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north south cup status

Postby Dave Thomas » Sat May 11, 2019 5:13 pm

Its based at Keswick. Task 1 today was clough head to Skipton nearly 100k over the lake district and Yorkshire dales. Big clouds. Cant put into words how epic it was. Hopefully a local triangle tomorrow.
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Re: north south cup status

Postby Geoffm » Sun May 12, 2019 7:56 am

And well done Dave for what I think was the longest distance yesterday at the N-S Cup.
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Re: north south cup status

Postby Dave Thomas » Mon May 13, 2019 11:20 pm

Final result. The north won 3 nil. The had won the pre event xc leagues scoring, they won the Saturday goal flight to Skipton and won the triangle day on Sunday.

Sunday had a declared task of the three biggest peaks in the lakes, of which a few managed it, something only very rarely achieved.

Saturday also resulted in a very rare event which is the transition out of the lakes, this time seeing a mass breakout by many pilots. The reason its difficult is due to sea breeze cutting in behind the lakes.

To correct Geoff, I didn't do the longest Saturday flight, I was forced to land down wind of goal by a few hundred metres after being trapped by the gust front from a collapsing cloud. There were 4 in goal. I didn't see any but there were reports of funnel clouds, snow, rain and hail, it was a very dramatic sky.

Both Steve watts and Nigel Brevitt did well by closing triangle flights, though not quite the big one, I wad zapped by the sea breeze close to home.
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Re: north south cup status

Postby Dave Thomas » Fri May 17, 2019 11:18 am

I'm glad I never saw this at the time, though pretty sure it was a big cloud that I avoided close to Skipton which helped push me downwind of goal avoiding it. It was photographed shortly after I'd landed by someone just to the north near Grassington.

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funnel cloud


Sunday - a much nicer sky, but many pilots said afterwards it was very strong and had minor collapsing incidents and the like.


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Steve on Jenkin Hill launch
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