You can see scores and winners on the links shown on this website. They are posted as quickly as we get them here. Both our pilots made it home safely with Mike completing the course at 130kph. Kathy was pretty disappointed with her flight, but
she did return here to Rieti. A missed start gate and an ultimate restart put her last out of the gate and flying alone. And that's very difficult in Rieti. She made the first two turnpoints--fighting several "almost" landouts. On two occasions I believe she had her gear down and her landing field chosen. I can only imagine the effort it took to continue. At 7:00 pm she made the very wise decision to to return to Rieti. And today is another day.
Today's task is an AAT with a 321km minimum and a 443km maximum. Both Mike and Kathy are out on course and flying together. I believe they are also flying with Doug Bradley from the South African team. And an unfortunate outlanding yesterday has taken Jen Bradley out of the competition. She is quite well, but I believe there was damage to the landing gear.
On the ground, things have settled down quite a bit, actually leaving time for some reporting and repairing of equipment. The leads from one of the LS-8 battery chargers broke off. Fortunately Giorgio had some replacement fittings and quickly repaired the charger. I took on the task of putting the Northrop Grumman logos on the glider trailer. Northrop is Kathy's employer and has been one of Kathy's major sponsors