Peter Ryland’s report as task setter….
Day 1 Saturday
The weather forecasts conflicted a lot. In the end the strength of the wind and instability of the air were much more than forecast, producing very strong conditions in a 20kt Westerly wind, followed by big cloud streets that fired out rain and hail.
The Novices did not fly, but 2 pundits and 2 Intermediates from Tib and Wormingford took off and made a start.
The best flight of the day was George Green in T5 Discus who nearly got round the 118km task: TIB-THE-NMT-TIB having fallen out of the cloud climb due to hail, turned the furthest TP, but ended in a field near Debden.
Paul Robinson (WRM) 4points.
Dave Munro (TIB) 3 points
George Green (WRM) 4points.
David Taylor(TIB) 3 points
Day 2 Sunday.
All weather forecasts showed much lighter SW winds and overcast slowly moving east to reach us between 4 and 7 pm, so tasks were set to make the best of the good area. Blue conditions for much of the flight were expected and most started in the blue, finding some cu further west.
Pundit: TIB-KLY-SMB-BSE-TIB 190 km circumnavigating the Lakenheath MATZ and Stanford danger area.
Rob Nunn(WRM) 4 points completed at 69 kph.
Norman Clowes (TIB) 3 Points 61kph.
Roger Davis (RAT) 49kph 2 points.
Inter:TIB-MRM-CAM-BS1-TIB 169km. As above.
David Taylor (TIB) 4points completed at 60.5 kph
George Green (WRM) 3 points completed at 56kph
Novice.TIB-SWT-RAT-TIB 102km with swt-rat being a silver distance.
Peter Carter (TIB) completed, inc silver distance and 5 hours. 4 points.
David Hearn (WRM) landed at Rattlesen. 3 points.
A lovely day at Tibenham, which also hosted a group of Peter Harrison Foundation sponsored disabled flyers.
****More flying all this week in the Spring Task Week. Briefing 10 am each day ****
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