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Martin Newnham and myself decided to make the long road trip from the UK to support this event, especially as it uses the same group of slopes as will be used for the World Championships in October this year. We left Folkestone on the Eurotunnel at 19:20 Wednesday, and arrived here yesterday at 10 in the morning. This allowed us a long days sport flying, with some runs on a timed course that the Poles brought with them. This has proved very useful to Martin who has been able to get a better light air set up for his FS4. I was able to fly my 'swimming' Shinto and confirmed that it has no ill effects after floating for 1.5 hours in the North Sea a couple of weeks ago. Of course it has replacement radio gear inside! Today started with no wind. Eventually there was enough to fly Alulas, and we had a great 'Light Combat' session, with much fun and laughter. I had one fine kill where I tapped my Alula onto a Trek below, and his hatch fell off and the battery and regulator fell out to dangle 8" below the model. Eventually at 12:15 we started the comp in about 4 m/s. Times were in the mid 60s, and I was happy with a 61, although the round was eventually won with a 58 I think. I had a steady day with no good or bad conditions, although in the last round there was a substantial change for the better after maybe the first 1/3 of pilots had flown. The wind got up to 7 m/s, and Knudsen Hebsgaard made a 48 second run which made my 60 look very poor. This continued to the end of the round, although it was dropping for the last two pilots - The last pilot to fly today was Martin, who was not happy with having to fly last, but as he got a 52, it turned out OK for him. Also, he had won round 2. At the end of the day, with 4 rounds flown, Martin was top of the shop. He didn't put a foot wrong all day, and flew accurately and consistently. My 4 the round flight dropped me to 5th place - not bad, but could have been much better. The points are very close though, I think a bout 40 between Martin and myself. So big congrats to Martin, and fingers crossed for the next two days Full results at: http://www.f3xvault.com/?action=event&function=event_view&event_id=629 Simon