Photos Santa Cruz Flats
Here is Andre Wolf flying his winning Litespeed RS 4 in the dry cactus land that surrounds our green gold course.
The comp (clown) I mean organiser Dustin who did a fantastic job getting so many pilots out to the dust bowl. I hear he is working with the 5 star resort to make a dust free comp next year. I am definately going to look forward to that as that is the only draw back to the comp.
This turned out to be one of our better days getting consistent strong climbs to around 8,000ft asl. I started on the 2nd clock with a big Brazilian crowd and Andre and I were out in front for the first leg. Andre got away from me after the turnpoint as he dove low into the green fields and was rewarded with a good climb. I did not get the good climb and slipped behind the lead guys.
Arriving at the 2nd turnpoint I saw the lead guys had caught up with the first starters and were high heading back into the 20kph headwind toward goal. I rounded the turnpoint and started on a long glide with Kraig and Robin. We were forced to take a light climb and drift back before getting back to 8,000ft asl. I was on top and headed slightly more to the left of course line while the others stayed on course. I had a couple more climbs then went on final glide for goal. Kraig and Robin landed 7 kms short of goal and only 12 made it all together.
Andre was the fastest finishing a couple of seconds behind Dustin who took the 15 minute earlier start. I was 7th for the day losing 150 points to Andre on day1.