America's Cup, DeLand, Florida
Welcome to the Sunshine State!
We got out of the car after driving from the airport, and we thought we were in London. BURR! YUCK!
It's Saturday morning now, and we're on a weather hold, it doesn't look good. Too bad; we've got a really good turnout, even with Airspeed being in Japan. There are 14 teams registered, most of them sitting in the restaurant drinking coffee and debating the pros and cons of various handicap systems. We're on hold until 1400.
FX is skydiving better than their score indicates, but they've victimized themselves with a couple of very close busts and a slightly tangled black hole exit. The Norgies are going fast, but they're a bit sloppy at times. The Knights Gold team has a FNG who's in his first competition, filling in for an injured Eric Heinsheimer. There are some good teams here with good coaching that shows. Let's hope for nice weather in the morning.
The DeLand Norgies were looking like the team to beat through 3 rounds, but a tough double-bust gave them a lead-losing score of 9 on round 4, while FX charged out in front with a 17. Other teams looking strong: DeLand Genesis showing the polish that earned them a bronze medal at the Nationals last year. Golden Knights Black: cranking out points with no practice. GK Gold: one member who's never even done 4-way. Frost and Optic Nerve also showed significant improvement and good scores.
Tim & Ted