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Southern Winter League F3f competitions, 2017/18.

  NEXT COMPETITION;-  Round 3, on sunday 28th Jan.   

The 4 Southern Winter league comps of 2017/18 will be staged between the venues of Whitesheet, Eastbourne & Butser Hill. This has been organised so as to ensure that we have slopes for all wind directions

If the wind is between a NNW-SSW direction the comps will be staged at Whitesheet. If the wind is N -NE the comp will be staged on the slopes of either Eastbourne or Butser Hill. If the wind is S-SE the comp will be at Eastbourne,
  • The decision / details as to which venue will be used for each comp will be announced both here & on the BARCS forum as early / soon as possible prior to each comp, this after careful study of the various forecasts.
  • A weather call will be made on the Friday evening at 8.00 pm.
  • COMP DATES ;-
  •  4th Sunday of the month + 2 reserve dates on the 2nd Sunday of the following month, see below ;-
  • Sunday October 29 th 2017.        (This comp was staged at ‘The Long Man’, West Sussex).
  • Sunday November 26th 2017.     (This comp was  staged at ‘Whitesheet’, Wiltshire).
  • Reserve date of Sunday December 10th 2017, for the Oct & Nov comps.  This date is NOT required.
  • Sunday January 28th 2018.
  • Sunday February 25th 2018.
  • Reserve date of March 11th 2018 for the Jan & Feb comps.
  • The winter league F3f comps are the perfect introduction to this exciting branch of our sport, it is the way very many regular UK F3f pilots including myself started. Newcomers are always made very welcome, hints, tips, advice on setting up models & flying the course are always freely given.
  • You can enter as many or as few of the comps as you like.
  • You don’t need to go out and buy an expensive F3f mouldie, most sports models are perfectly suitable.
  • For full details about these comps & how to enter, please visit the BARCS Forum
  • I look forward to welcoming you to these competitions.
  • Entry to each comp will open 7 days prior, these are to be sent to myself at swallacegromit@aol.com
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Southern Winter League round 1.  29/10/17.

  • The Southern Winter League of “17/18 got off to a ‘Cracking’ start on Sund Oct 29th, with a trip to The Long Man’ Nr Eastbourne West Sussex.
  • Ten pilots arrived eagerly early ahead of the meet time, all offering helping hands both to myself & Pete Burgess, to help carry all the comp gear up the hill. The walk up is a steady incline all the way to the top, taking around 30 minutes I guess. The beautiful views across the Sussex countryside, certainly help you forget the pain of your aching legs.
  • On arriving at the top, we set up the course directly over the top of The Long Man’ figure. The wind started the day being a steady 15 mph N -NNW , this built to a max of 25 mph. This steady breeze blew consistently throughout the day, no turbulent gusts or lulls & only a few thermals came through. This made for very similar flying conditions for each pilot in each round, perfect.  Cloudy skies steadily cleared during the morning to give way to blue skies & sunshine, it was a beautiful late October day.
  • With conditions such as they were, & 10 pilots competing we flew a ‘crow through’, thus enabling 2 rounds per flight. This we did so as to maximise the number of rounds flown, & to avoid a continuous rush in every round for everyone to fly, then land as quickly as possible & then get to a base to buzz as quickly as possible so as to avoid holding up the comp.
  • With conditions being so very consistent throughout the day, no one pilot had the advantage of flying their 2 rds in ‘very good air’.  The crow through & 2 rds per flight proved to be a very good decision, all pilots giving very positive feedback on this both throughout the day, & again after the comp. This decision enabled us to fly a total of 16 rds.
 
  •      Result.
  • 1 Mike Shellim           1000.00           Needle 115
  • 2 Graeme Mahoney    998.93            FSL, Freestyler.
  • 3 Ian Falconer              975.88            Shinto
  • 4 Tony Livingstone      964.4o           Fosa
  • 5 Stuart Wallace           938.34           Radical Pro
  • 6 Peter Burgess            935.00           Pitbull
  • 7 Sam Wallace              900.68           Willow 1
  • 8 Nigel Witchalls         886.63           Ceres
  • 9 Phil Taylor                 864.91            Radical, T Master
  • 10 Allen Elliott              416.57            Needle 124, Needle 115.
  • Fastest time of the day;-  Graeme Mahoney 36.66 (rd 14)
  • Spreadsheet Southern Winter lg F3f rd 1 
 
  • Stu, Whitesheet Competition Secretary.
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 Southern Winter league F3f round 2. 26/11/17

