Just like Lea, I as well had to recover from my knee injury last year. However the whole thing did take longer than expected, which is why I did not feel well enough to compete this year. So while Lea took the challenge and went to the comps I enjoyed some relaxing holidays in Organya and Garda. Organya I had hear you could fly endless hours without having to land, which did sound quite tempting to me as take-off & landings bear the highest risks with my shattered knee. Yes and after a few days of parawaiting for the perfect conditions the magic was on and I enjoyed some perfect Organya days 🙂 The flying there truely is fantastic and you get a lot more practice in a short time, however you shouldn’t be afraid of flying in strong thermal conditions with a pretty scary power line close by, haha. Beeing able to topland helps as well, you can fly much longer if you can have a little break at some stage. Well for me Organya was worth it, I met lots of lovely people, got a lot of practice and valuable tipps to improve my flying – I guess I will return!
After Organya it was Garda time. Some friends had already stayed there for a few days and I joined up with them. Sudden switch from Organya lifestyle – staying up late/ getting up late/ flying until late – to getting up bloody early, needing more time to do runs and go to bed early :-) But still training over the lake is a lot of fun! Still my knee is not quite where it should be and walking too much does not help it… – keeping my fingers crossed that it gets better soon!
Thanks to everyone who has made this holiday such an unforgettable one! Here a short summary of my flying during those two weeks:
Organya & Garda