Task Week 5th to 11th April 2009
(Trophies Sponsored by Rothes Forest Estate)

Saturday 11th April - The last day of the task week and at last the weather gods looked favourably upon us and we had another day when tasks were set. The visiting tug went home first thing and the local tug was still grounded so all launching was on the winch. This didn't prevent us having an excellent day with thermals to 5,000 feet and wave above that with one pilot getting to 18,000 feet. See the table below for the tasks that were set today and the results. The results for the week are below that.

 

TASKS SET
Milk Runs 231 km EASTERTON-BALLATER-DUFFTOWN-FESHIEBRIDGE-EASTERTON

 

DAY 7 SCORES - SATURDAY 11TH APRIL - XC SCORES
POSITION DATE PILOT GLIDER TYPE HANDICAPPED DISTANCE TO GPS LANDING OR TASK DISTANCE XC POINTS OLC KM OLC POINTS TASK ATTEMPTED
1 11/04/2009 PETE GRAY 606 DG 600/18 231.9 1126 284.74 230.05 Milk Runs
2 11/04/2009 ROBERT TAIT/GLENDA GEORGE P50 Grob Twin 134 726 216.88 289.78 Milk Runs
3 11/04/2009 JIM ROSS R67 Astir 77 33 171 115.57 115.27 Milk Runs
5 11/04/2009 MARTIN KNIGHT/TONY BUTLER DBX Bocian 22.9 162 99.92 124.96 Milk Runs
6 11/04/2009 ANGIE VEITCH 770 Astir 77 18.4 95 123.2 122.58 Milk Runs
7 11/04/2009 STUART NAYLOR R1 Duo Discus 8.3 38 52.71 44.77 Milk Runs

 

DAY 7 SCORES - SATURDAY 11TH APRIL - HEIGHT
POSITION DATE PILOT GLIDER TYPE HEIGHT GAIN
1 11/04/2009 PETE GRAY 606 DG 600/18 17504
2 11/04/2009 ANDY ELLIOT R53 Discus 13234
3 11/04/2009 ANGIE VEITCH 770 Astir CS77 12385
4 11/04/2009 MARTIN KNIGHT/TONY BUTLER DBX Bocian 11417
5 11/04/2009 ROBERT TAIT P50 Twin Acro 9662
6 11/04/2009 JIM ROSS R67 Astir CS77 9432
7 11/04/2009 STUART NAYLOR R1 Duo Discus 3917

 

The overall scores for the week are shown below and our congratulations go to Roy Wilson who won the Rothes Forest Estate Cup for the greatest number of cross country points gained and also to Pete Gray who won the Rothes Forest Estate Height Shield for the greatest number of height points gained.

 

Pete Gray

Pete Gray, winner of the Rothes Forres Estate height shield

 

OVERALL SCORES - SATURDAY 11TH APRIL - XC SCORES
POSITION DATE PILOT GLIDER TYPE HANDICAPPED DISTANCE TO GPS LANDING OR TASK DISTANCE XC POINTS OLC KM OLC POINTS TASK ATTEMPTED
1 05/04/2009 ROY WILSON A39 Ventus 2 CXT 502.7 2613 517.23 444.81 Robert's 500
2 05/04/2009 PETE GRAY 606 DG 600/18 305.7 1453 514.04 421.49 Visit the Clubs
3 05/04/2009 STUART NAYLOR R1 Duo Discus 119.2 519 363.84 315.22 Robert's 500
4 05/04/2009 ROBERT TAIT P50 Grob Twin 170.7 204 174.45 202.79 Robert's 500
5 05/04/2009 GEDDES CHALMERS Z5 LS 8 72.1 201 187.74 169.96 Robert's 500
6 11/04/2009 JIM ROSS R67 Astir 77 33 171 115.57 115.27 Milk Runs
7 11/04/2009 ANGIE VEITCH 770 Astir 77 18.4 95 123.2 122.58 Milk Runs

 

OVERALL SCORES - SATURDAY 11TH APRIL - HEIGHT
POSITION PILOT GLIDER TYPE HEIGHT GAIN
1 PETE GRAY 606 DG 600/18 31405
2 TONY BUTLER DBX BOCIAN 19117
3 ROBERT TAIT P50 Grob Twin 17356
4 STUART NAYLOR R1 Duo Discus 14652
5 ANDY ELLIOT R53 Discus 13234
6 ANGIE VEITCH 770 Astir CS77 12385
7 JIM ROSS R67 Astir CS77 9432
8 GEDDES CHALMERS Z5 LS 8 8350
9 ROY WILSON A39 Ventus 2 CXT 8156
10 TERESA TAIT/PHIL PENROSE P50 Grob Twin 4298
11 BILLY FISHER R1 Duo Discus 2969

 

Friday 10th April - Another day lost to strong crosswinds.

