White Sheet RFC Established 1960
Gliders

Southern Winter league F3f, reserve Sund March 10th

  • Yikes !  68mph W-WNW.

  • 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 .
  • Windswept Stu. Whitesheet Comp Sec.