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Old Jun 15, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Day one and two results

Below are the official results for day one and day two. Still two more days of racing! The last photo is our tireless CD Ron McElliot hard at work.

Today the conditions were good if you got off the field early. The course was 29 miles. Our team (Myself, Rick Shelby, Marquita Ellias) got on course by 12:00 noon and had good lift with not too much wind to contend with. The teams that left 30 minutes later had to battle big headwinds for much of the flight. We never got lower than about 1500 feet. We arrived at turnpoint 5 and saw team Broken arrow(Jim Rolle, Bruce Moore and Scott Meader) thermaling there. We both thermaled up to about 3,000 feet then headed out on the final glide knowing we had enough altitude to make the finish line 7 miles away. We flew neck and neck with team Broken Arrow the entire way home averaging 50 mph for the entire 7 miles and for the last 2 miles we averaged 67 mph!

Hi Dieter, we all miss Marcela (and you too!)
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