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Overall results - TSC 2018

Position CN Glider  Pilot Pos Day 1 Pos Day 2 Pos Day 3 Pos Day 4 Pos Day 5 Pos Day 6 Total Class
1 94 DG 500M 20m Bob Bromwich 1 904 1 1229 3 2944 1 0 1 0 1 0 5077 H
2 HNA DG 500 20m John Collins 4 557 2 856 1 3314 1 0 1 0 1 0 4727 H
3 563 Duo Discus T Chris Fox 5 549 4 728 6 2780 1 0 1 0 1 0 4057 H
4 GB1 Duo Discus XLT Andy Thornhill 2 698 10 357 2 2983 1 0 1 0 1 0 4038 H
5 GJB Duo Discus XLT Gordon Basey 9 464 6 561 5 2881 1 0 1 0 1 0 3906 H
6 38 Arcus Richard Large 13 297 5 666 4 2931 1 0 1 0 1 0 3894 H
7 CUS Arcus T Mike Weston 6 520 8 406 10 2609 1 0 1 0 1 0 3535 H
8 A26 Nimbus 3DT David Bell 17 223 3 817 11 2449 1 0 1 0 1 0 3489 H
9 LRP Janus B Simon Grant 23 120 9 381 7 2750 1 0 1 0 1 0 3251 H
10 AL ASH 25E Patrice Vandendaele 7 513 11 315 12 2296 1 0 1 0 1 0 3124 H
11 DD3 Duo Discus XLT Philip Morrisson 14 291 17 47 8 2739 1 0 1 0 1 0 3077 H
12 BTR DG 500M Bill Young 11 315 27 0 9 2658 1 0 1 0 1 0 2973 H
13 JAV ASK 21 Graeme Cooksey 3 658 7 434 19 1256 1 0 1 0 1 0 2348 I
14 Z35 Marianne Colin Metcalfe 15 287 14 100 14 1809 1 0 1 0 1 0 2196 I
15 HB1 Duo Discus John Inglis 8 474 27 0 17 1611 1 0 1 0 1 0 2085 H
16 EF DG 1000T Clive Groves 27 35 12 239 15 1705 1 0 1 0 1 0 1979 H
17 52 Janus C Nick Peatfield 31 21 27 0 13 1828 1 0 1 0 1 0 1849 H
18 DTC Janus B Tim Sharpe 25 60 16 70 16 1621 1 0 1 0 1 0 1751 H
19 258 Twin Astir Paul Cooper 12 301 27 0 22 1149 1 0 1 0 1 0 1450 I
20 BBB Eagle John Pursey 21 131 21 19 20 1208 1 0 1 0 1 0 1358 W
21 TV Janus A Simon Leach 30 23 27 0 18 1266 1 0 1 0 1 0 1289 H
22 KOH DG1000T Alan Langlands 18 204 27 0 24 1060 1 0 1 0 1 0 1264 H
23 GBV ASK 21 Mike Jordy 29 25 26 6 21 1177 1 0 1 0 1 0 1208 I
24 CNM Bocian Ross Morris 28 30 22 18 23 1135 1 0 1 0 1 0 1183 W
25 YGG DG1000T Guy Gildemyn 24 61 15 89 26 967 1 0 1 0 1 0 1117 H
26 HEP Puchacz Trevor Nash 20 155 24 9 27 944 1 0 1 0 1 0 1108 I
27 BUR Capstan Bob Playle 32 0 27 0 25 975 1 0 1 0 1 0 975 W
28 JAX ASK 21 Alan Rands 19 184 19 27 29 741 1 0 1 0 1 0 952 I
29 AXJ Eagle Tony Kendal 26 54 20 21 28 811 1 0 1 0 1 0 886 W
30 J50 Janus C David Wheeler 10 416 18 40 30 182 1 0 1 0 1 0 638 H
31 KHC DG500 Paul Fletcher 16 259 25 7 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 266 H
32 DS2 DG 1000 John Carter 21 131 13 126 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 257 H
33 FYR Super Blanik Pete Arthur 32 0 23 17 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 17 W
34 XX Duo Discus XLT Brian Scougall 32 0 27 0 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 H
                                   
