Sunday 30 August 2015

Juniors Final Result

Well done Stefan Astley who won the Juniors with 1959 points over 3 days. Our George came 23rd with 1024 despite two land outs. A superb top half finish in his first big competition. Pity the weather didn't play.

Friday 28 August 2015

Juniors Day 3

Gosh, well done George. 310k on a very difficult day. One of only 16 to complete the task today. Now lying 24th overall with possibly another day to go.

Here's George on Day 1 contemplating the task ahead (pic shamelessly pinched from Cotswold GC website).

Thursday 27 August 2015

Juniors Day 2

George did a great bit of street running today making around the first turn in the corner of the sector and back as far as Stow on the Wold. A good effort.

Look on and click on 319 for his trace. No scores as I write.


Saturday 22 August 2015

Juniors Day 1

Tricky day with three distinct air masses. Blue to the S, raining to the W and towering cu to the NE. The task was NE. George did a brilliant job staying up before the start then getting back into the zone for a start at a decent height.

Unfortunately, like others, he glid from there around the first turn at Andoversford to a good field just beyond. Not first, but not last by a long straw. Only 5 got round.

More when the scores are in.

Thursday 20 August 2015

George at Junior Nationals

Our star cadet George is competing in the Junior Nationals which starts on Saturday at Aston Down. He is in a huge field of over 50 pilots taking part. I am sure that everyone wishes him great success in his first Nationals competition.

He has crew arranged on both weekends (his dad) and members of the club throughout the week: Glyn on Mon, Tue, Wed, Richard on Thursday, and Steve Williams on Friday. Extra help may be necessary at short notice so keep your ear to the ground please. I will be going down on Saturday to hopefully get him off to a good start.

Best of luck George.

Saturday 1 August 2015

I do like to be beside the seaside.....

Great fun on Thursday. It looked a bit overcast at Booker but improved to the south west with climbs of 8 to 10 knots to 6000ft later in the day. Conditions were best at the coast with a tempting convergence out to sea
Devon Coast - Approaching Budleigh Salterton

Out to sea, following the convergence towards Weymouth