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.

05 August 2007

Competition Day 6, August 5th

The task for today has been determined, and it will be an extreme challenge. The winds are from the NE and currently here on the ground they are gusting to 25 knots. Kathy is sick just thinking about the task today. She just left, and I think she is headed to the bathroom!

We just received a radio notice that the launch has been delayed until further notice, and that there is a Captain's meeting in 15 minutes. We'll just have to see what happens.

Richard Maleady

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