This comp put smiles on lots of faces throughout the week in Meduno (Northern Italy). I lost count of the number of pilots achieving their first competition goal flights; in the down time, there were lots of interesting talks and opportunities to learn; the hugely generous sponsorship meant lots of pilots left with something special.A really nice touch was the award of prizes for all sorts of different achievements, not just the top of the leader board. The 5 major prizes (Glider, harness, reserve from Gin, holidays with XTC or Passion Paragliding), were all done by a draw, so everyone was in with a shout.
|Local school trip to the goal field (Photo: Barbara St Aubyn)|
I was delighted with second place in the event and congratulations to the wily Petra on her victory!
The Gin Wide Open is set to continue and next year is heading for Ager in Spain. Highly recommended!
|Some of the winners! (Photo: Steve Newcombe)|