The day started with briefing in the Army Reserve centre which offers excellent facilities. Director Richard welcomed all the competitors, crew and helpers, and acknowledged the generosity of the comp's sponsors, Hayward Aviation Ltd, who have provided impressive goody bags and the day prizes.
The task set was a double out and return to Wantage, to make the best of a windy day with the usual collection of showers blowing through. The launch was at 1330 and several people took relights, but timing proved to be crucial as the Task Setter threw on his wings and launched well after the grid, and won the day with an impressive speed of 126.5kph. Hor Concours though so provisional places went to:
1st - Denis Campbell - 370
2nd - Jim White - J1M
3rd - Geoff Lyons - 949
There were some landouts but retrieves were soon underway, and meanwhile back in the club house the beer was very welcome.
|Briefing is a serious matter|
|Denis in 370|
|Jim after a successful task|
|Geoff 949 being encouraged by his syndicate partner, Bob|
|Gratuitous pic of tug against cloud formation|