The usual 1.5 hour drive to take off; man its Hot for Brits in Brasilia in Aug.. however the locals manage wearing jeans?? TL brief and a few minor amendments to the local regs all swiftly minuted by Cid (Meet Director) and his amazing team.
A drone (quadcopter?) on launch proved to be a distraction and was flying at dubious altitude so Mitch Shipley (the FAI Steward) had him dealt with quite swiftly..he’
s so Grrr.
To the task… bigger and more challenging (130km via 4 TP) proved to be our downfall (bar Steve Blacker! go Steve) with the whole team landing short in a 10km area.. massively dissapointing when they had worked So So hard. Pah!
Interesting … Gerd (Germany) landed within the wall of the Brasilia Presidential Palace (imagine; Buckingham Palace) for safety reasons and this then involved the MD and Comp D spending the pm up at the Palace getting him out of Nick…
Tomorrow is however another day so onwards and upwards!!! Go Team GB !