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Article: 3165 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 3 Message-ID:
Organization: Dover Systems Date: Sun, 26 Jun 94 21:44:06 EDT Lines: 48 Day 3 of the 1994 U.S. Standard Class Nationals was held on Sunday June 26th at Warren-Sugarbush Airport in Vermont. The weather synopsis put on the daily task sheet by Attila the weatherman (his name really is Attila) read: "Cold front has moved through. Very moist air. Overdevelopment later in day. More clouds to NorthWest. Chance of Showers. Winds South at 12, gusting to 25. Light to moderate turbulence. Montpelier terminal forecast 6000 scattered, occasional broken. Winds 220 at 12. Chance of showers. 20 miles visibility." The weather gods had a different idea for the day. It didn't overdevelop. There weren't any showers. At about 11:30 when the sniffers were launched the wind was 10 to 20 knots with occasional higher gusts. The wind gusts almost immediately became frequent up to 30-35 knots. The sniffers scratched about the sky and reported broken lift in rotor thermals. Winds aloft were out of the south (parallel to the ridges) at about 30-35 knots. Launch was delayed for safety reasons until the surface winds calmed down. At about 2:40 P.M. Launch started. Competition Director Charlie Spratt was in the hot seat. His sniffers were not reporting wonderful rates of climb and there was not a lot of time left. A minimal task of 63 Miles north to Morrisville and return was called. As soon as the task opened at 3:35 P.M. the weather gods pulled a fast one and allowed the thermals to strengthen and for the day to otherwise improve. As a result, it was a severely devalued day point-wise with only three landouts. UNOFFICIAL DAY 3 SCORES No turnpoint photos have been interpreted yet so standings may change. Overall Day Rank/Pts Speed Overall Points 1 Jacobs, Douglas ASW 24 9 / 216 65.96 1889 2 Garner, James Discus 19 / 194 59.42 1870 3 Striedeck, Karl ASW 24 1 / 262 80.12 1859 4 Opitz, Mike ASW 24 17 / 198 60.44 1733 5 Walker, Jae Discus 2 / 241 73.81 1700 6 Seymour, John ASW 24 3 / 234 71.61 1600 7 Cundiff, Roy Discus 31 / 64 36.41 miles 1547 8 Sorenson, Ken Discus 16 / 199 60.79 1541 9 Philbrick, Pat Discus 31 / 64 36.41 miles 1512 10 Payne, Jim Discus 12 / 210 64.35 1506 11 Murray, John ASW 24 7 / 217 66.23 1503 12 Byrd, John Discus 6 / 222 67.96 1501 - Randy email@example.com
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