Forbes 2015 – Final results

So it’s all over, flying muscles are sore, but I wish we could start all over again tomorrow. We had a great time in the sky and on the ground, thanks to Vicki, Moyes, tugpilots, all the voulenteers and all pilots and crew, you made it all possible, what a great comp it was!

Thermals next 250km
Thermals next 250km

Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships 2015

2015-01-01 to 2015-01-08

Total results

Provisional

Task Date Distance
T1 goong he fat choi 2015-01-01 12:00  135.1 km Race to Goal with 4 startgate(s)
T2 mezzanine 2015-01-02 12:00  162.1 km Race to Goal with 5 startgate(s)
T3 Forbes BBQ Champions 2015-01-03 12:00  192.2 km Race to Goal with 5 startgate(s)
T4 Moyes Delta Gliders 2015-01-06 12:00  249.6 km Race to Goal with 5 startgate(s)
T5 no money 2015-01-07 12:00  157.6 km Race to Goal with 4 startgate(s)
T6 no money 2015-01-08 12:00  121.3 km Race to Goal with 4 startgate(s)

 

# Name Nat Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 T 6 Total
1 Zac Majors M USA Wills Wing T2C 144 702 1000 782 976 872 714 5046
2 Jonny Durand M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 860 742 987 873 657 855 4974
3 Gordon Rigg M GBR Moyes RX 3.5 769 875 936 797 872 697 4946
4 Jonas Lobitz M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 733 801 879 907 871 714 4905
5 Jochen Zeischka M BEL Moyes RX 4 715 936 877 675 872 815 4890
6 Trent Brown M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 755 772 904 726 918 785 4860
7 Olav Opsanger M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 931 711 914 630 872 696 4754
8 Attila Bertok M HUN Moyes RX 5 967 697 989 251 876 966 4746
9 Christian Voiblet M SUI Aeros 825 728 844 833 871 592 4693
10 Olav Olsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 868 674 804 865 748 701 4660
11 Oyvind Ellefsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 823 651 888 662 794 799 4617
12 Glen Mcfarlane M AUS Wills Wing T2C 821 516 887 862 751 777 4614
13 Filippo Oppici M ITA Wills Wing T2C 745 580 922 792 869 703 4611
14 Steve Blenkinsop M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 740 642 911 488 872 857 4510
15 Kato Minoru M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 527 712 729 705 872 835 4380
16 Gerolf Heinrichs M AUT Moyes RX 3.5 883 705 929 779 872 189 4357
17 Tullio Gervasoni M ITA Wills Wing T2C 722 582 928 103 872 838 4045
18 Len Paton M AUS Moyes RX 4 840 364 948 278 848 752 4030
19 Jon snr Durand M AUS Moyes RX 4 665 513 632 771 617 802 4000
20 Harrison Rowntree M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 778 410 651 452 871 743 3905
21 Gijs Wanders M NED Icaro 807 687 650 794 731 217 3886
22 Guy Hubbard M AUS Moyes RS 4 740 721 625 644 283 726 3739
23 Simon Braithwaite M NZL Moyes RX 3.5 413 451 824 681 659 692 3720
24 Lukas Bader M GER Moyes RS 4 482 715 350 667 773 674 3661
25 Yasuhiro Noma M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 402 315 658 617 873 742 3607
26 Gavin Myers M AUS Moyes LSS 5 788 539 820 67 585 729 3528
27 Phil Schroder M AUS Airborne Rev 680 454 313 659 725 603 3434
28 Grant Heaney M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 676 169 608 643 591 678 3365
29 Nils Vesk M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 672 599 436 403 491 709 3310
30 Andrew Barnes M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 724 395 735 84 656 714 3308
31 Rohan Taylor M AUS Moyes RS 4 236 483 542 588 668 578 3095
32 Geoff Robertson M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 414 568 346 414 493 846 3081
33 Victor Hare M AUS Wills Wing T2C 258 525 540 395 638 653 3009
34 Federico Martini M SUI Moyes RX 3.5 207 585 619 504 441 572 2928
35 Sasha Serebrennikova F RUS Moyes RX 3 303 355 473 579 559 639 2908
36 Conrad Loten M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 582 589 691 157 299 480 2798
37 Mark Russell M AUS Moyes RS 4 586 577 569 314 76 376 2498
38 Josh Woods M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 232 274 555 31 868 429 2389
39 Mikhail Karmazin M RUS Aeros Combat 585 439 581 242 451 48 2346
40 Chris Czajkowski M AUS Moyes RX 5 244 293 473 402 444 203 2059
41 Takeshi Yokoyama M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 489 173 443 419 418 48 1990
42 Yoko Isomoto F JPN Moyes RX 3.5 123 71 77 540 727 404 1942
43 Ryosuke Hattori M JPN Aeros Combat 131 269 143 423 222 508 1696
44 Dale Regehr M CAN Moyes RX 4 501 281 326 68 346 48 1570
45 Sander Van Schaik M NED Icaro Laminar 235 71 301 269 485 48 1409
46 Emiel Jansen M NED Icaro 131 199 338 31 236 322 1257
47 Enda Murphy M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 30 30 575 172 344 1151
48 Thomas Lindal M NOR Moyes RS 4 275 41 183 381 214 1094
49 Viv Clements M NZL Moyes LS 5 244 101 118 79 219 243 1004
50 Peter Dall M AUS Airborne Rev 100 268 327 256 951
51 Phil Seeley M GBR Moyes RX 3 30 30 20 72 357 126 635
52 Adam Jones M AUS Moyes LSS 5 30 306 31 125 48 540

Forbes 2015 – Day 8

Another day with chance of storms and stopped task, but it turned out good in the end as the storms stayed just far enough away for us to complete the short task.

I broke a weaklink towing, and had to land an get another tow, I then found very weak lift and could not get up in time for the first start, so I had to take the second with a small gaggle. From there it was an OK run until goal where I had a 12:1 final glide into headwind, but hit very strong lift on the way in and passed goal at 1200m.

Results from today;

2015-01-01 to 2015-01-08

2015-01-08 no money

Race to Goal 121.3 km

Provisional

No Dist. Id Radius
(meters)
Coordinates Open Close
1 0.0 km FORBE 400 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
2 SS 9.6 km FORBE 10000 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
3 52.5 km GRENF 5000 Lat: -33.8596 Lon: 148.1121 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
4 69.0 km CARAGA 15000 Lat: -33.83613 Lon: 147.73937 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
5 ES 121.3 km GOOL15 400 Lat: -33.61847 Lon: 148.40897 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00

