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THE ENGLISH OPEN F3F 2018.

Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes.

Whitesheet RFC aug 18-19th.

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The Whitesheet RFC are proud to be staging the English Open F3f competition of 2018, over the weekend of aug 18-19th. 

We are proud that our excellent sponsor of the event Peter Payne of South Coast Sailplanes http://www.south-coast-sailplanes.com/  continues to give such excellent sponsorship & support to the event.

Similarly, we are proud of both Steve Webb models  https://www.stevewebb.co.uk/ https://www.servoshop.co.uk/ & Bucks Composites  https://www.bucks-composites.com/ for their continued & very much valued support to this event.

 

Entry to the event will open at 8.00am on June 1st.

Entries are to be sent to myself at swallacegromit@aol.com .

please include the following;-

Name,

Frequency,

Models. (up to 3)

BMFA / insurance details.

 

As well as individually, you can also enter as a team of 3. Each team member receiving a trophy.f

Entry fee will be £20.00, this is payable on day 1.

Over the coming weeks, I will be posting news & info here about this years event.

 

We at the Whitesheet RFC are looking forward to staging this years prestigious English Open F3f competition, and welcoming pilots from across the country to our superb Wiltshire slopes.

 

   Stu ,  Whitesheet RFC Comp Sec.

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Very many thanks & full credit to Whitesheet RFC Chairman Chris Lamming for designing the above 'Cracking' English Open image, thank you Chris. 

 

I am delighted to announce that entry to the 2018 English Open is now Open.

 

Entries are to be sent to myself at swallacegromit@aol.com .

please include the following;-

Name,

Frequency,

Models. (up to 3)

BMFA / insurance details.

 

As well as individually, you can also enter as a team of 3. Each team member receiving a trophy.

Entry fee will be £20.00, this is payable on day 1.

Over the coming weeks, I will be posting news & info here about this years event.

 

We at the Whitesheet RFC are looking forward to staging this years prestigious English Open F3f competition, and welcoming pilots from across the country to our superb Wiltshire slopes.

 

   Stu ,  Whitesheet RFC Comp Sec.

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3 hours ago, Gromit said:

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An error post that timed out, i'm therefore unable to delete. Would you tidy / delete  please Austin, thank you.

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Hi All,

          Thank you very much for your current entries, I will be posting the received entry list later today. 

 

    Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec. 

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Entry list .  (last edited 16/7/2018)

 

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Team entries;- Those pilots entering a team, don't forget to include your teams details with your entry, otherwise please let me know these once you have your team.

 

               Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec.

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The English Open F3f Chartity Raffle.

in aid of Bloodwise & Histio UK.

 

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Throughout the 2 days of the event, we will be staging a charity raffle to raise very much needed funds for the charities of both Boodwise, & Histio UK. This we are doing in memory of my Son Tom (aged 26), who died from both blood cancer, & a rare blood / immune system disorder in Nov 2015 .

 

Who are Bloodwise, & Histio UK ? 

Bloodwise ;- Bloodwise are the UK's blood cancer charity, they fund world class research into blood cancer. Additionally, they provide emotional & practical support to patients & their loved ones & raise awareness of blood cancer. They are there for everyone effected by blood cancer, whether its Lymphoma, Leukemia, Myloma or other blood disorder.

Blood cancer is the 3rd biggest cancer killer in the UK, each year it claims more lives than both breast & prostate cancer.

Blood cancer is the 5th most common cancer in the UK with over 230,000 people living with it in the UK. 38,000 people are diagnosed each year.

To find out more about the very important work that Bloodwise do, please spare a few minutes of your time to visit their website https://bloodwise.org.uk/charity/about

 

Histio UK;-   Histio UK are the charity for the rare immune blood disorder Histiocytosis (HLH). This is a very serious rapidly progressive blood disorder that is very difficult to both diagnose & treat.

Similarly, to find out about the very important work that is done by Histio UK, here is the link to their website  http://www.histiouk.org/

 

Why these two Charities ? 

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Tom. 

 

In November of 2015 our Son Tom died aged just 26,  from a combination of both Lymphoma & Histiocytosis (HLH).

Tom was a very skilled carpenter & general builder. Tom loved music & enjoyed DJ'ing .

Up until his illness he had never had any health problems throughout his life, he hadn't seen his GP for many yrs prior to becoming ill.

In Jan of 2015 Tom caught a common cold. One week on however Tom had become very unwell, it was obvious that something was very wrong. On seeing his GP he was given a blood test, just to rule out anything other than flu. The following day his GP rang saying that the results were very unusual & that he was to go straight to hospital. Tom was immediately admitted being very seriously ill. Tom was seriously ill in hospital for most of the following 10 months, much of this time he spent in the UK's specialist cancer unit in London. Despite expert treatment & care from the Uk's leading blood cancer specialists Tom's health progressively deteriorated. Toms Lymphoma & HLH were both extremely cruel to him, the suffering he endured throughout his illness was truly heartbreaking. Tom was outstandingly courageous throughout, we are so very proud of him.

