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 Post subject: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 AND; SUNDAY 29 CANCELLED
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Hello All

First F5J of the 2018 season is this coming weekend at Wetlands, Retford, in the bottom field, shown by the southern place-marker on here. (Please note that dogs are not allowed)
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.35803 ... r_7hLmRT5c
Everybody is welcome to fly, or come along and see what happens.

Rules are as FAI F5J but motor restart IS allowed, with zero score penalty for that round. Set limiters to eSoaring & 300M.(30 second run also applies to 2m class as last year)

CANCELLED SATURDAY, DECISION ON SUNDAY BEING USED TO BE MADE BY SATURDAY LUNCHTIME
SUNDAY NOW CANCELLED ALSO see beloW


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State; Name Class Days available (Sat/Sun) and freq if not 2.4gHz

Hoping for a better season than last year and to seeing you all again.
Best wishes

Mike

1. Phil Brandreth Open Sat/Sun
2.Mike Proctor Open Sat/Sun
3.Martyn Wharrie Open Sat/Sun
4. Bob Dickenson Open Sat/Sun
5..Simon Haley Open Sat/Sun
6.Bill Haley Open Sat/Sun
7.Steve Haley Open Sat/Sun
8.John Cuthbert 2M Sat/Sun
9.John Milner 2M Sat/Sun Ch78
10. Gary Peck Open Sat
11. Cengiz Pilcox Open Sat


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 ( reserve - Sun 29)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:03 pm 
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Hi Mike,
Please accept my entry, 2.4 widgets that work sometimes, good for
either day
Thankyou, BoB


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 ( reserve - Sun 29)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:41 pm 
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Hi Mike,

Please enter team Haley, Bill, Steve & Simon for both days for open.

Thanks
Steve


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 ( reserve - Sun 29)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:46 pm 
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Hi All
Looking at present, like SATURDAY will be the comp day.

Decision by Friday morning, taking entries until Friday tea-time.

Mike


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 CONFIRMED
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:36 am 
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HI All

Just confirming SATURDAY for 1st F5J

Regards

Mike


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 CONFIRMED
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:47 pm 
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HI AllHI All

In the last couple of hours:-

Just noticed that the weather for the weekend has taken a turn for the worse on Saturday, forecast is now for rain during much of the daylight hours!

Sunday is more windy and stronger gusts, low temps and with chance of rain! So, field could be tricky to get off by then. (By midnight Sunday wind is rising ahead of significant rubbish coming from Atlantic at some speed!!)

However, any of that could change and I propose to make a final decision about cancelling tomorrow between 6 & 7 tonight, which should give us the best chance of a sensible decision.

I will follow that with a decision about Sunday, by early afternoon Saturday.

Sorry if this messes you about but it gives the best chance of flying.

Keep checking mail and here.

Cheers

Mike


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 CANCELLED ; SUNDAY POSSIB
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:00 pm 
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HI ALL

WEATHER PATTERN IS STILL VERY CONFUSING AND CHANGING EVEN AS I TYPE!

I HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL SATURDAY AND CONSIDER SUNDAY AT TOMORROW LUNCHTIME, AS PER PREVIOUS MAIL.

PLEASE KEEP WATCHING

REGARDS

MIKE


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 AND; SUNDAY 29 CANCELLED
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:53 am 
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Hi All

Now cancelled Sunday for weather - cold and windy, possible rain; also for operational reasons.
WE would be down to minimum numbers meaning any retirement would lead to constant slot-swapping to maintain minimum slot size. Not a sensible set of conditions to start a comp

Phil has sent a picture of the Wetlands pond, of field as some know it, not the best for driving through!

Hope you have not been too inconvenienced and hope to see you in a fortnight for eSoaring.

Regards

Mike


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st Northern F5J 2018 SAT April 28 AND; SUNDAY 29 CANCELLED
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:52 pm 
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Hi All

Just in case you thought you were missing something this weekend, Phil ventured to Wetlands this morning and took this shot of the lower fields; well I think they are fields.

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Better luck next time surely? Picture sideways to try drain the water!

Regards until May

Mike


 
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