This is the Region 12 award for 2006 for the fastest handicapped speed on a called task. The shear line was working out of Warner Springs, CA. and I averaged over 98 mph for the day. Cloud bases were close to 17,000 ft and it still is hard to believe that such conditions can be found so close to sooo much water. The Willat family of Warner Sprngs gliders hosted the Region 12 contest for 2006 and this award has been appraised at over USD 75,000.00.
Its of an SHK and the picture does not do it justice. The workmanship and detail is really something to experience. It stays in the office at Warner Springs and if your close by, drop in to say "Hi" and see it. Click the pic to enlarge.http://www.skysailing.com/