Monday, January 9, 2012


The idea of a Continental Gliding Championships has been around for a long time, but until recently, the only continent to stage such an event has been Europe.

The Third South American Gliding Championships started yesterday in the lowland plains near Buenos Aires. The contest is also serving as the practice contest for the upcoming World Championships at the same site, in December 2012.

The US Team is there. Sarah Arnold, Peter Deane, Francois Pin, and Tom McKnight are racing around the pampas, not too concerned, apparently, by the finer points of field selection:

So far, SoaringSpot has been a better source of results than the contest website, and at least one competitor is keeping a blog (the source of the photo above).

Sarah came in second yesterday!


Anonymous said...

I haven't seen terrain that boring since I left Illinois.


PMSC Member said...

Francois wins the day 1/14/11.