2017 World Championships Blog

2017 World Championships 17th October 2017

17th October 2017

We fly into Buenos Aires (BA), the capital of Argentina on the 22nd of October, get through customs, get our hire van, naively plug in the GPS coordinates and head off toward the host town of Villa Gesell, about 4 hours south of BA. Fitting the boxes in the van and navigating through BA will be a challenge, evening drive, wrong side of the road, our body clocks waking up. Villa Gesell is a coastal resort area, maybe like Coffs Harbour or the Sunshine Coast. There are 7 official practice sites located at 2 full size recreation airfields within an hours drive of Villa Gesell. The event site is separate to the practice fields and has two south facing flight lines at each end of a full size, tarmac runway. We don't have access to the practice sites until the afternoon of the 25th October, so unboxing, building batteries, orientation and getting straight into time zone will be our aim for two days, we're the recce group of Aust and NZ teams. Access to the competition flight lines won't be until official practice.

The competition website can be found here.

Regards Shayne and John Lysaght.