British Open Slovenia write-up in XCmag
There’s a short write-up of the comp at xcmag.com using one of my photos. Click on the image below to go to the article.
Slovenia day 7 task 6
With a great forecast but with strongish winds at 3000m, a 65km ish task was set up and down the valley as usual but with three tricky turnpoints at the Tolmin end to catch out the unwary. I had a good start and made it down to Tolmin pretty easily. I got high on the…
Now that’s what I call a low save :-)
Day 7 task 6. More to come but I thought I’d share this GE image of my low save at Tolmin! It so nearly went horribly wrong! Off to the presentation party now – I’m hoping I’ve clung onto 3rd in the Sports class…!
Slovenia day 6 task 5
In the red Renault bus again… I’ve definitely found my calling in life – climbing onto the roof-rack to load 14 gliders on top! We still had a forecast for strong winds at 3000m, so that restricted the options a bit, however a good long 73km task was set taking in the usual run down…
Now that’s what I call a thermal :-)
Day 6, task 5. There’s more to follow but this was my climb of the week having got the penultimate turnpoint to the left of the image. From here it was a 14km glide to goal via the last turnpoint.
Slovenia day 5 task 4
YARR. (Yet Another Ridge Run). Well, that’s a bit unkind but it does feel like that. The winds at 3000m were forecast to be 40km/h so the task committee set a 58km task up and down the Kobarid / Tolmin valley. The sky initially had lots of high cloud cover but it cleared shortly after…
Recorded for posterity :-)
Just in case I can’t maintain this position!
Slovenia day 4 task 3
A 54km race to goal was eventually set at about 1530 due to quite strong winds on take off, low cloudbase and biggish clouds nearby. The window opened at 1545 with the race start at 1630. This gave us plenty of time to get a good position for the start within the 3km start in/exit…
Chrigel Maurer wins Swiss Cup Meiringen on Sigma 8 proto
Chrigel Maurer, flying a Sigma 8 proto, beat R10.2s, Boomerang 7s and IcePeaks to win the Swiss Cup Meiringen on 5th/6th June. Having seen lots of R10s in action in Slovenia that’s an incredible achievement! He won the first task and came third in the second task… Read more about it here (it’s in German,…
Slovenia day 3 task 3 – cancelled
Not such a great forecast today – 5-6/8ths cloud plus 50% chance of thunderstorms. Still, we went up to launch where it was grey and colder than usual and a task was set – a 64km race to goal, then it was changed to a 41km elapsed time task, then finally cancelled altogether. We ended…