Paul and Wim Win the Belgian Championships
Paul Schmit reports from the scene of the win: “The 2009 Belgian Paragliding Championships at the Drome in Beaurière, at Lèche-en Diois. Clear skies and a strong southerly wind, followed by a a strong northerly wind, forced the Meet Director, Joel Favre, to cancel the first three tasks.A mistral wind dominated conditions during the next two days, forcing us to move to Mens, a beautiful take-off protected from the northly wind. Two nice tasks were successfully organized in which Wim and I were able to obtain 1st and 2nd place with our R09 and Didier Ponslet obtained the 3rd place with the R07.
The 3rd and last task took place at Lèche-en-Diois. The southerly wind strengthened during the task, keeping us from reaching the final goal set at Clamontard by a few kilometers. Nevertheless, we were able to validate our third task, and Wim and I were able to maintain our 1st and 2nd positions with our extraordinary R09 Mantras as the star.”
Below is the link to more photos, and the championship ranking.