Saturday, 29 July 2017


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.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Day 2 Outcome

The weather today was not as good as Nils predicted but OK never-the-less. We were set NAI BUG CHN CHE CLN TET AD2 for 240ish. We were first on the grid so launched at 1300 into the blue. Helpfully my tug took me the opposite direction to the drop zone so once again I found myself all alone!!

Getting a decent start height was difficult so as I was well established in the start zone at 2200ft wanting to go, and no one else was to be seen, I started and flew straight to some good air and a 4kt climb at Gloucester. Then on down track taking good climbs off tractors etc.

Got high after the first turn and headed for GT Malvern where I could see a glider turning which I assumed was C64 who had started a few minutes before me. I don't think it was. I had a good climb there then a straight forward flight round CHN and CHE before getting bombed by the open class near Cirencester.

Easy run into CLN and out for a fast final glide into the finish. Only ELL overtook me during the flight but I think quite a few caught me up a few minutes. We don't know because the organisations server has crashed and no one can upload flights for scoring!

Will report when things are known.

On the downside someone has trashed my car!! No note or apology yet.

Tuesday - New day

Tuesday is a new day. The sun is shining and a fine day expected. 23C with 5000ft cu and a good soaring area but closing down early. Hopefully we shall be on the front of the grid and away early.

Coming last yesterday was a bit embarrassing so today's strategy is to go for it! Hero or zero!

More later.