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RESULTS - 34th Wolds Gliding Club Two-Seater Competition

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Sunday 18th August 2019 sees the opening of the 34th Wolds Gliding Club Two-Seater Competition at Pocklington airfield. We'll be trying to keep you up to date throughout the competition here. 

Sunday 25-Aug-19 13.00 Close and prizes

The 34th Wolds Gliding Club Two-Seater Competition at Pocklington airfield has closed and the prizes have been presented by Anne Melville. There were five flying days with 38, Richard Large, the Overall Winner, JAV, Mike Jordy, the Intermediate Winner and, once again, BBB, John Pursey, the Best Wood. Full final results tables are below. Special mentions today went to Mo Haddon for organising the week’s entertainment and Ann Wilson and her team for the catering. More than a thousand sausages and fifty eight gallons of beer contributed to the success of the comp. Until next time them, but a photo further down for you to ponder.... how did they get there?

Close WGC 2019 Final slide

Close Final Scores Totals

Close Day 5 Final Scores

 Close overall winnersClose team BBB

Overall winners 38                                                                          Best wood BBB

Close Mo   Close Ann Wilson

Mo Haddon (l) and Anne Melville                                               Ann Wilson

Close Dave Landout 190824

How did he get there....?

Sunday 25-Aug-19 10.30

With the state of the art Wolds Gliding Club x-wind indicator hanging limp under a hazy blue sky the writing was on the wall for the final day of the 34th Two-Seater Comp. Highlight of the briefing was a virtuoso performance by Mike Jordy to auction a unique engraved bottle of York gin donated by our administrator Tonita Day and raising £151 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Sunday 2 x wind indicator  Sunday 2 writing on wall

Sunday 2 Mike gin

Saturday 24-Aug-19 22.00

Soothed by the cooling breezes from a portable air conditioner in the scorer's hut Dick has produced preliminary Day 5 scores and totals. A total of eleven gliders landed out, while eight tackled task D but for everyone Doncaster was a turn point too far with a mid afternoon launch and the hot blue conditions so familiar in the Vale of York.

Preliminary Totals Day 5

Day 5 Preliminary Scores

Saturday 24-Aug-19 17.30

Eight or so gliders in fields, a dozen or so back at Pock, the rest heading home. No one seems to have wanted to go to Doncaster.

The Eagle trailer has just gone past. I have learned, Master, that this sign means "The Eagle has Landed"

Saturday Eagle trailer

Saturday 24-Aug-19 16.00

After the sniffer's second launch grid went from 14.30 and launched within an hour with five tugs operating. Leading gliders round Harrogate and on way to Wetherby

Saturday launch

Saturday 1600 task

Saturday 24-Aug-19 12.00

Day 5 task sheet for Saturday, updated totals and day scores for Friday, day 4

Saturday Task

Preliminary Totals Day 4 Update 2 crop

Day 4 Preliminary Scores Update 1

Saturday 24-Aug-19 11.30

Blue skies, gliders gridded on 18, longest task 200 km but no launch before 12.30. Coming soon the task sheet and scores after yesterday day 4. In the meantime here is our air space man, Dave Smith, who rings round early in the day to let people who could find thirty two two-seaters heading towards them know they might be coming. Somewhere down at the grid will be Andy MacDonald, marshalling the goings on.

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Dave the airspace...                                        .... and Andy the launch marshall

Friday 23-Aug-19 18.00

Just about everyone back on the ground or accounted for. Four landouts only as far as we know.

Friday landing 1  Friday landing 2

Friday 23-Aug-19 16.00

A couple in fields, about half a dozen back on the ground and the field spread out with some turning CTT

Friday 1600 task

Friday 23-Aug-19 14.00

Grid launched by 13.30, one relight but most well established, front runners on track for BEV. Much sprinting about in the heat by the members of the Fairly Honourable Company of Wolds Rope Runners directed by Andy MacDonald.

Friday grid                       Friday rope runners

Friday 23-Aug-19 11.00

Blue sky, set fair - and there's a Bank Holiday coming up!?- longest task today 320km. Tugs lined up, tuggies briefed. First launch not before 11.15

Friday tugs Friday tuggies

 

Friday Task

Thursday 22-Aug-19 14.00

Dick Midwinter has briefly emerged from the scorers hut with the updated Day 3 scores and Day 3 totals. In case you don't recognise Dick here is a rare photo of him, taken in the hut. You will have seen assistant comp director and control supremo Bernie Svenson though or at least spoken to him on the radio.