Thursday 9th April - A very frustrating day, the sky was marked with obvious wave bars but the Robin tug we have visiting was unable to get the gliders off the ground in the crosswind and wet strip from the previous days rain.

Wednesday 8th April - Rain and low cloud until late afternoon, no flying.

Tuesday 7th April - Unable to launch due to the strong crosswind.

Monday 6th April - A promising forecast but on the day it wasn't so inspiring . The only points gained were for height.

 

DAY 2 SCORES - MONDAY 6TH APRIL - HEIGHT
POSITION DATE PILOT GLIDER TYPE HEIGHT GAIN
1 06/04/2009 STUART NAYLOR R1 Duo Discus 1598
2 06/04/2009 PETE GRAY 606 DG 600/18 4951
3 06/04/2009 BILLY FISHER R1 Duo Discus

2969

 

OVERALL SCORES - MONDAY 6TH APRIL - HEIGHT
POSITION PILOT GLIDER TYPE HEIGHT GAIN
1 PETE GRAY 606 DG 600/18 13901
2 STUART NAYLOR R1 Duo Discus 10735
3 GEDDES CHALMERS Z5 LS 8 8350
4 ROY WILSON A39 Ventus 2 CXT 8156
5 ROBERT TAIT P50 Grob Twin 7694
6 TERESA TAIT
PHIL PENROSE
P50 Grob Twin 4298
7 BILLY FISHER R1 Duo Discus 2969

 

The overall XC scores remain unchanged from yesterday.

Sunday 5th April - Excellent start to the task week, a superb wave day with a 500K task set and completed by at least one competitor. Heights were being gained in excess of 16,000 feet (not necessarily by competing pilots).

 

DAY 1 - TASKS SET
Visit the Clubs 406 km ROTHES-DRUMSHADE-PORTMOAK-FESHIEBRIDGE-ABOYNE-DALLACHY-EASTERTON
Robert's 500 502 km EASTERTON-CALLANDER-DUFFTOWN-PITLOCHRY-EASTERTON

 

DAY 1 - SUNDAY 5TH APRIL - XC SCORES
POSITION DATE PILOT GLIDER TYPE HEIGHT GAIN HANDICAPPED DISTANCE TO GPS LANDING OR TASK DISTANCE XC POINTS

OLC KM

OLC POINTS

TASK ATTEMPTED
1 05/04/2009 ROY WILSON A39 Ventus 2 CXT 8156 502.7 2574 517.23 444.81 Robert's 500
2 05/04/2009 STUART NAYLOR R1 Duo Discus 9137 110.9 481 311.13 270.45 Robert's 500
3 05/04/2009 PETE GRAY 606 DG 600/18 8950 73.8 327 229.3 191.44 Visit the Clubs
4 05/04/2009 ROBERT TAIT P50 Grob Twin 7694 36.7 204 174.45 202.79 Robert's 500
5 05/04/2009 TERESA TAIT/PHIL PENROSE P50 Grob Twin 4298 0 0 0 0  
6 05/04/2009 JIM ROSS R67 Astir 77 ?          
                     
DAY 1 - SUNDAY 5TH APRIL - HEIGHT          
POSITION DATE PILOT GLIDER TYPE HEIGHT GAIN          
1 05/04/2009 STUART NAYLOR R1 Duo Discus 9137          
2 05/04/2009 PETE GRAY 606 DG 600/18 8950          
3 05/04/2009 ROY WILSON A39 Ventus 2 CXT 8156          
4 05/04/2009 ROBERT TAIT P50 Grob Twin 7694          
5 05/04/2009 TERESA TAIT/PHIL PENROSE P50 Grob Twin 4298          
6 05/04/2009 JIM ROSS R67 Astir 77 ?
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