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N. England Open F3F

9-10 July 2011


Espen Torp launches the Alliaj of Greg Dakin

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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Day One

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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Day Two

Again, at Levisham. Promising start, then the wind started drifting, the rain came in, and the wind finally died.

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After Hours

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.

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(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