Originally Posted by Kenny Sharp
Also, this is not a fun fly... it is a contest.
If you have trouble with your equipment and can't fix it in time, too bad. Chalk it up to experience and get your act together better for the next time.
Ever notice that those who consistently win, never have trouble?
Proper preparation is part of the deal.
I'm with Kenny on this. I would never ask for any sort of special consideration due to my own fault or equipment. Maybe it's from 40 some years of flying contest or all sorts that I think the same way. It might sound hard nosed but it isn't really, it's just the way it is in my book.
Only way around something like this that i can come up with is to have a throwaway round or a best 3 out of 5 type thing. It's not a normal sailplane format but it does get used in other types of contest.