With calibration flights at 8 am and the first competition flight at 8.15 am, we had to wake up at 6 am. The weather was supposed to be better than the days before ....!!!!! Again very windy and cold the morning. We saw a lot of good flights, but with the 8 minutes rule for the unknown and the new very long and time consuming maneuvers, the first calibration flight had 2 maneuvers left to perform after the 8 mn limit.... So to fly in 8 mn, the maneuvers had to be smaller, with quite no line in between, and with the strong wind looks a little bit rushed... MAYR didn't flew the first unknown due to a static electrical problem with his ESC, and Sebastiano completed his last flight as a glider, ....empty battery. Until the last flight, everything was possible between ONDA, CPLR, JESKY and SHULMAN who got the 1000 on the first unknown. We were very lucky and happy to see Christophe winning the finals and a Seven WC Title, after having scored 3000 during the preliminary, and winning the semi with 2000. Tetsuo ONDA was really close, as well as Jason for the podium, Andrew finishing in a strong third position.
Well done everybody, and congratulations from my side.
On-field prize-giving and closing ceremony Awards and banquet at the Riverside Sun Resort hotel completed this 28 FAI/F3A WC in South Africa. Thanks to the organization, John BRINK, Bob SKINNER, Burt BOTHA (CD) and all their helpers, thanks to the Jury, Michael RAMEL, Emanuel FERNANDES and Pierre PIGNOT, thanks to all the judges.