Russian Open 2008 2008-09-10

Russian Open took place from 18.08 till 26.08. Yutsa is a popular hanggliding place since 1970s. It is near the south boarder, at Caucasus foothills. The start place is a hill of 250 m over the valley. http://www.yutsa.ru/yutsa/

30 pilots took part in competition. There were 6 very interesting tasks flown with 60-90 km distances, safe flying conditions and friendly atmosphere. The results at: http://www.yutsa.ru/contest/delta08/total.pdf
http://www.yutsa.ru/contest/delta08/team.pdf

For next year the plan is to make the Russian Championship near Volgograd. It is the flatland - the prairie, the aerotowing competition. The pilots compare the place with Australia with strong thermals, 3000m cloudbase and long distance routs.