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Jon_E

Thanks Guys, no body more disappointed then myself.

Have been busy putting my FS4 back together,  just finished it this week.
Looking forward to giving it a whiz.

Would have been nice to have our pre-christmas bash go ahead.

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Jon_E
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New Year's greetings to everyone.

The Northern F3F is due this weekend, Saturday 5th Jan.

Current forecast is for 7 - 8mph WNW winds. This is a bit on the low side, especially for the likes of Levisham which is not the tallest of ridges. Ideally 10mph is the lowest figure to give a sporting chance of a good days flying. With a High pressure slap overhead, the prospects of an improvement in the forecast looks slim.
However the usual call will be made on Friday evening.

 

Cheers

Jon

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up dated weather forecast
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SilentPilot

Let's see:

I've got my Pinkshift and Willow in the car.
Transmitter on charge.
Permission to leave early from the Mrs.


Sorry lads... looks like I've cursed it again for us!
 

Tony  :( 

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Jon_E

Hi All

I hope this doesn't come as any great surprise, but tomorrow's comp is OFF.

High pressure dominating the scene, with the expected light winds barely getting above the legal limit.
Not to mentions the temperature or wind direction, I think we give this one a miss.

Now for the good news! All the reserve days kick in, and so we have a total of 4 more rounds to go.
For your dairies , 2nd and 16th Feb, and 2nd and 16th March.

See you all then
Jon

 

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SilentPilot

Good news for you,

I can't make the reserve dates :(

Have fun!!!

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Jon_E

Northern Winter League is this coming Saturday 2nd Feb

Current forecast is not looking toooo bad. NW winds 17 - 25mph.
Some risk of snow showers, so watching the progress on this.

As usual, final call on Friday evening

Jon

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Peter G

At least two planning to come fron Scotland Jon 👍

Dave sent me a couple of pics from the Feb 2007 comp which started on the NW slope... This is me after a walk of shame to the bottom (flying a pike superior floater)!

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And then a bit later on the South bowl, looks like Rich and an early Skorp with curly tips.

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Think it might be a bit colder tomorrow! The write up is still there for a trip down memory lane - http://www.nymrsc.org.uk/Winter league 4 07.htm

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SilentPilot

Have fun tomorrow. I'm working so you'll probably get a cracking day in :D

Tony 

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Sloper

lol the good old days when we used to get 5 outa 5 comps in. winters seemed alot milder then

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Jon_E

Don't you just love the British weather! Nothing is ever straightforward.

So we have wind ( 15 -25mph ), we have a good slope for the wind ( NW ) but do we have the weather for it?
Well, current forecast for snow showers is not very encouraging. 
The showers appear to be fairly frequent , and no obvious clear skies between.
In fact the Met Office are forecasting the visibility at P (  poor )
Given Horcums penchant for mist / low cloud, I think we could be struggling to fly at all

Now these forecasts are constantly changing,  so by tomorrow, it could be anyones guess
But, reluctantly I am calling the comp OFF

Lets hope for improving weather by the date of our next comp on the 16th Feb.

See you all then
Jon

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paul garnett

Bugger but having spent many an hour in forcum clag.. good call, might have needed my big coat.. 

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Sloper

well three comps left, lets hope the weather goes in our favour

 

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Jon_E

Eh up, not looking too bad for this weekend!

15-25mph SSW which will put us on the South bowl
10degC temperature is almost tropical for this time of year, 
Shirt sleeve weather NOT but mild all the same,

More later

 

Jon

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Maria Freeman

I'm coming .....

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mtreble
On 12/02/2019 at 17:45, Jon_E said:

Shirt sleeve weather NOT but mild all the same,

Possibly...

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Steve Haley

Looking forward to it John........

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Jon_E

Ok, no point in dragging out the wait!!
Tomorrow is ON,
Yeehaa!


Wind forecast is 17-28mph SW
Wind direction to be assessed on the day,  so we may be on the South Bowl or Levisham dependant apon actual conditions.

Meet in the main car park for 9:30am.

See you there
Jon
 

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Maria Freeman

Thanks to Jon and Mark for today. Really enjoyed myself despite not doing very well !

 

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Jon_E

Thanks Maria, great you were able to join us.

Full results to follow, but as a prelude to that, after 15 rounds the winner was Mike McCracken, second Rich Bagoogle, and third Steve Haley. FTD also went to Mike with a 37.53

Great Day out, sorry Mark R and Pengy failed to make it.

Jon

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Maxscotland

Fantastic result for Mike....... :)

sounds like I missed an great day John ! I pulled a calf muscle during the week so couldn't make it.

congrats to Mike , Rich and Steve.

hope to see you next time.

Cheers Ewan 

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