The 16th FAI European Championship in Nis, Serbia, has concluded with six valid tasks. It was a hotly contested event flown in challenging conditions. During the last task, Ozone designer, Luc Armant, crossed the speed section 1 min and 36 sec ahead of Maxime Pinot, who had led the race since day one. This gave Luc the necessary points to win the championship at the final moment.
Luc’s consistency along the competition was the key to his win. Maxime Pinot took second, followed by Ozone R&D pilot, Honorin Hamard, in third. All flew the Enzo 3. Luc and Honorin flew the new Ozone Submarine harness.
In the women’s category, Ozone team pilot, Meryl Delferriere, took top honors. She also finished 7th in the Overall.
France was the winning nation, followed by the Czech Republic and Italy.
The new European champion, Luc Armant reports:
“This European championship in Serbia has been the best FAI competition I have participated in so far, both in term of flying and spirit. Great organizers, great spirit between pilots and between teams. Great tasks with high cloud base over mixt terrain of hills and flats, some of them tricky but still reasonably safe.
On a personal level, I did not try to win this comp but instead just wanted
to ensure points for the team without taking too much strategic risk. I’m
very cautious in this sort of terrain that I still struggle to predict.
Similar to my recent other victories, I was lucky that things aligned on the last day, to finally catch up the overall leader. On top of luck, I was also helped by a great team communication, a great coach,
a wing that I know very well (and has won all major events since 5 years)
and the extra glide given by the submarine”
For full results visit: https://civlcomps.org/event/ECHSerbia/results
Congrats to all the pilots and cheers from all the Ozone Team.