  • Round 2 of the Southern Winter Lg was very successfully staged on the Whitesheet RFC slopes on Sund Nov 26th.
  • On arriving at the slope 13 pilots were greeted onto our slopes with bright sunshine, blue skies and a very chilly WNW breeze, it was a ‘Cracking’ November morning.
  • With the course erected, models assembled, & pilots briefing held, racing got underway just before 10.00am.
  • Conditions were variable throughout the day, the early bright sunshine was replaced by cloud cover, the WNW breeze ranged from 4-7 M/s. The breeze fell away below the legal limit causing a slightly early end to racing at around 3.00pm.
  • It was a days racing requiring accurate flying to get the most out of the air. The few thermals that came through were very weak affairs. Winning round times were in the high 40’s to low 50’s
  • Results.
  • 1.  Martin Drewett.               7816.41.    Pitbull.
  • 2.  Tony Livingstone.           7554.00.   Fosa.
  • 3.  Stuart Wallace.                7552.28.    Radical.
  • 4.  Mike Shellim.                   7373.58.    Needle 115.
  • 5.  Ian Falconer.                    7266.38.    Shinto.
  • 6.  Mark Passingham.          7198.44.     Cyril.
  • 7.  John Treble.                      7190.19.     Pitbull.
  • 8.  Nigel Witchals.                 7189.94.     Pitbull.
  • 9.  Pete Burgess.                    7022.40.     Pitbull.
  • 10. Graeme Mahoney.          7016.02.     FSL. Freestyler
  • 11. Samuel Wallace.              6885.22.     Willow 1.
  • 12. Phil Taylor.                       6610.11.       Fletcher, T Master.
  • 13.Allen Elliot.                       6545.98.       Needle 115.
  • Fastest time of the day, Martin Drewett 46.17. (rd 5).
  • Spreadsheet,  Southern Winter lg rd 2 Nov 26th 2017 
 
  • Stu. Whitesheet Competition Secretary.
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Southern Winter League rounds 3 & 4 comp dates ;

  • Southern Winter League round 3  Sunday January 28th 2018.
  • Southern Winter League round 4, Sunday February 25th 2018.
  • Reserve date of March 11th for these two comps.
 
  •           Stu, Whitesheet Competition Secretary.
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THE ENGLISH OPEN F3f.

aug 19-20th 2017

Sponsored by South Coast Sailplanes

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26 pilots from across the UK plus an overseas pilot from Holland, competed in what was a very enjoyable & successful English Open 2017.  We had 2 days of competitive racing on our SW facing slope, with only one short 10 minute interruption due to a shower of rain. Huge thanks to our continued excellent Sponsor of this annual event, Peter Payne of South Coast Sailplanes, and supporters Steve Webb models & Bucks Composites. English Open F3f 2017 Results
  •  1. John Philips              1000.00
  • 2 Tony Livingstone         953.33
  • 3  Mark Treble                 944.03
  • 4 Mike Evans                   941.69
  • 5 Paul Stubley                 932.62
  • 6 Martin Drewett            920.62
  • 7 Keith Wood                  916.68
  • 8 Mike Shellim                907.55
  • 9 John Treble                  900.59
  • 10 Erik Heijne                 891.87
  • 11 Stuart Wallace            889.28
  • 12 Dave Rumble             888.32
  • 13 Ian Falconer               886.5
  • 14 Mark Passingham     873.94
  • 15 Peter Burgess             866.57
  • 16 Sam Wallace              850.85
  • 17 Graeme Mahoney      842.56
  • 18 Jason Bioletti             841.89
  • 19 Phil Taylor                  837.3
  • 20 Nigel Witchalls          802.23
  • 21 Neil Rogers                 793.57
  • 22 Chris Lamming          777.21
  • 23 Martin Burr                734.11
  • 24 Jess Nicholls              611.79
  • 25 Allen Elliott                519.13
  • 26 Jerry Lunt                  467.05
  • Fastest time: 43.14 by John Phillips in round 7
Spreadsheet;    English Open 2017.xls   Team results:
  •    Winners:  ‘Tea Swillers’, pilots – John Philips, Mark Passingham, Erik Heijne.
  • 1 Tea Swillers             28396
  • 2 Team Bonkers         28364
  • 3 All Stars                    28256
  • 4 Gifcof                        27891
  • 5 Loose Cannons       22870
  • 6 What’s the Rush      22497
  Stu. Whitesheet Competition Secretary.