Day 2 at Ringerud turned out to be great, we got off earlier then yesterday and got on course quickly. Olav really went for it, and started final glide at least 150 meters too low. I was a little higher at the last TP but did not want to risk it. He landed in tall trees between TP and goal. Broken leading-edge tube, torn sail, and broken speedbar. Olav did win though, by 4 points. I got second place, and Ingar third.
The images from Bassano are finally uploaded to the picture gallery, check it out. I might even write a story later.
The results from the Meet are online at http://www.raasm.com/volo/classifiche/index_eng.htm
The weather at Ringerudkollen today was good and unstable, but it overdeveloped too soon. We got off around 13:00 but only Sverre Bjølgerud and me got up and on course. I landed near the second TP, and Sverre a few km further. The lift I found was quite good and I got to cloudbase after start, hopefully it’s better tomorrow.
Results from last weekends comp can be found at http://roal.no/~hedemarken-hg/ncresult.html
The weather was better this weekend, so the Frya Cup 2000 was arranged again. Saturday it was strong wind in the north but good conditions from Ringebu. The task was free distance, and Arnfinn Markeng flew around 80 km to Brummundal to win the day. I got to Lillehammer, and landed next to Johannes Moger on a shared 5. place.
On Sunday we started in Heidal, the task was to Frya take-off, back to Vinstra, and goal on Frya. The wind picked up around 13:00, and it was difficult to get up after take-off. I started quite late, and flew with Tor-Erik for a while. It was quite easy to get to Frya with the strong tailwind, but going back to Vinstra was worse. I had to land near Harpefoss a few km from the TP. Nils-Åge was the only one who took the second TP, but he had to land near there as well.
Good flying in blue and windy conditions this weekend, Robin Nilsen won, Arnfinn Markeng on second, I got third pace. I’ll post a link to the full results when they are up on the web.
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On saturday we flew from Frya again, it was quite strong southerly wind in the valley and ridge soaring over Frya. High pressure made it difficult to get high, but Robin and I went XC. I only got 14 km to Vinstra, and Robin flew a few km further north.
Sunday arrived in Vågå with wave clouds and some cumulus. We took off but the wave conditions were too strong, so everyone flew down.
GSP SA ends, way cool! Check out this chart of the improved accuracy of the GPS.
Good weather forecast for the weekend, I’ll be off for some XC flying.
From Bassano to Frya.
The 4. day in Bassano was gray, and most pilots including me landed near turnpoint 1, Gerolf somehow made goal and won the meet. The finals were cancelled due to bad conditions.
We had to wait until Thursday night for the car to be fixed, just as well as I got sick and spent two days in bed. Arriving back home in Oslo I had the time to throw some new clothes in the bag, charge the radio and GPS batteries, and sleep a few hours before driving to Frya for the first competition in Norway this season.
On Saturday it was totally blue and dead stable conditions, no one got up. 29 pilots had singned up for the comp, and there were more pilots than I’ve ever seen on Frya.
Sunday looked similar but with some cloud development. A thunderstorm arrived and passed north of us. We took off and I got up and started on the task to Otta and back, but the das was cancelled due to heavy rain on course. No flying today with low clouds and rain.
There will be a new comp at Frya in two weeks, we’ll hope for better conditions then.