StartGate(s): 13:45:00+11:00, 14:00:00+11:00, 14:15:00+11:00, 14:30:00+11:00

# Name Nat Glider SS ES Time km/h Dist. Dist.
Points
Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos
Points
Total
1 Attila Bertok M HUN Moyes RX 5 14:00:00 16:13:01 02:13:01 50.4 121.3 372.5 92.7 439.2 61.2 966
2 Steve Blenkinsop M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:11:22 02:26:22 45.8 121.3 372.5 90.2 315.5 78.4 857
3 Jonny Durand M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:12:43 02:27:43 45.4 121.3 372.5 109.8 307.3 65.2 855
4 Geoff Robertson M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:12:15 02:27:15 45.5 121.3 372.5 89.6 310.1 73.8 846
5 Tullio Gervasoni M ITA Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 16:12:40 02:27:40 45.4 121.3 372.5 88.6 307.6 69.3 838
6 Kato Minoru M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 16:22:40 02:22:40 47.0 121.3 372.5 78.2 339.6 44.5 835
7 Jochen Zeischka M BEL Moyes RX 4 13:45:00 16:16:57 02:31:57 44.1 121.3 372.5 105.8 283.1 53.9 815
8 Jon snr Durand M AUS Moyes RX 4 13:45:00 16:16:40 02:31:40 44.2 121.3 372.5 86.9 284.7 57.4 802
9 Oyvind Ellefsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 16:26:00 02:26:00 45.9 121.3 372.5 76.4 317.8 32.6 799
10 Trent Brown M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:17:29 02:32:29 44.0 121.3 372.5 82.0 280.2 50.6 785
11 Glen Mcfarlane M AUS Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 16:20:36 02:35:36 43.1 121.3 372.5 93.2 263.6 47.5 777
12 Len Paton M AUS Moyes RX 4 14:00:00 16:31:02 02:31:02 44.4 121.3 372.5 69.2 288.2 22.3 752
13 Harrison Rowntree M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:25:37 02:40:37 41.7 121.3 372.5 94.9 238.5 36.9 743
14 Yasuhiro Noma M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:24:17 02:39:17 42.1 121.3 372.5 82.7 245.0 41.8 742
15 Gavin Myers M AUS Moyes LSS 5 13:45:00 16:25:31 02:40:31 41.8 121.3 372.5 78.0 239.0 39.2 729
16 Guy Hubbard M AUS Moyes RS 4 13:45:00 16:25:42 02:40:42 41.7 121.3 372.5 80.6 238.1 34.7 726
17 Andrew Barnes M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 16:34:45 02:34:45 43.3 121.3 372.5 54.1 268.1 19.6 714
17 Zac Majors M USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:45:00 16:27:39 02:42:39 41.2 121.3 372.5 83.4 228.8 29.0 714
17 Jonas Lobitz M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 13:45:00 16:26:45 02:41:45 41.4 121.3 372.5 77.8 233.0 30.7 714
20 Nils Vesk M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 16:35:37 02:35:37 43.1 121.3 372.5 53.8 263.5 18.9 709
21 Filippo Oppici M ITA Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 16:29:25 02:44:25 40.8 121.3 372.5 85.0 220.5 24.6 703
22 Olav Olsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:29:55 02:44:55 40.6 121.3 372.5 87.0 218.2 23.3 701
23 Gordon Rigg M GBR Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:27:43 02:42:43 41.2 121.3 372.5 68.4 228.4 27.4 697
24 Olav Opsanger M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:29:14 02:44:14 40.8 121.3 372.5 76.0 221.3 25.9 696
25 Simon Braithwaite M NZL Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 16:38:20 02:38:20 42.3 121.3 372.5 52.4 249.7 17.8 692
26 Grant Heaney M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 16:40:45 02:40:45 41.7 121.3 372.5 50.1 237.9 17.4 678
27 Lukas Bader M GER Moyes RS 4 13:45:00 16:33:02 02:48:02 39.9 121.3 372.5 76.4 204.0 21.3 674
28 Victor Hare M AUS Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 16:34:35 02:49:35 39.5 121.3 372.5 63.3 197.1 20.4 653
29 Sasha Serebrennikova F RUS Moyes RX 3 13:45:00 16:36:57 02:51:57 39.0 121.3 372.5 61.2 186.8 18.3 639
30 Phil Schroder M AUS Airborne Rev 13:45:00 16:45:23 03:00:23 37.2 121.3 372.5 62.4 151.5 17.0 603
31 Christian Voiblet M SUI Aeros 13:45:00 16:50:46 03:05:46 36.1 121.3 372.5 72.2 130.1 16.7 592
32 Rohan Taylor M AUS Moyes RS 4 13:45:00 16:51:43 03:06:43 35.9 121.3 372.5 63.3 126.4 16.2 578
33 Federico Martini M SUI Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:51:41 03:06:41 35.9 121.3 372.5 56.5 126.5 16.4 572
34 Ryosuke Hattori M JPN Aeros Combat 13:45:00 17:03:52 03:18:52 33.7 121.3 372.5 38.4 80.8 16.0 508
35 Conrad Loten M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 13:45:00 17:13:42 03:28:42 32.1 121.3 372.5 45.1 46.0 15.9 480
36 Josh Woods M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 121.2 372.4 56.2 429
37 Yoko Isomoto F JPN Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 17:35:56 03:50:56 29.0 121.3 372.5 15.8 15.8 404
38 Mark Russell M AUS Moyes RS 4 14:00:00 111.6 351.5 24.4 376
39 Emiel Jansen M NED Icaro 13:45:00 95.8 306.5 15.4 322
40 Viv Clements M NZL Moyes LS 5 14:00:00 69.8 242.6 243
41 Gijs Wanders M NED Icaro 13:45:00 58.1 216.9 217
42 Thomas Lindal M NOR Moyes RS 4 14:00:00 57.1 214.1 214
43 Chris Czajkowski M AUS Moyes RX 5 14:00:00 53.8 202.8 203
44 Gerolf Heinrichs M AUT Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 50.4 188.6 189
45 Phil Seeley M GBR Moyes RX 3 14:00:00 36.3 126.0 126
46 Dale Regehr M CAN Moyes RX 4 13:42:55 10.7 50.2 48
46 Takeshi Yokoyama M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:15:00 10.0 48.3 48
46 Adam Jones M AUS Moyes LSS 5 10.0 48.3 48
46 Mikhail Karmazin M RUS Aeros Combat 10.0 48.3 48
46 Sander Van Schaik M NED Icaro Laminar 13:45:00 10.0 48.3 48

Forbes 2015 – Day 7

Difficult to predict the weather in the morning, and the first triangle task was changed due to much more wind than forecasted. We got a dogleg task south-west of 158km.

I got a OK start taking the first gate, and flew in a gaggle with Atilla, Gerolf and a few others. I did not see either of the Olav’s or Thomas all day in the air.

The skies soon started to look ugly, and we got rain and thunderstorms building to our east, while we could easily escape to the west where the skies were nicer looking.  At the turnpoint I could see it overdeveloping on both sides of the track so that left no good escape routes if it did overdevelop quickly. I decided it was unsafe to continue and circled down to land at the TP.  The safety committee stopped the task just then. While some pilots flew on towards goal, most landed at the TP.

At the TP looking back
At the TP looking back
Sunset at goal day 6
Sunset at goal day 6

Results;

2015-01-07 no money

Race to Goal 157.6 km

Provisional

No Dist. Id Radius
(meters)
Coordinates Open Close
1 0.0 km FORBE 400 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
2 SS 9.6 km FORBE 10000 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
3 100.2 km BARME 400 Lat: -34.1527 Lon: 147.3974 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
4 ES 157.6 km ARDLE 400 Lat: -34.4125 Lon: 146.8543 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00

StartGate(s): 14:00:00+11:00, 14:15:00+11:00, 14:30:00+11:00, 14:45:00+11:00

# Name Nat Glider SS ES Time km/h Dist. Dist.
Points
Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos
Points
Total
1 Trent Brown M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 112.2 900.0 17.5 918
2 Attila Bertok M HUN Moyes RX 5 14:00:00 104.7 861.0 15.2 876
3 Yasuhiro Noma M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 103.9 857.1 15.5 873
4 Steve Blenkinsop M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 103.9 857.2 14.6 872
4 Zac Majors M USA Wills Wing T2C 144 14:00:00 104.0 857.3 14.5 872
4 Tullio Gervasoni M ITA Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 103.9 856.9 14.9 872
4 Kato Minoru M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 103.9 857.3 14.6 872
4 Olav Opsanger M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 103.9 857.0 14.7 872
4 Gerolf Heinrichs M AUT Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 103.9 857.2 15.0 872
4 Gordon Rigg M GBR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 103.9 857.1 14.6 872
4 Jochen Zeischka M BEL Moyes RX 4 14:00:00 103.9 857.1 15.3 872
12 Christian Voiblet M SUI Aeros 14:00:00 103.9 857.1 14.3 871
12 Jonas Lobitz M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 14:00:00 103.9 856.3 14.9 871
12 Harrison Rowntree M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 103.9 857.0 14.4 871
15 Filippo Oppici M ITA Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 103.7 854.3 15.1 869
16 Josh Woods M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 103.7 853.0 14.7 868
17 Len Paton M AUS Moyes RX 4 14:00:00 102.9 833.0 15.2 848
18 Oyvind Ellefsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 100.8 779.8 14.5 794
19 Lukas Bader M GER Moyes RS 4 14:00:00 100.0 758.9 13.7 773
20 Glen Mcfarlane M AUS Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 99.2 737.7 13.6 751
21 Olav Olsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 99.1 735.9 12.2 748
22 Gijs Wanders M NED Icaro 14:00:00 98.6 718.2 12.9 731
23 Yoko Isomoto F JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 98.5 715.2 12.1 727
24 Phil Schroder M AUS Airborne Rev 14:00:00 98.4 713.3 12.1 725
25 Rohan Taylor M AUS Moyes RS 4 14:00:00 95.9 653.5 14.0 668
26 Simon Braithwaite M NZL Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 95.3 645.3 13.8 659
27 Jonny Durand M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 95.3 645.0 12.3 657
28 Andrew Barnes M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 95.2 644.1 11.6 656
29 Victor Hare M AUS Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 94.3 626.9 10.7 638
30 Jon snr Durand M AUS Moyes RX 4 14:00:00 93.1 605.5 11.1 617
31 Grant Heaney M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 91.5 578.9 12.2 591
32 Gavin Myers M AUS Moyes LSS 5 14:00:00 91.1 574.0 10.8 585
33 Sasha Serebrennikova F RUS Moyes RX 3 14:00:00 89.4 548.6 10.7 559
34 Geoff Robertson M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 81.6 486.0 7.4 493
35 Nils Vesk M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:15:00 81.2 484.4 6.8 491
36 Sander Van Schaik M NED Icaro Laminar 14:00:00 80.2 477.3 7.4 485
37 Mikhail Karmazin M RUS Aeros Combat 14:15:00 75.9 443.4 7.1 451
38 Chris Czajkowski M AUS Moyes RX 5 14:00:00 75.2 436.2 7.3 444
39 Federico Martini M SUI Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 74.6 430.6 10.0 441
40 Takeshi Yokoyama M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 72.4 411.6 6.2 418
41 Thomas Lindal M NOR Moyes RS 4 14:00:00 68.3 375.1 5.5 381
42 Phil Seeley M GBR Moyes RX 3 14:00:00 64.9 353.0 4.4 357
43 Dale Regehr M CAN Moyes RX 4 14:00:00 63.3 342.1 3.8 346
44 Enda Murphy M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:15:00 63.0 340.1 3.9 344
45 Conrad Loten M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 14:00:00 56.8 290.5 8.5 299
46 Guy Hubbard M AUS Moyes RS 4 14:00:00 54.0 274.7 8.3 283
47 Emiel Jansen M NED Icaro 14:00:00 46.9 232.5 3.8 236
48 Ryosuke Hattori M JPN Aeros Combat 14:00:00 44.4 218.9 3.5 222
49 Viv Clements M NZL Moyes LS 5 14:15:00 44.1 216.8 1.8 219
50 Adam Jones M AUS Moyes LSS 5 14:00:00 26.5 123.8 1.4 125
51 Mark Russell M AUS Moyes RS 4 14:00:00 16.6 75.5 76

