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.

02 August 2007

Competition Day 3

Competition Day 3 is officially underway, with the launch beginning @ 12:45. Both our pilots are out on course, and I can tell you from the radio communication, that the going is tough. They are on a 340km assigned task with 6 turnpoints and the weather is weak. Michael came in for a relight earlier, rather than struggle up from 400 meters and he, Kathy and Doug Bradley (South Africa) have been flying together. They currently have about 150km to go, and it's 5:30pm. There have been reports of trailers leaving the airport as well as finishers in the Club Class. I've just heard from our team, and we are on notice for a retrieve in Foligno.

Things to do---more later

Richard Maleady

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