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Article: 3136 of rec.aviation.soaring Newsgroups: rec.aviation.soaring Path: cfanews!hsdndev!dartvax.dartmouth.edu!axsys!rw From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Randy Witlicki) Subject: U.S. Standard Class Nationals - Day 1 Message-ID:
Organization: Dover Systems Date: Wed, 22 Jun 94 22:02:13 EDT Lines: 40 Day 1 of the 1994 Standard Class Nationals was held on Wednesday June 22nd. A cold front had cleared the area overnight with northwesterly winds aloft in its wake. The winds aloft were 300 to 310 degrees at about 25 to 30 knots at altitude. The ideal direction for the local ridges is about 270 degrees. The day's task was a 249.77 mile flat north-south triangle from Sugarbush north to Jay Peak then south past Sugarbush to Manchester Center, Vermont and return. The task consisted of ridges, ridge gaps, broken terrain, and a ridge system shift in the Rutland/Killington area (an upwind shift on the way south, a downwind shift on the way north). Conditions for the day turned out to be 3 to 4 knot thermals with cloud bases up to about 7000 feet MSL. The wind backed around to 280-290 degrees late in the day to make ridge flying a bit more favorable. Karl Striedeck reported spending half of the distance flying in thermals and half on the ridge. Over half of the field of 38 contestants did not fly the entire task, so it looks like the day will be devalued from the possible 1000 point scoring day. 3 or 4 people landed back at the airport after only doing the first turnpoint and 7 or 8 pilots landed out within 20 or 25 miles of the airport after completing both turnpoints. UNOFFICIAL STANDINGS received from the scorer at 7 P.M. Wednesday night. No turnpoint photos have been interpreted yet so standings may change. 1 Jacobs, Douglas ASW 24 67.00 miles per hour 2 Garner, James Discus 65.91 3 Striedeck, Karl ASW 24 64.63 4 Seymour, John ASW 24 62.95 5 Opitz, Mike ASW 24 58.46 6 Zimmerman, Sam LS-7 55.78 7 Sorenson, Ken Discus 53.77 8 Dyson, Bruce Discus 53.51 9 Fletcher, Bob ASW 24 52.09 10 Fanning, Dave DG300 51.41 11 McCarron, Mike ASW 24 49.23 - Randy email@example.com
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