Forbes 2016 – Day 6

Day 4 and 5 were cancelled due to bad weather, we had lots of rainfall soaking the ground, and that made conditions a bit slower than previous days.

The task was 250km heading west, with 2 turnpoints to keep us out of the worst bush without roads. Very little winds, and low cloudbase at the start of the task.

In the startgate day 6
In the startgate day 6

I got OK conditions in the startgate, hanging out for one hour under 1700m cloudbase, but after taking the second start we took a few long glides into extremely weak lift where I lost Olav Olsen and the main gaggle after a few thermals. I then flew mostly alone for the rest of the task, catching up with some pilots now and then, but we could not get a good gaggle forming, so it was way to slow.

After 150km it seemed we would run out of daylight before reaching goal, but late in the day the cloudbase started rising up to 2700m and thermals were a bit better formed. The last 80 km I could hop from cloud to cloud and had a slow 12:1 final glide.

I flew for 7 hours, and after a long drive home without any food on the way it was good to lie down in bed.

Olav Olsen did a really good flight and came in 4. place, great effort on such a difficult day.

Results;

2015-01-06 Moyes Delta Gliders

Race to Goal 249.6 km

Provisional

No Dist. Id Radius
(meters)
Coordinates Open Close
1 0.0 km FORBE 400 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
2 SS 4.6 km FORBE 5000 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
3 107.4 km TULLIB 5000 Lat: -33.44923 Lon: 146.72102 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
4 164.5 km RANKIN 5000 Lat: -33.84193 Lon: 146.27055 12:00:00+11:00 21:00:00+11:00
5 ES 249.6 km GUNBAR 400 Lat: -34.0414 Lon: 145.41037 12:00:00+11:00 21:00:00+11:00

StartGate(s): 13:45:00+11:00, 14:00:00+11:00, 14:15:00+11:00, 14:30:00+11:00, 14:45:00+11:00

# Name Nat Glider SS ES Time km/h Dist. Dist.
Points
Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos
Points
Total
1 Zac Majors M USA Wills Wing T2C 144 14:00:00 18:31:03 04:31:03 54.2 249.6 401.0 85.5 419.3 69.2 975
2 Jonas Lobitz M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 13:45:00 18:29:50 04:44:50 51.6 249.6 401.0 104.8 324.2 74.9 905
3 Jonny Durand M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 18:42:26 04:42:26 52.1 249.6 401.0 74.1 335.6 58.9 870
4 Olav Olsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 18:43:15 04:43:15 51.9 249.6 401.0 74.5 331.6 54.4 862
5 Glen Mcfarlane M AUS Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 18:36:32 04:51:32 50.4 249.6 401.0 98.0 295.4 63.9 858
6 Christian Voiblet M SUI Aeros 14:00:00 18:47:25 04:47:25 51.2 249.6 401.0 69.3 312.6 46.2 829
6 Phil Schroder M AUS Airborne Rev 14:00:00 18:47:25 04:47:25 51.2 249.6 401.0 69.3 312.6 46.2 829
8 Gijs Wanders M NED Icaro 13:45:00 18:46:48 05:01:48 48.7 249.6 401.0 80.6 256.9 50.1 789
8 Gordon Rigg M GBR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 18:53:33 04:53:33 50.1 249.6 401.0 64.7 287.4 36.1 789
10 Filippo Oppici M ITA Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 18:54:32 04:54:32 49.9 249.6 401.0 66.4 283.6 33.4 784
11 Gerolf Heinrichs M AUT Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 18:57:39 04:57:39 49.4 249.6 401.0 67.0 271.8 30.9 771
12 Jon snr Durand M AUS Moyes RX 4 13:45:00 18:51:25 05:06:25 48.0 249.6 401.0 80.8 241.0 39.2 762
13 Trent Brown M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:15:00 19:19:22 05:04:22 48.3 249.6 401.0 45.4 248.0 23.1 718
14 Kato Minoru M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 19:16:41 05:16:41 46.4 249.6 401.0 60.6 208.0 26.5 696
15 Simon Braithwaite M NZL Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 19:19:24 05:19:24 46.0 249.6 401.0 49.3 199.7 21.7 672
16 Jochen Zeischka M BEL Moyes RX 4 14:00:00 19:19:17 05:19:17 46.1 249.6 401.0 39.1 200.0 24.7 665
17 Lukas Bader M GER Moyes RS 4 13:45:00 19:16:14 05:31:14 44.4 249.6 401.0 61.8 165.1 28.6 657
18 Oyvind Ellefsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 19:24:01 05:24:01 45.4 249.6 401.0 47.8 185.9 18.4 653
19 Guy Hubbard M AUS Moyes RS 4 13:45:00 19:20:01 05:35:01 43.9 249.6 401.0 58.1 154.6 20.4 634
19 Grant Heaney M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 19:22:51 05:37:51 43.5 249.6 401.0 66.5 146.8 19.4 634
21 Olav Opsanger M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 19:32:37 05:32:37 44.2 249.6 401.0 40.7 161.3 17.7 621
22 Yasuhiro Noma M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 19:36:13 05:36:13 43.7 249.6 401.0 39.4 151.3 16.5 608
23 Rohan Taylor M AUS Moyes RS 4 13:45:00 19:34:35 05:49:35 42.1 249.6 401.0 44.5 115.8 17.0 578
24 Sasha Serebrennikova F RUS Moyes RX 3 14:00:00 19:47:49 05:47:49 42.3 249.6 401.0 32.3 120.4 15.7 569
25 Yoko Isomoto F JPN Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 19:47:40 06:02:40 40.5 249.6 401.0 28.9 83.0 16.1 529
26 Federico Martini M SUI Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 20:16:58 06:16:58 39.0 249.6 401.0 26.8 48.8 15.2 492
27 Steve Blenkinsop M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 20:00:35 06:15:35 39.1 249.6 401.0 6.7 52.1 15.4 475
28 Harrison Rowntree M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 246.5 398.4 40.5 439
29 Ryosuke Hattori M JPN Aeros Combat 13:45:00 235.4 385.3 25.5 411
30 Takeshi Yokoyama M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 236.0 386.4 19.5 406
31 Nils Vesk M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 235.8 386.2 3.7 390
32 Chris Czajkowski M AUS Moyes RX 5 13:45:00 237.3 388.3 388
33 Victor Hare M AUS Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 226.1 363.9 21.5 385
34 Mark Russell M AUS Moyes RS 4 14:15:00 203.3 306.0 306
35 Sander Van Schaik M NED Icaro Laminar 14:15:00 164.6 253.5 254
36 Attila Bertok M HUN Moyes RX 5 14:00:00 152.5 240.1 240
37 Mikhail Karmazin M RUS Aeros Combat 13:45:00 148.4 234.3 234
38 Thomas Lindal M NOR Moyes RS 4 13:45:00 114.3 180.2 180
39 Enda Murphy M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 104.8 168.7 169
40 Conrad Loten M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 13:45:00 94.1 153.5 154
41 Tullio Gervasoni M ITA Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 51.9 95.1 95
42 Viv Clements M NZL Moyes LS 5 14:15:00 31.2 72.3 72
43 Phil Seeley M GBR Moyes RX 3 13:45:00 27.3 66.8 67
44 Dale Regehr M CAN Moyes RX 4 14:00:00 25.4 63.6 64
45 Gavin Myers M AUS Moyes LSS 5 13:45:00 25.0 62.8 63
46 Emiel Jansen M NED Icaro 10.0 29.4 29
46 Josh Woods M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:39:24 10.0 29.4 29
46 Adam Jones M AUS Moyes LSS 5 13:45:00 10.0 29.4 29

