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English Open 2021 August 21-22


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Thank to Graham and the Whitesheet lads.  10 rounds of flying starts to even out the thermal lottery.

A fun weekend.  Great to see mark flying so well, a well deserved win.

 

Ian

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Very enjoyable 3 days spent down in sunny Wiltshire. 

Nice walk on Saturday in the mist laden forest around Alfred's Tower, very atmospheric and beautiful.

Nice fly Friday afternoon, and a couple of fun nights out with friends.

Then to cap it off a sunny day with the wind blowing in the right direction.

Occasionally frustrating conditions but occasionally not. Ten rounds in a day made up for the cancelled Saturday. 

Well done to all the whitesheet lads, both in the organising the food and their flying, even Tony got a trophy 😁.

Liz had a nice time as well so a win win for me even though I didn't win. 

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Hats off to the Whitesheet lads for keeping the English Open on the F3f calendar. Special thanks to Andy B for not being a grumpy passenger on the way home 😉

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great day, not sure my flying was up to the task on the day but still enjoyable.

thanks to the Whitesheet boys and club for the use of the hill, and to all who helped. roll on the winter league.

JP

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Just decided to have a look through the result sheet.

We all know the day was very variable, and that 10 rounds can help to smooth this out, but there is also another level of luck that is needed. 

Its all about the timing.

 

That slot luck alluded me on Sunday, don't get me wrong here, I was and are happy to have had a nice day on the hill and was happy with my flying on the day so I have no complaints.

The results sheet though does highlight that its not just how well you fly, or how good your air is but also when you hit that good slot.

I had 3 second places during the day, two of them being bettered by Mike Shellim who was not putting a foot wrong in a few nice patches of air. 🙂

Looking at the average scores for a second place;

The other seven second spots average was 958 points, my three second places averaged at 856.

A very significant loss. Mikes score of course hit everyone in those rounds, and was made all the more poignant by him being last man. 

 

804, points - Bashed by Shellim

908 points  BruceH

858 points - Bashed again by Shellim.

 

Fair play Mike, I look forward to the photos, but please can you take it a little more gently next time. 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Buzz said:

Hats off to the Whitesheet lads for keeping the English Open on the F3f calendar. Special thanks to Andy B for not being a grumpy passenger on the way home 😉

I had an hour and a half of good flying ,it just wasn’t in the competition 😀😃

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Big thanks to Graeme, Mike B and all, for a fun day of relaxed competition. Okay so the conditions weren't the most consistent, but it was a great opportunity to try different turn styles and experiment with ballast, in order to deal with the slightly crossed wind. And we managed to complete 10 rounds in bright sunshine, fueled by Mike's excellent nourishment!! 

I've posted a few photos here:

https://rc-soar.smugmug.com/F3F/2021/English-Open/ (corrected)

 

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Guys,  Unfortunately Ive got Covid19.

My symptoms started Tuesday after the comp.

Ive been told to inform everyone Ive met which includes the Sunday of the comp.

 

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Hope you get better soon Dave.

Bearing the availability of free test kits, IMO it would be useful to have a protocol in place for multiple-day competitions, as we often socialise indoors in the evenings. It could be as simple as recommending people having a lateral flow test before the event.

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Sorry to hear that, thanks for letting us know, hope you shake it off soon.

From the comp CD perspective I have checked what we need to do.    The guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus is fairly straightforward.  Only those who have symptoms are recommended to get a test and isolate.  Doing anything further is down to personal choice.

I had a test a week later due to a medical checkup, and it was clear.

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17 hours ago, MikeE said:

Get well soon Dave. Any of thoughts on where you picked it up from? 

Probably my Son but not 100%

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17 hours ago, rc-soar said:

Hope you get better soon Dave.

Bearing the availability of free test kits, IMO it would be useful to have a protocol in place for multiple-day competitions, as we often socialise indoors in the evenings. It could be as simple as recommending people having a lateral flow test before the event.

Thanks Mike. Yes taking a multi day lateral flow kit would make perfect sense. (I think they come in 6 packs). I wouldnt wish this on anyone. Its very bad

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