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The English Open F3f 2019.

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Gromit

David, your above video of the presentation ceremony was a complete surprise to me, I had absolutely no idea that you were filming it.

Your video is a  truly 'cracking' record /  memory for all of the 2019 English Open F3f event , thank you so very much indeed David, 'cracking' 👍

 

Dave, You have email :poke:

 

  Stu 

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Gromit
23 hours ago, puffertrain said:

Awesome weekend! Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome and being so generous with advice and encouragement - it was desperately needed and appreciated.

Huge thanks to Stu for organizing everything but still having time to talk to and help the newbies like me and then selflessly not flying the whole of Sunday just so that I wouldn’t come last!

Mike, the man, the legend - great job: F3F pilot extraordinaire AND a chef - is there no limit to this mans talents?

Special mention to Graeme, without whom I’d never have got into F3F, who is a true ambassador of the sport and always helps to answer my endless questions.

Great to meet everyone and can’t wait for the next competition.

William

So very pleased you enjoyed your first ever F3f competition William.  From watching your flying it was clear to everyone that similarly to 'Midweek Mike' you have the natural ability to fly an F3f course very well.  Just like Mike's, I am looking forward to following your progress in this exciting & addictive branch of our sport. 

I very much hope that you will be entering & sharing in the enjoyment of the coming 2019-20 Southern Winter league F3f competitions.  Details of these comps will be posted on the forum in around a months time.

  Very well done William 👏

      Stu. 

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The English Open F3f Charity Raffle.  

The English Open F3f Charity Raffle , in aid of both the UK's blood cancer charity Bloodwise - https://bloodwise.org.uk , & Histio UK http://www.histiouk.org/ .  in memory of our so dearly missed Son Tom , (aged 26) . 

 

The grand total raised at this years English Open F3f charity raffle  is an amazing £310.00  . 

 

Who are Bloodwise, & Histio UK ? 

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.

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.

When you have a few spare minutes, I urge you to please visit both charities respective websites so as to discover for yourselves all about their vital & excellent work,  Bloodwise - https://bloodwise.org.uk , & Histio UK http://www.histiouk.org/ . Thank you so very much. 

 

The Donations /  Prizes;- 

The Rosscourt Guest House, Bournemouth;-  Peter Payne owner of South Coast Sailplanes & wife  Debbie, very generously donated a 2 night stay for 2 Adults at their Guest House in Bournemouth. (value £198.00)  https://therosscourtbedandbreakfast.co.uk/  

The Whitesheet RFC;-  An AHi slope aerobatic glider (value 135.00) https://dream-flight.com/products/ahi-kit

Steve Webb Models / Servo Shop .;- A £25.00 gift voucher redeemable online or in store. https://www.stevewebb.co.uk/  &  https://www.servoshop.co.uk/

Bucks Composites ;- Owner Graham Buckingham donated a £25.00 gift voucher redeemable online, from his excellent range of products https://www.bucks-composites.com/ 

BARCS;-  5 annual memberships to BARCS. value £50.00 https://www.barcs.co.uk/

Gorrilla Glue ;- a wide selection of Gorrilla glue products, to the value of £90.00  https://uk.gorillaglue.com/

A Family friend  ;- Prosseco & wine .

 

All my family wish to give our  heartfelt sincerest thanks to all those above , both for their kindness  & generosity in donating  such great prizes,

Similarly, my family are overwhelmed by everyone's generosity  when buying the raffle tickets.

The grand total raised at this years English Open F3f charity raffle  is an amazing £310.00  . 

 

Myself , my wife Gillian & sons Ben & Sam, all  wish to give our most heartfelt & sincerest thanks, both to all those who so very kindly & generously donated the 'Cracking' prizes, & to all who purchased raffle tickets. We are truly overwhelmed by you  generosity.

  With support such as this, the English Open F3f event will help  beat blood cancer.  Together 'we will'  improve the lives of those suffering from blood cancer. Together 'WE WILL' save lives, 

 

Heartfelt sincerest thanks.

     Stuart, Gillian, Ben & Samuel Wallace.

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Brett82

Sounds like you managed to raise a decent amount there Stu. Congratulations mate, you guys should be proud of all you have done for Bloodwise and Histio UK. 

Massive thanks to all who contributed prizes, you guys have all made it possible for Stu and his family to do all this for the charities that mean so much to them.

Big thanks to Whitesheet club for donating the Ahi, I was really happy to have won it. Looking forward to maidening it soon.

 

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Gromit

My congratulations again to you Brett on winning the Ahi, this being  donated by the Whitesheet RFC ;-  http://whitesheet.org.uk/ .

It was certainly an excellent & rewarding English Open event for yourself. 

On this your first ever trip to Whitesheet finishing 5th, flying  2 sub 40's & winning the raffle. 

Thank you supporting both the event & the charity raffle, 

 

I look forward to welcoming you again to Whitesheet in the near future. 

            Stu. 

