comment:

Ryan Mulholland said...

Chelan looks amazing.

PWC updates pls.