The RCGA AGM was held on the 14th July and we have a new committee. Full minutes of the AGM will be available shortly. Firstly I would like to say a big thank-you to those on the outgoing committee for all of their work over the last year and more. Marcus Stent, Dave Millward and Gerry Carter. And another thank-you to Jim Houdalakis and Daniel Haskell who will continue on in 2016/2017. The new RCGA committee for 2016/2017 is:
Tom Dupuche - President
Daniel Haskell - Secretary
Jim Houdalakis - Tresurer
The calendar was also agree and we are looking forward to a great season in 2016/2017. There are 26 events that will count towards 4 leagues. 10 Thermal events, 10 F3K Hand Launch events and 6 F5J Electric Glider events along with the Grand Championship.
Grab your calendar here rcga calendar 2016-17 v1.pdf
Marcus and his Vibe take out the last event of the year...just!
F3K 10 - 3 July 2016
The last event of the RCGA year was F3K at Diggers Rest and it was a sunny but extremely windy (7m/s+) day.
5 pilots braved the tough, low lift conditions and there was only 3 flights that made it to 3 minutes for the entire day.
The lead changed 3 times throughout the day. Firstly Jon Day with his NXT started on fire with multiple 1000pt rounds and we were starting to think how we were going to catch him. Then Marcus upped his ballast from 25g to 75g and his Vibe came alive and this started a run of winning times (and some lift!!!) to take the 1000 in 5 of the next 7 rounds and take the lead. After a charge break, David changed to his heavier Snipe with 100g of ballast and after 4 more rounds had taken the lead by less than 100 points. It came down to the last round of the day and Marcus managed to get some (relatively) good lift to take the win! Dave came second with Jon third.
A huge thanks to Robert who is new to DLG and timed for us for most of the day. He came to fly but wisely decided not to fly due to the extreme winds.
See you next year,
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