Scottish Inter Club League 2009

First Leg - 23rd / 24th May at Portmoak

The second leg report can be found here: ICL Second Leg

A report of the first leg by Robert Tait

On Saturday, there was 8/8th cloud cover with little chance of it breaking up. They set a height gain task with the proviso that if things improved by 13:00 hours pilots may be recalled for a rebrief. As it turned out, Stuart won the height gain for Easterton by gaining just over 4000' in the Duo.
 
Sunday looked much better. Robert flew pundit in the Acro with Ian, Geddes flew Intermediate in the Duo with Stuart acting purely as safety pilot in the back and Scott flew in the Discus for the novice class. Andy flew Hors Concours in Geddes's LS8.
  
The wind was a stiff 22 knot sw. The thermals were OK initially but soon wave started to really mess them up. Robert got into the wave up to 8,000 feet eventually and tried to get to Loch Venachar but was stopped by cloud 15k short. However, this gave him second place with Roy Wilson beating him by getting round the first three turning points
 
Geddes did well making the first turning point at Callander by diving through and under the cloud followed by an extremely tricky and low level ridge hop to get back to Portmoak. They won their class
 

Finally, Scott did very well nearly completing their task and landed out near Perth on the last leg home. He will have won that class but we don't know how many points he got.

The Official results followed by a few photos supplied by Robert.

Novice class
Day 1, 24/05/2009, Preliminary results
West Lomond Hill - Alyth - Crieff - Methven - Portmoak Caravan Site Task length 136.5km
Wind not set or Format incorrect, Y distance = 60.0 km, Day Speed Points = 0, Day Distance Points = 140, Reason for Devaluation : Distance
# CN Pilot Club Glider Start Finish Time km/h   km Points Penalty
1

27

Napier Scott FGC/HGC Discus 11:45:41         112.3km 140  
2 ELA Ogston Ron DSG ASW 19 12:12:00         1.5km 2  
3 GCD Anderson Bill CGC Std. Cirrus             0  
4 HSE Mutch Alastair SGU Astir CS             0  
5 FFY Mangion Michael SGU SZD 51 Junior             0  
 
Intermediate class
Day 1, 24/05/2009, Preliminary results
West Lomond Hill - Callander - Ballinluig - Dunkeld - Doune - Portmoak Caravan Site Task length 220.2km
Regionals / Fixed Course Task, Contest Wind 225 degs/22 kts, Y distance = 88.1 km, Day Speed Points = 0, Day Distance Points = 73, Reason for Devaluation : Distance
# CN Pilot Club Glider Start Finish Time km/h   km Points Penalty
1 R1 Chalmer Geddes FGC/HGC Duo Discus 10:35:11         104.9km 73  
2 FOB Maitland Alex Angus ASW 15 11:04:59         20.1km 14  
3

273

Dobbs Alastair SGU Std. Cirrus 10:37:30         17.6km 12  
4

753

Penrose Phil FGC/HGC LS 7             0  
5 JMU Guy John SGU LS 8             0  
6 S75 Jordon Charlie DSG Std. Cirrus             0  
7 Z5 Anderson Andrew FGC/HGC LS 8             0  
8 CWD Holloway Tom DSC Kestrel 19m 10:31:36         21.0km -9 24
9 BEZ Cook Trevor CGC Slingsby T-43 Skylark 3 10:38:24         25.7km -32 50
                         
Pundit class
Day 1, 24/05/2009, Preliminary results
West Lomond Hill - Loch Venachar - Kirkmichael - Backwater Reservoir - Callander - Portmoak Caravan Site Task length 284.3km
Regionals / Fixed Course Task, Contest Wind 225 degs/22 kts, Y distance = 113.7 km, Day Speed Points = 0, Day Distance Points = 150, Reason for Devaluation : Distance
# CN Pilot Club Glider Start Finish Time km/h   km Points Penalty
1 A39 Wilson Roy DSG Ventus 2c/18m 10:18:01         167.5km 150  
2 P50 Tait Robert FGC/HGC G 103 Twin II 10:13:46         96.5km 70 16
3 EBA Dickson Mark SGU Slingsby T-65 Vega 10:40:36         65.5km 43 15
4 GCD Cook Trevor CGC Std. Cirrus             0  
5 EE20 Brown Tony SGU DG 808             0  
6 R1 Naylor Stuart FGC/HGC Duo Discus             0  
7 HAT Thompson Stephen DGC DG 200/17             0  



Robert prepares to do his pundit stuff in P50.


Geddes flying R1 with Stuart as safety pilot. The lump of concrete he dropped
on his foot earlier in the week prevented him from flying his own LS8.


Scott with the Fulmar Discus that he flew to a well deserved first place
in the Novice class.

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