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Old Feb 13, 2012, 01:30 AM
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South Bay Soaring Society February Thermal Contest



Well, it worked! So let's do it again.

The next contest will be held on Sunday, February 26 at 9:00am at Curtis Field in Santa Clara. Note: All contests are all held on the last Sunday of the month - plan ahead.

The classes are: Open, RES and 2M Woodie RE

The skill levels are: Expert, Sportsman and Fledgling.

Multiple entries are allowed @ $5.00/entry (exact change appreciated)

Open Expert will be flown in the Man-on-Man format used at the end of last season.

Contact: Bob De Mattei 408 732-3009 rcdemattei@comcast.net

Preflying will close at 9:15.

ADDED ATTRACTION - ALES

We will fly 3 rounds of 10 minutes with a 30 meter landing tape. The format will be man-on-man. Don Cohn and/or Al Strahm will oversee the ALES. Entry fee is $5.00. There will be NO preregistration, but entry will be limited-to be decided by Don and/or Al. So come early - first launch at 9:20.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:24 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Leave the popcorn at home, I think I fixed my pop-offs.

Let the good times roll!
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Great pictures guys! It was a wonderful day for flying sailplanes. I have posted the ALES results here: SBSS ALES RESULTS

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Old Feb 26, 2012, 10:13 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Egads, indeed! I wasn't thinking, and my derierre wound up in all the awards shots! Sorry.

The weather was perfect, the winches lively, annnnnnd..... NO, zip, zero, zilch, nada pop-offs. Yesssssss! I learned a lot by timing for Open Expert. I'll do it again next month, for sure. I'll go to the store and get a nice stopwatch, too.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Great challenging day, got dethroned by Don!!

Brian, an EAJ
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Finally got around to posting my pictures. The last one is Bob's perfect flight landing, 12.00 mins, 100 point landing!


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Old Mar 03, 2012, 03:21 PM
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February Results



Sorry, I'm a bit later than usual.

We had another bright, clear albeit windy (at the start) day (Are we sure this is really Winter?). Thermals were there throughout the day although it sometimes required some searching and scratching ( I wish a certain someone (you know who you are) would stop heading for McDonalds and getting so low that people are betting on whether or not you will get back-I'm getting too old for this).

One ALES round was notable for the abundance of lift - someone whose name will not be mentioned was seen looping his Paragon and not losing altitude-RIDICULOUS.

When all the dust and sailplanes finally settled, the result were:

OPEN Expert
1. Bob (I go to McDonalds) Mc Gowan
2. Sean Worthington
3. Dominic Bayani

OPEN Sportsman
1. Duncan Knarr
2. Dale Thompson
3. Ken Izumi

RES Expert
1. Bob Brown

RES Sportsman
1. Dick Dexter
2. Dick Rohr

2M Fledgling
1. Katie Taylor
2. Randell Shore
3. Sidharth Rajaram

ALES
1. Don Cohn
2. Brian (The Looper) Chan
3. Al Strahm

Current season champion standings are posted below,
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 06:38 PM
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At Curtis, you can find all kinds of lift. Slope, thermal, and burger grease. I rode out one round thermalling twenty feet over the soccer backstop by the landing area. Never went up, but never went down, either.
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