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Round 3 SWSA F3F Winter league

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Martin_N

From AJ, let's hope we have similar conditions to the WoollyBacks:

Hi All

Right excuse my paranoia but I am starting to think this seasons winter league is cursed! Anyway we will try again Sunday 19 January (I am starting to sound like a broken record) to get a competition in for the SWSA F3F winter league. I will make a call Friday if the competition is on and if so more details of meeting times.

If I can have entries by Saturday I would be grateful as it helps with organising the flying order and get things running on the day. However, if you wake up Sunday morning and decide at the last minute you want to fly you will more than welcome, but you might find yourself early in the flying order!

If you are thinking about having a go in F3F the winter league is a great place to start, it's all pretty informal and don't worry if you haven't got the latest state of the art carbon fibre dream machine to have a go. Sure it nice to have but it is more important that you have a go at standing in the centre of a course and trying to fly a kilometre as fast as you can with what ever plane you have got. Better to find out flying a foamie that F3F is for you than spending thousands only to find out you have made an expensive mistake!

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday

Andrzej

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simon_t

This from AJ:

Hi All

Right, it look we are in real danger we will get a competition in on Sunday, so the Winter League is on.

The wind forecasts have been flipping between Mickey's and the back or the Wrecker over the last 48 hours although it is looking more like Mickey's now.

We will meet at the "T" junction and head up to the slope at 09:30. Just to let you know there is a degree of change ongoing between over the farmers over the land and Jonathan who currently open the gate for us has asked that we keep the gate closed. He would like us to pull the gate closed and by putting open pad lock through the hasp to keep the gate closed. So if you turn up late please pull the gate closed and put the lock through. I have raised concerns about us getting locked in but Jonathan has assured me that he will be within five minutes of the gate all day if someone locks it.

So looking forward to seeing you all Sunday and all the best

Andrzej

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jwest532

Need to be out of the house before the kids wake up so might surprise you :)

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Martin_N

Results from AJ: write up here: http://welsh-f3f.blogspot.co.uk

1 Simon Thrornton 5860.69 Freestyler

2 Mark Abbotts 5814.48 Caldera

3 Joel West 5791.92 Freestyler

4 Martin Newnham 5698.54 Freestyler

5 Graeme Mahoney 5457.04 Pitball

6 Tony Livingstone 5323.60 ?

7 Mike Evans 5245.23 Freestyler

8 Martin Drewett 5243.56 Pitball

9 Dave Runmble 5236.70 Alliag

10 Paul Stubley 5102.27 ?

11 Clive Jones 4873.87 Ceres

12 John Treble 4861.73 Pitball

13 Chris Studley 4508.51 Cyril?

14 Andrzej Tabero 4501.45 Ascott

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Greg Dakin

Wow - two out of two for Simon and his new FS4, congratulations ST!!!!!

Looks like S.Wales threw up another really close race....great result for Abbo and Joel too.

Cheers

Greg

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Gromit

Well done guys, congrats to all :thumbsup:

 

  Stu.

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oipigface

Yesterday was a nice day out. Thanks AJ, Simon, Martin and Joel for a well-run comp. Pitbull is licking its wounds, and I am wondering how I can fly faster.

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rumbey

Yesterday was a nice day out. Thanks AJ, Simon, Martin and Joel for a well-run comp. Pitbull is licking its wounds, and I am wondering how I can fly faster.

well John thats the first time I've seen a glider win a battle with a peice of Granite!!  Still its good to get lucky sometimes ;)

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rumbey

Well done top 3,  Some very good flying with a mix of EM and FR styles.  The climbout / pumping seems more relevant than ever to being competitive

 

Got my mojo back, the low cloud/clag cleared up just in time!

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Clive Henry Jones

Apologies for the lack of photographs but I guess the server was busy last night as apart from the one that got through, I was refused upload! I shall try again tonight, kids permitting. :)

 

Just to fil a few blanks, Tony was flying an Energic (I believe)

Chris Studley an Air One.

 

I did not know that "touch and goes" were a part of your repertoire, John but I was impressed anyway. Pitbull 1, Hill 0.

 

Clive.

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jwest532

Yep nice day out in the end. Well done Simon. Abbo was on the money as well, it's almost like he was trying to impress some one :)

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Martin_N

Well done Simon, Abbo and Joel, great to see Abbo on the money flew the caldera really well all day.  Simon is looking good with the FS4's as well.

 

Really good to see everyone trying different styles producing positive results. 

 

Big thanks to AJ for organising and running the comp, weather almost put pay to the day but worth the wait. Jjust wish someone could have moved base B about 6 inches closer to the centre, then may be I wouldnt have missed it in 3 - 4 consecutive rounds :(

 

Thanks

 

Martin

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