Ready for Run2

Everything is set for the second run which is planned to start at 11.00. Rolf Dale, reigning nordic champion in paragliding cross country, is in the lead – eager to put one more champion title to his resumé this year. Pål Hammar Rognøy in second really wants to defend his title from last year. And then we have a whole bunch of pilots ready to challenge them for the podium.

Lot of walking

 

Today there was a lot of walking, but not much flying.

Low cloudbase and a taste of rain due to a passing front made this a disappointing day for most of us. First we waited a lot at the festival area. Then we waited a lot at the top restaurant Stormköket. Then we walked all the way down to Hummeln. Then some walked to the VM8 lift, others waited for a car to pick them up. And just a few found a hole in the clouds to fly through.

So no valid runs today except for Amund Løvland who was allowed to do run1 today as he came late to the competition yesterday

Rolf in the lead

Rolf Dale, Norway, is in the lead after the first run in the Nordic Open Acro Paragliding Championship 2012. Waiting out the strong wind, the first run could be held in the late afternoon. The conditions were challenging with the north western wind giving the pilots some extra spice to the run. Especially to make it back to the dry landing safe. Rolf performed a beautiful run with a perfect spot landing on the raft on land.

Check the results here

 

Waiting for the wind to drop

Nordic Open Acro 2012 - Thursday 2 AugustThe wind picked up at the take off so the first run was cancelled. Some of the pilots chose to fly out and put on a great show for the pilots anyway! BULAboy Pål Hammar Rognøy even landed on the raft. Next run is scheduled for 14.30 this afternoon (thursday).

Live streaming

There will some live streaming from the festival. Our sponsor Skysport direct their camera towards the festival area during the competition. Follow the competition on this link: http://www.skysport.se/bigpic.html

Festival arena in place

This years’ festival arena is possibly the best ever! Just some final stuff to take care off and we are ready for action.

The show begins tomorrow and you are all very welcome!

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