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Scorer Dick....                           .... and deputy director Bernie

Day 3 Preliminary Scores Update 1

Preliminary Totals Day 3 Update 1

Thursday 22-Aug-19 11.00

Owain was right about blustery. The day is grey and the cloudbase modest. The covers were still on and the runways empty, although at least you can see the Wolds - not always the case at the Two-Seater Comp! The news that the weather wasn't going to get better brought no surprises at the briefing and the day was scrubbed.

Thursday briefing         Thursday runway

With no flying today there's an opportunity to credit some key players - comp director Bob Holroyd, met man Steve Wilkinson and task setter Mike Jordy. They all look reasonably cheerful while having to cope with reports of suspicious offers of cake, the weather and looking for suitable tasks in the conditions.

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Comp director Bob                    Met man Steve                         Task setter Mike

Wednesday 21-Aug-19 22.30

Hot off the computer from Dick in the scorer's hut here are the preliminary results after Day 3, the amended results from Day 2 and last but certainly not least the preliminary totals after Day 3. Seems that 38's flying start down to Newark carried the day but the stealthy 94 leads overall. Owain is promising a warmer but blustery day tomorrow....

Day 3 Preliminary Scores

Day 2 Preliminary Scores update 2

Preliminary Totals Day 3

Wednesday 21-Aug-19 16.30

Six or eight gliders landed out, as many again still in the air south of the Humber including four around Lincoln, the rest landed at Pock where there is now light rain. Here's JZK landing a little while ago.

Weds JZK

Wednesday 21-Aug-19 15.00

Grid long since launched. 38 appears to be the front runner, just turning Newark. Here's a photo of some nice clouds and the Eagle trailer which has just gone past. What does this sign mean, Grasshopper?

Eagle trailer Weds

Wednesday 21-Aug-19 11.00

Tasks set for today. Once again the weather looks more inviting south of the river so today's furthest turnpoint is down the Trent again, this time to Newark. Updated Day 2 results will be posted later

Wednesday Tasks

Tuesday 20-Aug-19 20.30

Here are the preliminary scores and totals for Day 2 - it must have been stealthy Bob Bromwich's trace and not BTR's going round Bottesford - very tricky all these squiggly lines on Spot the Gliders!

Day 2 Preliminary Scores

Preliminary Totals Day 2

Tuesday 20-Aug-19 16.30

Looks as if both BTR and HNA made Bottesford; earlier AL appeared to be returning from an intermediate point.

Tuesday 16.30

 

Tuesday 20-Aug-19 14.00

Field spread out with AL leading the way (again) and quite a few either at or very close to Pock (again)

Tuesday 14.00

Tuesday 20-Aug-19 11.45

The grid is launching with the longest task today to Bottesford, via Rufforth South and Goole initially. When he's not wrangling the scores Dick Midwinter has been taking some photos - clearly he has a very long pole for his GoPro! - the grid this morning and also in the sun that followed the rain yesterday, which was scrubbed.

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Monday evening DM lr

Sunday 18-Aug-19

Our crack scoring team have worked long and hard into the night to produce the preliminary scores. Clearly they have advanced knowledge of something because they have only budgeted for up to six days in their table. Seems that AL was one of the last home because it had been a long way. 

Preliminary Scores Day 1

Sunday 18-Aug-19 19.00

All gliders accounted for including eight landouts but some appear to have completed the longest task including the ASH D-KBAL, one of the last aircraft home

ASH Sunday 1 finish

ASH trace Sunday 1

Sunday 18-Aug-19 15.30

Grid launched from about 13.00. With one tug dropping out launch took a bit longer than usual. With stiff south west winds field is spread out. A couple of gliders have landed back at Pock and several are on the ground elsewhere.

Sunday 1 1500 Task

 Grid Sunday 1

Sunday 18-Aug-19 11.00

At the start of proceedings this year's comp director Bob Holroyd mentioned the recent sad loss of club stalwart and long time Two-Seater Comp task setter Andy Melville. and Anne, Andy's widow, was invited to open the competition.

Day 1 tasks are set through  POC-NDU-MAW-BUS-TUJ-SCU-PUC, first launch not before 12.30

Anne Melville

Sunday 18-Aug-19 09.45

The day has started bright and breezy. Gridding on  runway18.

Sunday 09.45

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Open Day to Celebrate 50 years at Pocklington!

Visitors can come along during our Open Day and book in for a glider or motor glider flight from 9.00 am on.

Or you can try a trial gliding lesson with an instructor on our simulator - recently upgraded to a surround view three projector system with photo-real scenery

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Find out about the history of the airfield and learn about gliding with a hangar tour.

Light refreshments will be available from our tea bus.

 

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Function venue

The Wolds Gliding Club are pleased to be able to offer the Clubhouse as a function venue for up to 100 people.......... Read more

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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”

 

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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.

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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.

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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

Paul Rose BBC

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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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