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>From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Jan 16 09:56:40 1995 Path: crl.dec.com!crl.dec.com!decwrl!ames!waikato!news.midland.co.nz!roake.gen.nz!user From: email@example.com (JOHN H ROAKE) Newsgroups: rec.aviation.soaring Subject: WORLD GLIDE 95 - JANUARY 12 Followup-To: rec.aviation.soaring Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 21:23:00 +1200 Organization: Midland Internet Limited - Hamilton, New Zealand Lines: 170 Message-ID:
NNTP-Posting-Host: roake.gen.nz Press release World Gliding Championships 12 January New Zealanders lie in overall third position in all classes after a brilliant dayUs soaring in the World Gliding Championships at Omarama today (Thursday January 12). Ray Lynskey landed elated, describing the day as a ``fantastic soaring dayUU after working for most of the open class distance of 425.5 kilometres with the worldUs leading European pilots. Lynskey was third for the day and retains his overall third place behind German team mates Uli Schwenk and Robert Schroeder who are separated by only one point. Independent German Bruno Gantenbrink continues superb form, winning todayUs contest and moving into fourth place overall. New ZealandUs 15-metre hope, Terry Delore also retains third overall after also taking third position for the dayUUs 426.6 km distance behind Gerard Lherm of France in second and Stefano Ghiorzo of Italy in first place.Ghiorzo leads the 15-metre class overall with Martin Theisinger of Germany in second place and Delore just 28 points behind in third place. New ZealandUs Tony van Dyk finished in 11th place in the standard class today, but still retains his overall third position behind Markku Kuittinen of Finland second and Martyn Wells of Great Britain first overall. In a day which favoured the Europeans, New Zealanders proved they can equal the worldUs best, but the perfect thermal conditions saw Europeans dominate the placings in the open and 15-metre classes. American Karl Striedieck bagged his second day win in a row in the standard class, but the Brits took the next four placings with former world 15-metre champion Brian Spreckley taking second place for the day. Results: Open day winners: Bruno Gantenbrink (Independent Germany) 123.22 km/h; Janusz Centka (Poland) 122.54 km/h; Ray Lynskey NZ 122.54 km/h. 15-metre:Stefano Ghiorzo Italy 118.20km/h; Gerard Lherm France 117.56km/h; Terry Delore NZ 117.221km/h. Standard:Karl Striedieck USA 109.92 km/h; Brian Spreckley Great Britain 109.39km/h; Martyn Wells Great Britain 108.60km/h Press release World Gliding Championships January 12 As the fourth day of contest launches in the World Gliding Championships the closest battle is in the Standard Class where just 148 points separates the first 10 placings. Great BritainUs Martyn Wells leads with 2700 points but only 27 points ahead of number two, FinlandUs Markku Kuittinen who is closely followed in third place by New ZealandUs Tony van Dyk with 2656 points. Germany is clear leader in the open class with Uli Schwenk and Robert Schroeder neck and neck with 2941 points and New Zealander Ray Lynskey in third place, having to chase 290 points to catch them. CanterburyUs Terry Delore slipped back into fourth slot in the 15-metre class yesterday, having been in the lead the day before. ItalyUs Stefano Ghiorzo leads in the 15-metre (2778) 76 points ahead of GermanyUs Martin Theisinger in second (2702). Great BritainUs Justin Wills lies third (2661). Just six points separate the top three teams in the World Cup which is being contested for the first time ever in the World Championships. Germany again takes top slot with 2548 points, two points ahead of France (2544) and four points ahead of Finland in third (2542). TodayUs contest gets under way at noon and takes pilots on tasks of up to 453 distance, flying to the south then west to Glenorchy, north to Lake Pukaki, Tekapo and home to Omarama. The weather is fine with light variable winds tending to the west. Expected gliding conditions are for some weak wave in the south, moderate thermals with scattered cumulus and a maximum temperature of 25-26 degrees in the mid-afternoon. Further information contact Ruth Douglas World Gliding Championships