Report 1st European Women HAB
The 1st European Women Hot Air Balloon Championships 2010 was successful. This was the first FAI Continental Championship in the newly formed feminine category. The competitors enjoyed it very much. As one of the women put it forward when asked: "Do you think it is good to have a feminine category event?" She said: ”It is an opportunity to enjoy competition flying yourself, as opposed to always crewing for husbands or fathers.”
27 pilots competed and five of possible six flights were flown in good weather with a total of 15 tasks. The top three winners:
- 1. Gabriela Slavec, Slovenia.
- 2. Lindsay Muir, Great Britain.
- 3. Jolanta MATEJCZUK, Poland.
There were no complaints or protests and the results have been approved and signed by the Jury.
The full results are published on: http://www.debruijn.de/results/2010/WEC2010/WEC2010.htm
More info (including photos) on the official website: http://www.eurowomen2010hab.org
Mathijs R. de Bruijn
1st European Women Hot Air Balloon Championships 2010