Days 5 & 6 annnnnd Rest

So people, the days are long and Team GB have me (us) run ragged. Nick ( ollies Dad &Team  Driver) and I leave the hill once the guys are airborne and head to the filling station for an ice cream with the Aussie girls and Vicki.. then we start on the long drive back to Brasilia or watch and wait and monitor the live tracking/radio to follow our guys in the sky..

So Day 5; another task to the esplanade with severe warnings in place about penalties and ‘unsafe’ approaches.. GB flew their socks off but the task was long/the conditions are short and they ( and most) ran out of daylight; opting safely to land by the land and not risk certain death on low glides into a capital city..

Day 6; after 2 pax landing v low at edplanada, Cid the Meet Director had a massive job to sort ruffled feathers and come up with a solution regarding  possible penalties for the low approach guys. 

The task this day avoided esplanade goal but the met forecast didn’t live up to expectations with the 40 km behind take off ended up littered with gliders. 

One pilot tumbled in a dust devil and deployed his parachute. A Dutch pilot crashed on launch but got away with minor injuries.. only tanaka ( Japan) made goal; a seriously impressive result!!!

Our guys did well and are creeping up the scores.. πŸ™‚

So knowing the next day was a mandatory rest day we then headed back to the esplanade for a party leading into karaoke … both Gordon and Nick taking the spotlight.. a talented and vaguely charismatic duo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Today was reesssssst. 

Now we are ready for the final three days! On! On!


Author: jenniferbuck2014

Mummy of Thomas Army Officer/Meet Director Hang glider pilot with 28 years experience PG pilot with 14 years experience Team Leader for Team GB at Brasilia 2017

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