Omarama phone (03) 438-9482 ext 833 Press Release (12 January) World Gliding Championships for New Zealand morning papers 13 January New Zealand pilots showed that they can foot it with the worldUs best in thermal gliding yesterday by retaining their overall positions in all classes in a day which favoured the soaring skills of the Europeans in the World Gliding Championships in Omarama. Ray Lynskey, Terry Delore and Tony van Dyk, flying in the open, 15-metre and standard classes respectively , each go into todayUs fifth contest day in third place. Lynskey finished third in the open class yesterday behind GermanyUs independent entry, Bruno Gantenbrink who came first and reigning world champion Janusz Centka of Poland in second. An elated Lynskey said it was a fantastic soaring day in which he worked closely for most of the day with Centka and the current overall leaders in the open class, German pair-flying team mates Uli Schwenk and Robert Schroeder. ``Centka caught up with me and then we both caught up with Schwenk and Schroeder and the four of us were together most of the day,UU said Lynskey. ``It was pretty exciting stuff, those guys are just so brilliant, but we were all making much the same decisions as when to leave and when not to leave the lift. ItUs a very efficient way of flying to have four working in the sky together.UU Lynskey remains in third place with 3635 points. Germans Schwenk (3870) and Schroeder (3869) still lead the open class with just one point separating them. German invited pilot Bruno Gantenbrink is currently in fourth place with 3622 points and Centka trails in fifth with 3392 points. YesterdayUs superb thermal soaring conditions certainly favoured the Europeans who are used to these conditions in their home countries. New ZealandUs Terry Delore also showed world class skills yesterday in the 15-metre class, flying into third place behind ItalyUs Stefano Ghiorzo, first and French pilot Gerard Lherm second. DeloreUs performance also retains his third place overall with 3639 points, behind GermanyUs Martin Theisinger (3665) in second and ItalyUs Stefano Ghiorzo first (3778). French pilot Gilles Navas is in fourth place with 3617 points. Great Britain shone in the standard class, taking second, third, fourth and fifth placings for the day behind United States pilot Karl Striedieck who bagged his second successive day win. New ZealandUs Tony van Dyk, although finishing yesterday in 12th place, has still gained sufficient points to retain his third overall position. more 2... Great Britain leads overall in the standard class with Martyn Wells on 3677 points, followed by Markku Kuittinen of Finland second (3593), Tony van Dyk of New Zealand third (3573) and invited German Reinhard Schramme fourth (3556). With an expected seven days of competition remaining, New Zealanders Lynskey, Delore and van Dyk are in relatively comfortable positions to gain points on the leaders. Lynskey is just 135 points behind overallopen class leader Uli Schwenk of Germany, Delore is 139 points behind 15-metre leader Stefano Ghiorzo of Italy and van Dyk is 104 points behind standard class leader Martyn Wells of Great Britain. Results:Open (452.5km) Bruno Gantenbrink Independent Germany (Nimbus 4) 123.22km/h; Janusz Centka Poland (ASW22BL) 1122.54km/h; Ray Lynskey New Zealand (Nimbus 4) 122.54 km/h; Michael Giles Australia (ASW22)119.71km/h; Jean Denis Barrios France (Nimbus 3D) 119.71km/h. 15m (426.6km) Stefano Ghiorzo Italy (Ventus 2A) 118.20km/h; Gerard Lherm France (DG800) 117.56km/h; Terry Delore New Zealand (LS6A) 117.21km/h; Gilles Navas France (Ventus 2) 117.14km/h; Eric Napoleon France (Ventus 2) 116.92km/h. Standard (392.5km) Karl Striedieck USA (ASW24) 109.92km/h; Brian Spreckley Great Britain (LS8) 109.39km/h; Martyn Wells Great Britain (LS8) 108.06km/h; Steve Jones Great Britain (Discus BT) 107.94 km/hr; Andy Davis Great Britain (Discus) 107.81km/h. ends Ruth Douglas Press officer World Gliding Championships Omarama phone (03)438-9482 ext 833 WORLD SOARING CUP This is a see-saw contest, with less than 30 points covering the first four soaring nations. Current leaders are France, Switzerland, Finland, Germany in that order.
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