2011 Club Class Competition

Posted 8 years, 7 months ago    0 comments

Another great competition, lots of fun, lots of landouts, and lots of great food (thanks Jan!).

We had a number of challenging days due to the weather, and even some easterly wave at one stage allow some lucky punters to start the task at 6000+ feet. Thermals all week were weak, however we did fly 5 days and sat around or played golf for 2. Of course the day after the contest has turned into a ripper xcountry day, that's the way the cookie crumbles I guess.

Well done to Tony and Nigel who proved yet again how consistently doing well wins contests. The final scores are available here at soaring spot. Note contestants with an @ beside their name were outside the handicap range to be eligible for the club class prizes, which is why Nigel was the official winner.

Overall this inaugural club class contest has been a huge success, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed flying the same task.

Again a big thanks to everyone who helped out and volunteered so much time to make the week a success.

PS. Richie was on Campbell Live this evening doing some gliding promotion, view the video here.

We had quite a few landouts this day...
We had quite a few landouts this day...

Wave. Yes wave. There's nothing like starting a task at 6000 feet. I almost felt sorry for those stuck at 2500', until they passed overhead while I sat at Tokaroa airfield.
Wave. Yes wave. There's nothing like starting a task at 6000 feet. I almost felt sorry for those stuck at 2500', until they passed overhead while I sat at Tokaroa airfield.

For some reason gliding was called off this day... Wairere falls turns into Huka falls.
For some reason gliding was called off this day... Wairere falls turns into Huka falls.

Jan, Nigel (first place) and Steve (third place) admiring the drizzle and waterfall. Debris on the road were caused by flooding just an hour before.
Jan, Nigel (first place) and Steve (third place) admiring the drizzle and waterfall. Debris on the road were caused by flooding just an hour before.

Bob with a great view of someone else, it might have an M in the rego.
Bob with a great view of someone else, it might have an M in the rego.

I've always wanted to land on a sealed airfield, so deliberately *cough* gave up the task and landed at Tokaroa.
I've always wanted to land on a sealed airfield, so deliberately *cough* gave up the task and landed at Tokaroa.



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