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Region 9 North - 8/12/09 Racing Report

Racing Fans, 

After a good night’s sleep, interrupted only by a 5AM phone class about a morning aero tow retrieve, I am happy to report that the soaring gods finally smiled upon us yesterday.  The lift started about an hour earlier, we managed to launch 30 gliders in 1:17hr with three tow planes, the day lasted long enough that I had a finisher at 19:50 (Contest sunset is 2000) and we only had a few landouts. 

The soaring for the day was a nice mix.  We had some really fast runs along the ridge combined with a thermal average greater than 6kts. and a cloudbase greater than 17,500ft.  This resulted in many smiling faces at dinner. 

In Open Class it has been the Gary Ittner show.  With three straight first places he has established a 276 point lead over 98, Pete Alexander.  Tom Kreyche in 7V is a distant third due to a very large start penalty day before yesterday. 

In 15 Meter, local Tim Taylor leads the pack by 181 points over ZL, Dave Leonard, who is hanging on to second place by a slim margin of 47 points over Jim Cumiford.  Things behind Jim dropped off rapidly.

Charlie "Lite" Minner

Competition Director

Posted: 8/12/2009


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