During the last few days of his life, I promised Tom that I would do all I could to help fellow sufferers of blood cancer & HLH. After much research I found that the very best way I am able to do this is by raising very much needed funds for both Bloodwise & Histio UK. This I continue to do in Toms memory.

 

Here is the current list of those who are kindly & generously supporting the English Open F3f competition, & are donating goods to the raffle ;- 

 

Whitesheet RFC. ;- http://whitesheet.org.uk/  

Steve Webb Models & Servo shop ;- https://www.stevewebb.co.uk/ https://www.servoshop.co.uk/

Bucks Composites, ;-  https://www.bucks-composites.com/

Ace Models, ;-  https://www.acemodel.co.uk/

BARCS ;- https://www.barcs.co.uk/

GBSRA ;-  http://www.gbsra.co.uk/

 

note ;- I shall be posting a list of the goods being very generously donated by the above in a separate post shortly.

 

Sincerest thanks ;-  to all the above, your kind & generous support of the English Open F3f comp & raffle 'will make a difference' in the fight against all types of blood cancer & Histiocytosis.. Additionally your donations will help improve the lives of those suffering from these serious & very cruel illnesses. 

My family, Gill, myself & our sons Ben & Sam, wish to publicly give our very sincerest thanks to all the above for your support, thank you all so very much. 

 

note;- If you too would like to similarly support the event,  I would be very pleased to hear from you. Please contact myself at swallacegromit@aol.com thank you. 

 

               Stu,  Whitesheet RFC Comp Sec. 

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On 09/06/2018 at 21:06, Gromit said:

 

 

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Entry list .  (last edited 5/7/2018)

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Team entries;- Those pilots entering a team, don't forget to include your teams details with your entry, otherwise please let me know these once you have your team.

 

               Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec.

Hi Stu

 

I am not on the list, has my entry gone astray somewhere?

Cheers

Tone

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Apologies Tony, I have indeed received your entry, entirely my error in not adding you to the published entry list. I shall add you to this  on my return home this evening.

 

  |Stu. 

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OK no prob Stu. Thanks

 

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The entry list to this years English Open is growing nicely.  We presently have 25 confirmed entries, with 5 team entries.

Note, Entry closing date;- The closing date for entries will be 10.00pm on Friday 3rd August.

 

The Entry list . (as on 17/08/ 2018)

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Saturday evening Social;-       On the Saturday evening there will be a social / meal at 'The George inn' in the nearby town of Mere http://www.thegeorgeinnmere.com/ ( This is the same venue as last yr). All pilots + partners, wives are very welcome to come along. The venue requires info on numbers attending & menu selection, therefore In a couple of weeks time I shall be asking for numbers of those who wish to attend, & will forward the menu for your selection.

 

The English Open Charity raffle in aid of Bloodwise & Histio uk;- I will shortly be posting details of the 'Cracking' & very generously donated raffle prizes.  For now though I wish to again give the most sincerest & biggest of thanks to all those who have so far very kindly donated goods, thank you all so very much.

 

   Stu, Whitesheet Competition Secretary.

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English Open F3f Charity Raffle,

In aid of Bloodwise & Histio UK

 

I am so very pleased & indeed delighted that this years English Open charity raffle is being supported stronger than ever. In addition to Steve Webb  (Steve Webb models ), Graeme Buckingham (Bucks composites) ,  & the Whitesheet RFC , all of whom have generously supported the previous three English Open events, we have 3 new supporters. I am delighted that this year the event is being additionally supported by Ace Models owner Austin, the GBSRA , & BARCS too. 

My family, Gill, Ben, Sam, & myself, wish to give our very sincerest thanks to all the above named & respective committee members.  Your generosity & support of the English Open F3f  raffle will 'make a difference' in the fight against all types of blood cancer, & will help  provide emotional & practical support to patients & their loved ones. Thank you all very much indeed, your donations are so very much appreciated. 

Last years raffle raised the excellent sum of £255.00, this was shared between Bloodwise & Histio uk, thanks to your donations we will hopefully raise a similar amount this yr. 

 

The Donations;- 

Steve Webb models / servo shop  https://www.stevewebb.co.uk/ https://www.servoshop.co.uk/ have donated a £25.00 gift voucher redeemable in store or on line. 

Graeme Buckingham https://www.bucks-composites.com/   A £25.00 gift voucher for his excellent products at his online store 

Austin, owner of Ace Models https://www.acemodel.co.uk/ & of course BARCS forum Administrator.  Austin has donated  a voucher for a wiring harness  for a NAN model OR Custom wiring harness for any model up to 4m span. harness details here ;-  https://www.acemodel.co.uk/wiring-harnesses/ 

The BARCS committee are donating 5 prizes, each being a years memberships to BARCS .