Forbes 2015 – Day 4

We get a rest day today, the weather has turned ugly with a trough and associated thunderstorms passing over us today. It was windy from the morning and building clouds already at 8:30.

The dustdevil that tricked me on day 2, this photo is at around 1300meters, and that dustdevil is 4-500 meters high, so it should have been very strong lift in that area, I probably just could not find the core, it was turbulent enough!

Dustdevil ahead
Dustdevil ahead

Final scores from yesterday are out, and all scores can be found at http://www.forbesflatlands.com/results.html

2015-01-03 Forbes BBQ Champions

Race to Goal 192.2 km

Provisional

No Dist. Id Radius
(meters)
Coordinates Open Close
1 0.0 km FORBE 400 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
2 SS 9.6 km FORBE 10000 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
3 100.2 km BARME 400 Lat: -34.1527 Lon: 147.3974 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
4 157.6 km ARDLE 400 Lat: -34.4125 Lon: 146.8543 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
5 ES 192.2 km GRON15 600 Lat: -34.71592 Lon: 146.77547 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00

StartGate(s): 13:45:00+11:00, 14:00:00+11:00, 14:15:00+11:00, 14:30:00+11:00, 14:45:00+11:00

# Name Nat Glider SS ES Time km/h Dist. Dist.
Points
Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos
Points
Total
1 Attila Bertok M HUN Moyes RX 5 13:45:00 16:10:56 02:25:56 75.1 192.2 366.0 111.0 436.9 74.9 989
2 Jonny Durand M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:10:45 02:25:45 75.2 192.2 366.0 97.5 443.8 79.3 987
3 Len Paton M AUS Moyes RX 4 13:45:00 16:13:01 02:28:01 74.0 192.2 366.0 105.0 406.6 70.7 948
4 Gordon Rigg M GBR Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:13:22 02:28:22 73.9 192.2 366.0 100.2 402.9 66.8 936
5 Gerolf Heinrichs M AUT Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:13:41 02:28:41 73.7 192.2 366.0 103.3 399.7 59.5 929
6 Tullio Gervasoni M ITA Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 16:13:38 02:28:38 73.7 192.2 366.0 99.1 400.2 63.0 928
7 Filippo Oppici M ITA Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 16:13:45 02:28:45 73.7 192.2 366.0 100.2 399.0 56.1 921
8 Olav Opsanger M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:14:01 02:29:01 73.5 192.2 366.0 98.2 396.4 52.9 914
9 Steve Blenkinsop M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:14:10 02:29:10 73.5 192.2 366.0 99.6 394.9 49.9 910
10 Trent Brown M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:14:28 02:29:28 73.3 192.2 366.0 98.7 392.1 47.0 904
11 Oyvind Ellefsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:15:30 02:30:30 72.8 192.2 366.0 96.6 382.9 41.8 887
11 Glen Mcfarlane M AUS Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 16:15:28 02:30:28 72.8 192.2 366.0 93.0 383.2 44.4 887
13 Jonas Lobitz M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 13:45:00 16:15:34 02:30:34 72.8 192.2 366.0 91.2 382.4 39.5 879
14 Jochen Zeischka M BEL Moyes RX 4 13:45:00 16:15:49 02:30:49 72.7 192.2 366.0 93.0 380.3 37.2 877
15 Christian Voiblet M SUI Aeros 13:45:00 16:19:47 02:34:47 70.8 192.2 366.0 91.9 350.4 35.2 844
16 Simon Braithwaite M NZL Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:21:10 02:36:10 70.2 192.2 366.0 83.4 341.1 33.2 824
17 Gavin Myers M AUS Moyes LSS 5 13:45:00 16:22:18 02:37:18 69.7 192.2 366.0 88.2 333.7 31.5 819
18 Olav Olsen M NOR Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:24:37 02:39:37 68.6 192.2 366.0 88.3 319.5 29.8 804
19 Zac Majors M USA Wills Wing T2C 144 14:00:00 16:36:52 02:36:52 69.9 192.2 366.0 51.9 336.5 26.8 781
20 Andrew Barnes M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:33:55 02:48:55 64.9 192.2 366.0 71.3 268.7 28.2 734
21 Kato Minoru M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:15:00 16:53:53 02:38:53 69.0 192.2 366.0 18.4 323.9 20.6 729
22 Conrad Loten M NZL Moyes RS 3.5 13:45:00 16:39:41 02:54:41 62.7 192.2 366.0 58.3 240.8 25.5 691
23 Yasuhiro Noma M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:15:00 17:06:16 02:51:16 64.0 192.2 366.0 17.0 257.1 17.7 658
24 Harrison Rowntree M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:47:47 03:02:47 59.9 192.2 366.0 55.4 204.5 24.3 650
25 Gijs Wanders M NED Icaro 14:00:00 16:55:57 02:55:57 62.3 192.2 366.0 28.3 234.9 19.8 649
26 Jon snr Durand M AUS Moyes RX 4 13:45:00 16:51:16 03:06:16 58.8 192.2 366.0 53.2 189.7 22.3 631
27 Guy Hubbard M AUS Moyes RS 4 13:45:00 16:52:00 03:07:00 58.6 192.2 366.0 49.8 186.6 21.4 624
28 Federico Martini M SUI Moyes RX 3.5 13:44:03 16:49:18 03:05:15 59.1 192.2 366.0 53.6 194.0 23.2 618
29 Grant Heaney M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 16:56:04 03:11:04 57.3 192.2 366.0 52.2 170.0 19.2 607
30 Mikhail Karmazin M RUS Aeros Combat 13:45:00 16:59:28 03:14:28 56.3 192.2 366.0 39.6 156.5 18.1 580
31 Enda Murphy M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 17:11:53 03:11:53 57.1 192.2 366.0 24.6 166.7 17.0 574
32 Mark Russell M AUS Moyes RS 4 13:44:44 16:58:28 03:13:44 56.6 192.2 366.0 29.7 159.4 18.6 568
33 Josh Woods M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 17:13:34 03:13:34 56.6 192.2 366.0 11.8 160.0 16.7 555
34 Rohan Taylor M AUS Moyes RS 4 14:15:00 17:28:48 03:13:48 56.5 192.2 366.0 159.1 16.3 541
35 Victor Hare M AUS Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 17:08:27 03:23:27 53.9 192.2 366.0 33.3 122.2 17.3 539
36 Sasha Serebrennikova F RUS Moyes RX 3 13:45:00 17:29:24 03:44:24 48.8 192.2 366.0 41.4 48.4 16.0 472
36 Chris Czajkowski M AUS Moyes RX 5 13:45:00 17:28:38 03:43:38 49.0 192.2 366.0 38.7 50.9 16.5 472
38 Takeshi Yokoyama M JPN Moyes RX 3.5 14:00:00 17:41:01 03:41:01 49.6 192.2 366.0 59.8 15.9 442
39 Nils Vesk M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 17:29:14 03:44:14 48.9 192.2 366.0 4.2 48.9 16.2 435
40 Lukas Bader M GER Moyes RS 4 13:44:46 153.0 316.8 37.0 349
41 Geoff Robertson M AUS Moyes RX 3.5 14:15:00 170.3 345.1 345
42 Emiel Jansen M NED Icaro 14:00:00 163.8 336.6 337
43 Dale Regehr M CAN Moyes RX 4 14:00:00 156.7 324.8 325
43 Peter Dall M AUS Airborne Rev 13:45:00 154.8 321.0 4.4 325
45 Adam Jones M AUS Moyes LSS 5 14:15:00 148.9 305.5 306
46 Sander Van Schaik M NED Icaro Laminar 14:00:00 147.3 300.5 301
47 Ryosuke Hattori M JPN Aeros Combat 13:45:00 88.4 146.4 146
48 Viv Clements M NZL Moyes LS 5 14:30:00 69.5 121.6 122
49 Yoko Isomoto F JPN Moyes RX 3.5 13:45:00 44.7 80.2 80
50 Thomas Lindal M NOR Moyes RS 4 14:00:00 22.4 41.4 41
51 Phil Seeley M GBR Moyes RX 3 10.0 20.4 20

 

Forbes 2015 – Day 2

We woke up to blue skies, but quite windy conditions. The forecast was for winds to die down during the day, but strong chance of overdevelopment near Forbes. So the task was set to take us away from the bad weather, 185km.

