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National League 2019
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Turnpoint Flight on a Paraglider
Club
Condors
Glider
Swing Nyos RS
Date
22nd June 2019
Start
13:24
Finish
15:00
Duration
1hr 35mins
Takeoff
Blease
Landing
Nr Eden District
Coords
Takeoff
54.62590, -3.07080
Start
54.64048, -3.00788
TP1
54.61483, -3.08670
TP2
54.63988, -3.02790
TP3
54.63593, -3.15615
Finish
54.68565, -2.95230
Landing
54.68552, -2.95222
Distances and Score
Leg 1
5.84k
Leg 2
4.71k
Leg 3
8.29k
Leg 4
14.27k
Total
33.11k
Score
33.1
Open Distance
Total
14.3k
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Height   -   GPS data
Maximum Height
[14:46:55]
4114 ft
Lowest Save
[13:42:52]
1362 ft
Takeoff Height
[13:14:19]
1476 ft
Landing Height
[15:00:16]
879 ft
Total Ascent 9298 ft
Height Gain
Above Takeoff 2638 ft
Maximum 2753 ft
Low Point
as Lowest Save
1362 ft
High Point
as Maximum Height
4114 ft
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Maximum Climb
[14:45:17]
4.3 m/s
Minimum Climb
[14:21:23]
-3.5 m/s
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Maximum Speed
[13:33:38]
68.4 km/h
Average Speed
around course
20.7 km/h
Average Speed
over track length
29.3 km/h
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Tracklog
Flight Duration 1hr 45mins
Track Points 3383
Recording Interval 2 secs
Statistics Interval 4 secs
Track Length 51.7 km
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Flight instrument
Type Oudie 4
Model Not Set
Firmware 9.04.001
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Comp Day 1 of the 2019 Lakes Charity Classic and the site choice is Blease Fell, it's a lovely site but a fair walk up so we all set off early. Parking is tight so the plan was lift share, park cars at the football ground and shuttle drivers back up.

Our task setters, Richard Bungay and Mike Cav did a great job, a decent elapsed time cat's cradle, fairly demanding in the conditions but achievable if you gave it some thought. Start of speed was a 2.5k cylinder centred on Scales, on to a smaller cylinder on Scales, push out front towards Walla Crag, back to Scales, back past take off across Jenkin to a cylinder not far from Dodd, a final trip to Scales and then out into the flats to End of Speed and goal near the M6. Just over 46k if we achieved it.

Well, the first mistake was to try and race down the ridge to Scales without taking advantage of the thermal over take off, several of us turned there and were then nearly pinned as the wind was coming down the valley making it very tricky to push back to take off. I did manage it on 3/4 bar but it was a close thing and several pushed out too far and went down. I found the take off thermal and pushed out, tagged the Walla cylinder and then climbed onto the spine behind take off and headed for Scales again (see, I do learn)! A much easier trip back this time, at height but being very aware of not getting low behind the very sharp spines that run out into the valley in front.

Back to the take off thermal, climbing high enough to take me across to Jenkin and beyond, tricky but doable with the help of a few others. I had a very helpful Advance wing just in front, so followed his route, tagged Dodd and headed back east to take off again. Several of us crossed the windy gap between Jenkin and Blease, some just squeaking across low, then we all climbed up and set off to Scales (again! )

I tagged the cylinder, had fairly good height and so headed off into the flats, it was a bit shady with a few sunny patches but there was a reasonable cloud street and a wing some distance ahead of me, so there will be something to work. Wrong! Big mistake! All I found were tiny bits of thermal, too small to work and acres of sink.

Oh, well, 10k from goal wasn't a bad effort and as I packed up a couple of others came to join me, sad for them but it made me feel a bit better. Apparently the trick with the route after the last trip to Scales was to go back to Blease again, top up there and then cut the corner at height to leave the hills and head for goal. Not long after we packed up the sky changed completely, the shade disappeared and apparently there was loads of lift everywhere and you could just glide to goal!

Hey ho, lessons in the bank for another day. Thanks to Pete H and Yannick for the company and Lester for the ace retrieve. Here's to next year, I will be back: -)

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