After long debates on the scoring of the task #6, final results were published on Saturday afternoon. My 3rd place was not endangered by the recalculation made on this task. However, rankings #1 and #2 (Dom and Rokas) were reversed after calculation, which was an hard situation to manage! Despite two complaints and protests, the members of the international jury decided to stick with their first decision.
Final ranking :
- Dominic Bareford (UK)
- Rokas Kostiuškevičius (LT)
- Clément Seigeot (FRA)
Even if I have some regrets about mistakes made during the championship (but pilots always have some regrets ^^), I am proud of my result, as I was flying solo for the first time (my co-pilot Guillaume was too old to be allowed in the basket). It was a nice experience and, now I know that I can manage everything on my own, I will always fly solo in the future. I only need a smaller balloon, as my Kubicek XR is a bit too big to descend as fast as I wish ^^ Of course, I will be looking for a small Kubicek balloon 🙂
Thanks again to my team, to Kubicek and to all competitors and officials! See you next year for more events!