On sunday the first solo compulsory run was done with 5 maneuvers (SAT, Helicopter, Wing-Over, Asymmetric SAT, Dynamic Full Stall). Unfortunately not all the pilots had the altitude to finish their program and some of them (like me) splashed into the water just after leading out their last maneuver.Mathias Roten fall into the water just few meters from the beach after his wing cravatted in the Dynamic Full Stall and got 2 warnings from the judges (3 warnings means 30 points cut from the total score).
With 44 solo pilots, 14 teams and 10 hangglider pilots from all around the world the 9th edition of RedBull-Vertigo which is the first official World Championship started in Villeneuve at Lake Geneva, Switzerland!
After two training days and the safety selections, yesterday afternoon the opening ceremony was held in the center of Villeneuve. Today the first synchro run was done with compulsory program (Wing-Over, Asymmetric SAT, Dynamic Full Stall, Helicopter and Synchro Spiral).