13th Wloclawek Balloon Cup – 2012

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13th Wloclawek Balloon Cup  2012

Coongratulations from the worldwide ULTRAMAGIC team to David Bareford (UK) on winning 13th Wloclawek Pre-European Balloon Championship Polish Balloon Cup held 26th to 30th September

David won the competition flying his original ULTRAMAGIC Racer with a total score of 9571 points from 14 tasks made in just 4 flights.  Congratulations also go out to all of the competitors for an interesting close fought event flown in demanding conditions. (See David´s short report below.) Special congratulations from the Worldwide Ultramagic Team also go to Rokas Kostiuskevicius (Lithuania) the current Junior World Hot Air Balloon Champion, who came second, also flying an Ultramagic Racer.

David´s won flying his early Ultramagic Racer

Here is a short report from David Bareford about his experience at the event in his own words.

"“Mathijs de Bruijn set some interesting combination of tasks for the 13th Wloclawek Cup with pilot declared special shaped tasks over the forests around Wloclawek City. The winds remained brisk and the two morning flights (with 4-5 tasks) were over within the hour. The flying area to the south is very open making it easy to find individual launch sites. The area is good for competition flying though because of the wind speeds we missed the opportunity to have tasks set over the river, which had occurred before.

My team of my wife, Karin, son Dominic and veteran balloon pilot, John Coleman worked well and our strategies for morning flights worked well though we were caught out on both occasions in the evening when the wind veered during the launch period. Dominic navigated for me and made some good marker drops in the Minimum Distance Double Drops. We are both looking forward to returning next year when both Dominic and myself will be flying for the UK.”

David Bareford

Thank you David.

Congratulations David and Rokas for a great result!
Well done to all competitors from the Worldwide Ultramagic Team
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