Central Plateau Soaring Competition 2019

Taupo, Nový Zéland,   3. listopadu 2019 – 10. listopadu 2019


1 GSW Hugh de Lautour 497
2 GVV Glyn Jackson 458
3 GSP Neil Harker 440
1 GXB Brett Hunter 1 705
2 GHG Christian Derold 1 426
3 GVR David Jensen 1 340

Day 6

It's a beauty at last! The weather predictions were not terribly optimistic, but the day got better and better, and again the task proved achievable, but not easy, which I guess must be about right. David Jensen just pipped Brett Hunter for the day win, but combined with yesterday's result Brett will get the last word for the overall title, with Christian Derold coming in second and David third. Well done guys.

Unfortunately the forecast is pretty grubby for tomorrow so many are heading home. The prizegiving dinner has been moved forward from tomorrow to tonight.

Thanks to all who attended and all who helped, plus those who held the fort at home.

We didn't have a lot of gliding, but we had a lot of fun, and that's really what it's all about.

See you next time.

Zapsal: Hugh de Lautour , 8. listopadu 2019 4:39.
Publikováno: Hugh de Lautour , 8. listopadu 2019 20:58.

Day 5

Day 5, Task 3, and the first launch. A tough day for the Contest Director...to launch or not to launch - that was the question for the afternoon. A sniffer sniffed, and found just a hint of something happening, so the decision was "go". The first two away found nothing, so the launch was stopped. Then they found another hint or two, so the launch was started again, and it was great to be actually underway. There were of course landbacks, landouts and engine starts, but for those who had decided...
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Zapsal: Hugh de Lautour , 7. listopadu 2019 3:50.
Publikováno: Hugh de Lautour , 7. listopadu 2019 4:27.

Day 4

Some days are just not contest days, and today is one of those. Again. I thought Skysight had gone to black and white. A brave few had a fly around the area yesterday....... it's been a while since Taupo Airport had a visit from a glider, but it was a good reminder that there are other aircraft types around, and they were very helpful! The Pawnee enjoyed the sealed runway for the retrieve! Looking forward to Bill and Mary's roast dinner tonight and a better day tomorrow.
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Zapsal: Hugh de Lautour , 6. listopadu 2019 3:26.

Day 3

Groundhog day. Same blue sky, same hint of wave just out of reach. Some sniffers were sent sniffing, but were soon back. Very frustrating, but hey - that's gliding! 
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Zapsal: Hugh de Lautour , 5. listopadu 2019 8:44.

Day 2

Uh-Oh. Willie Nelson's still here. The only positive is that he's been joined by the Beach Boys, and there are waves, so some of the brave boys as listed yesterday may try a bit of surfing later on in the day. In the meantime the Contest Director has declared a "Free Fly" day. The free fly shown is available to be picked up at the Taupo Gliding Club. Tim the weather man has promised an improvement as the week wears on, so we live in hope.
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Zapsal: Hugh de Lautour , 3. listopadu 2019 22:14.
Publikováno: Hugh de Lautour , 3. listopadu 2019 22:26.

Day 1

Willie Nelson would have loved today....."Blue Skies - shining on me - nothing but Blue Skies. do I see!" Not many of us loved it quite so much. Today stayed blue except for a bit of a convergence far in the distance, on the other side of a big blue hole, So today was for the eclectic, the electric, the empowered and the intrepid. The rest of us mere mortals continued to refine our preparations for the catered dinner tonight and the brillianr days ahead. Yipee.
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Zapsal: John Etches , 3. listopadu 2019 3:03.

Saturday 2nd Nov. Practice Day

A brilliant day forecast,but a disappointing sky,almost totally bluer. However everyone had a fly,even if it was just around Mt.Tsuhara which was workinh well in the strong westly breeze! Systems were checked and tested, appetities were wetted, so it's all go for Day 1. Bring it on!
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Zapsal: John Etches , 2. listopadu 2019 19:41.

Here we go!!

Just two days until practise day! Weather forecast looking great for next week and Centennial Park is looking a picture. See you soon.
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Zapsal: John Etches , 31. října 2019 3:58.

Poslední vítěz

1. Hugh de Lautour 64,91 km/h
2. Glyn Jackson 58,91 km/h
3. Neil Harker 56,23 km/h
Aktualizováno: 19.11.19 18:48
1. David Jensen 105,48 km/h
2. Brett Hunter 104,96 km/h
3. Christian Derold 90,89 km/h
Aktualizováno: 19.11.19 20:36

Poslední úloha

Úloha 4, 8. 11. 2019
Vzdálenost v úloze: 110,08 km  /  291,26 km  (198,50 km)
Čas úlohy: 2:30:00
Aktualizováno: 08.11.19 9:34
Úloha 4, 8. 11. 2019
Vzdálenost v úloze: 110,08 km  /  291,26 km  (198,50 km)
Čas úlohy: 2:30:00
Aktualizováno: 08.11.19 8:40

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