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Competition - 23rd Apr 2011
All gliders are counted. There was just one pilot who was able to complete the task. It seems like the air has changed from yesterday. Club class even experienced rain around the northern turn point. There were also areas with very weak or no thermals and therefore it was almost impossible to make it home. Let´s hope tomorrow will be more succesfull:)
Talking to some pilots the weather conditions were not that great. They had difficulties so they decided to turn back to Nitra. They did not want to outland far away. Many are still out in fields.
The bar is empty and not much is going on. Kitchen staff has prepared delicious dinner. Unfortunatelly, we can see trailers leaving the airport. Many outlandings have been reported. It seems like it´s going to be "a night of long trailers".
What a nice afternoon! Warm weather with 5/8 cumulus clouds with high cloud bases. The atmosphere at the airport is quite calm and everybody is waiting to hear the news from pilots. First outlanding was reported from N6 who outlanded in Martin.
All gliders are in the air. Start line for the open class was opened at 12:40, 12:50 for the club class and 13:26 for 20m class. Start line for the 15m class will be opened at 13:58.
Due to the weak weather conditions above Nitra take offs needed to be delayed. The task for 15m class and 20 m class was changed to an option B.
First launch is confirmed to 11:15 loc and the task A is valid. The temperature is rising up fast, cumulus clouds are starting to appear in the mountains. No need to wait. Let the competition begin!
First launch moved to 11:15.
Morning clouds have dissolved and the sky is clear again. It is shortly after the briefing and pilots are rushing to get ready for today´s task. Racing triangle tasks for all classes are pretty challenging. From 701,7 km for open class to almost 560km for club class. Launching is planned for 11:00am.
The briefing will start at 9:30.
1st Competition Day
Good morning! The grid will be open from 8:30 for RWY 15. Grid closes at 10:45. The first launch is expected at 11:00.
NE grid sequence: Open (no self launchers), 2-seat, 15 m
SW grid sequence: Open self launchers, Club