Off to lunch and to read the 45 page FAI Gliding World Championship rulebook… All US gliding competitors are currently forced to compete under an entirely unique set of US soaring competition rules (and tasks) at almost all of our events here in the United...read more
Over the past 20 years, United States soaring competition tasks have changed significantly. Soaring competition used to consist of mainly assigned tasks. With the introduction of GPS tracking and “planned economy economist” types and their love of social planning...read more
Links: blokartworlds.com RESULTS #blokartworlds FACEBOOK page for the 2016 Blokart World Championship So the 2016 Blokart World Championships are in the books. It was a successful week for me but I was also sorrowed to see all the international competitors come so far...read more
Well, it’s gone from bad to worse here in Ivanpah for the 2016 Blokart World Championships. It is a huge bummer to see the massive international field of competitors in this crazy situation. The major screw up was leaving all the equipment on the dry lake when...read more
Photo’s of the storm (beautiful) and clouds around Ivanpah today and photo’s of the flooded race village (on the Ivanpah...read more
The dry lake is a real lake! Ivanpah (aka the Mojave desert) received nearly 1 inch of rain overnight during a rare system that is plaging the area. Light rain is still expected in the area for another 1-2 days. Of the 150 so sailors here for the event, a number are...read more
SEAN MICHAEL FIDLER
Cool video of a leeward mark collision from the 2016 Blokart World Championships held this April in Primm, NV (20 miles S of Las Vegas).
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