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Brett82

Thanks Stu

Yeas, it was certainly an "excellent & rewarding" comp for me.  I think I say this after every comp but I really enjoyed it and I really liked the challenge of the "all blow, no go" aspect of the slope. Its easy to fly on slopes that produce massive amounts of lift, this was a completely different challenge. But is still gave a number of sub 40's so there is a bit of go in it, haha. 

I will definitely be back again for more.

Brett

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Gromit
15 minutes ago, Brett82 said:

blistering Thanks Stu

Yeas, it was certainly an "excellent & rewarding" comp for me.  I think I say this after every comp but I really enjoyed it and I really liked the challenge of the "all blow, no go" aspect of the slope. Its easy to fly on slopes that produce massive amounts of lift, this was a completely different challenge. But is still gave a number of sub 40's so there is a bit of go in it, haha. 

I will definitely be back again for more.

Brett

The hill record on the SW slope that we were flying on both days, is held by Martin Newnham, this being a blistering SUB 30 :drool: .    Martin setting this around 3 yrs ago . 

  Stu. 

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oipigface
12 hours ago, Gromit said:

The grand total raised at this years English Open F3f charity raffle  is an amazing £310.00  . 

.... and about 3/4 of a box of PG Tips.

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Graham Woods

English Open F3F Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YdKDVplS94&feature=youtu.be

 

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Peter G

Great video, thanks for sharing! Makes sense of alot of the comments and also the spreadsheet.

The wind meter looks excellent, the conditions looked challenging.

Sounds like a great do 👍

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Phil.Taylor

Good to hear that you had a "cracking" good English Open at Whitesheet

Was really sorry to miss it - but something else "cracking" intervened. As some of you heard - On the Friday I was in hospital to straighten (re-break) a broken nose - the whole op theatre GA thing - see pic, not looking too happy just come around. How was it broken? - DIY injury 12 days before - a very long story - and very painful. Moral - don't do DIY - its dangerous

Phil.

 

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Brett82
10 minutes ago, Phil.Taylor said:

Good to hear that you had a "cracking" good English Open at Whitesheet

Was really sorry to miss it - but something else "cracking" intervened. As some of you heard - On the Friday I was in hospital to straighten (re-break) a broken nose - the whole op theatre GA thing - see pic, not looking too happy just come around. How was it broken? - DIY injury 12 days before - a very long story - and very painful. Moral - don't do DIY - its dangerous

Phil.

We heard what happened mate, hope you are feeling better. 

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Graham Woods
2 hours ago, Graham Woods said:

English Open F3F Video

No video. It was available but no more. Copyright issues.

Apologies to one and all. I'll have to find another way.

 

 

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Redbird

What a pity, have to change the audio track I suppose.

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Gromit

In the few days leading up to the comp, Phil both telephoned & text'd me to explain what he had done / had happened.  The details made me wince many times.  

Since the competition I have passed on everyone at the comps regards & best wishes in his recovery to Phil.

Phil's company & friendship was very much missed by all at this yrs competition.

Raffle tickets & that's what mates are for;;-  I purchased a number of raffle tickets for Phil as a thank you to him for both offering & giving myself & wife Gil, his booked accommodation for the comp.  This I did as Phil would not accept anything either for or towards this cost to him.  Of these , one of them was the 3rd winning ticket. When deciding which prize I thought Phil would like best I was rudely over ruled by  so called 'mates. Instead of the £25.00 voucher to use at Steve webb models that I was going to chose, Phils 'so called mates' said that a selection of Gorrilla glue products was far more appropriate, saying Phil  could use the various selection of glues & tape to fix his nose , true but very cruel I thought 🤣  LOL      

Phils raffle prize  ;-         

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Wishing you continued steady progress in your recover Phil 🤞.

 

  Stu. 

     

 

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Phil.Taylor

Thanks for all the good wishes. Nose splint now off & just a bit sore. Nice & straight again - it was quite wonky.

Stu - the raffle tickets were a very kind gesture. Yep - the gorilla glue would have been great for sticking my nose straight 😀

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Graham Woods
1 hour ago, Redbird said:

What a pity, have to change the audio track I suppose.

I put the English Open video on my website. It is 1920x1080p HD and over 570 MB!

You will need high speed broadband (30mbs) for a download.

It probably will not play directly and will just buffer all the time.

http://favonius.com/soaring/English%20Open/English%20Open.mp4

 

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Mark P

Saw the video while it was still up on YouTube

Thoroughly enjoyed it - well worth a watch

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Gromit
34 minutes ago, Graham Woods said:

I put the English Open video on my website. It is 1920x1080p HD and over 570 MB!

You will need high speed broadband (30mbs) for a download.

It probably will not play directly and will just buffer all the time.

http://favonius.com/soaring/English Open/English Open.mp4

 

Absolutely 'Cracking'  👏 👏 👏 🤞 

Thank you so very much David & Graham for all your time & effort in capapturing  the action, & for creating such an excellent  video of the event.  

  Additionally your joint efforts to create these  video's, will be great promotion of the English Open F3f event for future years.  This helping further raise the prestige of the event 😎

 

Sincerest thanks to you both ,

            Stu. 

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DDM

Great video. 

Thanks for posting it up.

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