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>From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Jan 16 09:57:02 1995 Path: crl.dec.com!crl.dec.com!bloom-beacon.mit.edu!news.starnet.net!wupost!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 16 Followup-To: rec.aviation.soaring Date: Mon, 16 Jan 1995 21:35:18 +1200 Organization: Midland Internet Limited - Hamilton, New Zealand Lines: 80 Message-ID:
NNTP-Posting-Host: roake.gen.nz Press release World Gliding Championships 16 January (A.M.) The dangers of pressing on for the sake of a few points was pushed home to pilots before they set out on day seven of the World Gliding Championship in Omarama thismorning. Last night an Austrian team member extensively damaged his glider when forced to land in the river bed about a kilometre short of Omarama airfield on his final glide at the finish of yesterdayUs task. Standard class pilot Guido Achleitner is unhurt, but his glider is damaged beyond repair and Achleitner is out of the competition. Safety officer for World Glide, Roger Read, cautioned pilots against taking unecessary risks. ``Low energy finishes are of concern. For the sake of a few points do not take unecessary risks and press on in conditions which are, at best, high risk taking,UU said Mr Read. Achleitner is the third pilot to be put out of contention through damaging a glider in heavy landouts. Australian 15-metre pilot David Jansen pulled out on day one and last Friday, PolandUs Tomasz Rubaj landed heavily on Mount Hutt. TodayUs moderate to strong wave conditions are expected to favour the New Zealanders because of their local experience and knowledge of the South IslandUs wave flying. This is the first strong wave day of the contest and could have an interesting impact on the results. For many of the international competitors, the predominantly thermal conditions of the first week of competitions have been similar to the conditions with which they are familiar in their home country. New Zealander Ray Lynskey is considered by many European pilots to be the toughest in the world to beat in wave . TodayUs task is the longest yet, with the open class flying 675 kilometres, the 15-metre class 628 kilometres and the standard class flying 524 kilometres. Coleridge, Erewhon and Mesopotamia are the three fartherest turnpoints in each of the classes. Further information contact Ruth Douglas Omarama (03) 438-9482 ext 833 Press release World Gliding Championships 16 January (P.M.) Five New Zealanders showed the rest of the world that they are the kings of wave flying in the seventh day of contest at the World Gliding Championships yesterday (Monday, 16 January). Team mates Ray Lynksey, Theo Newfield and Grae Harrison claimed the top three positions in the open class, beating home the current leaders Uli Schwenk and Robert Schroeder from Germany. Terry Delore stunned everyone by thrashing the rest of the 15-metre class in a speed of 148.04 km/hr, the fastest time of the day over all classes. CanterburyUs Michael Oakley (131.37km/h) flew a superb race in the standard class, coming in second behind Great BritainUs Martyn Wells. For Lynskey and Delore yesterdayUs success was a combination of a well planned strategy and beautiful wave conditions. Shaking off the rest of his class early, Delore set off alone on the long 675 kilometre task and stayed alone all the way. This early start, ``no leechesUU and working well in excellent wave was everything Delore could have wished for. ``I want another two weeks of this,UU an elated Delore said after the race. Lynskey, who flew the course at a speed of 134.70km/h, had no complaints about the day saying the wave was good and easy to get lift straight from the launch. With a little help on the radio from Delore about the conditions ahead, Lynskey said he was able to get a faster time over the early part of the task. Reaching 18000 feet overhead Mount Cook, Lynskey headed for the turn but said the final glide was very slow. Scores posted elswhere by Bruce Hoult WORLD CUP AFTER SEVEN DAYS FINLAND 5972, GERM ANY 5883, ITALY, 5821, FRANCE 5816, GT BRITAIN 5650, NEW ZEALAND 5302, AUSTRIA 5300, SWITZERLAND 5267, POLAND 5197, NETHERLANDS 5141, AUSTRALIA 5008, USA 4978
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