The Canadian National Hang Gliding Championships are heating up!!
The Americans, New Zealander, Brazillians and Austrian are going strong out front! John Theoret, Tyler Borradaile and Ross Hunter lead the Canucks for the Cup.
Thanks Big Surf Beer from Kelowna BC for sponsoring this event and helping to quench our thirst. Great Laid Back Lager and Ciders! Try some if you havnt yet.
Task just changed ...National Race Day 5 Task 4 from Mara to Vernon to Camels Hump to Freedom Flight Park ...86 Km
Its hot and clouds look sweet!!
Hope to see some goal makers around 5:30 ish
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More photos and Videos from Claudio available at this link
Rain Day on Day 2 so everyone was rested and eager to fly. We sang Wolfie a 30th birthday song and headed up to our closest launch Coopers ...however an obvious higher over the back building cloud drift threatened and left us skeptical that we might all get off in similar air and score a decent task so the comp comittee chose to move to Vernon Mountain 20km to the west. Turned out to be a good call. A 60 km task was set and the race was on shortly after 2pm. As it turned out a 100 km task was probably in order as the predicted winds did not show up and the overdeveloped conditions backed off.
Practice Day Shots
Tyler and Rory tuning up the wings