BMFA League L6 E. Sussex
18 October 2015
League 6, East Sussex
Bopeep is one of my favourite sites; the slope is good, there's easy access and landings are straightforward. It's not as ballistic as the Bwlch by any means, but it makes a relaxing interlude.
The comp attracted twenty-one pilots. Arrangements had been made to share the ridge with the paragliders, which was fine except for one pilot who decided that the grass was greener on 'our' patch! Sound carries, and the holdup was short.
The wind speed hovered around the legal minimum for much of the time. Fortunately the hill worked surprisingly well and there was never any risk of landing out. There was however a large variation in times, and the various stoppages meant that only four rounds were completed.
By close of play, Mark Treble had done enough to take top spot. Graeme Mahoney was runner up, and Simon Thornton third. The scores were very close, well done to all!
My thanks to CD John Phillips and helpers for a well run, relaxing and fun comp.
1 M Treble 2762.09 1000.00 2 G Mahoney 2753.93 997.04 3 S Thornton 2753.03 996.71 4 M Redsell 2730.80 988.67 5 G Harrison 2718.06 984.05 6 J West 2610.99 945.29 7 M Newnham 2606.42 943.64 8 M Drewett 2599.31 941.06 9 M Shellim 2587.26 936.70 10 J Phillips 2563.95 928.26 11 M Evans 2524.23 913.88 12 T Livingston 2515.54 910.73 13 J Treble 2490.81 901.78 14 J Bioletti 2456.44 889.34 15 M How 2403.36 870.12 16 P Camilleri 2402.51 869.81 17 T Robertson 2389.70 865.17 18 C Landells 2376.23 860.30 19 P Burgess 2356.70 853.23 20 S Parks 2136.77 773.60 21 P Pina 2122.68 768.50
† Jim Taylor
On a less happy note, we learned the sad news of Jim Taylor's sudden passing.
Jim was a regular at ESSA comps for as long as I can remember. He loved being around the hobby, always wore a big smile, and invariably had a story to tell. His presence and good humour will be sorely missed.