I took the first startgate at 13:45 to get away from the building weather and rain, and had a very good run all the way to 35km from goal, where I was out in front in a very good position for a fast final glide, I just needed one more thermal. I spotted and went 4-5km 90 degrees of the courseline aiming for a large dustdevil that I was sure would give me the last strong thermal I needed to get fast to goal. But it was not to be, it was just weak lift and I had to take a 1-2m/s thermal from 1200m to 3000m, loosing a lot of time. Too bad, had it worked I would have been very fast.

Olav and Olav were just before me in goal, while Thomas took a day off.  Zack smoked the course and were the fastest by a good margin. We were hit by major weather on the way home, a massive gustfront almost ripped the gliders off the roof of the car.

Nice conditions – Cloudbase at over 3000m;

DCIM100GOPRO

Results day 2;

2015-01-02 mezzanine

Race to Goal 162.1 km

Provisional

No Dist. Id Radius
(meters)
Coordinates Open Close
1 0.0 km FORBE 400 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
2 SS 9.6 km FORBE 10000 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
3 56.7 km MARSDE 400 Lat: -33.75343 Lon: 147.52865 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
4 107.1 km TYAGON 20000 Lat: -34.02107 Lon: 148.2233 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
5 ES 162.1 km STOC15 400 Lat: -34.49992 Lon: 147.89652 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00

StartGate(s): 13:45:00+11:00, 14:00:00+11:00, 14:15:00+11:00, 14:30:00+11:00, 14:45:00+11:00

# Name Nat Glider SS ES Time km/h Dist. Dist.
Points
Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos
Points
Total
1 Zac Majors M USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:45:00 16:24:42 02:39:42 57.3 162.1 376.0 109.1 436.2 77.9 999
2 Jochen Zeischka M BEL Moyes Litespeed RX4 13:45:00 16:28:22 02:43:22 56.0 162.1 376.0 98.0 387.4 73.1 935
3 Gordon Rigg M GBR Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 13:45:00 16:34:22 02:49:22 54.0 162.1 376.0 86.0 343.0 68.6 874
4 Jonas Lobitz M NZL 14:00:00 16:56:23 02:56:23 51.9 162.1 376.0 61.0 302.1 60.3 799
5 Trent Brown M AUS Moyes RX 14:00:00 16:58:17 02:58:17 51.3 162.1 376.0 58.7 292.1 43.5 770
6 Jonny Durand M AUS Moyes RX 14:00:00 16:59:18 02:59:18 51.0 162.1 376.0 39.7 286.9 38.2 741
7 Conrad Loten M NZL 13:45:00 16:56:01 03:11:01 47.9 162.1 376.0 62.4 232.2 64.4 735
8 Christian Voiblet M SUI Wills Wing T2C 13:45:00 16:56:34 03:11:34 47.8 162.1 376.0 63.9 229.8 56.5 726
9 Guy Hubbard M AUS Moyes RS 13:45:00 16:57:22 03:12:22 47.6 162.1 376.0 64.1 226.4 53.0 720
10 Lukas Bader M GER Moyes RS 13:45:00 16:57:24 03:12:24 47.6 162.1 376.0 61.5 226.2 49.6 713
11 Kato Minoru M JPN 13:45:00 16:59:13 03:14:13 47.1 162.1 376.0 74.9 218.5 40.8 710
11 Olav Opsanger M NOR 13:45:00 16:57:30 03:12:30 47.5 162.1 376.0 61.6 225.8 46.5 710
13 Gerolf Heinrichs M AUT Moyes Litespeed RS3.5 14:15:00 17:17:12 03:02:12 50.2 162.1 376.0 29.9 272.6 25.0 704
14 Attila Bertok M HUN 14:15:00 17:16:07 03:01:07 50.5 162.1 376.0 14.8 277.9 26.4 695
15 Gijs Wanders M NED 13:45:00 16:59:33 03:14:33 47.0 162.1 376.0 56.1 217.1 35.8 685
16 Olav Olsen M NOR Moyes RS 13:45:00 17:03:14 03:18:14 46.2 162.1 376.0 60.8 201.9 33.6 672
17 Oyvind Ellefsen M NOR Moyes Litespeed RS 4 13:45:00 17:08:04 03:23:04 45.1 162.1 376.0 59.2 182.7 31.6 650
18 Steve Blenkinsop M AUS Moyes RX 13:45:00 17:08:52 03:23:52 44.9 162.1 376.0 54.5 179.6 29.7 640
19 Nils Vesk M AUS Moyes RX 13:45:00 17:15:47 03:30:47 43.4 162.1 376.0 39.9 153.5 28.0 597
20 Federico Martini M SUI Moyes RX 14:00:00 17:26:20 03:26:20 44.4 162.1 376.0 16.5 170.1 20.6 583
21 Tullio Gervasoni M ITA 13:45:00 17:19:08 03:34:08 42.7 162.1 376.0 38.8 141.2 23.7 580
22 Filippo Oppici M ITA Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 17:28:42 03:28:42 43.8 162.1 376.0 20.6 161.2 19.7 578
23 Mark Russell M AUS moyes RS 13:45:00 17:21:10 03:36:10 42.3 162.1 376.0 42.6 133.9 22.6 575
24 Geoff Robertson M AUS Moyes RX 13:45:00 17:22:09 03:37:09 42.1 162.1 376.0 38.1 130.4 21.5 566
25 Gavin Myers M AUS Moyes LSS 13:45:00 17:28:46 03:43:46 40.9 162.1 376.0 34.1 107.4 19.0 537
26 Victor Hare M AUS Moyes RX 13:45:00 17:31:44 03:46:44 40.4 162.1 376.0 30.8 97.3 18.4 523
27 Glen Mcfarlane M AUS Moyes RX 14:00:00 17:40:46 03:40:46 41.5 162.1 376.0 2.0 117.7 17.8 514
28 Jon snr Durand M AUS Moyes RS 14:15:00 17:55:32 03:40:32 41.5 162.1 376.0 118.6 16.3 511
29 Rohan Taylor M AUS Moyes RS 14:30:00 18:19:16 03:49:16 39.9 162.1 376.0 88.8 15.9 481
30 Phil Schroder M AUS Airborne Rev 13:45:00 17:49:04 04:04:04 37.5 162.1 376.0 17.2 41.2 17.0 451
31 Simon Braithwaite M NZL 13:45:00 17:44:39 03:59:39 38.2 162.1 376.0 55.1 17.4 449
32 Mikhail Karmazin M RUS Aeros Combat 13:45:00 17:52:33 04:07:33 37.0 162.1 376.0 13.2 30.4 16.6 436
33 Harrison Rowntree M AUS 14:15:00 18:27:19 04:12:19 36.3 162.1 376.0 15.8 15.8 408
34 Andrew Barnes M AUS Moyes RS 3.5 13:45:00 18:14:41 04:29:41 33.9 162.1 376.0 16.1 392
34 Sasha Serebrennikova F RUS Moyes Litespeed S3 14:30:00 18:53:03 04:23:03 34.8 162.1 376.0 15.7 392
36 Len Paton M AUS 13:45:00 134.3 343.8 17.8 362
37 Yasuhiro Noma M AUS 14:15:00 114.7 312.8 313
38 Josh Woods M AUS 14:15:00 109.7 302.9 303
39 Chris Czajkowski M AUS 14:15:00 105.0 291.4 291
40 Dale Regehr M CAN 14:30:00 100.9 279.7 280
41 Ryosuke Hattori M JPN Aeros Combat 14:30:00 96.8 267.5 268
42 Peter Dall M AUS 14:30:00 96.4 266.4 266
43 Emiel Jansen M NED 14:15:00 84.1 221.0 221
44 Takeshi Yokoyama M JPN 13:45:00 70.9 172.0 172
45 Grant Heaney M AUS 13:45:00 69.6 167.7 168
46 Viv Clements M NZL 13:45:00 42.7 97.1 97
47 Sander Van Schaik M NED Icaro Laminar 14:15:00 26.8 65.8 66
47 Yoko Isomoto F JPN 14:30:00 26.6 65.6 66
49 Phil Seeley M GBR Airborne C4 10.0 25.2 25
50 Enda Murphy M AUS Moyes RX DNF 0.0 0

Forbes 2015 – Day 1

Newyears day, and first task of 145km via two turnpoints to Manildra north east of forbes. We got good conditions, mostly blue but some clouds towards the end of the tast.

