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Sports Class Nationals - Day 1 - First Contest Day Attempt - Report

Hello Race Fans,

Chuck Lohre here, reporting on the Sports Class Nationals at Caesar Creek Soaring Club in Waynesville, OH. I'll be posting during the day with videos on the SSA Facebook page. In the evening I'll repeat what I posted and add any other commentary. You can reach me at 513-260-9025, chuck@lohre.com.

"It was a crap shoot," Hank Nixon.

"I've never worked harder for a mile," Jim Price.

It looks like we didn't get a day in but I'll leave that up to the scorer. Don Kroesch started his sustainer and it hasn't been scored correctly. Here are my Facebook posts.

 

 

Welcome to the first contest day of the Sports Class Nats. It's just before the 10 am pilots' meeting where we'll hear...

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Ron Ridenour made it around as well as Tom Holloran. Ron gives us his secret.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Sports Class Nats pilots grid time in five minutes. 6V ready to go.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Wallace Berry, WB, Libelle H-301 gives his introduction

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Mark Culpepper, DC, DG-400-17, gives his introduction. He soloed on his 14th birthday.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Duane Eisenbeiss, 93, Ventus 2bx, his greatest soaring adventure was beating Klaus Hollinhaus.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Next we introduced a crew member at the Sports Class Nats, Tim Christman, Tow Pilot Chief.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Duane Eisenbeiss, 93, Ventus 2bx the first in the U.S. He also had the first Discus that came in the U.S. 1985 or so. The sniffer is struggling at 1500 feet the Sports Class Nats.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Second sniffer flight launching at the first contest day of the Sports Class Nats at Waynesville, OH. We never opened the start gate for the two practice days. That's why no scores were posted.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Task changed to 17 Green County and 10 Clinton MAT at the Sports Class Nats. Launch at 1:45 pm.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Wally Berry, WB, from Auburn, AL. Purchased his Libelle H301 from Germany in 2000.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Sports Class Nats launch is half over. 2500 agl barely a knot reported.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

16:45 and the flock is starting to come back to roost at the Sports Nats. Nice eight glider thermal.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Tow plane just took off to get a down pilot at the Sports Class Nats. Gaggle of gliders from above right over Caesar Creek Soaring Club at the start.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

Sports Nats guys gathered at the Stone House Inn at 7 for dinner. Discussion was that it was as close a task as we could...

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

 

The party just keeps getting better at the Spirts Nats. A Polaris Slingshot 2 liter 175 hp. Jim Price says it will go...

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Posted: 6/24/2015


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