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Scores for Day 3 - updated

25-08-18   3 Preliminary 1     25 Completed Task   8313.8 km          
                                 
Position CN Glider  Pilot Class Task Complete Start Finish Duration H/Dist. H/Speed Distance Points Speed Points Penalty Points Handicap
1 HNA DG 500 20m John Collins H E 1 12:28:11 16:27:08 239 400.4 100.5 2002 1011 0 3314 100
2 GB1 Duo Discus XLT Andy Thornhill H E 1 11:58:29 16:24:58 266 392.1 88.3 1961 751 0 2983 102
3 94 DG 500M 20m Bob Bromwich H E 1 11:47:14 16:34:16 287 400.4 83.7 2002 675 0 2944 100
4 38 Arcus Richard Large H E 1 12:21:20 16:22:10 241 372.9 92.9 1865 800 0 2931 107
5 GJB Duo Discus XLT Gordon Basey H E 1 13:17:40 17:59:09 281 392.1 83.6 1961 659 0 2881 102
6 563 Duo Discus T Chris Fox H E 1 12:54:10 17:56:39 302 394.2 78.2 1971 556 0 2780 101.5
7 LRP Janus B Simon Grant H E 1 11:48:53 17:49:05 360 418 69.6 2090 410 0 2750 96
8 DD3 Duo Discus XLT Philip Morrisson H E 1 12:12:45 17:18:22 306 392.1 77 1961 529 0 2739 102
9 BTR DG 500M Bill Young H E 1 12:54:55 17:58:57 304 384.2 75.8 1921 496 0 2658 104
10 CUS Arcus T Mike Weston H E 1 12:35:07 17:25:02 290 372.9 77.2 1865 507 0 2609 107
11 A26 Nimbus 3DT David Bell H E 1 11:59:16 16:29:15 270 349 77.6 1745 482 0 2449 114
12 AL ASH 25E Patrice Vandendaele H E 1 12:29:15 17:22:49 294 345.8 70.7 1729 358 0 2296 115
13 52 Janus C Nick Peatfield H D 1 12:46:24 17:23:08 277 292.8 63.5 1464 198 0 1828 100
14 Z35 Marianne Colin Metcalfe I C 1 12:44:17 16:46:46 242 277.4 68.6 1387 258 0 1809 91
15 EF DG 1000T Clive Groves H C 1 13:14:39 16:28:55 194 246.1 76 1231 320 0 1705 102
16 DTC Janus B Tim Sharpe H C 1 12:40:21 16:52:33 252 262.2 62.4 1311 163 0 1621 96
17 HB1 Duo Discus John Inglis H C 1 12:30:37 16:10:42 220 248.7 67.8 1244 221 0 1611 101
18 TV Janus A Simon Leach H C 0 12:09:12 0:00:00 0 253.1 0 1266 0 0 1266 96
19 JAV ASK 21 Graeme Cooksey I B 1 12:49:16 15:49:32 180 197.3 65.7 987 155 0 1256 85
20 BBB Eagle John Pursey W B 0 13:59:14 0:00:00 0 241.5 0 1208 0 0 1208 68
21 GBV ASK 21 Mike Jordy I B 1 11:52:46 15:15:06 202 197.3 58.5 987 84 0 1177 85
22 258 Twin Astir Paul Cooper I B 1 12:43:03 16:00:10 197 192.4 58.6 962 83 0 1149 87
23 CNM Bocian Ross Morris W B 0 14:01:51 0:00:00 0 227 0 1135 0 0 1135 65
24 KOH DG1000T Alan Langlands H B 1 13:19:13 15:41:51 143 162.7 68.4 814 150 0 1060 102
25 BUR Capstan Bob Playle W A 1 14:03:30 16:35:00 152 157.7 62.4 789 98 0 975 62
26 YGG DG1000T Guy Gildemyn H B 1 12:46:02 15:34:02 168 162.7 58.1 814 66 0 967 102
27 HEP Puchacz Trevor Nash I B 0 12:42:47 0:00:00 0 188.8 0 944 0 0 944 80
28 AXJ Eagle Tony Kendal W A 1 12:42:44 15:23:45 161 142.8 53.2 714 23 0 811 68
29 JAX ASK 21 Alan Rands I A 1 13:14:28 14:52:01 98 112.8 69.4 564 109 0 741 85
30 J50 Janus C David Wheeler H C 0 12:42:53 0:00:00 0 136.4 0 682 0 500 182 100
31 DS2 DG 1000 John Carter H A 0 0:00:00 0:00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102
31 XX Duo Discus XLT Brian Scougall H A 0 0:00:00 0:00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102
31 FYR Super Blanik Pete Arthur W A 0 0:00:00 0:00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
31 KHC DG500 Paul Fletcher H A 0 0:00:00 0:00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
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Access to Wolds GC during Hodsow Lane closure Aug-18