After hanging out in the start circle I took the second start gate, but “my” gaggle wanted to hang back in weak lift for 2-3 minutes after the clock, so I had to go back again to not go alone. After that it was an OK flight all the way to Goal, but I had to take a slower thermal and lost some time between the first and second TP. After a skinny final glide into headwind I got in to 8. place.

Olav Opsanger, Olav Lien and me made goal, Thomas had to land after around 75km. A good day for the Norwegian team with 2, 4, and 8. place.

Results below;

DCIM100GOPRO

2015-01-01 goong he fat choi

Race to Goal 135.1 km

Provisional

No Dist. Id Radius
(meters)
Coordinates Open Close
1 0.0 km FORBE 400 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
2 SS 4.6 km FORBE 5000 Lat: -33.3608 Lon: 147.932 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
3 71.1 km CANOWI 400 Lat: -33.55378 Lon: 148.67147 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
4 118.8 km MOLONG 5000 Lat: -33.11155 Lon: 148.8816 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00
5 ES 135.1 km MANI15 200 Lat: -33.185 Lon: 148.68153 12:00:00+11:00 20:00:00+11:00

StartGate(s): 13:45:00+11:00, 14:00:00+11:00, 14:15:00+11:00, 14:30:00+11:00

# Name Nat Glider SS ES Time km/h Dist. Dist.
Points
Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Arr.
Pos
Points
Total
1 Attila Bertok M HUN 14:00:00 16:36:59 02:36:59 49.9 135.1 383.2 75.1 431.7 77.1 967
2 Olav Opsanger M NOR 14:00:00 16:38:19 02:38:19 49.4 135.1 383.2 73.4 407.0 67.4 931
3 Gerolf Heinrichs M AUT Moyes Litespeed RS3.5 14:00:00 16:43:17 02:43:17 47.9 135.1 383.2 75.2 362.0 63.0 883
4 Olav Olsen M NOR Moyes RS 13:45:00 16:37:29 02:52:29 45.4 135.1 383.2 107.9 304.7 72.1 868
5 Jonny Durand M AUS Moyes RX 14:15:00 16:54:59 02:39:59 48.9 135.1 383.2 51.0 389.2 36.2 860
6 Len Paton M AUS 14:15:00 16:56:44 02:41:44 48.4 135.1 383.2 51.3 374.0 31.7 840
7 Christian Voiblet M SUI Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 16:48:38 02:48:38 46.4 135.1 383.2 66.9 326.7 47.8 825
8 Oyvind Ellefsen M NOR Moyes Litespeed RS 4 14:00:00 16:48:42 02:48:42 46.4 135.1 383.2 69.1 326.3 44.6 823
9 Glen Mcfarlane M AUS Moyes RX 14:15:00 16:57:54 02:42:54 48.1 135.1 383.2 44.5 364.9 27.9 821
10 Gijs Wanders M NED 13:45:00 16:43:36 02:58:36 43.8 135.1 383.2 91.9 273.1 58.8 807
11 Gavin Myers M AUS Moyes LSS 13:45:00 16:46:53 03:01:53 43.0 135.1 383.2 92.2 257.4 54.9 788
12 Harrison Rowntree M AUS 13:45:00 16:47:18 03:02:18 42.9 135.1 383.2 88.4 255.5 51.2 778
13 Gordon Rigg M GBR Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 14:00:00 16:55:56 02:55:56 44.5 135.1 383.2 65.1 286.4 33.9 769
14 Trent Brown M AUS Moyes RX 14:15:00 17:06:19 02:51:19 45.7 135.1 383.2 43.1 311.1 17.9 755
15 Kato Minoru M JPN 13:45:00 16:50:53 03:05:53 42.1 135.1 383.2 89.1 239.2 41.6 753
16 Filippo Oppici M ITA Wills Wing T2C 14:00:00 16:57:22 02:57:22 44.1 135.1 383.2 53.3 279.2 29.7 745
17 Guy Hubbard M AUS Moyes RS 13:45:00 16:54:06 03:09:06 41.4 135.1 383.2 93.2 225.2 38.8 740
17 Steve Blenkinsop M AUS Moyes RX 14:00:00 16:59:53 02:59:53 43.5 135.1 383.2 64.9 266.9 24.7 740
19 Jonas Lobitz M NZL 14:00:00 16:59:51 02:59:51 43.5 135.1 383.2 56.1 267.0 26.2 733
20 Andrew Barnes M AUS Moyes RS 3.5 14:00:00 17:01:42 03:01:42 43.1 135.1 383.2 58.8 258.3 23.4 724
21 Tullio Gervasoni M ITA 14:00:00 17:02:31 03:02:31 42.9 135.1 383.2 63.1 254.5 21.1 722
22 Jochen Zeischka M BEL Moyes Litespeed RX4 14:00:00 17:04:02 03:04:02 42.5 135.1 383.2 64.8 247.5 19.3 715
23 Zac Majors M USA Wills Wing T2C 144 14:15:00 17:16:25 03:01:25 43.2 135.1 383.2 42.8 259.6 16.6 702
24 Phil Schroder M AUS Airborne Rev 14:00:00 17:07:36 03:07:36 41.7 135.1 383.2 47.5 231.7 17.4 680
25 Grant Heaney M AUS 13:45:00 17:02:23 03:17:23 39.7 135.1 383.2 79.2 191.0 22.2 676
26 Nils Vesk M AUS Moyes RX 13:45:00 17:03:23 03:18:23 39.5 135.1 383.2 81.8 187.1 20.1 672
27 Jon snr Durand M AUS Moyes RS 13:45:00 17:04:15 03:19:15 39.3 135.1 383.2 79.7 183.7 18.6 665
28 Lukas Bader M GER Moyes RS 14:00:00 17:22:42 03:22:42 38.6 135.1 383.2 33.3 170.4 16.0 603
29 Mark Russell M AUS moyes RS 13:45:00 17:17:00 03:32:00 36.9 135.1 383.2 50.1 136.0 16.3 586
30 Mikhail Karmazin M RUS Aeros Combat 13:43:29 17:12:26 03:28:57 37.5 135.1 383.2 68.6 147.1 16.9 585
31 Conrad Loten M NZL 14:00:00 17:27:09 03:27:09 37.8 135.1 383.2 29.6 153.7 15.8 582
32 Dale Regehr M CAN 13:45:00 17:34:12 03:49:12 34.2 135.1 383.2 24.8 77.2 15.6 501
33 Takeshi Yokoyama M JPN 14:00:00 17:50:15 03:50:15 34.0 135.1 383.2 16.6 73.8 15.5 489
34 Geoff Robertson M AUS Moyes RX 14:00:00 122.5 361.7 52.4 414
35 Simon Braithwaite M NZL 13:45:00 117.0 348.3 64.6 413
36 Yasuhiro Noma M AUS 14:15:00 129.8 375.8 26.1 402
37 Sasha Serebrennikova F RUS Moyes Litespeed S3 14:00:00 97.1 297.1 5.6 303
38 Thomas Lindal M NOR 13:45:00 86.1 275.1 275
39 Victor Hare M AUS Moyes RX 14:15:00 78.9 257.6 258
40 Viv Clements M NZL 14:00:00 74.1 244.2 244
40 Chris Czajkowski M AUS 13:45:00 74.2 244.3 244
42 Rohan Taylor M AUS Moyes RS 14:15:00 71.7 235.7 236
43 Sander Van Schaik M NED Icaro Laminar 13:45:00 71.6 235.3 235
44 Josh Woods M AUS 14:00:00 70.9 232.1 232
45 Federico Martini M SUI Moyes RX 14:00:00 65.9 206.9 207
46 Ryosuke Hattori M JPN Aeros Combat 14:00:00 48.7 130.9 131
46 Emiel Jansen M NED 13:45:00 48.6 130.6 131
48 Yoko Isomoto F JPN 14:00:00 46.0 123.0 123
49 Peter Dall M AUS 14:00:00 38.4 99.9 100
50 Enda Murphy M AUS Moyes RX 10.0 29.8 30
50 Adam Jones M AUS 10.0 29.8 30
50 Phil Seeley M GBR Airborne C4 13:38:14 10.0 29.8 30

Forbes 2015, practice day

I landed in Sydney at around 07:10 yesterday, met with Thomas who had some problems getting his glider through customs, and helped him to get all that sorted and loaded so we could drive to Forbes.

