2000 U.S. Nationals of Style &
Wednesday, June 7
I got up at 0600, threw on my running
shoes, tossed down a cup of coffee, and headed out the door into...rain.
It hadn't stopped. I heard later some parts of New England got
4.5+ inches of rain yesterday. No doubt.
Two hours later, the rain
had ceased and the sky cleared, only to be replaced by a howling,
chilly west wind. Wind dummy loads went up every few hours,
confirming dummy status. Hello, just look at the horizontal wind
blades, folks. We ain't skydiving for a while.
Around 1000 the jury was
summoned to hear a couple of protests regarding Monday's accuracy
rounds. Well, guess who's on the jury again...we went over the
protests and the rules in great detail. Bottom line, the rules were
being followed to the letter, no grounds for awarding rejumps. Denied.
I've read my study materials twice and
finished my novel, and it's only Wednesday. I haven't been this
unbusy since...well, the FS nationals in Sebastian...
optimism bloomed late in the afternoon! The winds died down and a
small train of Cessnas put up a round of style before the sun set. Still
a long way to go, hopefully we'll have a full day of jumping