Pre-Worlds 2010


Classic conditions for last race of Pre Worlds

July 17th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Seven consecutive flying days, and now on the last days the conditions have really switched on with light breezes and powerfull thermals and a base rising to near 4000m. With these conditions many of the large classic circuit flights can be made, but as we are on the last day and with the added pressure […]

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126km Race to Goal Circuit. Improving conditions

July 16th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Today we set a circuit to Avila then back to near the Menga Pass then to Amavida Goal. There were approx 30km of positioning along the mountain before the start gate opened at 3pm, with then 90km of a very fast and demanding race. The leaders reached the Avila TP around 4.20pm, followed by the […]

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Another fast race to Avila with 70+ in goal

July 15th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A lighter WSW wind but with an inversion at 2600m. To not make the same mistake as yesterday we decided on a simple race to Goal with some pre Start Point manouvering along the ridge (corral, then to Santiago de Collado for the start). Smooth climbs and a fast run for the winner with around […]

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Task cancelled on course

July 14th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

The forecast today was for winds around 20-25km W winds, moving round to the North. A dog leg towards Sotalvo castle and then back into the cross-headwind to Mu├▒ogalindo made the task impossible when the wind in the Ambles Valley picked up to over 30km/hr. With the imposibility of pilots making the turnpoint and the […]

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Fast race to Avila. Loads in Goal

July 13th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Today the forecast gave us once again WSW wind at around 15km but with increased stability and the threat of a early end to the convective day…and likewise a late start. A short goal of 55km to Avila was set as the with a start point out infront of the Big Spine. Things were low […]

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155km goal flight.

July 12th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

Today we set the classic goal flight to Arcones, but passing through a control turnpoint to keep pilots out of the airspace. SW winds with a blue thermals to around 3200m. Many pilots got downed at the pass as conditions were once again slow to pick up. First into goal was spaniard Cecilio Valenzuela. A […]

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A remarkable day

July 12th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Ham

A very eventfull day, with he first comp task and the World Cup football final. Wilfred Melon, last years winner of the Spanish Open in Piedrahita considered it to be the best day he had ever flown here with strong smooth climbs to over 4000m and fast glides without turning for over 50km. Unfortunately the […]

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