Summary written by Ruth Jessop
Today started off with rain, but ended with sunshine and an 85 km task taking pilots south of the Disentis valley onto new terrain, south and east of the town with 6 turn points.
The first part of the race was rough with a northerly wind.
It proved to be a very interesting task with incredible views especially down onto the mountains in the southern part of the course. The wind wasn’t as strong in this part of the race as the pilots were higher.
Michael Maurer took a very impressive early lead over the high mountains but was then overtaken by his brother Chrigel who took a more direct route, just before the fifth turn point.
Unfortunately, a head wind between End of Speed and goal caught out a lot of the lead pilots and turned the scores upside down.
The first 53 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 points and lead out points.
Top 3 speed point winners – the fastest pilots round the course:
02:18:34 Aaron DUROGATI flying at an average speed of 35.1 km/h.
02:18:37 Luc ARMANT
02:19:11 Adrian HACHEN
Top 3 leading point baggers – those who were in the lead the most:
152.1 Michael MAURER
145.3 Alfredo STUDER
139.6 Honorin HAMARD
Top 3 overall
1st Luc ARMANT
2nd Aaron DUROGATI
3rd Baptiste LAMBERT
Top 3 ladies
1st Constance METTETAL
2nd Meryl DELFERRIERE
3rd Yael MARGELISCH
Top 3 teams
1st Air'G Products
3rd Fly Turkey