Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Multi Class Day 5

Saturday 8th January 2010
Results Day 5
Open Class – Eric HEINONEN Finland ASG 29 2hrs:45 at a speed of 157.9km/h Distance 436.6km

18 meter class – Bruce TAYLOR Lake Keepit SC Ventus 2cx 3hrs:05at a speed of 162.3km/h Distance 502.9km

Standard Class – Peter TEMPLE Adelaide SC  LS8  3hrs:09 at a speed of 148.1km/h Distance 468.7km

15 Meter Class – Lisa TROTTER Kingaroy SC ASW 20  3hrs:07 at a speed of 147.8km/h Distance 461.9km

Task Day 5

Standard and 15 Meter

Waikerie Finish/start – Meribah 95.3km – Karawinna 85.4km – Morgan 189.9km – Maggea 60.6km Waikerie Finish 32.6km Total: 463.9km

18 meter

Waikerie Finish – Alawoona 75.4km – Lake Cullulleraine 112.0km – The Gums 211.8km – Maggea 95.1km – Waikerie Finish Total: 527.0km

Open Class

Waikerie Finish – Meribah 95.3km – Karawinna 85.4km – Morgan 189.9km – Maggea 60.6km – Waikerie Finish 32.6km Total: 463.9km

Typical Waikerie day lift  to 14 thousand feet and Q bases reported around 13,500 ft.  Open Class pilots managed to convince the organising committee to change to the B task which was the same as Std/15M leaving the 18M to do the long task on their own. The main reason was the predictions for the day were not as good as the fantastic day before and the late launch of the Open class their thinking was they may run into a sea breeze or the day may end early. Neither happened and the Open class were way under tasked. Allowing the pilots to really get up and race with some amazing speeds. The speeds posted on the scores are handicapped and a speed off the stick of 177kph average was recorded. Again we are calling this day 5 but only the 15M has flown 5 days.

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