From 5E: A few scenes from Hosin, where it’s starting to feel like everyone’s here and the festival is about to kick off. More great soaring conditions today, though complicated by showers early, mid, and late. Got to fly with the Diana 3 for the first time and the Ventus 3M. And overlapped with the Open Class along a ballistic street second leg–some amazing aircraft here. Erik Nelson
USA 18Meter Team-5E and 70
Prepping for the day’s flight
Team ARC at briefing and studying the day’s tasks
Yoda advising me that Oshee is a banned substance
Views from 5E’s cockpit during the day
Leigh’s connection to soaring and competition is through her husband, SZ, for whom she’s crewed for 42 years. She’s a passionate supporter of the US Teams and loves contest reporting. She currently resides in both Steamboat Springs, Co. and Greenville, SC.