Auckland Soaring Championships 2020

Drury, Neuseeland,   4. Januar 2020 – 11. Januar 2020

Sieger

Enterprise
1 VZ Patrick Driessen 5.378
2 BA Tim Bromhead 5.374
3 BI Stefan Langer 5.121

Day 7 - In the words of Mr B Connoly

Its not blue ... its BLUE!!!

 

Its a task setters nightmare. The Skysight.io cloudbase prediction is uncertain but blue, and the weather outside the window is clearly very clear. And its the last day where we really really dont want everyone landing out at Tokoroa.

Anyway, we will grid and wait and see how it goes.

Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 10. Januar 2020 um 22:32.

Day 6 - Its a new day, Im feeling fine

Day 6 and back to the Enterprise format again. A list of Bonus Turnpoints, plus 1 pt per KM from a full FAI triangle. Flying FAI triangles out of Auckland is notoriously difficult because of the open ocean to the west and the open ocean to the east. This has a slight dampening effect on the ability to sucessfully squeeze a 28% leg of a triangle. None of this mattered to Stefan who promply streaked off down to Port Waikato on the west coat and didnt stop for another 10 km over the waves before he...
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 10. Januar 2020 um 07:17.

Day 5 - Its a new day ...

There was much lively discussion in the bar after yesterdays flights. All sorts of ideas thrown around and discussions of what we could try next. Today we're going to try a bit of a comparison and run the day as a formal AAT. Well, maybe the task area shapes are unusual for a New Zealand Contest and the min distance is pretty short. The start looked distinctly average and the sky fell to bits half way through the launch. But fortunately everything recycled pretty quickly and everyone got away. S...
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 9. Januar 2020 um 03:03.

Day 4 - Hang on. Havent we been here ....

It's over. The westerly gales have blown themselves out and finally we can set a real Contest day, actually from Drury and actualy in something approaching thermal weather. And what a day. The weather predictions got it wrong in the best possible way. Forecast showers did not appear and the cloudbase was much better than expected. Within the first hour almost everyone was getting distnces and speeds much faster than expected. But Pat Driessen showed everybody just how wrong the weather was by pu...
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 8. Januar 2020 um 09:05.
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Day 4 - It's Westerly so ....

Rest Day today. Tomorrow's forecast is looking like a return to more normal conditions for this time of year. We expect to finally be able to Launch out of Drury.
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 6. Januar 2020 um 22:54.
Geändert von: Rob Lyon am 6. Januar 2020 um 22:55.

Day 3 - It's Westerly, so ....

We went to Raglan ! The west coast ridge is spectacular and in a 35 kt wind it goes like a train. There's a "task", but iuts Enterprise !!! Who needs a Task ??? Todays task is turn up. fly and maybe have some fun. We'll award a few points for that. In the meantime, Tim Bromhead, in BA flew 700km. Who needs a task ?
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 6. Januar 2020 um 09:55.
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Day 2 - It's Westerly so ...

We de-camped to Thames again and came up with a Pilot Selected Turnpoint task. Scoring is haphazard and random, but boiled down to 50 points per TP reached, plus some weird and wonderful vague plans for awarding speed points. The wind blew hard, and the smoke from the fires in Victoria and NSW made the sky an ominous shade of yellow. At the end of the day, Maurice Honey from Auckland turned up in Thames, in his PW5 after a "high" speed bash down the ridge and proving yet again that SIFOW. Anyway...
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 6. Januar 2020 um 09:46.
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Day 1 Results

The beauty of an Enterprise contest is that we can basically make things up on the fly. Tasks are poorly defined and the rules arent clear. So theres plenty of scope for creative interpretation of what you're "supposed" to do to win points. Check the task sheet for the rough guidelines of what pilots might do today and expect the unexpected. Anyway, the scores for the day are up. Ignore the start and end times or durations - they literally do not matter at all. Today we awarded points for a sing...
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 4. Januar 2020 um 08:57.
Geändert von: Rob Lyon am 4. Januar 2020 um 09:18.

Day 1 - Yup, Its westerly.

So we're at Thames. Early starters (mostly with turbos) already Launched from Drury and have started to hit the Kaimai ridge. Nine gliders currently rigging in Thames. Looks like we're in for a fun day.
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 4. Januar 2020 um 00:42.
Geändert von: Rob Lyon am 4. Januar 2020 um 08:58.

Its blowing westerly ....

So there will probably be ridge lift available......   Somewhere ....
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Geschrieben von: Rob Lyon am 3. Januar 2020 um 10:16.

Letzte Sieger

1. Stefan Langer 98,85 km/h
2. Ross Gaddes 92,66 km/h
3. Tim Bromhead 91,45 km/h
Aktualisiert: 12.01.20, 12:57

Letzte Aufgabe

Wertungstag 7, 11.01.2020
Aufgabengröße: 90,79 km  /  218,99 km  (152,17 km)
Aufgabenzeit: 2:00:00
Aktualisiert: 11.01.20, 10:22