Being blown away by the nature of things
The second Two Oceans Slope Soarers Aerobatics League event too place
on Sunday the 6th of September.Predictions were for a strong North Wester,
but on the day it just turned on really hard. Would be no lie to state that conditions
were in the 50km/h+ range!
This made for some trying conditions to say the least and the only real chance one had
of staying in the competition was to somehow fashion a lead sled for the conditions.
The results speak for themselves as the first 5 gliders were all of the lead sled glass ship variety
and managed the conditions so much better, while a few of us got blown away… literally.
Damian’s well weighted up Voltage worked a treat, Steve’s lead sled 3m Sting cruised
and Malcolm’s Opus just screamed its way through the routine.
Well done to Bill Dewey for some pretty darn fine landings on the day in really testing landing zone conditions.
Notably, the K-Factor system worked very well and supplied the chance to work the
risk and reward scenario. Damian, Steve and Malcolm all worked the conditions
and the K-Factor to their advantage on the day, so well done guys.
Congratulations to all participants on the day and a well done to TOSS for yet again
enabling the cause of slope aerobatics and competitive gliding.