Congratulations to Mark and Claudio for completing the Lumby Air Race turn points Sunday June 15th to make the competition valid. $1000.00 cash was spit between two of the best pilots in Canada for their patience, good judgements, skills and efforts! Claudio also picked up $50.00 for PG spot landing as did Richard Bruneau and Stew Trowsdale picked up $100.00 for HG spot landing.
Though only 1 official race round was completed, many flights were flown from Saddle and a few from Coopers to keep the action going. Moist unstable weather with a strong westerly flow forced us to use Saddle Mountain launch for the entire 3 day competition. Mark raced the required minimum 3 laps around the 2 Saddle Mountain Turn points (10k) in 21 minutes and then completed a 10k FAI triangle in 21 minutes to finish his race scoring 26.66 points. http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/937231
Claudio completed the required minimum 2 laps on Saddle and then went to work on his FAI triangle as well scoring 25.55 points. http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/937235
The Celebration of Life and Light Saturday evening was great FUN!! Thanks Joy Far and the Belly Dancers for the great Mexican Food and dancing and thanks to all the musicians for the great live music. also...
Garth and I would like to give a special thanks to all the Pilots and volunteers for showing up and to the sponsors that help make it all possible including.....
Lumby Days Society, NORD, Super A Foods, Wills Wing, North Wing, Muller Wind Sports, Sun Dog eye wear, Raven Aviation, The Freedom Flight School and The Freedom Flight Park.
Next year a full 7 or 8 days of racing is being considered to allow more pilots to compete and a chance for more better weather racing days. Stay tuned on this blog for details and dont forget that the winners of the 2014 season long Lumby Air Races for the 10k, 25k, 50k and 100k FAI triangles will be awarded cash prizes on Thanksgiving Day 2014. so remember....to always....Stay Calm, BeBOLD and Wait for the Sign : )
More event photos at 2014 Lumby Air Races Photos
Video from Russ Alcock at Lumby Air Races Video