N. England Open F3F
9-10 July 2011
Against the odds
Rain and lack of wind at the start of the competition seemed like bad portents for the weekend, but somehow we managed to complete five rounds over the two days, before a flat calm finally halted proceedings on Sunday afternoon.
However, big variations in the conditions caught out some pilots, thereby reducing the number of serious contenders.
Dieter Perlick won with his usual entertaining and splendidly accurate flying. Espen was second and Joel third.
Thanks to Jon Edison and Richard Bago for CD'ing, and to helpers Ronnie Lampe, Frank Hulton and Paul Middleton. Also to sponsors T9hobbysport and MKS Servo-tech for some great prizes - do have a look at their web sites.
Results are at the end of this page
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With Westerlies forecast, we started at Levisham, and that's where we stayed. It took a while before there was enough wind to get going, and there were also breaks for rain.
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Again, at Levisham. Promising start, then the wind started drifting, the rain came in, and the wind finally died.
Whitby over the weekend is always packed and it's difficult to get a fish and chips anywhere, let alone at the Magpie. Some lovely light was ample consolation though, and I was lucky enough to catch a double rainbow on the Saturday evening.
Results(with thanks to NYMSA)
1 Dieter Perlick 3782.20 16 Mike Evans 3165.67 2 Espen Torp 3472.96 17 Frank Hulton 3163.79 3 Joel West 3458.36 18 Paul Townsend 3094.07 4 Mick Walsh 3430.06 19 Jonathan Wells 3048.29 5 Martin Newnham 3397.40 20 Alan Scupham 3038.14 6 Paul Middleton 3372.94 21 John Phillips 2956.28 7 Mike McCracken 3355.73 22 Dave Watson 2881.78 8 Keith Wood 3345.78 23 Herman Torsten 2876.99 9 Richard Bago 3299.56 24 Ronnie Lampe 2850.07 10 Jon Edison 3261.93 25 Robert Carson 2699.75 11 Mike Shellim 3240.55 26 Mark Treble 2661.58 12 Simon Thornton 3216.35 27 John Treble 2551.15 13 Stefan Bertschi 3193.72 28 Tom Foreman 1455.50 14 Greg Dakin 3192.03 29 Paul Upton 1420.35 15 Peter Kowalski 3171.65