Rat Race 2005

Woodrat Mountain, Ruch, Oregon

Woodrat Mountain - What a beautiful site and we had great weather to experience the best Oregon has to offer.

103 pilots competed in the 2005 Rat Race, an additional 20 pilots flew at the same time as non-competing pilots.
Launch was well organized by Tom and Jose.

Len awaiting his turn as Will Gadd launches on the other side.

Len inflates.

Katia is all smiles waiting for a good cycle. The clouds were with us all week showing the plentiful lift.

It gets a bit busy off launch. Here is 25 of the competing pilots, an additional 100 pilots are waiting to launch.

A few gliders over launch.

Looking back at launch.

Getting in the mix over launch waiting for the start.

Fantastic Oregon flying with great views, high cloudbase and a few LZs within reach.

Len gives a wave as he blows on by.

Following Len down the valley.

Brett Z. on glide to goal.

The Enleau element.

The Red Barron.

Dean Stratton makes goal 3 days on his new comp glider.

Jeff Farrell on final.

Jeff Farrell touches down at goal.

Will Gadd to goal on his Boomerang 4.

Team Gin - nice approach to goal.

Len lands on a practice day.

Greg Kelley and the beautiful LZ below Woodrat.

Bob Peloquin (the Sharkman) happy with his flight.

Tom Pipkin in Goal.

Our serial class winners - Luis, Haden, and Zack presented by Katia and event organizer Mike Haley.

Top women - Kari, Nicole and Cherie presented by event organizer Gail Haley

Our open class winners - Tom, Nick and David along with Katia, Gail and Mike.

Our winner Tom McCune.

A huge thanks to the event organizers, GREAT JOB!!!! Jose, Mike, Katia and Gail.

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