Paragliding World Cup

Tour 2006

Final  Paragliding World Cup Competition

REUNION ISLAND (St. Leu)

4-11 November 2006

 

 

Sunday, November 5th : First 47 km task

05/11/2006 15:41:36
Tasktype: Race to Goal Takeofftype: simultaneous airstart Taskstatus: scored for PWC
Window open: 10:00:00 Window close: 11:00:00 First Takeoff: 10:30:00 Goal deadline: 18:00:00
Pilots reported: 80 Pilots started: 80 Pilots in Goal: 35
Distance: 47.1 Minimum distance: 25 Pilots over min. distance: 76 Limit: 20

Report by team pilot:

5.11.2006

Reunion island 

Today we have first task of final PWC event 2006;
When we came to take off at 9.00 it was still sunny but in half hour it was completely covered with clouds. Organiser set zik zack task in length of 47 km.
We take off in very weak conditions with side wind . We have to fly into wind for taking first point after first point the leading group was formatting with some Mac pilots in it.
In very good position was Urban ,Petra and  Julien . Then we fly for second turn point antenas with tail wind but turn point was quiet tricky because is in plateau and returning we have to do against the wind . In the way we have to cross few steep canyons and few of pilots have nice adventures there.
After passing problematic terrain we turn point bellow start and then fly with wind for 16km above very flat terrain. It was difficult to climb, because of cloudy sky unfortunately Petra has to land there.  Julien and Urban turn prelast point in group of first six pilots . Luckily it was termal about It so after this point we already made final glide to last point and then straight to goal for 4 km,  Final glide we did over swamp and Urban little overspeeded and mised goal for 10 m. Julien was around 6 place . Aljaz made goal with second group just eight minutes later just after him was Gregory, then Orlik and later Brauner. All other mac pilots didn't reach goal very difficult day.


Aljaz

5. IRILLI Julien - Magus Proto - Sup'air - CAF - flyeo

16. VALIC Aljaz - Magus 5 25  - www. macpara. com

17. BLONDEAU Gregory - Magus 25

 22. ORLIK Martin - Magus 26 ML - www. macpara. com -

Women

2. KRAUSOVA Petra - Magus

Monday, November 6th :  63 km task

06/11/2006 15:56:12
Tasktype: Race to Goal Takeofftype: simultaneous airstart Taskstatus: scored for PWC
Window open: 10:00:00 Window close: 12:00:00 First Takeoff: 10:30:00 Goal deadline: 18:00:00
Pilots reported: 79 Pilots started: 79 Pilots in Goal: 58
Distance: 63.7 Minimum distance: 25 Pilots over min. distance: 73 Limit: 20

Todays Task was 64 km long, which is a lot for la Reunion. So we were a little skeptic in the morning. The race started again very early at 10:30 and it was not easy to overclimb the take off at the beginning! But then good thermals developed with cloudbase of 1500 meters. Best conditions I ever had here. So speedbar was constantely pressed! Very unusual for the tropic climate here. Coming back from the farest turnpoint in the south was tricky due to the strong wind. The end of the race was a full speed section, because of the to high “safety” turnpoint. Unfortunately through strong thermals. Dennis Cortella had to throw his rescue after a big collapse. He landed safely but lost a lot of points. Best job did again Greg Blondeau who wins the task and will be in top rankings for the event and the overall worldcup. First woman is again Petra. Together with the excellent result of Thomas Brauner MACPARA wins also the daily teamranking. Congratulations!

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1. BLONDEAU Gregory - Magus 26 - www. macpara. com - www.airaile.org

7. BRAUNER Tomas - Magus 25 - www. macpara. com

9. VALIC Urban - Magus 5 Proto  - www. macpara. com

14. VALIC Aljaz - Magus 5 25  - www. macpara. com

 23. ORLIK Martin - Magus 26 ML - www. macpara. com -

24. VRBENSKY Karel - Magus 4 S - www. macpara. com

Women

1. KRAUSOVA Petra - Magus

Tuesday, November 7th :  62 km task

Report by team pilot:

I win again ;-), I did the final glide with Chrigel and he couldn't catch me.... Today it was a task of 62km, 1 greg, 2 Chrigel, 3 Stephan Morgentaler.... I did the last Third of the task alone in front close to the beach and the thermal was more generous, the pilots who went behind close to the top lost time... The last turn point was the take off, too high!!! I had to do it 3 times and then Chrigel and Steph arrived... I lost 5 minutes, but still in front for more than 10s.

Greg

1. BLONDEAU Gregory - Magus 26 - www. macpara. com - www.airaile.org

7. VALIC Aljaz - Magus 5 25  - www. macpara. com

23. IRILLI Julien - Magus Proto - Sup'air - CAF - flyeo

29. BRAUNER Tomas - Magus 25 - www. macpara. com

Women

1. KRAUSOVA Petra - Magus

Wensday, November 8th :  task cancelled

Report by team pilot:

We try to do a task today, it was lot's of humidity and also rain.... Finaly we went for one but the task was canceled in the air because of too much South wind....

