CIM – Coppa Internazionale del Mediterraneo – 2019

From 4 August 2019 – 14 August 2019 JS’s European Agents participated at the COPPA INTERNATIONALE DEL MEDITERRANEAN CIM in Rieti – Bella Italia. This competition included spectacular mountain flying, awesome Italian food, nice company and friendship…

The THINK-PINK friends group!!!! Too much fun….

Ten great contests days had a mix of everything – strong fast stuff but also weak blue conditions and the odd sea breeze – a nice challenge for the 50 pilots.

Jonker Sailplanes European Agents Arne Boye-Møller, Katrin Senne and Riccardo Brigliadori

In the 18 m class Arne Boye-Møller flying his JS3 participated for the first time in Rieti and finished third place behind the local mountain GURU, Giorgio Galetto (Ventus 3) and Bert Schmelzer in his 29.

Giorgio Galetto, Bert Schmelzer and Arne Boye-Møller — at Aero Club Rieti “Alberto Bianchetti”.

Ronald Termaat won the open class followed by Eric Bernard both flying their JS1C in 21m configuration. Alberto Sironi unfortunately got a wrong task sheet and then turned a turnpoint too early and fell back on third place overall in his Quintus.

Eric Bernard, Ronald Termaat and Alberto Sironi — at Aero Club Rieti “Alberto Bianchetti”.

In the mixed class Louis “PINK” Bouderlique and his father Jean-Louis in their ARCUS M showed everyone how it should be done. Mauro Brunazzo finished in 2nd place in front of the SA-Dutch “Dream Team” with 15 year old Annouk Termaat flying with her senior first officer, veteran Laurens Goudriaan. They were leading for most of the competition, and probably would have won wasn’t it for their “bad day”, when (according to Annouk) it was Lauren’s turn to fly.

Mauro Brunazzo, Father and son Bouderlique and Laurens Goudriaan with Annouk Termaat.

Rieti is such a fun competition with such great people, food and weather. This should be on every pilot’s bucket list..

Final day’s race with Giorgio Y, Bert F2 and Arne AB.
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