The 5th FAI Junior World Soaring Championships will start in Rieti, Italy, July 28 and run through August 11. Mike Westbrook will be flying a Discus 2b and Kathy Fosha an LS-8. Team Captain Richard Maleady will be doing double duty as crewman with a car and the last member of the team is Giorgio Marchisio who will be helping out while the team is in Italy. The team goes to Italy July 18th and will have the gliders in Rieti starting the 20th.

Once the team has arrived in Rieti and settled in, Richard will be providing regular reports via this blog. Visit for up to the minute news of our SSA Junior World Team performance.

10 August 2007

Arrivederci Rieti!

We've enjoyed sharing our time in Rieti and want to leave you with this closing video of our contest memories. Just turn your speakers up, click on the Play button and sit back and enjoy the music of Andrea Bocelli's 'Con Te Partiro' (Time to Say Goodbye)!


Anonymous said...

Bravo, Bravo!
I've enjoyed following your wonderful adventure every day.
I will miss the posts and the Ritz updates. It was great fun following the flights and exploits.

The video was a fabulous way to close.

Have a great trip home.

Dan Rihn

Anonymous said...

the video was great!
Bravo, Bravo!
I've enjoyed watching and reading your exploits so much.

Have a safe trip home.
Dan Rihn

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and thanks to our USA Junior team and a special thanks to Team Captain Richard!


go_soaring said...

Wow, how amazing are those pics. Aww inspiring, wish I could've been there. Looking forward to having a good yarn sometime soon Mike..


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