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You have to be a teenager. Then you can earn a stay in Bitterwasser with the pleasure of gliding in Namibia. In the Bitterwasser Cup, Europe's young people (up to the age of 25) have the chance to win a stay of eight days  for cross country flying at Bitterwasser Lodge. The price includes the travel from Frankfurt/Main and the stay in the lodge with a glider for one week. Missing then only the proverbial good Africa weather.

The prize will be flown out in the Online Contest (OLC). At the end of May 900 participants were already in the results. Most entries come from Germany because the price has not really got round yet among european junior pilots. Only just over 100 reports come from 16 neighboring European countries.

Currently (second half of May), the result list is headed by Janes Stahf of the FCC Berlin, who brings together 4347 points with his six best cross-country flights. With Ventus 3 and LS8 he started in spring training in Puimoisson and from his home airfield Lüsse near Berlin. With a good 200 points Marcel Kaspari from AC Nastätten follows in second place, closely behind follows Johannes Beyer from the Segelflugzentrum Königsdorf. At the beginning of the month the Swiss Davide Giovanelli (GVV Ticino) claimed third place. With the start of the cross country season north of the Alps he fell back to 9th place.

The prize is not given away. Six flights will count and for a front placement they must be clearly in the region over 600 kilometers.