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  • Southern winter league F3f competitions 2017/18

In order to maximise the chances of successfully staging 4 Southern Winter league comps, the venues of Whitesheet, Eastbourne & Butser Hill will all be used.

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 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.
  • Sunday November 26th 2017.
  • Reserve date of Sunday December 10th 2017, for the Oct & Nov comps.
  • Sunday January 28th 2018.
  • Sunday February 25th 2018.
  • Reserve date of March 11th 2018 for the Jan & Feb comps.
  Entry to each comp will open 7 days prior, these are to be sent to myself.
  • 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.
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        Southern Winter League F3f, rd 1.  Sunday Oct 29th, Venue announcement .   After carefull study of the various forecasts, the chosen venue for this competition is to be ‘The Long Man’ Wilmington, nr Eastbourne. Details of this decision & directions to the venue are now posted on the BARCS forum. The Whitesheet slopes are therefore open as per usual to all WRFC members on this date, ie Sunday Oct 29th.   Stu,       __________________________________________________________________  

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         953.39
  • 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 RFC