Sunday 18th August 2019 sees the opening of the 34th Wolds Gliding Club Two-Seater Competition at Pocklington airfield. We'll be trying to keep you up to date throughout the competition here.
Tuesday 20-Aug-19 11.45
The grid is launching with the longest task today to Bottesford, via Rufforth South and Goole initially. When he's not wrangling the scores Dick Midwinter has been taking some photos - clearly he has a very long pole for his GoPro! - the grid this morning and also in the sun that followed the rain yesterday, which was scrubbed.
Our crack scoring team have worked long and hard into the night to produce the preliminary scores. Clearly they have advanced knowledge of something because they have only budgeted for up to six days in their table. Seems that AL was one of the last home because it had been a long way.
Sunday 18-Aug-19 19.00
All gliders accounted for including eight landouts but some appear to have completed the longest task including the ASH D-KBAL, one of the last aircraft home
Sunday 18-Aug-19 15.30
Grid launched from about 13.00. With one tug dropping out launch took a bit longer than usual. With stiff south west winds field is spread out. A couple of gliders have landed back at Pock and several are on the ground elsewhere.
Sunday 18-Aug-19 11.00
At the start of proceedings this year's comp director Bob Holroyd mentioned the recent sad loss of club stalwart and long time Two-Seater Comp task setter Andy Melville. and Anne, Andy's widow, was invited to open the competition.
Day 1 tasks are set through POC-NDU-MAW-BUS-TUJ-SCU-PUC, first launch not before 12.30
Sunday 18-Aug-19 09.45
The day has started bright and breezy. Gridding on runway18.