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 Post subject: 2M eSoaring NATS Results
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:00 pm 
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The 2M event this year was the one of the two Monday competitions (the other being the new GPS Triangle Racing class which operated at the same time, with only minimal conflict.

For the first time in many years, Mike Proctor was unable to attend and run the competition, being in hospital recovering from a stroke. At short notice, Jon Edison took over as TD with Alex Maxfield running the operational side of the comp and myself the scoring. A week before the competition we had around 12 probable entries but this declined with people dropping out for various reasons. The most notable being Ian Coutts, the winner in 2019, who ended up in hospital earlier that week with a pulmonary embolism. Our best wishes go to both Ian and Mike, and hope they recover soon.

This left us with eight entries flown as two Groups of four over seven rounds. The weather forecast earlier in the week was for winds around 15mph with gusts up to 20mph and sunny periods. In fact, the forecast was relatively accurate except it was cold and overcast until early afternoon.

One new factor compared with previous years was that at least two competitors flew lightweight RES models which were able to compete with the best eSoarers as regards glide efficiency but could not reach 175M within 30 seconds and so unless they found good lift away from other models their scores suffered.

Jon Edison was the winner scoring 1000 points in five of the seven rounds: Alex Maxfield was second flying a RES model, and Gordon Brown was third despite landing out and therefore losing the chance to improve his position by dropping a poor score.

The results are shown below as well as some pictures of the competitors.

Ian Cowe


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File comment: Final Results (highlighted scores are those dropped to produce final total
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File comment: Jon Edison receives First place Certificate from Margaret Cowe
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File comment: Competitors
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