Viking Race 2004 in Cap Arkona, Germany


VR2004 Opening: Franz and Marcel on the stage


The Barbarian on a practice run


First day competition: the slope is 35m high, wind northeast and the lift is good, but the landing is really challenging


The Hong Kong team quarter


On the run


Mak launches Pike WR for Y.C.


Oop! Landed, actually crashed, on the tree top. Mak's NewSting got two new holes!


Mak is accompanying Y.C. for the 300m walk to the landing area


Mak and his NYX F3F after a faultless landing


Don't fly too close to the water!


Pike Brio on a speed run


Second day: the track is only 85m long


On the ready box


Split S turn in base A


The Hong Kong team with their weapon


Stefan Eder's Crossfire hit a wooden pole near base A and crashed into the bush


Third day contest: landing is nearby and easy


The French team was hit by a run wild plane -minor damage only!


One,  two, three, launch


Tempus on a speed run


Powerful launch


Forth day contest: another slope with nearby landing zone


Wait anxiously for their turns


A final check up


Wait and wait


The weapon from the Hong Kong Team


Hong Kong team photo


The French team


Another power launch


Launch near base B, why?


You can see the pilot's body language tells the plane is approaching


Take a sun bath


These are all competitive models


NYX F3F from the British team


A beautiful New Sting


Skorpian from the Austrian team


Turn in base B


Andreas Herrig is helping his brother Martin to launch the Shocker


Martin Herrig's Shocker on a close flypass


New Sting on a speed run


A easy launch


Elita bumping up and down


Peter Kowalski has a massage before the run. Take it easy, man!


Alex McMeekin's Falcon


Pike Brio on a speedy flypass


Push hard and go!


Is it a Viking on trek?


This Arkanji is waiting for its turn


Marcel are you interested in this Elita?


Launch the Arkanji


After crashing the Crosfire, Stefan you must be interested in having an Elita then


Tim Cone's NYX F3F on a speedy flypass


Elita was flying too close to the slope


Elita on crossing Base A


Last day contest: the rain was just beginning to start


Gudmundsson from Iceland


Waiting for round 20 to start


Stanley was helping Y.C. on his way to land


Kelvin Newton must be so happy with his result


Is Norholm Preben a bit confuse where to land?


Discussion: group split after the rain start


Klaus Kowalski seems not happy with this run


The trophies are so cute


Best time prize goes to Martim Herrig


Team Champion: Dieter, Peter and Klaus of Germany


Team first runner up: Andreas, Martin and Stephan of Germany


Team second runner up: Bjorn Tore, Rolf Borge and Espen of Norway


Individual: Klaus (1st runner up), Martin (Champion), Andreas (2nd runner up)


Banquette time, nice food and friendly discussion


Contestants sign here for memory keeping by the organizer


See a movie for a F3F run by  Martin Herrig


See a movie for F3F run by  Y.C Lui, a HK team member


See a movie for a F3F run using splitS technique


See a movie for a F3F run of Big Mach by Rondel Pierre of France


See a movie for a F3F of Viking by Cantero Carlos of Spain


See a movie for a F3F run of Falcon by Alex McMeekin of UK


See a movie for landing a sailplane in Rugen Island


See a movie for a run wild Trinity by Gary Legerton of USA


See a movie for a F3F run of Arkanji by Alexis Marechal of France. It was a quick recovery after a cut


See a movie for flying in Slope 2


See a movie for a F3F run of Arkanji by Marcel Quwang of France.