Long Mynd - Rock Polishers 2019

Midland, United Kingdom,   8 June 2019 – 9 June 2019

Champions

Pundit
1 80 Andy Davis 653
2 EFZ Doug Gardner 277
3 Z-19 Dominic Haughton 244
Intermediate
1 HXM Alex Fordham 238
2 288 David Darcy 31
3 DLJ Bob Pye 11
Novice
1 594 Barry Key 120
2 180 Harry Bloxham 32
3 BOL Matthew Cook 3

Weekend Rock Polisher Points

After a testing and showery day, where two got round, four landed out, the rest landed back and with everyone safely accounted for, the Rock Polisher Points are awarded as follows:

1. Nympsfield: Novice 3; Inter 4; Pundit 4: TOTAL 11

2=. Aston Down: Novice 4; Inter 0; Pundit 3: TOTAL 7

2=. Long Mynd: Novice 2; Inter 3; Pundit 2: TOTAL 7

4. Shobdon:  Novice 0; Inter 2; Pundit 1: TOTAL 3

Talgarth and Usk: Not competing this year

Notes:
The Aston Down Intermediate had a car problem and was unable to attend - scored zero.
The Shobdon novice had been allowed to take a launch from his home airfield (he was not winch-current). However, as he did not make it to the start line at Long Mynd, he has been scored zero. To do otherwise would set a precedent that could be open to abuse in future, we felt.

The next event is at Nympsfield on 13/14 July

Mark Sanders
MGC Rock Polishers Captain

Written by: Mark Sanders on 10 June 2019 at 12:55.
Edited by: Mark Sanders on 11 June 2019 at 20:11.

We have finishers

XZ and 80 are back!
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Written by: Mark Sanders on 9 June 2019 at 14:11.

Not an easy day

Showers started to build on track as we were launching - never a good sign. Everyone has set off though. First reports of landouts - HXM (NYM Inter) at Tenbury; 594 (AST novice) at Stanton Lacey.
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Written by: Mark Sanders on 9 June 2019 at 13:00.

Saturday - No Task

No task will be set today, but we are hopeful that the weather will clear this afternoon and with a decent wind on the ridge we should be able to try some short west launches and hopefully get the bungee rope out too!
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Written by: Mark Sanders on 8 June 2019 at 08:43.

Latest winner

1. Andy Davis 51.87 km/h
2. Doug Gardner 83.09 km
3. Dominic Haughton 73.14 km
Updated: 10/06/2019, 13:24
1. Alex Fordham 57.21 km
2. David Darcy 7.44 km
3. Bob Pye 2.63 km
Updated: 11/06/2019, 20:50
1. Barry Key 28.80 km
2. Harry Bloxham 7.76 km
3. Matthew Cook 1.00 km
Updated: 11/06/2019, 20:44

Latest task

Task 2, 9 Jun 2019
Task distance: 132.67 km
Updated: 09/06/2019, 13:53
Task 2, 9 Jun 2019
Task distance: 103.84 km
Updated: 10/06/2019, 12:27
Task 2, 9 Jun 2019
Task distance: 52.71 km
Updated: 10/06/2019, 12:14