Progressive League Results
As we head into Christmas and the end of the year below are the progressive league results. Best 50% of scores count towards the league result.
F3K Hand Launch Glider
f3k progressive league scores 2016-17.pdf
F5J Electric Glider
f5j progressive 2016-17.pdf
Entries are open for F3J and F5J Open International in Milang SA
Grab your entry form here: http://www.southernsoaringleague.club/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/FXJ-Australia-March-2017.pdf
From the RCGA committee have a great holiday season. See you in 2017 for the second half of the season!!
Modelflight Midway Cup | VIC State Champs | Austour Round #2 | Results and Report
If you weren't in Horsham for the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of December, 2016 then you missed out big time!! 21 pilots, 12 rounds, 1.5 days of great flying.
After free practice on Friday pilots met at The Exchange Hotel for dinner and pilot registration. The Exchange has now become the regular meeting place to start the SA vs VIC rivalry and this year was no different. With VIC leading 2 wins to 0, SA were out for blood and had great representation with 14 pilots. The decision was made to start at 8am to aim to get in 8 rounds as Saturday was the better day from a forecast perspective.
Saturday morning and the forecast didn't dissapoint - very little wind and blue skies greeted the pilots as they arrived at the burnt creek road field. Well organised pilots meant that we got underway just after 8am. After tricky morning conditions the day turned very thermally and all rounds were won with at least one pilot flying out their time. Regular downwind lauches proved challenging but with the wind moving around a lot there wasn't a need to move the flightline. At the end of day one we had gotten through 8 rounds and the scores were very close.
Saturday night dinner was at the Bull and Mouth Hotel. Good food, good beer and good company meant for a great night.
Sunday morning we again started at 8am but the conditions were very different to Saturday. Groups were regualrly won with 6 or 7 minutes and positions were mixed up all day. It certainly wasn't a landing competition and made for some exciting changes throughout the day. We flew 4 rounds until just before noon and then packed up and headed for lunch and presentations.
When the dust had settled and 12 rounds were complete it was South Australia who won the Midway Cup for their first time by 105 points - 35,044 to 34,939.
Jamie Nancarrow who emerged as Victorian State Champion and Austour round 2 winner. Well done Jamie!!
Austour after 2 rounds
A big thank you to Adam, Rolf and Vic from the Horsham Club for hosting us and great hospitality. And a big thank-you to the team from Modelflight for their support and sponsorship of the event.
Have a great Christmas and New Year everyone. See you at the next one!! RCGA round #5 on the 8th Jan at Diggers Rest.
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