NZ Sailplane Grand Prix 2019

Matamata, New Zealand,   27 December 2019 – 31 December 2019

Day 1

A hectic day 1 is over.


Day one is always madness for the contest organizers. Nothing works right, the briefing is twice as long as normal and it always feels like the contest director (that would be me) has no clue what he's doing.

However, things usually come together, and lauch started just after 1pm and went reasonably smoothly from there.

Weather-wise, things turned out slightly better than forecast, with some clear cloud markers at the start of the day and throught the day. As expected a gentle westerly kept the ridge working reasonably well and most folks were able to use this to good effect.

So in the end, all the ingredients for a great day just came together. Good weather, good racing and good fun had by all.

Preliminary results are up, but we will need to check the traces before finalising the scores.

Here's to another successful day.

Written by: Rob Lyon on 27 December 2019 at 04:54.

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