Gauteng Regionals 2017

Orient, South Africa,   23 April 2017 – 29 April 2017

Champions

Club
1 AS2 Arjan/Ronald Schaap/Taljaard 1,650
2 95 Allen Thole 797
3 YF Joe Engels 705
Open
1 LG Laurens Goudriaan 1,921
2 PN Pieter Nouwens 1,856
3 X Daniel Rodic 1,647
Meter 15
1 ID Nicky Oberhofer 2,048
2 MS Maneste Schmidt 1,950
3 27 Dave Maver 1,764

And thats it for this year!

Only the club class and the 15m class flew today. In hindsight, the open class could have flown, but as they say hindsight is 20 20 vision!

Until next year, Cheers from the CD.

Written by: Sean de Klerk on 29 April 2017 at 15:22.

1st Competitors are home

LG and PN have landed, but they have reported that conditions have begun to deteriorate. 
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Written by: Sean de Klerk on 28 April 2017 at 12:11.

Day 4 underway

All gliders are on task. The weather is good with 2m/s climbs up to 6000ft AGL, but we are worried about the clouds flattening out and closing off the good weather like yesterday, so the B tasks have been assigned so that the pilots can get back early.
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Written by: Sean de Klerk on 28 April 2017 at 11:03.

Day 3 - Mixed Results

Although the weather prooved to be good - The open class winner doing 145kph, 6 of the 15m class gliders landed out within a few kilometers of each other. The clouds completely covered the ground at their first turn point leading into the second turnpoint which seems to have shut off any lift that there was. All the crews are already in Makoksraal, where they all landed, so they should be back by around 6pm. No damages and all pilots safe!
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Written by: Sean de Klerk on 27 April 2017 at 14:48.

Day 3 - Weather looks great!

All gliders are now on task, and the weather looks great! I think that we will have high speeds today!
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Written by: Sean de Klerk on 27 April 2017 at 11:17.

Day 2 - Off they go!

All start gates are open. We had 2 re-lights. Cloud base is around 8300ft, but the pilots are reporting consistant climbs of 1 to 2 m/s.
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Written by: Sean de Klerk on 26 April 2017 at 11:58.

Day 2 - Lets try again

The weather yesterday proved to be too weak to send the field out. Today's weather is looking much better, so tasks have been set. Weather is lookin better and better - Temperature is 17 degrees and climbing. First launch will be at 12. More updates after launch!
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Written by: Sean de Klerk on 26 April 2017 at 07:30.
Edited by: Sean de Klerk on 26 April 2017 at 08:54.

Day 1 - Supplemental

With only 2 tugs, we managed to launch the grid in about an hour and a half. The conditions are difficult, but with the exception of 3 gliders that have landed back at the airfield, the field is on task. All gliders with the exception of S, are back at the airfield safely. They are battling to find the glider and it is now getting dark, so they may have to go back in the morning. More tomorrow! The glider has been found!!! It is now safely in the trailer and on the way back to the airfield. Chee...
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Written by: Sean de Klerk on 24 April 2017 at 13:10.
Edited by: Sean de Klerk on 24 April 2017 at 17:51.

Latest winner

1. Arjan/Ronald Schaap/Taljaard 94.55 km/h
3. Allen Thole 73.36 km/h
5. Joe Engels 64.30 km/h
Updated: 29/04/2017, 17:19
1. Laurens Goudriaan 151.54 km/h
2. Pieter Nouwens 150.78 km/h
6. Daniel Rodic 120.85 km/h
Updated: 29/04/2017, 17:17
1. Nicky Oberhofer 107.44 km/h
2. Maneste Schmidt 90.15 km/h
4. Dave Maver 87.90 km/h
Updated: 29/04/2017, 16:22

Latest task

Task 5, 29 Apr 2017
Task distance: 134.50 km
Updated: 29/04/2017, 13:59
Task 4, 28 Apr 2017
Task distance: 226.76 km
Updated: 28/04/2017, 12:58
Task 5, 29 Apr 2017
Task distance: 171.69 km
Updated: 29/04/2017, 13:59

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