Pre-Worlds 2006 Presentation Night - the Winners !
After 4-5hrs of flying the 124kms last task pilots arrived back to HQ Check-In quite late. Final task scores were not ready until 10.30pm. A buffet dinner for pilots and guests including free beer & wine at the Manilla RSL Club had the pilots eager to see who the winners of the event were. Champagne flowed as Arnaud and Michelle sprayed the crowd in true victory style ! There was A$5800 value in prizes and trophies handed out. The major sponsored prizes inluded : Advance iMPRESS harness, Flytec 5020, Adidas Elevation sunglasses and accessories from Skyline Flight Gear. The band played until 2am and then the hard core vodka-Redbull charged party goers moved to the Royal Hotel which didn't finish until 6am !
1st Place Open Class : Arnoud Secher (FRA) Gin Boomerang 4 - 1st Place Female : Michele Baptist (BEL) AirCross TriAlp
Serial Class : Steve Ham (UK- Airwave Magic 4), Hans Bausenwein (GER - Gin Boomerang Sport), Arne Aarsborg (NOR - UP Trango) - Veterans (50yrs+) : Hans Bausenwein (GER), Brian Webb (AUS), Fiona Macaskill (UK) - Best Team : Gin and Tonic (France) - Frederic Varrey, Charles Cazaux, Max Jeanpierre, Arnaud Secher with Suzi Smith (Comp Director)....all happy to win A$1000 cash !
Pics : Black Duck Award : Agust (Iceland) - Crazy Moosh from Japan having a BIG night - Comp organiser Godfrey Wenness hits the bar with Dave Prentice (USA) and Annette (Norway), 2nd place David Chaumet (FRA) has Gil Navalho (POR) on his shoulder after just missing out on a top 3 result.