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Air Sailing Sports Class Contest - Day 5 Report

Air Sailing Sports Class
ASG Reno NV
Saturday, July 25, 2009

Official
Sports Class Day 5

Task: Turn Area       
    ID   Name                 Distance (Miles)   Radius
    44   Start                  0.00              5.0
    23   Hilton Ranch          90.54             30.0
    21   Hazen                156.62             20.0
    15   Finish               195.93              2.0

 Minimum Time 03:00

 Cumulative                                                Day             Speed             Distance         Remarks
 Rank  Points  ID   Name                   Glider      Rank    Points  Hndcp   Actual    Hndcp   Actual    Code    Penalty Points
 ----  -----   --   ----                   ------      ----    ------  -----   ------    -----   ------    ----    ------- ------
    1   4856   JJ   Sinclair, John         Genesis II     3      966    66.62   69.40    205.72  214.29          
    2   4694   MG   Green, Mike            Duo Discus     5      874    60.29   67.43    180.55  201.96    MT       
    3   4533   P9   Richards, Kerry        SZD-55-1       6      854    58.86   62.55    176.47  187.53    MT       
    4   4344  HAL   Chouinard, Hal         ASW-27         1     1000    68.94   78.35    212.58  241.56          
    5   4145   RD   Harris, Roger          Ventus cb      4      885    61.05   67.91    186.57  207.53          
    6   3916   3E   Gore, Charles          Pegasus        2      967    66.64   69.78    198.69  208.05    MT       
    7   3742  22T   Herron, Matt           Ventus cb      7      788    54.32   61.03    162.55  182.64    MT       
    8   3140    3   Edling, Lee            Ventus cb      8      682    45.64   51.28    136.57  153.45    MT       

 

Codes:
   MT     Flight time less than minimum time.

Contest Summary

 

Well, today was a C.D's dream day to cap off a great contest.  You want to get everyone home in time for the banquet, but you still want to set a challenging task to maintain the high level of competition.  We knew the soaring would be better to the south, with cloud bases approaching 17K, and expected strong but blue conditions around Air Sailing.  Two TFR's for wildfires complicated things further, but we called a 3 hr TAT with Hilton Ranch ( 30 mi) and Hazen ( 20 mi) which gave a min task of 145 and a max task of 277. 

 First, everyone made it back. Wew.  But even better, it turned out that the clouds organized along diagonal bands across the course, with large blue gaps, and some of the area had small T-storms.  All this made for a complex weather situation with lots of decisions and challenge.  It seemed like every pilot had a different story to tell after their fligtht, not at all text book, full of interesting 'hooks'.  So I'm really pleased that we got such a great day to finish off the contest. 

JJ ended up on top, and we'll tap him to be CD next year.  But everyone flew really well. The standard of airmanship and professionalism and comraderie among this small group of eight pilots was exceptional, really made for a fantastic contest.  Can't wait to come back and race next year.  I hope we get some more pilots to come out and join us.

Posted: 7/26/2009


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