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Standard Class Nationals - Evening report

Today's weather was far from excellent, but actually turned out about as well as the uncertain forecast claimed to be possible.  We got enough heating to make enough weak thermals that allowed a good number of pilots to tiptoe around short tasks.  The troubles (in the form of thunderstorms) that were predicted to ensue from high surface temperatures were not seen in our task area.

As befits a day when a 2-kt thermal was a boomer, distances and speeds were modest.  In Standard Class, Bob Fletcher (ASW-28) managed 44.8 mph.  In Sport Class, Fernando Silva (ASW-27) won with just 39 mph.  (Fernando had planned to be flying in Standard Class, but his borrowed LS-4 lost an argument with a towplane yesterday, so he switched to the Regional contest.)

The weather forecast apparently remains dodgy for the next couple of days, after which we are entitled to hope for better.

Posted: 8/31/2013


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