The Whitesheet Slopes will be OPEN as per usual on this date.
Southern Winter League F3f Dates 2019 / 20
The Regional winter lg F3f comps are the perfect introduction to this very exciting branch of our sport. Newcomers are encouraged to come along and try F3f for perhaps their first time, always being guaranteed a very warm welcome. Hints, tips & advice on model set up, turn styles & flying the course are always freely given. Most sports models are perfectly suitable to use, you do not need an expensive F3f mouldie. It is through these comps that most of us regular F3f pilots ourselves started.
The venue for each comp will be wind direction dependant, using the slopes of Whitesheet, (NNW- SSW) Butser hill (NE) & Eastbourne ( most other directions) each competition venue being dependant upon the forecast wind direction.
Competition dates, each date being 4th Sunday of the month ;-
Sunday October 27th. Comp Cancelled
Sunday November 24th
Sunday December 22nd
Sunday January 26th
Sunday February 23rd
Sunday March 22 nd
For full competition & entry details please visit the BARCS forum, ( link below )
To enable the safe & successful staging of F3f competitions at Whitesheet, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition while F3f competitions are in progress. Competitions run from 9.00am- 5.00pm (approx finish time).
Thank you very much for your understanding & co-operation regarding this.
The Whitesheet RFC are proudly staging the 2019 English Open F3f competition over the weekend of aug 18-19th.
We are very proud of the continued excellent sponsorship of the event by Peter Payne owner of South Coast Sailplanes , this being the 5th consecutive year.
We are similarly proud of the continued excellent support given to the event by both Steve Webb of Steve Webb Models & Servo Shop , and of Graham Buckingham of Bucks Composites . Likewise this too being their 5th consecutive year of supporting the event.
The event is again being supported by both the ‘Great Britain Slope Racing Association’ GBSRA & the British Association of Radio Control Soarers Barcs .
Charity raffle ;- We will be staging a Charity raffle to raise very much needed funds for the Uk Blood cancer charity Bloodwise , and Histio UK . Last years event raised the excellent sum of £260.00
Entry opens at 8.00am on Saturday June 1st. Closing midnight on Weds July 31st.
Entry is limited to 35 pilots + a reserve list.
Full competition, Charity raffle & entry details, please visit the F3f page English Open F3f
Whitesheet slope closure information.
To enable the competition to be successfully staged, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition whilst this is in progress, Sat 17th Aug 8.00am-7.00pm, Sun 18th 8.00am-5.30pm. Thank you for your co-operation & understanding.
Stuart Wallace, (Stu) Whitesheet RFC Competition Secretary .
On Arriving at Whitesheet at around 8.30, my wind meter showed that we had a steady 30 gusting to 35 mph W – WNW
Andy B & I walked out in advance of everyone, to the very far end of what is known as ‘Morgans’ .
Whilst I set about marking / measuring out the course Andy had a fly to test the conditions. Within 5 minutes of him launching the wind had picked up significantly, this I recorded as 50- gusting to 55 mph .
Credit to Andy, he stuck with it for several more minutes in what would best be described as being a bit of ‘challenging air’ lol.
After a few more minutes of being truly battered by the wind, Andy’s quick & crisp footwork to keep his balance would have scored him a perfect 10 on ‘Strictly’ lol
While taking a further windmeter reading it had now averaged a steady 55 – 60, with a highest measured gust of 68 mph THUD !
By now watching Andy’s deft footwork to keep himself upright was like watching Michael Flatley in Riverdance
With the wind still picking up, Andy then brought his model around to score a perfect 10 landing .
The result……….a round of applause to Andy B & Comp cancelled .
Here are the dates and details of the coming Southern Winter league F3f competitions. Hopefully the weather will be much kinder to us than last year when only 2 comps were staged, one of these being at Whitesheet the other at The Long Man, Eastbourne.
The venues for the coming competitions are Whitesheet, Butser Hill & Eastbourne.
Whitesheet for all wind directions including & in between NNW- S
Butser Hill, NE winds
Eastbourne. N-E-S winds
The chosen venue for each competition being dependant upon the forecast wind direction.
A ‘venue & weather call’ will be made on the Friday evening before each competition, note ;- earlier if the various forecast allow. This decision will be announced / posted on the Whitesheet RFC website, the
BARCS forum Southern Winter league thread, & via an email to all WRFC members.
Southern Winter League Competition dates ;-
Round 1 ;- Sunday Oct 28th, – Cancelled
Round 2;- Sunday, Nov 25th. – Cancelled.
Rds 1 & 2 reserve;- Sunday Dec 9th – Date not required
Round 3 ;- Sunday, Dec 23rd. – Cancelled.
Round 4 ;- Sunday Jan 27th 2019 – Comp staged at Whitesheet
Round 5 ;- Sunday Feb 24th 2019 – Cancelled
Rds 3, 4 & 5 reserve ;- Sunday Mar 10th 2019. – Comp cancelled on day due to 68mph winds !
The Regional winter lg comps are the perfect introduction to this very exciting branch of our sport. Newcomers are encouraged to come along and try F3f for perhaps their first time, always being guaranteed a very warm welcome. Hints, tips & advice on model set up & flying the course are always freely given. Most sports models are perfectly suitable to use, you don’t need an expensive F3f mouldie. It is through these comps that most of us regular F3f pilots ourselves started.
PLEASE NOTE ;-
Whitesheet slope closure information.
For reasons of safety, the Whitesheet slopes will be closed to all flying other than for that of the competition while F3f competitions are in progress.
Competitions run from 9.00am- until / at around 5.00pm.