August 2018 - Please note that although Hodsow Lane is partially closed the main entrance to Wolds Gliding Club is open but can only be accessed from the York Road, A1079, end of Hodsow Lane (despite the “Road Closed” sign at Starbucks/Shell Garage - there is a small sign later on saying there is still access only to 'glider club')

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Tim Milner wins FCC Club class, Prievidza, for third consecutive year

Congratulations to Tim Milner who last month won the Club Class of the Flight Challenge Cup at Prievidza, Slovakia, for the third year running. During the nine days of tasks Tim was never lower overall than second place in the total scores and led after the two final days.

Tim writes “One of the most popular international gliding competitions attracting entries from as far as Australian and South Africa. Briefings are given in English and the airfield has excellent facilities. The club will host the 2019 European Championships. In April the flat wide valleys have short crop making for comfortable outlandings. Many of us have also experienced the areas where it’s best not to get too low! Longest tasks flown were 500km with a cloud base of 9500ft it was possible to soar the 8500ft Tatra Mountains which form the western part of the Carpathian range. Flights can also include the occasional trips into Poland, Czech Republic and as far south to the flatlands of Hungary.

105 competitors in 3 classes Club, 15m and Combi. Class winners were (Combi) World number 1 Sebastian Kawa from Poland, (15m) Czech Champion Miloslav Chink and (Club) Tim Milner UK, who won for the 3rd consecutive year.”

More at https://www.soaringspot.com/en_gb/fcc-gliding-2018-prievidza-2018/

Tim, crew Colin Hayes and Tim’s Cirrus “VS” at Prievidza, and a view from the cockpit

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Wolds GC Annual Dinner 2018

The Wolds GC Annual Dinner was held on Saturday 08 March in the clubhouse with more than 80 members and guests attending.

Club CFI John Norman reviewed the year and presented the trophies.

Bob Holroyd Cup (Ist 100km of the year) – Will Blackburn, for 185km on 09 May 2017

2018 Dinner Will 4x3

Most Progress – Jonathon Richardson, bronze and silver badges and BI rating

2018 Dinner Jonathon 4x3

Most Meritorious Flight – Derrick Roddie and Gordon Basey, Sutton Bank and Masham in a gale

Longest Flight – Derrick Roddie and John Norman, 463km

Barbara Walker Cup (best two-seater flight) – Lloyd Finlay and Sam Roddie, winning the day in the two-seater competition in a K21

Club Ladder – Will Blackburn, with 50 points more than last year.....

“The Rock” (for notable retrieves) – Andy Melville, for an (uneventful) retrieve of the new K21 trailer from Germany

2018 Dinner Andy 4x3

Al McWhirter Shield – Graham Wadforth and Steve Wilkinson, for services to the Club in the previous year

2018 Dinner Steve Graham 4x3

Les Cooper Cup – Eddie Room, “we have decided to award the trophy to people who have had a long term input and.... as the first recipient there isn’t anyone with a longer sustained input than Eddie Room.”

