Saturday, January 5th, 2013

A Blue 1000 kilometres out of Waikerie

You know there are certain days in your life when you witness memorable events and today was one of those days. The predictions all week were for a good day Friday 4/1/13. The SA State comp finished the day before on the Thursday  with a closely contested competition an exciting last day. Many of the pilots and unfortunate helpers then derigged the gliders and the heat late in the day was intense but they all were gearing up for the road trip to the Benalla  to fly at the 51st Multiclass National Gliding Championships and the so the dedication and determination is already showing through, it should be a great comp and lets hope this great weather sticks around. I would have possibly opted for a repositioning flight to Benalla but nobody was able to achieve that goal this year all pilots deciding to drive. Haidyn Dunn did manage to fly to Benalla last year in his Nimbus2 which was a great effort.

Now how about this for a statistic, Thursday Day7 the Japanese syndicate in the Duo Discus won the Club class day and were again in the air early today and did around 400 kilometres; when due to the heat (45 degrees on the ground) they needed to come back to the field.

Grant Hudson who won the Standard class day yesterday was again in the air early and did 800 kilometres in this LS4.

Craig who won the open/18M class task yesterday was again in the air at 11:02am this morning and set a 750kl task but with some small encouragement ended up with a 1000 kilometres (completed on a completely blue day with not a single Q in the sky) Landing at 8:30pm.

Lots of congratulations and a Rockford Cabernet with dinner topped off the day.

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