We met the rest of the team there, Olav Opsanger, Olav Lien Olsen, and Kurt Opseth, who had arrived the day before and had a nice day of flying while we were driving.

It’s around 28 degrees here, which is nice and cool for mid-summer Forbes, with blue skies and almost no wind today. I got my new glider set up and had the first flight today. Glider goes great, handles like a dream, it’s by far the best hangglider I’ve ever flown! I also had new harness from Skyline, which was perfect as always. Only problem today was a leaky camelback, so it was a bit cold with 2 liters of water running down my back at 2000 meters.

Today was official practice day, with a 100km triangle, but since this was my first flight with new gear I stayed locally and just enjoyed the air. Only Olav Lien flew the full practice task from our team, and he came back quite late so it may have been difficult and slow at times.

New toys, my technora RX 3.5
New toys, my technora RX 3.5
Forbes LZ
Forbes LZ
Thomas Lindal in front and below
Thomas Lindal in front and below

2014 Santa Cruz Flats Race, day 7

The last day, and finally I get the glider going straight, and my GoPro started working again after playing dead for a week. Wohoo!

Setup line last day
Setup line last day

The task was a triangle of 102km, going southwest and then northeast away from the potential overdevelopment over the hills and near goal. We got lots of dustdevils on the ground while setting up, so it felt like a more unstable day than earlier in the week. I had an uneventful tow behind Bobby in the tug, and got a slow climb just in time to take the first start. Thermalling up we could see overdevelopment around us, and there was rain and shade moving towards the first turnpoint.

Day 7 task
Day 7 task
In line, dustdevils in front
In line, dustdevils in front of us
On tow
On tow

I took the first start with most pilots, and we did a fast glide towards the first TP to try and get there before the rain, but it turned out to be too late as the rain moved in, and we stopped to wait in some weak lift over Casa Grange mountain. It was really nice to be able to glide straight again without fighting the glider, my glide ratio improved a lot the last day! :-)

As there were some small spots of sun we tried to slowly go towards the TP and find some lift, I was in a gaggle with Chris Arai, Larry Bunner, Joe Bostik, Mitch and a few more, and spent some time drifting towards Eloy airport which is a very busy parachute dropzone, so it was not the best place to hang out above deployment height for the parachutists.

Over Eloy
Over Eloy

We did not get much lift on the way to the TP as it was shaded and some rain in the air, so it became a slow glide to the ground as the few sunny spots were too short lived to give us any lift. I saw lots of gliders on the ground at the TP, and turned around for the sun as directly as possible after taking the TP. There was no lift, so we all landed one by one. I was the highest in the last thermal, so I got the furthest from our gaggle, just beaten with 1,1km by Michael Bilyk who had been in front of us, so I got 2. place on the day score and moved back up a few spots in the toal.

Everyone landed pretty much at the same time, which was good as there was gustfronts moving through the takeoff/goal are as well as on courseline towards the second TP.

Landing site
Landing site
Overdevelopment over first TP
Overdevelopment over first TP

All in all this was a great competition, I had a great time both in the air and on the ground. Its a super nice and relaxed spot to fly, and making it back to goal where you park the glider overnight and just walk 10 meters to jump into the pool is just unbeatable.

Thanks to our team with driver, Moyes and Kraig for great support, tugpilots, and Jamie and all her crew for organizing it. I’ll be back next year!

Scores day 7;

# CN Pilot Team Glider Start Finish Time Speed Dist. Points Pen.
1. 103 Michael Bilyk USA Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 13:50:20 44.0km 589.69
2. 123 Oyvind Ellefsen NOR Moyes RS 3.5 13:50:14 42.9km 579.69
3. 104 Larry Bunner USA Will Wing T2C 144 13:50:37 42.4km 574.96
4. 118 Joe Bostik CZE Wills Wing T2C144 13:50:29 42.4km 574.69
5. 134 Bill Soderquist USA Moyes RS 3.5 13:50:45 41.7km 564.73
6. 137 Rudy Gotés MEX Moyes RX 3.5 13:51:34 41.6km 562.70
7. 114 Mitch Shipley USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:17 40.7km 546.35
8. 138 Chris Arai USA Wills Wing T2C 154 13:50:09 39.8km 528.52
9. 119 Kraig Coomber USA Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 13:50:23 39.2km 516.29
10. 108 Robin Hamilton USA Moyes RX 3.5 13:50:32 37.9km 490.73
11. 136 Glen Volk USA Moyes RS 3.5 13:51:20 37.3km 480.62
12. 122 Jon Durand AUS Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 13:50:20 37.2km 478.98
13. 135 James Stinnett USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:31 37.1km 477.35
14. 101 Matt Barker USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:13 36.8km 470.97
15. 102 Bruce Barmakian USA Wills Wing T2C 136 13:51:39 36.6km 466.30
16. 112 Olav Opsanger NOR Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 13:50:26 36.6km 466.27
17. 110 Zac Majors USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:01 36.6km 466.22
18. 133 Steven Pearson USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:51:15 34.6km 417.61
19. 109 Greg Kendall USA Moyes RX 3.5 13:51:43 34.5km 414.75
20. 120 Pedro Garcia ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:20 34.4km 412.73
21. 106 Dustin Martin USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:22 33.9km 398.44
22. 140 maria COL Wills Wing T2C 136 13:50:09 33.8km 395.68
23. 127 Patrick Kruse USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:51:20 32.0km 351.76
24. 105 Jay Devorak USA Moyes RX 3.5 14:12:15 29.8km 315.13
25. 139 Mike Glennon COL Wills Wing T2C 154 14:13:33 28.8km 304.39
26. 128 Thomas Lindal NOR Moyes RS 4 14:17:11 28.6km 302.21
27. 124 Nils Henden NOR Moyes RX 3 14:13:20 26.5km 273.98
28. 115 Kip Stone USA Wills Wing T2C 154 14:16:33 24.3km 246.63
29. 121 Mark Dowsett CAN Moyes RX3 14:14:39 22.3km 225.71
30. 116 Davis Straub USA Wills Wing T2 – 144 13:50:52 22.3km 225.18
31. 132 wayne osick USA Moyes 4S 14:10:15 20.7km 205.45
32. 107 Grant Emary USA Wills Wing T2C 154 14:37:22 20.6km 203.84
33. 130 Fabiano Nahoum BRA Moyes RS 4 13:50:17 20.6km 203.74
34. 125 Thomas Hylander SWE Wills Wing T2 144 14:24:25 20.3km 198.39
35. 111 Olav Olsen NOR Wills Wing T2C 136 13:50:15 20.2km 196.13
36. 131 Tommy Nilsson SWE Wills Wing T2 14:36:09 16.3km 126.17
37. 126 Jeff Johnson USA Moyes 4.5 14:09:39 15.2km 115.98
DNF. 117* Rodrigo Alva MEX Wills Wing T2C 144 0
DNF. 141* Terry Reynolds USA Moyes LiteSport 0

Total results;