Greg


Thursday, November 9th :  53 km task

09/11/2006 15:52:34
Tasktype: Race to Goal Takeofftype: simultaneous airstart Taskstatus: scored for PWC
Window open: 09:20:00 Window close: 11:00:00 First Takeoff: 09:45:00 Goal deadline: 18:00:00
Pilots reported: 77 Pilots started: 77 Pilots in Goal: 43
Distance: 53.2 Minimum distance: 25 Pilots over min. distance: 52 Limit: 20
Minimum time: 10797 Max. distance: 53.2

Report by team pilot:

Today 9.11. In the morning weather looks ok. We arrived on start around eight o'clock and as is usual here first breakfast then preparing equipment and briefing. At 9.20 window of 52km long task was open and race started just 20 minutes later. The condition change during the tasks many times so we were high and low and fast and slow. Really difficult for the pilots to stay cool. After second turn point the first 6 pilots were forming solid efficient group, Aljaz was there too, but made mistake before end, the others reach the goal, first Arnold, second Crigel. 10min later second group fly cross the goal line with many MAC pilot. Tomas takes 8. place, Toni 10., Urban 14.

Ciao Urban

8. BRAUNER Tomas - Magus 25 - www. macpara. com

10. CANIGLIA Toni - Magus25 - Digifuchs. ch- Arcoconsulting

14. VALIC Urban - Magus 5 Proto  - www. macpara. com

 19. ORLIK Martin - Magus 26 ML - www. macpara. com

32. BLONDEAU Gregory - Magus 26 - www. macpara. com - www.airaile.org

Women

4. KRAUSOVA Petra - Magus

Friday, November 10th :  No pilots in goal

Tasktype: Race to Goal Takeofftype: simultaneous airstart Taskstatus: scored for PWC
Window open: 09:50:00 Window close: 11:00:00 First Takeoff: 10:15:00 Goal deadline: 18:00:00
Pilots reported: 78 Pilots started: 78 Pilots in Goal: 0
Distance: 101.1 Minimum distance: 25 Pilots over min. distance: 69 Limit: 20
Minimum time: 86400 Max. distance: 72.4

Organizers want to show, that there is on reunion island beautiful flying, that is why they set 100km long task. 40km was only shuttle around the take-off place, but one turnpoint was really far. Today's weather situation was local classic, cloudbase on 900m, more cloudiness, weak thermal, occasionally sprinkle. In first part of task field was very expanded. All the time man had to land and found any rescue. In this condition is very useful glide ratio of our new Magus, this was the reason why on the top you could see all MAC team pilots - Greg, both Valic, Tomas, Toni, me, Martin and even Petra, way ahead of other women. Petra tried stay together with front group, though she was lower, but it was fatal in place with critical turn, she have to land. In this place started the second part of task with a really strong wind. The race to this turnpoint was quick though first group had problems and around the turnpoint were created big cluster, but really hard core was flight against strong wind. The most far place from turnpoint got german Pole Robert Bernat, it was 12 km, and on this distance landed all 40 pilots including MACs.

20. CANIGLIA Toni - Magus25 - Digifuchs. ch- Arcoconsulting

24. BLONDEAU Gregory - Magus 26 - www. macpara. com - www.airaile.org

Women

6. KRAUSOVA Petra - Magus

Saturday, November 11th :  Final last task

Tasktype: Race to Goal Takeofftype: simultaneous airstart Taskstatus: scored for PWC
Window open: 09:50:00 Window close: 11:00:00 First Takeoff: 10:15:00 Goal deadline: 18:00:00
Pilots reported: 79 Pilots started: 79 Pilots in Goal: 0
Distance: 65.6 Minimum distance: 25 Pilots over min. distance: 59 Limit: 20
Minimum time: 86400 Max. distance: 56.5

1. BRAUNER Tomas - Magus 25 - www. macpara. com

3. BLONDEAU Gregory - Magus 26 - www. macpara. com - www.airaile.org

9. VRBENSKY Karel - Magus 4 S - www. macpara. com

13. VALIC Urban - Magus 5 Proto  - www. macpara. com

 Women

1. KRAUSOVA Petra - Magus

Overall

3. BLONDEAU Gregory - Magus 26 - www. macpara. com - www.airaile.org

7. BRAUNER Tomas - Magus 25 - www. macpara. com

18. VALIC Aljaz - Magus 5 Proto  - www. macpara. com

27. VALIC Urban - Magus 5 Proto  - www. macpara. com

 Women

1. KRAUSOVA Petra - Magus

 

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