2018 Dinner Eddie 4x3

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GASCo Safety Evening 2018 - Save the day!

Save the day!

Saturday 17 February 2018 19.00 at the

Wolds GC Clubhouse,

The Airfield,

Pocklington

the 2018 GASCo Safety Evening

“Aware Today – Alive Tomorrow”

 

GASCo Flyer 2017 lr

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"... there's no upper age limit."

As the BGA says “... there is no upper age limit for gliding”. This year our visitors at Pocklington have included Doug, 93, Harry, 90, Alice, 90, and, most recently, Jean, 88. They had all received gliding vouchers to celebrate their various birthdays. Harry and Alice were also doing it to support good causes – Harry raising almost £1,000 for Lupus UK and Alice more than £1,500 for Arthritis Research UK.

No age limit names 2

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32nd Two-Seater Comp – the last post...

When the dust settled after the 32nd Two-Seater Competition there was one major trophy still to be awarded, the Pete Redshaw Trophy, donated by Lakes GC, for the Most Meritorious Flight during the competition. For 2017 it goes to Steve Nock for the Janus TV’s day winning flight down the Trent Valley to Belvoir Castle. The trophy will be personally delivered to Steve by Wolds GC chairman Steve Wilkinson.

TSC 2017 Winners Steve Nock

Devon and Somerset’s team have again produced their own account of the competition, much influenced perhaps by the application of the “waters of Jura” which flow liberally in their narrative which can be read at

http://devonsomersetgc.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/

The prize winners for the competition days and overall winners are summarised below.

  1st 2nd 3rd Best Wood Best Intermediate
Day 1
Sun 20 Aug
563
Chris Fox
94
Bob Bromwich
TV
Kristina Samuels
BBB
John Pursey
Z35
Colin Metcalfe
Day 2
Mon 21 Aug
TV
Kristina Samuels
CUS
Mike Weston
XX
Brian Scougall
BBB
John Pursey
JAX
Mike Jordy
Day 3
Fri 25 Aug
TV
Kristina Samuels
CUS
Mike Weston
494
Christopher Aldiss
BUR
Bob Playle
JAX
Mike Jordy
Day 4
Sat 26 Aug
KAX
Tom Pavis
94
Bob Bromwich
CUS
Mike Weston
FYR
Chris Boyle
Z35
Colin Metcalfe
Day 5
Sun 27 Aug
GBV
Sam Roddie
XX
Brian Scougall
HNA
John Collins
BBB
John Pursey
GBV
Sam Roddie
Competition 94
Bob Bromwich
TV
Kristina Samuels
XX
Brian Scougall
BBB
John Pursey
JAX
Mike Jordy

TSC 2017 Winners 94

TSC 2017 Winners 2nd TV

TSC 2017 Winners 3rd

TSC 2017 Winners Best Wood

 

TSC 2017 Winners Int

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Preliminary totals DAY 2 21st Aug Updated and corrected

