2017 PWC in Guayaquil, Task 3

Final day, task 3: Torsten Siegel reports from the World Cup in Ecuador.

"This morning started with some sunny spots and we were hopeful it would be possible to skip another groundhog day. But then the deja-vu started again and we flew with 120 pilots under an overcast sky with the cloud base below 900m. Michl made a low save before the air start and after jumping over the small ridge we got a very close view of the suburbs north of Guayaquil. Tim and Honorin made an impressive low save while other pilots a few metres beside bombed-out. After crossing the city section it worked well and here and there the sun shone through. Speedy Tim was pushing a lot and with him a group of GIN pilots (Michl, Max, Bernardo, Dominik, Edinson…). I lost them all after I decided to make a detour to a group of birds which were climbing well. Even though it was one of the best thermals of the day the leading group was gone. The old rule to always with the leaders was once again proved. Michl reported that he had one more good climb before goal and took the option the get high but after this the whole area worked like crazy and it was not necessary to make any more turns. Classic conditions for Tim who had never in mind to turn more. Thanks to the leading points he was the task winner of the day and Max Jeanpierre ended up in 3rd place.

In the overall rankings the GIN Team finished 2nd. Our young Swiss pilot Dominik Breitinger was the best GIN pilot in 5th, followed by Michl Sigel in 8th. Congratulations to Honorin Hamard and Yeal Margelisch, the overall winners. We’re getting ready for the prize giving and looking forward to seeing more blue sky at the Super Final in Columbia."

Photo: PWCA


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