Regionals Day 3, 4 and 5

Posted 10 years, 9 months ago    1 comment

The regional competition is over for another year, and what an amazing time everyone had. 

Overall we had 2 no-fly days, 1 ridge day, some boomers and 1 blue day to finish things off and make life interesting for everyone. There were lots of landouts, no incidents or damage, and only 1 retrieve crew getting lost :)

Well done to the winners, here are the final results.

Sports class

1. Maurice Honey Auckland 4268
2. Robert Smits Norfolk Road Aviation Sports Club 3166
3. Tim Bromhead Piako 3114

Club class

1. Bryan O'Brien Piako 3847
2. Robert Gray Piako 3208
3. David Todd Aviation Sports Club 1912

Standard class
1. Trevor Terry Taupo 3721
2. Steve Wallace Aviation Sports 3573
3. Tony Van Dyk Upper Valley 3567

18-meter

1. Brett Hunter Tauranga 4236
2. Roger Didsbury Auckland 4134
3. Tony Timmermans Auckland 3882

The full day by day results are still available online at SoaringSpot.

Here are a few random images from the last few days. We'll put a more complete gallery of images online soon, stay tuned...

Look at all those clouds in the sky
Look at all those clouds in the sky

Briefings had intense concentration
Briefings had intense concentration

Bob, Brian, Tony and Trevor
Bob, Brian, Tony and Trevor

Robert Smits in the Ka8
Robert Smits in the Ka8

Spot the 5 gliders
Spot the 5 gliders

Clubhouse with promising looking clouds...
Clubhouse with promising looking clouds...

A huge thanks to all the helpers who made the competition possible. These include in no particular order Jan, Bill, contest director Graham, Weather man David, tow tickets Ruth, June and Mavis on the radio, Gridmaster Les, Edouard the scorer, Amiee the lunch+launch helper & photographer, Brian the safety guy, Richard, Harold & the tow pilots, and everyone else who helped out in some way.

Thanks guys and girls!
Thanks guys and girls!

A delicious final dinner
A delicious final dinner

These guys have nothing to do with the competition at all
These guys have nothing to do with the competition at all


Comments

robin
10 years, 9 months ago
loved the last shot of aspiring pilots!!!

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