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Old Jun 02, 2010, 12:13 AM
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Sounds like the NW! Too bad we did not put in a bid...this year....
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 05:24 AM
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Oh my goodness, according to http://www.southtravels.com/europe/sweden/weather.html, Sweedish weather sounds similar to, but perhaps a bit cooler than NY.


Weather and Climate in Sweden

The best time for most visitors is May-September, when the days are warm enough to spend time outdoors. Even in summer, take along a sweater and medium-weight jacket. (July temperatures range 60-80 F/16-27 C.)

In winter, when the temperature in Stockholm hovers around freezing, you will want heavy-duty cold-weather gear. Don't forget an umbrella and a raincoat for the frequent drizzle.
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 08:48 AM
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considering the lack of bids
There have been times that begging has had to happen to get team selections going. Obviously not for hand launch since this is the first one.


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Just playing devil's advocate here... wouldn't it be best for strength of the US team to have the TS event somewhere that had similar conditions as Sweden? (Not that I want to fly in wind/rain/snow, etc.)
I have been to Stockhom in July. Assuming I google mapped the town of the champs properly I don't think snow will be an issue. Light jackets might be neccesary at times. Or it might be shorts weather.

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Old Jun 02, 2010, 09:18 AM
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Sweden is in Wisconsin

Well at least Stockholm is.

Also..
The Sweden American Club in Kenosha, Wisconsin
and Little Sweden Resort in Fish Creek, Wisconsin

People with Swedish heritage are mainly concentrated in Northwest Wisconsin and Minnesota. I would guess that the climate must be similar.

Chicago area would be a bit warmer but at times even cooler then up nort.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swedish1346.gif
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish..._United_States
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 09:43 AM
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Well at least Stockholm is.

Also..
The Sweden American Club in Kenosha, Wisconsin
and Little Sweden Resort in Fish Creek, Wisconsin

People with Swedish heritage are mainly concentrated in Northwest Wisconsin and Minnesota. I would guess that the climate must be similar.

Chicago area would be a bit warmer but at times even cooler then up nort.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swedish1346.gif
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish..._United_States
There are a few of us here in NY too.
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 09:58 AM
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We were just discussing this the other day. It's going to be interesting to see some of the dry weather guys at the Bruce this year during the rainy season... since the humidity is almost guaranteed to be near 100%.

I think the best pilots generally rise to the top regardless of the climate that particular day.
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Those who will be US team members, I think I recall reading that in Sweden they will have nearly 24 hours of daylight in July!!

Start leaving the lights on at night for practice!!

I think this would kill most of us. I don't know about you but I cannot sleep whenit is bright out. Farmer's son I guess.......
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Those who will be US team members, I think I recall reading that in Sweden they will have nearly 24 hours of daylight in July!!
Frank,


Sweden (and Norway and Finland) is a very tall country. If I Google mapped the location of the 2011 worlds right, the contest will be about an hour west of Stockholm. This is in the southern part of Sweden and although there will be lots of daylight, not quite 24 hours worth. Now if it is in the northern part of the country then definitely it will be effectivly constant daylight.

There will probably be daylight from some time before 4 AM until sometime after 10 PM if I have the location right. I was once in northern Norway and the sun did not ever set there, at least not that I saw. Very surreal walking out of a bar at 2 AM and it to seem like it is the afternoon.

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Old Jun 02, 2010, 11:17 AM
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I was just in Stockholm last week, and was awakened at dawn by a bird singing outside my window at 3AM

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Old Jun 02, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Well I guess no one will use the excuse that they didn't have enough daylight in which to practice before the world event!

LOL.
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 11:11 PM
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I don't think snow will be an issue. Ryan
Not in Sweden, but if the TS is in NY in December, it sure might. Despite the fact that I've qualified for the TS, I highly doubt I'll be going to Sweden, even though it is my "homeland", so to speak.


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People with Swedish heritage are mainly concentrated in Northwest Wisconsin and Minnesota. I would guess that the climate must be similar.

Chicago area would be a bit warmer but at times even cooler then up nort.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swedish1346.gif
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish..._United_States
Some of us have moved from the Chicago-land area to the great southwest. But yes, my great-great Grandpa Aldolf William Carlsson, from Sweden, was headed to Ortonville, MN when he died. Oddly enough, my bestest buddy grew up in Ortonville, which I had never heard of until my dad made the connection.

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Adolf William Carlsson. Farmer.. Born twin 1869-10-08 in Klintfallet, Tjällmo (E), Sweden. Klintfallet was a crofter´s holding belonging to the estate Tylö, in the north of Östergötland. Died 1936-06-08 in Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA. Emigrated 1889 19/7 from Gothenburg, Sweden with destination Ortonville, Minnesota.
Married 1894 12/6 in USA to Augusta Sophia Johnson, b. 1870 5/3 in Hammar (T) Sweden.
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At Adolf's dead the famile lived in Clinton, Minnesota. (Father 1, p 5, Mother 2, p 6)
Married 1894-06-12 to Augusta Sophia Axelsdotter-Johnson. Born 1870-03-05 in Sörgård, Norra Kärra, Hammar, (T) Sweden . Died 1961-10-03 in Big Stone County, MN, USA. Buried 1961 in Clinton, Minnesota. Moved 1887-11-03 from Tjällmo (E) to Ljusfall, Hällestad (E). Moved 1888-10-29 from Ljusfall, Hällestad to Risinge (E). Moved 1890-11-25 from Risinge (E) to Stugun, Jämtland (Z). Moved together with her son Elias Alexander. 1893-08-01 from Stugun (Z) to North America.
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Old Jun 03, 2010, 09:17 AM
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Not in Sweden, but if the TS is in NY in December, it sure might.
It seems unlikely to me the team selection would bein December in New York. But, I guess it could be, however unlikely, and if it were then yes, snow could be a possibility.

Much more likely is that somebody will host the team selection sometime in September or October. Snow could be a possibility then too I guess.

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Old Jun 03, 2010, 11:25 AM
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The proposed date is Team Selection in NY in September, not December. Where did December come from?
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Old Jun 03, 2010, 11:34 AM
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The team selection date and location has not been decided yet. There are three proposals that I know of so far and they are all in the September/October time frame.

We hope to have the winning bid announced in the next week or so.

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Old Jun 03, 2010, 11:53 AM
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The proposed date is Team Selection in NY in September, not December. Where did December come from?
Tim threw out the December thing. I think it was supposed to be a joke.

Now my joke. Isn't New York a pretty big state? Although I guess unlikely, could the possibility exist that a New York club in addition to LISF would submit a bid? Maybe some upstate club has submitted a bid for December and Tim is in the know on that.



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