# CN Pilot Team Glider Total
1. 119 Kraig Coomber USA Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 4371.35
2. 108 Robin Hamilton USA Moyes RX 3.5 4320.71
3. 103 Michael Bilyk USA Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 4235.36
4. 122 Jon Durand AUS Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 3961.66
5. 112 Olav Opsanger NOR Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 3885.14
6. 110 Zac Majors USA Wills Wing T2C 144 3697.50
7. 102 Bruce Barmakian USA Wills Wing T2C 136 3691.22
8. 137 Rudy Gotés MEX Moyes RX 3.5 3573.95
9. 138 Chris Arai USA Wills Wing T2C 154 3275.58
10. 135 James Stinnett USA Wills Wing T2C 144 3138.43
11. 114 Mitch Shipley USA Wills Wing T2C 144 3055.97
12. 101 Matt Barker USA Wills Wing T2C 144 2991.80
13. 134 Bill Soderquist USA Moyes RS 3.5 2989.49
14. 104 Larry Bunner USA Will Wing T2C 144 2802.85
15. 106 Dustin Martin USA Wills Wing T2C 144 2762.93
16. 123 Oyvind Ellefsen NOR Moyes RS 3.5 2758.33
17. 109 Greg Kendall USA Moyes RX 3.5 2698.08
18. 118 Joe Bostik CZE Wills Wing T2C144 2588.62
19. 133 Steven Pearson USA Wills Wing T2C 144 2532.65
20. 136 Glen Volk USA Moyes RS 3.5 2379.42
21. 124 Nils Henden NOR Moyes RX 3 2283.33
22. 130 Fabiano Nahoum BRA Moyes RS 4 2276.89
23. 127 Patrick Kruse USA Wills Wing T2C 144 2273.77
24. 140 maria COL Wills Wing T2C 136 2243.81
25. 111 Olav Olsen NOR Wills Wing T2C 136 2136.14
26. 139 Mike Glennon COL Wills Wing T2C 154 2135.12
27. 107 Grant Emary USA Wills Wing T2C 154 1983.69
28. 120 Pedro Garcia ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 1915.38
29. 116 Davis Straub USA Wills Wing T2 – 144 1871.29
30. 132 wayne osick USA Moyes 4S 1686.07
31. 105 Jay Devorak USA Moyes RX 3.5 1510.21
32. 115 Kip Stone USA Wills Wing T2C 154 1398.33
33. 121 Mark Dowsett CAN Moyes RX3 1355.02
34. 128 Thomas Lindal NOR Moyes RS 4 1327.82
35. 126 Jeff Johnson USA Moyes 4.5 1086.96
36. 117 Rodrigo Alva MEX Wills Wing T2C 144 1007.74
37. 131 Tommy Nilsson SWE Wills Wing T2 716.63
38. 125 Thomas Hylander SWE Wills Wing T2 144 694.79
39. 141 Terry Reynolds USA Moyes LiteSport 111.33

2014 Santa Cruz Flats Race, day 6

The conditions were forecasted to be similar to yesterday, and the task was set to a 100km, going south to Meyer and then north west to Maricopa before heading back southeast to goal at the hotel. Once in the air it looked like a good day but with stronger than forecasted winds. Again my glider was not flying straight and the lastest adjustments were not sucessful, in retrospect I should have overdone it more to get at least a right turn instead of another day with fighting a left turn. At least the gaggles were a bit smaller after the first clock and the turndirection was right so I could relax more while thermalling.

I waited for the second start time in a gaggle with Olav Opsanger, Johnny, Kraig, Chris Arai, Michael, Mitch and a few more I did not recognize. We had a good run to the first TP catching up with most of the pilots who took the first start, and I got a great line getting in front until halfway to the second TP where we flew into blue skies and headwind. We topped up in around 1800 meters and I chose a bad line and lost 200m on the lead gaggle before the next thermal so they got away in front from me.

I still had plenty of pilots under me marking the thermals, and I caught up with Olav Lien Olsen as we glided ahead into the blue. Unfortunately none of us could find useable lift and around 10 pilots landed in the same area, 6 of us on the same field around 15 km before the last TP. 30 minutes later we spotted the lead gaggle gliding over us on final glide to goal.

Olav Lien Olsen packing up, while the lead pilots are on final over us.
Olav Lien Olsen packing up, while the lead pilots are on final over us.

On the way home we got a lift with the Mexican team, as our driver had locked the carkeys inside the car while picking up Nils Aaage, Olav and me thought we might as well catch a ride home with them instead of waiting out in the sun.

They did not tell us they had to pick up one more pilot, who was in the middle of a property, 3km from the road behind locked gates. Fortunately the wire across one gate was long enough so we could get the car under it, barely…

Will it fit?

Will it fit?

Olav Opsanger did a great flight, coming in just one second behind Johnny who won the day.

Results day 6;

1. 122 Jon Durand AUS Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 14:10:00 16:57:43 02:47:44 36.1km/h 100.9km 988.42
2. 112 Olav Opsanger NOR Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 14:10:00 16:57:44 02:47:45 36.1km/h 100.9km 987.60
3. 119 Kraig Coomber USA Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 14:10:00 16:58:07 02:48:08 36.0km/h 100.9km 980.83
4. 103 Michael Bilyk USA Moyes RX 3.5 Technora 14:10:00 16:58:28 02:48:29 35.9km/h 100.9km 976.49
5. 108 Robin Hamilton USA Moyes RX 3.5 14:10:00 16:58:30 02:48:31 35.9km/h 100.9km 976.11
6. 110 Zac Majors USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:00 16:53:35 03:03:36 33.0km/h 100.9km 923.21
7. 102 Bruce Barmakian USA Wills Wing T2C 136 13:50:00 17:10:01 03:20:02 30.3km/h 100.9km 836.39
8. 127 Patrick Kruse USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:54 71.6km 553.80
9. 136 Glen Volk USA Moyes RS 3.5 13:50:45 69.3km 543.97
10. 140 maria COL Wills Wing T2C 136 12:47:18 61.1km 500.83
11. 107 Grant Emary USA Wills Wing T2C 154 13:25:48 60.1km 495.55
12. 130 Fabiano Nahoum BRA Moyes RS 4 13:50:59 59.6km 492.44
13. 111 Olav Olsen NOR Wills Wing T2C 136 13:50:52 58.8km 486.77
14. 123 Oyvind Ellefsen NOR Moyes RS 3.5 13:29:34 58.7km 486.32
15. 137 Rudy Gotés MEX Moyes RX 3.5 14:11:05 58.7km 486.27
16. 109 Greg Kendall USA Moyes RX 3.5 13:28:14 58.5km 484.41
17. 135 James Stinnett USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:38 58.5km 484.21
18. 106 Dustin Martin USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:16 58.3km 481.85
19. 105 Jay Devorak USA Moyes RX 3.5 13:36:09 58.2km 480.67
20. 138 Chris Arai USA Wills Wing T2C 154 13:50:24 58.1km 479.37
21. 116 Davis Straub USA Wills Wing T2 – 144 13:28:03 58.1km 479.35
22. 139 Mike Glennon COL Wills Wing T2C 154 13:50:26 56.9km 460.46
23. 124 Nils Henden NOR Moyes RX 3 13:50:33 56.0km 445.31
24. 114 Mitch Shipley USA Wills Wing T2C 144 14:11:57 55.9km 443.59
25. 115 Kip Stone USA Wills Wing T2C 154 13:50:37 55.9km 443.54
26. 134 Bill Soderquist USA Moyes RS 3.5 13:50:44 54.1km 407.79
27. 126 Jeff Johnson USA Moyes 4.5 13:50:48 52.0km 363.77
28. 128 Thomas Lindal NOR Moyes RS 4 13:52:58 52.0km 363.69
29. 132 wayne osick USA Moyes 4S 13:50:36 51.7km 356.66
30. 131 Tommy Nilsson SWE Wills Wing T2 14:25:34 49.3km 301.42
31. 117 Rodrigo Alva MEX Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:37 49.2km 299.21
32. 121 Mark Dowsett CAN Moyes RX3 13:35:54 48.8km 290.17
33. 120 Pedro Garcia ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:16 47.9km 272.55
34. 118 Joe Bostik CZE Wills Wing T2C144 14:10:58 44.7km 227.93
35. 101 Matt Barker USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:20 43.3km 211.04
36. 104 Larry Bunner USA Will Wing T2C 144 14:12:05 42.7km 203.20
37. 125 Thomas Hylander SWE Wills Wing T2 144 13:39:26 38.9km 160.92
38. 133 Steven Pearson USA Wills Wing T2C 144 13:50:37 6.7km 28.57
DNF. 141* Terry Reynolds USA Moyes LiteSport 0

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