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Region 11 Soar Truckee - Day Six Part Two

The contest had an awards dinner tonight (17 August) at the Truckee airport at the Red Truck restaurant.    The food was very good.

Luke Ashcraft was the winner of the first place trophy with 5,323 points but had already left Truckee.  Sergio Colacevich accepted the second place trophy with 5052 points and gave us a few words.  Then it was Dennis Linnekin’s turn as he accepted his award for third place at 4,661 points (we are still waiting to see Steve’s trace).

We will finalize the scores after we get the data logger files from two landouts.  As mentioned before, Tony Gaechter landed out at Sweetwater and then we learned from Steve Koerner’s wife that Steve had landed at Lee Vining.  Steve has the DeLorme Inreach reporting system so we were able to keep an eye on Steve's sltitude while he was low in the Mono Lake area.

First for today was Sergio with 1,000 points in his Ventus 2.  Second was Dennis Linnekin in his ASG-29 with 960 points and third was Luke Ashcraft with 865 points in his ASW-27.

As we finished our meal Richard Pearl put Tony on speaker and we learned that Tony was entering Truckee.  The Koerner’s were going to continue south from Lee vining on their return to Arizona.

What a great contest this was!  Next year it can only get better, especially if there are no forest fires!


Posted: 8/18/2013


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