"World Cup Switzerland 2020 ::: Disentis"
With blue skies and not much cloud, a 110 km task to Davos, then on to Schiers was set.The first part of the course once again offered great views of glaciers and lakes. The thermals were easy to find, marked by the clouds. The big valley crossing just before Chur had everyone holding their breath, as pilots got low with weak thermals. Then came more breath-taking views after Chur, patience was required, and the best routes were away from the mountains which made it difficult to get high. After Davos it got easier as the cloud base was higher.
Unfortunately, the valley breeze and ESS being on a hillside 350m above the goal field caught out even some of the best today.
The average speed of the fastest pilot round the course was 27 km/h.
The first 55 pilots made goal, and thus all flew the same distance, and gained the same distance points. Today’s winner is therefore the one with a combination of the best speed/time points and lead out points.
Top 3 speed/time points winners – the fastest pilots round the course:
Stefan WYSS 425.1
Michael SIGEL 401.1
Sebastian OSPINA and Ferdinand VOGEL 400.1
Top 3 leading point baggers – those who were in the lead the most:
Simon METTETAL 150.8
Stephan MORGENTHALER 138.7
Tilen CEGLAR 138.6
Top 3 overall
1st Stefan WYSS
2nd Stephan MORGENTHALER
3rd Charles CAZAUX
Top 3 ladies
1st Yael MARGELISCH
2nd Seiko FUKUOKA NAVILLE
3rd Constance METTETAL
Best new comer: Christoph Dunkel
Top 3 teams
1st Fly Turkey
3rd Gin Gliders
All the results are available here: http://live.pwca.org/scores.php?comp=27
Task 1 video is available here: https://youtu.be/8BZVJIVrY0o
Keep following the event via the live Commentary and Flymaster live tracking at: https://lt.flymaster.net/bs.php?grp=3402