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The English Open F3f 2019.

Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes. http://www.south-coast-sailplanes.com/

A Cracking’ English Open F3f 2019.

Twenty four pilots coming from across the UK competed in this years competition.

We were blessed with dry weather & a moderate SW-WSW breeze throughout. 

A total of 16 rounds were flown over the two days of racing.

For the result, competition report, Spreadsheet, photo’s & official videos, please visit the WRFC F3f page.http:// http://whitesheet.org.uk/competitions/english-open-201718/

Stu, Whitesheet RFC Competition Secretary

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Open Slopes 11th August 2019

OPEN SLOPES THIS SUNDAY IS ON

Weather Call for Open Slopes Sunday 11th August
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Weather forecast looks reasonable. Moderate winds from the SW (12mph) 

Should remain fair but be prepared as there is a chance of the occasional shower with possible gusts of around 29mph.

Not looking too shabby so we are going to give it a go.

Unfortunately no bacon rolls
   this time as our favourite chefs
    are unable to attend till
later in the day.

See you all Sunday
Andrew

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……………7th July 2019 Open Slopes is ON……………

Ahi of Ivan or Richard

10:00 to 15:30

DLGs, Electric assist etc. Be prepared for anything.

As the present forecast is not looking ideal for the slope, we are preparing to run Open Slopes

as a part flat field event at White Sheet Down this Sunday, with electric assist and DLG’s etc.

Hopefully we will encounter thermals or wave lift off the slope as the day progresses.

Everyone is invited, with anything that glides, no hotliners please.

Assist to height only.

Don’t forget your sun cream, sun glasses, hat and water.

See you on the hill

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BMFA Gala 2019 – July 22

Here is a note from Dave Smith, who is on the BMFA Southern Area Committee:

The Southern Area Gala will take place at Middle Wallop airfield on Sunday 14 July (see flyer). All BMFA members and their families are welcome. Please pass this around your club members.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and we look forward to seeing a good many of you on the day.

Best wishes,

David Smith (on behalf of the BMFA Southern Area Committee)

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Here’s an advert from one of our regular fliers, Richard Williams:

Advertised on 28/5/2019

Reluctantly selling my Tanga 3m F3B full carbon glider due to little use and needing funds towards more camera gear. It has a few very minor marks but overall in excellent condition. Flies incredibly well in both really light wind/lift to big wind days. Comes with hi-tec servos and brand new 2500 mah NiMH flight pack. 4 strips of lead ballast approximately 300g each that fit in to the wing joiner. Also comes with wing bags and a holdall for it all that is actually a snow board bag but fits perfectly. Can’t post due to size but willing to meet up if required. Price is £450 ONO Please contact Richard on 07843 231790

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The English Open F3f

  • The Whitesheet RFC presents:
  • The English Open F3f 2019. Aug 17-18th 2019.
  • Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes.
 
  • 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 .
         

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BMFA Call for Action – response from the Club

WSRFC, in response to the Call for Action from the BMFA, have sent the following letter to both the CAA and the Department for Transport. The text of the letter is at Call for Action Further and better information can be gleaned from the BMFA website news, in which they ask all flyers to express their views to the appropriate authority. David Bradfield 9th May 2019

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