Position CN Glider Pilot Pos Day 1 Pos Day 2 Pos Day 3 Pos Day 4 Pos Day 5 Pos Day 6 Total Class
1 TV Janus A Kristina Samuels 23 1579 1 1031 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2610 H
2 94 DG 500M 20m Bob Bromwich 2 1632 4 830 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2462 H
3 563 Duo Discus T Chris Fox 1 1633 5 802 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2435 H
4 XX Duo Discus XLT Brian Scougall 13 1372 3 862 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2234 H
5 BTR DG 500M Mal Gibson 15 1525 10 680 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2205 H
6 CUS Arcus T Mike Weston 34 1273 2 900 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2173 H
7 HNA DG 500 20m John Collins 20 1260 6 732 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1992 H
8 GJB Duo Discus XLT Gordon Basey 27 1232 8 717 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1949 H
9 Y44 Nimbus 3DT Bob Grant 9 1213 12 614 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1828 H
10 DD3 Duo Discus XLT Philip Morrisson 6 1106 7 720 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1826 H
11 X97 DG500-22 Nick Kelly 24 974 9 716 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1690 H
12 JAX ASK 21 Mike Jordy 33 1012 11 648 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1660 I
13 A26 Nimbus 3DT David Bell 27 1041 12 614 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1655 H
14 DS2 DG 1000 John Carter 17 1006 21 395 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1400 H
15 BBB Eagle John Pursey 7 926 22 390 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1316 W
16 AL ASH 25E Patrice Vandendaele 5 848 19 459 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1307 H
17 Z35 Marianne Colin Metcalfe 11 1058 27 173 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1230 I
18 OZ Nimbus 3DT Trev Barnes 12 651 18 481 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1132 H
19 KAX DG505 Tom Pavis 14 512 14 573 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1085 H
20 J50 Janus C David Wheeler 21 501 15 543 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1044 H
20 52 Janus C Nick Peatfield 29 501 15 543 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1044 H
22 HB1 Duo Discus John Inglis 25 496 17 537 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1033 H
23 LRP Janus B Ian Hall 30 1025 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1025 H
24 GBV ASK 21 George Morris 18 780 28 126 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 906 I
25 EF DG 1000T Clive Groves 22 612 25 244 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 856 H
26 JAV ASK 21 Graeme Cooksey 8 710 29 66 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 775 I
27 494 Duo Discus Christopher Alldis 27 496 24 247 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 743 H
28 FYR Blanik Chris Boyle 19 353 23 364 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 717 W
29 TFJ Janus B Tom Sharpe 25 271 20 445 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 716 H
30 HZR ASK 21 Adrian Giles 10 593 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 593 I
31 HCJ Grob103 Twin2 Ryan Millen 16 328 30 64 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 392 I
32 BUR Capstan Bob Playle 3 112 26 239 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 351 W
33 258 Twin Astir Alistair Gillson 32 301 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 301 I
34 JSM Nimbus 4DM Alistair Cook 4 0 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 H
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32nd Wolds Gliding Club Two-Seater Competition

Sunday 20 August 2017 sees the start of the 32nd Wolds Gliding Club Two-Seater Competition.

Daily news about the competition can be found through this link:

http://www.wolds-gliding.com/index.php/tscdailynews-2017/entry/32nd-two-seater-competition-rolling-daily-news

On flying days you can follow progress of the (Flarm equipped) gliders on the website

http://live.glidernet.org/#c=53.92821,-0.69991&z=10&s=1&u=i

 

 

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ERYC rejects development of POC 1 (again)

On Thursday 20 July 2017 the ERYC Planning Committee unanimously REFUSED the resubmitted application for a housing development on land just beyond the threshold of the main runway at Wolds GC’s Pocklington airfield.

In refusing the application ERYC reiterated the local and regional importance of Wolds GC as a recreational and economic asset.

Decision 2 POC 1 lr

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New threat to Wold GC's Pocklington airfield

Barely a year ago East Riding Council of Yorkshire Council rejected a planning application to build a housing estate just beyond the threshold of runway 18 of Wolds GC’s airfield at Pocklington. The same application has now been resubmitted (as application 17/01421/STOUT). If this application is approved it will almost certainly bring to an end national competitions like the annual two-seater competition at Pocklington. It might even lead to the closure and loss of the airfield, after 50 years of development to national importance in gliding. It is the East Riding’s only gliding site.

If you don’t think this is a good idea and you want to see gliders continuing to fly in East Yorkshire please make your objections to this planning application (you will need to register) at 

https://newplanningaccess.eastriding.gov.uk/newplanningaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=OOYHD5BJ0T600

or you can write to the case officer, Mrs Susan Hunt at  East Riding Of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Cross Street Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9B, quoting the application reference.

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Wolds GC goes national on BBC Yorkshire Wolds Way programme

Viewers throughout the country will have an opportunity to see gliding at Pocklington on tv when the second part of the BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire programme about the Yorkshire Wolds Way airs nationally on BBC 2 at 20.00 on Saturday 20th May (England and Scotland, other times Wales and NI). The programme will then be available on iPlayer.

Find out about ten Hidden Treasures of the Wolds, including our airfield at Pocklington, on the BBC website at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3X0xHw17dyqstFXB1rZBtRJ/hidden-treasures-of-the-wolds-way

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Can you help Joel get to Zbraslavice?

Joel Hallewell, 15, a junior member of Wolds GC, and parents Andrea and Neil, were interviewed on BBC Radio York this week. Joel learned to glide at Pocklington and flew his first solo there on his fourteenth birthday. Since then he has developed a passion for the very specialised sport of glider aerobatics – so much so that he is aiming to be able to compete in the 2018 World Glider Aerobatic Championships in Zbraslavice, Czech Republic. It was his glider aerobatics and ambitions to get to the World Championships that he was being interviewed about.

You can hear the interview on BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0512dkz#play at 1h 49m into the programme.

Joel aeros

You can see a short video of Joel flying aerobatics on the BBC York Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BBCYork/ and more on YouTube - search for Joel Hallewell_Aerobatics.

Joel is fundraising at the moment to be able to get to the World Championships. If you would like to see more of Joel’s story and help him get to the 2018 World Glider Aerobatic Championships go to the crowd funding page  at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Joelhallewellaerobatics

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A flying start for 2017 gliding courses

A bright and breezy Monday in April saw the first course of 2017 underway at Pocklington. This year’s courses are being run by instructor and tug/motor glider pilot Steve Wilkinson and instructor and winch driver Bernie Svenson. There’s a course every month during the summer and a course is the ideal way to get a flying start if you want to take up gliding.

And to show how gliding appeals to people with a wide variety of experience and backgrounds this course has members who are a student, a teacher/youth worker and a retired bank manager respectively.

For more information on gliding courses at Wolds GC, Pocklington see http://www.wolds-gliding.com/index.php/holcourses

Course Apr 17

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"It's a fun event.... and we like winning" says Gordon on TV

Wolds GC featured in BBC North's Inside Out programme on 20th January. Two days filming during last year's Two-Seater Competition produced seven minutes on screen with cameo appearances by Chairman Graham Wadforth and also Eddie Room but the new star was Gordon Basey. Interviewed by presenter Paul Rose about prospects for the day's racing Gordon, who has flown in the competition for many years, said "We always fancy our chances. It's a fun event... and we like winning". You can watch the programme, which will be shown again nationally on BBC 2 later in the year, on BBC iplayer at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bbmyb/yorkshire-wolds-way-episode-2

Graham Wadforth glider instructor

Eddie Room tug pilot

Gordon Basey glider pilot

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BBC North ‘Inside Out’ at Wolds GC

Cast your mind back to the warm summer days of last year’s Two-Seater Competition at Wolds GC, Pocklington. You’ll remember that a BBC North crew with presenter Paul Rose was making programmes about the Wolds Way and some of the things that go on along and around it for the ‘Inside Out’ series. They spent a couple of days at Wolds GC filming on the ground, in the air and interviewing competitors and Club members during the Two-Seater Competition. The programmes are scheduled to air on BBC 1 Yorkshire and Lincolnshire at 19.30 on Friday 13th January 2017 and Friday 20th January. The gliding features in the second programme on Friday 20th January. A national transmission on BBC 2 is anticipated in late February or early March. So take your seats for 20th January and find out who becomes a tv star and who gets left on the cutting room floor from all the footage that was shot!

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Annette's big day - it's the Yorkshire Marathon

Sunday 09 October is the big day for Annette Bendelow, wife of Wolds GC member Mark Bendelow, because it is the Yorkshire Marathon in York. Annette has been running in the series of races – two half marathons and three 10K s already - through the summer. Annette is supporting Wolds GC’s favourite charity the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and you can sponsor her on her Just Giving page at

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Annette-Bendelow1

To help Annette towards her target Wolds GC has made a contribution from the Taster Day flights earlier in the year through Just Giving. There is also a complimentary winch flight voucher for the winner of a draw for everyone who donates to her fundraising. The Just Giving page will be open until early November so there’s plenty of time to show your appreciation for Annette’s efforts, support a very worthwhile charity – and maybe win yourself a glider flight!

Annette glider

Annette and medal after an earlier race in the series.

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Yea Story of yea Tournament of Pocklington AD2016

We have been fortunate to receive word of a manuscript of great historical importance relating to events in the recent Two-Seater Competition at Pocklington. Unlike many heroic sagas of old recounted in the great halls it is believed that the scrivener, one Sir Pursey of the S Hams, himself witnessed many of the events related, rather than relying on the ale befuddled memories of ancient combatants.

The original document may be viewed at source at

http://devonsomersetgc.blogspot.co.uk/

but is reproduced and preserved herebelow for the  knowledge of future generations.

 

Yea Story of yea Tournament of Pocklington

AD2016

 
And so it came to pass that the noblemen of the lands of Yorkshire did summon their heralds to proclaim the annual two seat tournament of Pocklington. Word reached the southern estates of Lord Jones of Hemyock and he did call upon his Faithfull knights to give service in the quest for glory in forth coming contest.
It was with good heart that the Lord and his band of Sir JB of Taunton, Sir Phillip of Exmouth, Sir Pursey of the S Hams and the enchanted man known as Magic Malcolm trekked north in a cavalcade of wagons taking with them many and various vittles with which to endure in the forth coming battles. Precious caskets from the lands of Jura did sit prominently in Lord Jones’ wagon as he navigated the pilgrims’ route known as the M18. His fortress established with dining hall, kitchens and knights’ quarters, a flag was raised and feasting commenced. Much merriment was had and foods from exotic lands prepared in the kitchens and consumed along with much ale and wines. The precious caskets from Jura were broached…

Best Wood for yea Team Eagle
Suitably prepared and emboldened, the knights started the first round of the tournament.
Strong winds from the NW brought much turmoil and excitement to the air, with clouds showing varied forms and heights. Sir Phillip took with him the wizard as he prepared the mighty Albatross, his faithful steed. Sir JB and Sir Pursey brought forth the noble Eagle and sat in trepidation as the men of the north readied their craft. The day proved a challenge too far for the more venerable craft with all but the Eagle retreating to the land of Pocklington as the demons in the sky showered rotors and eddies to tear the craft from the sky. Sir JB with much skill fought to keep the Eagle aloft but skimming a magical forest and with wild hogs adjacent, a field recently cleared by local peasantry was a welcome refuge.
Yea giant fields of gold
Meanwhile with enchantments from the wizard, the Albatross prevailed and rode to lands beyond the Banks of Sutton and back down the glorious Vale of York. Sir Phillip came unstuck when a wicked weather goblin filled the sky with clouds and cast the mighty Albatross down into a field near the parish of Wetherby. Lord Jones sent knights and local serfs with the loyal Disco 4 to retrieve for the Albatross had endured a weakness in it's main gear on settling. Sir Phillip tended his steed and all was well. Lord Jones decreed that feasting should commence and all manner of fine foods procured from a guy operated by a maiden from the East. Ale was consumed and the caskets from Jura broached.
The next day brought rain but the heralds summoned the combatants and proclaimed Sir JB the day winner for venerable craft. Lord Jones announced that a banquet should be held and sent word to the visiting knights with craft of Wood. Fires were lit and Paella was served, much ale and wine consumed and all was good. 
Sir Pusey's Paella Pan
The weather demons retreated the next day and in doing so left few markers of atmospheric excitement. Hot winds from southern regions made the knights sweat as the craft were readied. Sir Pursey took the Lord Jones on a mission of folly and exhausted all his energies low over the Planes of Elvington. A cruel trickster of a buzzard led the Eagle to where grains had been recently harvested and day was over. Sir Phillip and Sir JB made light work of the demons work and despite the chastening of the previous graze, took brave passage to Knaresborough and beyond returning triumphant. Lord Jones decreed that a feast be held and the band took to a tavern, joined by the fair maiden, Linden of Knaresborough. Many tales were told and all was good. 
Yea mighty Albatross of Sir Philip
The following day the heralds revealed that through knavish trickery the venerable craft were also to compete with the white beasts from the land of Puchacz! Sir JB sought the skills of the wizard and Sir Phillip took Sir Pursey on a quest across and up the Vale. Lord Jones’ knights prevailed and returned safely so he decreed that feasting should commence and the caskets of Jura opened. 
 
