Monday, 31 July 2017

Competition Summary

I thought I would try to summarise the week....

I went unprepared and wasn't ever 'in the zone'. In retrospect with the business and family pressures in play at the moment I should probably have stayed away. Better long range forecasting could also have helped!!

Well done Matt Cook for wresting the cup from the field.

See you all next year.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

End of comp

Well I rigged, went to briefing, de-rigged then waited for the scrub. For a moment the sky looked better and I thought I might have to rig again but I held my nerve and the day was scrubbed.

Home now. Glider back at Booker and competition over. They might fly tomorrow but I think it a low probability and as I am pretty much last I have decided to scrub.

Maybe next year??


Morning campers! Looking at the weather today it looks as though we shall get to the grid at least. Rubbish arriving mid afternoon from the South but hoping there is a chance to improve my lowly position. More later.


Day scrubbed. Went to Tintern Abbey.

Thursday, 27 July 2017


Day scrubbed. Went for a drive up to Great Malvern. As lovely from the ground as from the air. Home for pub grub and dancing!

Scrub Scrub Scrub?

Yesterday was scrubbed due to persisting rain. I went to see my mother in her new nursing home. Nice. Considered booking in to the room next door myself! If anyone needs to select a nursing home, talk to me first. It may prevent you making the same mistakes we did.
This morning is dry but the forecast is for heavy showers today and tomorrow. I expect to be sat around for two more days. We hope to fly Saturday.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Day 2 Result

I was thrashed! Started too early as did Phil Jones and Paul Crabb who did a similar time. Those that started 50 minutes later romped around together.

Going looking for black paint on white cars today.