Lakes Charity Classic - 2010

Location - Buttermere

Dates - 4/5 June 2010

Charity Beneficiaries

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team £750
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team £750
Balance (when all the income has been balanced) TBD

2010 was an excellent event with glorious weather on Friday and Saturday. Friday was the better day but good flights were had on both days.

You can see a clip of Felix Rodriguez's infinity tumble practice run here

  • A Comp Final
  • A Comp Friday
  • A Comp Saturday
  • B Comp Final
  • B Comp Friday
  • B Comp Saturday
  • Coaching

 

Position No Name Friday Points Saturday Points Total Points
1 A027 Steve, Etherington 1000 950 1950
2 A029 Wallbank, Phil 760 1000 1760
3 A031 Cardwell, Richard 515 752 1267
4 A013 Cummins, Graham 714 452 1166
5 A025 Keayes, Ben 564 420 984
6 A001 Bradley, Tony 455 396 851
7 A016 Baillie, Simon 373 449 822
8 A021 Thompson, Tony 533 285 818
9 A007 Winstanley, Fred 372 430 803
10 A015 Foster, Chris 404 392 796
11 A030 Plimmer, Andy 511 169 681
12 A004 Shield, Alan 515 116 631
13 A011 Scott, William 241 348 589
14 A018 Furmidge, Neil 500 86 586
15 A024 Guppy, Michael 574 0 574
16 A019 Jackson, Chris 206 333 540
17 A020 Truwick, Steven 382 153 535
18 A062 Smith, Mark 305 192 496
19 A028 Richard, Gray 118 369 487
20 A022 Doub, Brian 69 398 468
21 A009 Sewell, Richard 383 74 456
22 A017 Little, Chris 138 306 444
23 A002 Archer, Andy 255 182 437
24 A012 Winterbottom, Paul 319 100 418
25 A005 Elliott, Mark 351 0 351
26 A058 Baxby, John 128 220 348
27 A008 Postill, Harry 164 174 338
28 A014 Bennett, Jon 139 160 298
29 A010 Lister, Gaz 269 0 269
30 A023 Chapman, Andrew 231 0 231
31 A003 McLoughlin, Kevin 174 0 174

 

The A competition task for Friday was to take off from Blease Fell and then try to get the maximum score. From a designated take off pilots were to make their own decision of flight type to achieve maximum score with multipliers as per XC league applying. These are stated below.

a) open distance via 3 turn points
b) out and return with < 35k x 1.5; > 35k x 2
c) flat triangle with < 35k x 1.5; >35k x 2
d) FAI triangle with < 25k x 2.2; >25k x 2.8

Position No Name Type km Multiplier Points Score Tracklog
1 A027 Steve, Etherington FAI triangle 27.5 2.8 77 1000 Download
2 A029 Wallbank, Phil Free Distance 58.51 1 58.51 760 Download
3 A013 Cummins, Graham Free Distance 54.98 1 54.98 714 Download
4 A024 Guppy, Michael Free Triangle 21.03 1.5 31.545 410 Download
5 A025 Keayes, Ben FAI triangle 19.73 2.2 43.406 564 Download
6 A021 Thompson, Tony FAI triangle 18.66 2.2 41.052 533 Download
7 A004 Shield, Alan Free Distance 39.69 1 39.69 515 Download
8 A031 Cardwell, Richard Free Distance 39.69 1 39.69 515 Download
9 A030 Plimmer, Andy Free Distance 39.37 1 39.37 511 Download
10 A018 Furmidge, Neil Free Distance 38.48 1 38.48 500 Download
11 A001 Bradley, Tony Free Distance 35.05 1 35.05 455 Download
12 A015 Foster, Chris Free Distance 31.12 1 31.12 404 Download
13 A009 Sewell, Richard Free Distance 29.47 1 29.47 383 Download
14 A020 Truwick, Steven Free Distance 29.4 1 29.4 382 Download
15 A016 Baillie, Simon Free Triangle 19.14 1.5 28.71 373 Download
16 A007 Winstanley, Fred Free Triangle 19.12 1.5 28.68 372 Download
17 A005 Elliott, Mark Free Distance 18 1.5 27 351 Download
18 A012 Winterbottom, Paul Free Triangle 16.36 1.5 24.54 319 Download
19 A062 Smith, Mark Free Distance 23.47 1 23.47 305 Download
20 A010 Lister, Gaz Free Triangle 13.83 1.5 20.745 269 Download
21 A002 Archer, Andy Free Distance 19.63 1 19.63 255 Download
22 A011 Scott, William Free Distance 18.56 1 18.56 241 Download
23 A023 Chapman, Andrew Free Distance 17.82 1 17.82 231 Download
24 A019 Jackson, Chris Free Distance 15.89 1 15.89 206 Download
25 A017 Little, Chris Free Triangle 7.06 1.5 10.59 138 Download
26 A003 McLoughlin, Kevin Free Distance 13.39 1 13.39 174 Download
27 A008 Postill, Harry Free Distance 12.65 1 12.65 164 Download
28 A014 Bennett, Jon Free Triangle 7.13 1.5 10.695 139 Download
29 A058 Baxby, John Free Distance 9.88 1 9.88 128 Download
30 A028 Richard, Gray Free Distance 9.08 1 9.08 118 Download
31 A022 Doub, Brian Free Distance 5.33 1 5.33 69 Download

 

The A competition task for Saturday was to take off from Jenkin Hill. Then to fly via 3 waypoints to gain the maximum number of kilometers and then to land within a set landing area in the fields at the foot of Latrigg.