The rains arrived and so the Lord ordered an inspection of the northern lands. The Lady Gill of Exmouth prepared a feast for the Lord’s return and much merriment had. On the advice of the maiden Linden, a magic potion known as Gaviscon was used to supplement the waters of Jura. 
 
Friday brought the news that the wise elder of met had had visions of great joy in the sky and so urged the knights to be ready to visit the whole realm. Sir Phillip took on Alan of Essex, a loyal footman of Sir Pursey and the Lord of Hemyock challenged Sir Pursey to leave the Vale. And so came the mighty deciding battle. Fresh winds made the melee at first castle North of York a challenge and brought much urging of the venerable Eagle to prevail. From almost tree roosting height, below the tops of the Wolds, the Eagle endured and brought it level with the venerable craft of dastardly Baron Fox, the king’s own ambassador for flying tuition. From here varied routes were taken under the clouds but both craft crossed the Humber together heading south to the Vale of Trent where legend has tale of dragons breathing fire from monstrous nostrils that line the Trent. 
Nostrils of the Trent?
Sight was lost of the by now lower Baron and Lord Jones declared it a sign that his forces would triumph! The untouchable Albatross romped down the Vale to Grantham and then out west before sailing home. However much flying was being exerted to take the Eagle to the parish of Newark and then to head north. Word was received that those knavish folk of Puchacz were in a mighty quest and indeed one was sighted as the Eagle sought refuge round the dragons nostrils. Sadly the dragons did not breathe on that day and Sir Pursey had to resort to enchantments and holy recitals to survive. One mighty climb over the hamlet of Scunthorpe to the pair to 5000’ but the sky demons had added high cloud and removed all traces of usable lift. Sir Pursey took Lord Jones to another area cleared by locals and only 15k from the Land of Pock. By careful manoeuvring the Eagle took down with its talons a goblin disguised as a hare. The lord summoned his Disco 4 and in act of pity the dead goblin placed in a magic Tesco “bag for life” but alas the poor creature had already gone to enchanted lands. With 230k recorded the Lord declared it time for feasting and rejoicing. Fires were lit and the young squire Williamson sent for vittles. Late into the evening went the tomfoolery and japes before fatigue hit all. 
Yea goblin hare struck down by giant eagle
The next day the herald’s cry brought news that Lord Jones’ and Sir Pursey’s efforts had brought the most slender of leads. With poor weather forecast Lord Jones declared it a holiday, promptly drank a flagon of wine and went to sleep. That evening much merriment was had. 
Much merriment!
 With rain to follow the nobles of the North declared the tournament over and proclaimed the Eagle as the best wooden craft. Sir Phillips efforts were valiant but by knavish twist the size of his steed was made to count against him and more nimble craft prevailed.
Lord Jones then issued orders to return to the southern land and the flag was lowered. So ended the 2016 Tournament of Pocklington. - Sir JP
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Wolds GC Summer Draw 2016 Winners

The winners of the Wolds GC Summer Draw 2016 were expertly drawn by Amy of Team BUR at the close of the 2016 Two-Seater Competition on Sunday 28 August 2016 from club bucket "Lancelot"  which was equally expertly held by comp director Steve Wilkinson.

Z summer draw

The winners were

1st Prize – Evening Visit for 10 - R. Wallis, Melbourne

2nd Prize – Gliding Voucher Plus – L. Jagger, Wakefield

3rd Prize – Gliding Voucher – J. Sleigh, Millington

All winners have been contacted.

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