The 11th FAI European Championships at Sywell have drawn to a successful close, with the British Microlight team winning both individual and team medals.
Held at Sywell aerodrome, some 98 competitors fought for European glory, flying 15 tasks over 7 days. The event was organised by the BMAA; the core team of Competition Director Paul Dewhurst, Event Director Rob Hughes, Chief Marshal Jeremy Hucker and Scoring Director Richard Meredith-Hardy were joined by over 25 BMAA members who collectively worked to make the event a great success.
The list of winners show that the British team were on form, gaining two individual gold, one silver, one bronze and the overall team gold medals:
GOLD Richard RAWES (GBR)
SILVER Lukas HYNEK (CZE)
BRONZE Joaquin ORTS PAREDES (ESP)
WL2 (two seat flexwing)
GOLD Robert GRIMWOOD & John WAITE (GBR)
SILVER Przemyslaw & Dominika JURKIEWICZ (POL)
BRONZE Paul WELSH & Richard PROCTOR (GBR)
AL2 (two seat fixed wing)
GOLD Jose VANDE VEKEN & Julien STERVINOU (FRA)
SILVER David BROOM & Chris LEVINGS (GBR)
BRONZE Darius KEDZIERSKI & Anna TATARCZUK (POL)
GOLD Great Britain
SILVER Czech Republic
For the first time, microlight gyroplanes competed for a trophy, with Stéphane KUBLER and Cécile HEMELSDAEL (FRA) winning the class.
BMAA congratulates all involved. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous help: