Sunday 28th, 22:41
Finished for the night, it's a 1000 point day. Overalls up to date too.
Sunday 28th, 18:13
We have all gliders accounted for now, and logger analysis is progressing
Sunday 28th, 17:17
It's gone rather blue now, which might make things difficult for those
still far from home. We have had several more finishers but also a few
Sunday 28th, 16:55
Just had SH3, 296 and 206 call 5 minutes. We clearly have a competition
day now. Let's hope a lot more get round, because we've heard that 680,
T19, Z, KEE and 28E have also landed out.
Sunday 28th, 16:46
942 has just called 2 minutes. But 134 has landed out. And now R10 has
called 10 minutes, with 27 calling 5 minutes.
Sunday 28th, 16:32
First finisher has called in! More expected soon.
Sunday 28th, 15:14
For a 3 hour AAT, we have surprizingly had a few restarts in the last
ten minutes. They may have had a few problems, but they could be leaving
it a bit late. And sadly we have one landout already - EVY.
Sunday 28th, 14:00
Over 40 starts now, one or two for a second time.
Sunday 28th, 13:40
Over 20 gliders started within 10 minutes of the gate opening.
Sunday 28th, 12:30
Sunday 28th, 11:30
There are now some cumulus forming locally, but cloud base is reported
as about 2000'. The sniffer says he is still scratching - clearly has
some sort of a personal hygiene problem. Obviously there will be a delay
in launching the grid.
Note that the Piccies page has a lot of graphics now and might be slow
to download. It may eventually get split into two pages, if I get a
spare moment between running the start line and doing the web site.
Sunday 28th, 10:15
We have briefed an AAT today, going south then northeast, with a minimum
distance of 120 km and a maximum of 359 km, with a 3 hour time. The
sky is clearing nicely but so far there are few cumulus locally. First
launch is currently down for 11:30am
Sunday 28th, 9:05am
The mist is slowly clearing and the tasksetter is working away.
Sunday 28th August, 7:40am
It's foggy outside. We are assuming it is radiation fog, which would
imply it is clear above it. It looks as if the clouds that have plagued
us the last two days just might be replaced by blue skies, according
to the satellite pictures.
Saturday 27th, 13:45
Today's task has been scrubbed due to lack of thermals. Second sniffer
nearly landed out too.
Saturday 27th, 13:32
One of the sniffers has landed out!
(So it's not just me who lands out as sniffer then.)
Saturday 27th, 13:05
First launch pushed back to not before 13:30, and on the B task, the
107.9 km triangle. We can hear the sniffers on the radio, working hard,
reporting 1 kt climbs but also having to take 0.5 kts sometimes.
Saturday 27th, 12:25
First launch will not be before 1:00pm.
Saturday 27th, 12:05
First launch pushed back until at least 12:30.
Saturday 27th, 11:00
Day Five, maybe. The primary task is 151.8 km triangle. The fallback
is a 107.9 km task. The sky is brightening up after a dull start, and
cumulus are forming, much to our surprize. Everyone is on the grid and
provisionally first launch is 11:30. We could get another day.
Saturday 27th August 8:21 am
Outside the sky is grey and overcast, but the weather forecast I just
looked at says it is sunny just now! Should warm up a bit better than
yesterday. If you believe weathermen that is. Sorry about the american
web host's server going done for half of yesterday, but they wake up
later over there and we eventually set up a second duplicate site on
borrowed web space, only to have the original come on line within a
minute of doing so!
Friday's news is saved here
Thursday's News is archived here.
Tuesday and Wednesday news is still available
First two days news is still available.
the pretty menu at the top of the page. So we have added a sitemap link
to a plain text set of links at the bottom of the page.