Here are the results from round 1.
The Teams didn't leave the field till gone 8 pm. The weather played
havoc with the todays placings.
The day started OK, with good weather early on in the morning, when
most of the high scores were posted. But during the day a very strong
cross wind developed. Many pilots got caught out flying the "wrong"
way. Mark Tilbury was one, and Dave Wilshere another. However, Dave
was saved by a stray dog wandering into the flying area! Gavin (
the team manager) protested, and Dave was allowed a re-fly at the
end of the day when conditions were almost perfect!
Mark Christy flew late in the day, after a passing thunderstorm
had interrupted proceedings. He benefitted from calm and clear conditions.
However, the UK Team are in good spirits and are all sure they can
improve their performance.
74 (or 75, reports have differed) pilots flew a first round today
which explains the late departue from the field.
Curtis Youngblood flew 64th so probably enjoyed the better late
1 Curtis Youngblood 1000
2 Hashimoto 982
3 Wayne Mann 953
4 Sensui 945
5 Kobayashi 920
6 Scott Gray 901
7 Sven Rossner 883
8 Mark Christy 865
9 Daniele Graber 862
10 Johann Hoenle 844
Dave Wilshere is 18th on 770, and Mark Tilbury is 23rd on 744.