British & Dutch Open 2009


3600m and potential to 200km+

August 25th, 2016 - Posted by Steve Ham

Well, that was yesterday. Only 2 of our pilots took off; Joe and Richard.  Who unfortunately did not get to the good section where I waited at 3600m just N or Piedrahita.  An amazing cloud street following the convergence predicted by rasp   was ahead, but I landed near home and we had some great […]

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254km from Peña Negra.

July 3rd, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

Bruno Croué has once again broke the site record from Peña Negra.  On task 2 , when the brits were making goal at 126km, Bruno making a free flight broke his previous site record which he achieved on the 29th of June last year. Maybe today, with the high winds and strong thermals some of […]

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Brits comp task 4 cancelled

July 3rd, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

Epic conditions, with many pilots off to do open distance with the high base, and rather strong winds.   It was thought apropriate not to run a task for the event.

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Epic stuff to 126km. Heaps of pilots in goal

July 1st, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

I missed it all, but saw the epic clouds streets running across the Ambles valley.  Tonight, at the Vine tree party there is certainly a hum in the air with many a tale of daring do.  Many pilots landed just short of the goal, but even with that there were many personal bests.  The winner […]

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126km goal task up and running

July 1st, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

The competitors are now 2 hours into the 126km task.  The sky is now epic, with fantastic Cus and streets.  I am in my kitchen after an ignoble bomb out at the pass……it always happens in the Brit Open in Piedrahita… Hopefully more news later, but I imagine there will be stacks of pilots at […]

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100,4 km goal for first task

June 30th, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

After two non flying days, a great day today with the classic convergence setting up and allowing a fast goal flight.  The route was further north after Avila to avoid the airspace, with a random town I chose some days ago to give us more options for task setting within the Notamed glider area.  Unfortunately […]

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Dengy fever hits Piedrahita on first day of Nationals

June 29th, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

Well almost!  Sophie seems to have brought back some nasty little virus/bacterium from play school on her last day and left Puri and I prostrate with sickness.  Luckily for me the first day was blown out, more luckily am resucitated today, but unluckily for the comp the wind continues to blow.  However, tomorrow bodes better. […]

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Registration For 2009 British and Dutch Open

June 24th, 2009 - Posted by Paul Russell

Registration for the 2009 British and Dutch Open in Piedrahtia will be in the Panera Bar on Saturday, 27th June from 18:00 to 23:00. There will also be a late registration session in the HQ, which is in the Palace Garden, from 07:30 to 08:30 on Sunday 28th June. This is for pilots who cannot […]

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