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World Cup 2014 Mina Clavero, Argentina: Comp report

10/03/2014 :::

The weather in Argentina produced some tricky conditions with several days lost due to strong winds and rain. The GIN team pilots were Aaron Durogati, Adrian Hachen and Russell Achterberg. Adrian had taken the overall lead after winning task 3, but both pilots then came unstuck in task 4 in the fickle conditions on launch. In the end, Aaron managed 5th overall. 

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Rafal Luckos 1974-2014

04/02/2014 :::

Petra Slívová writes in memory of a great pilot and friend:

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World Cup Superfinal 2013 Brazil, Official GIN statement

28/01/2014 :::

Thanks and well done to all GIN team pilots for battling so hard in Brazil under difficult circumstances. In light of the controversy surrounding the EnZo2 from Ozone, we issue the following statement:

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World Cup Superfinal 2013 Brazil, Task 9

25/01/2014 :::

The day turned into another epic battle with a long but simple task set down-wind as the task committee erred on the side of caution in the face of the moderate wind forecast. The pace was electric with the grand looking sky inhabited by potent cumulus and inviting cloud streets. The leaders completed the ninety-odd kilometer task in a little over two hours. 

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World Cup Superfinal 2013 Brazil, Task 8

24/01/2014 :::

The grueling three hour task wreaked havoc with the field leaving downed pilots dotted around the entire course. The first third of the race was a stuttering affair with some shadow and light lift before the day switched on properly.

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World Cup Superfinal 2013 Brazil, Task 7

21/01/2014 :::

A great day for GIN pilots! Michael Sigel, Peter Neuenschwander and Frank Brown showed their class storming into goal in fine style! In particular Michael roared into goal in second place only a four points behind.

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World Cup Superfinal 2013 Brazil, Task 6

21/01/2014 :::

The day turned out a whole lot more difficult than forecast. A fifty kilometer task was set with great expectations of the strong thermals that were predicted. The reality hit hard twenty kilometers into the race with the entire lead gaggle scratching desperately in disarray trying to survive a blue patch.

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World Cup Superfinal 2013 Brazil, Day 4 - Task 4 - Day 5 - Rest Day

20/01/2014 :::

A frontal system arrived as forecast half way through the task plunging the entire area into murky shadow. The entire field struggled into wind climbing in every little scrap of lift desperately delaying the inevitable landing. The Gin pilots were in the middle of the battle with at least two finishing in the top ten and another five or six not far off. 

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World Cup Superfinal 2013 Brazil, Day 3, Task 3

18/01/2014 :::

The third task was another huge success for GIN Gliders with Torsten, Ayumu and Frank leading the team to victory as they made goal on a really difficult day.

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World Cup Superfinal 2013 Brazil, Day 2, Task 2

17/01/2014 :::

The second day dawned with a buzz of excitement after an excellent start which saw the Gin team win the day. Well done to Aaron, Torsten, Frank and Petra for doing the team proud on day 1!

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