The Great Britain Slope Racing Association (GBSRA ) are donating membership to the GBSRA (+ to be announced)

The Whitesheet RFC  are donating the 'cracking' prize of an Ahi aerobatic glider , details of this model are here ;- https://dream-flight.com/products/ahi-kit . The Ahi continues to receive rave reviews across the world, it needs no introduction or words from myself. 

 

 

 

There are lots of Ahi vids out there on You tube, here though is my favourite, a 'cracking' vid of Pierre Rondell enjoying his own Ahi .

 

 

Donations Request ;- whether you are an individual or retailer, I would be delighted to hear from anyone who might wish to donate further goods to the raffle.  Please get in touch with myself at swallacegromit@aol.com , I would be delighted to hear from you , thank you in advance.  

Note;- Raffle ticket sales, I will be announcing info / details of this in due course. 

 

  Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec. 

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Hi All,  

 The entry list is up to date, we presently  have 25 confirmed entries. 

 

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Team entries;-  Please let me know the names of any additional team entries / team members as soon as you have them. 

 

News updates;- 

Entry closure reminder.  Entry to this yrs event will close this coming Friday (3rd Aug) at 10.00pm. If you have yet to send in your entry please don't forget to send this in before this time.

Additional slopes;-  I am pleased to confirm I have again successfully secured what are highly valued permissions from both the Paragliding / hang gliding club, & the land owner / farmer, for us to use the 'Rifle range' slope should we require it due to wind direction. This slope caters for a true S - SE .   

Important note ;-  NO model flying is permitted on the 'rifle range' slope at any time throughout the year other than on the dates of Aug 18-19th 2018 for the staging of the English Open F3f competition. 

 

Saturday evening social / meal at The George Inn Mere ;- At the beginning of next week I will be sending an email to all those who have entered the comp asking if they will be coming along.  I will then forward the menu to those doing so. Wives & partners are very welcome to come along.

 

  Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec. 

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Hi All.

English Open Charity raffle, in aid of Bloodwise & Histio UK . 

              Event Sponsor Peter Payne owner of South Coast Sailplanes, & his partner Debbie Utteridge, are very generously donating two 'cracking' prizes to the charity raffle.

Together Peter & Debbie run their excellent Guest house the 'Rosscourt', in Bournemouth.  link;-  https://therosscourtbedandbreakfast.co.uk/ . The 'Rosscourt' has a 5 star rating &  certificate of excellence by 'Trip advisor' .  

 

Below are the prize details ; 

prize 1 ;  A 2 night stay, bed & breakfast, double en suite at the 'Rosscourt', (value £198.00 )

Prize 2;   A 1 night stay, Bed & breakfast, double en suite at the 'Rosscourt', ( value 99.00)

 

In addition to the many attractions / places to visit in & around Bournemouth, the Rosscourt is also well placed for exploring the slope soaring sites of the Purbeck hills 😎 

Peter welcomes you to bring some models along, and invites you to enjoy a flying session with him on his favourite Purbeck slopes. 

To show you what the Purbecks have to offer, here's one of my all time favourite vid's, the Paritech team at 'Chapmans Pool'. 

 

 

This years English Open event, & charity raffle, is receiving stronger & wider support.  Sincerest thanks to each of these supporters both from myself & the Whitesheet RFC committee, 

 

             Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec. 

 

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Hi All,

Looking forward to enjoying the Saturday evening meal at 'The George' :). 14 of us confirmed, food orders placed. 

Myself,  Chris Lamming,   Nigel Witchalls,  JP,   Pete Burgess,  Mike Shellim,  Tony Rebertson,  Paul Stubley,  Andy B,   Erik Heijne,  Mr Heijne senior ,  Mark Treble,  Vic Eldridge,  Phil Taylor. 

Additions are welcome, you will be able to order on the night, you may however have a little wait while your order is prepared for you. .

 

  Stu. 

 

 

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Meet point ;-  The various forecast continue to show a run of SW winds well into the middle of next week, I can therefore confirm the meet point as being on the SW slope at Whitesheet.  

Meet time;- 9.00am please.  Early arrival & helping hands to set up in advance of this will be very much appreciated, thanks. 

Beware of the Bull ! ;-  A number of 'In calf' cattle have been grazing the SW slope for several months, amongst them is a very large Aberdeen Angus bull. Despite his imposing appearance he is a pretty friendly chap,  ignore him & he will ignore you.

No flying please ;- in the interest of fairness, there will be NO practice flying, trimming flights etc on either day of the comp, prior to the start of each days racing. 

 

  Stu. 

 

 

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Have fun guys, sorry I can't make it.

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The English Open 'Free Flying Eagle' trophies.

Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes. 

 

'Cracking' aren't they 😎

 

             Stu, Whitesheet Comp Sec. 

 

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Les

Hope you all have a good two days of flying and a great comp,see you all in Wales. 

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