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100S Boyce 16 Aug 2020
« on: August 17, 2020, 22:31:58 PM »
100S Boyce Trophy 16 Aug 2020

A poor forecast and a move within the field we use meant no one was too sure of the conditions for this event. Our CD decided to persevere and we all met up and set up the winches on the top field. A very light mizzle was falling and Paul decided on 4 rounds 8 mins (1 discard), followed by a 2 man 2 round fly off.

The first round was definitely a feeling out process for everyone, adapting to both the weather and new field layout. Most were struggling for any lift with only Andrew with his Tracker getting anything like a reasonable flight. Round 2 was a little closer with 4 pilots getting close flight times. In Rd3 Andrew & Keith both got away, leaving the rest of us a long way behind. Rd 4 Andrew, Keith & Tommy had better flights, Tommy close behind them.

So after 4 rounds Andrew & Keith progressed to the fly off

Fly off Rd 1 was very close with only 5 seconds and 10 points separating Andrew & Keith. Rd 2 was a different story with Keith getting away and Andrew struggling to find lift. Another win for Keith in this curtailed season. Congratulations

If there was an award for Pilot of the Day, it would have to go to David: first time off the winch with a model not really designed for winch launching and creditable scores!