Position No Name km Landing Penalty Score Tracklog
1 A029 Wallbank, Phil 35.75 GOAL   1000 Download
2 A027 Steve, Etherington 33.97 GOAL   950 Download
3 A031 Cardwell, Richard 26.88 GOAL   752 Download
4 A013 Cummins, Graham 18.42 OUTSIDE 2.25 452 Download
5 A016 Baillie, Simon 16.04 GOAL   449 Download
6 A007 Winstanley, Fred 15.39 GOAL   430 Download
7 A025 Keayes, Ben 15.02 GOAL   420 Download
8 A022 Doub, Brian 14.24 GOAL   398 Download
9 A001 Bradley, Tony 14.16 GOAL   396 Download
10 A015 Foster, Chris 14 GOAL   392 Download
11 A028 Richard, Gray 13.19 GOAL   369 Download
12 A011 Scott, William 12.43 GOAL   348 Download
13 A019 Jackson, Chris 11.92 GOAL   333 Download
14 A017 Little, Chris 10.95 GOAL   306 Download
15 A021 Thompson, Tony 10.19 GOAL   285 Download
16 A058 Baxby, John 7.855 GOAL   220 Download
17 A062 Smith, Mark 6.85 GOAL   192 Download
18 A002 Archer, Andy 6.507 GOAL   182 Download
19 A008 Postill, Harry 6.223 GOAL   174 Download
20 A030 Plimmer, Andy 6.05 GOAL   169 Download
21 A014 Bennett, Jon 5.703 GOAL   160 Download
22 A020 Truwick, Steven 5.471 GOAL   153 Download
23 A004 Shield, Alan 4.136 GOAL   116 Download
24 A012 Winterbottom, Paul 3.558 GOAL   100 Download
25 A018 Furmidge, Neil 3.066 GOAL   86 Download
26 A009 Sewell, Richard 2.63 GOAL   74 Download
27 A003 McLoughlin, Kevin 0 OUTSIDE   0  
28 A005 Elliott, Mark 0 OUTSIDE   0  
29 A010 Lister, Gaz   No Log   0  
30 A023 Chapman, Andrew   No Log   0  
31 A024 Guppy, Michael   No Log   0  

 

 

Subject to confirmation

Position No Name Friday Points Saturday Points Total Points
1 B064 Chris Robinson 1000 963 1963
2 B060 Jim Bittlestone 718 988 1706
3 B056 Jonathan Smith 650 963 1613
4 B052 Ian Watson 568 1000 1568
5 B067 Keith Eastwood 603 909 1512
6 B059 Antony Baird 578 933 1511
7 B072 John Lewis 551 857 1407
8 B082 Thomas Owen 405 842 1247
9 B074 Edward Cunliffe 228 923 1152
10 B066 Janice Little 900 214 1114
11 B054 Roy Richards 93 963 1056
12 B083 Kay Myerscough 770 208 978
13 B050 Mark Gravestock 625 245 870
14 B081 Will Bradley 0 837 837
15 B078 Paul Clarke 581 238 819
16 B077 Colin Keightley 0 802 802
17 B080 Neil Brennan-Wright 162 613 774
18 B075 David Crowther 51 717 768
19 B061 Ian Hutchinson 634 0 634
20 B057 Andrew Paulson 577 0 577
21 B068 Fran Walker 558 0 558
22 B055 Wayne Collins 500 0 500
23 B076 Tony Eadington 162 297 459
24 B063 John Roddam 162 296 458
25 B070 Stuart Thompson 162 275 437
26 B053 Peter Wood 0 281 281
27 B073 Martin Underdown 260 0 260
28 B051 Andy McLoughlin 138 28 166
29 B071 Kerry Atkinson 162 0 162
30 B079 Paul Hargreaves 0 156 156
31 B062 Mark Smith 0 0 0
33 B069 Peter Askew 0 0 0

The B competition started on Jenkin Hill where conditions were lively to say the least. The task was to fly to Little Man in front of Skiddaw, then over the Jenkin Hill landing area, then to Ullock Pike (W of Skiddaw), then to the landing area at Bewaldeth.

A waypoint file can be downloaded from here

Position No Name Dist to last TP Dist GOAL Time Total Dist Score Tracklog
1 B064 Chris Robinson   16.18 Yes 13:49 16.18 1000 Download
2 B066 Janice Little   16.18 Yes 14:43 16.18 900 Download
3 B083 Kay Myerscough 8.216 7.35     15.566 770 Download
4 B060 Jim Bittlestone 8.216 6.31     14.526 718 Download
5 B056 Jonathan Smith 8.216 4.93     13.146 650 Download
6 B061 Ian Hutchinson 8.216 4.61     12.826 634 Download
7 B050 Mark Gravestock 8.216 4.42     12.636 625 Download
8 B067 Keith Eastwood 8.216 3.98     12.196 603 Download
9 B078 Paul Clarke 8.216 3.54     11.756 581 Download
10 B059 Antony Baird 8.216 3.47     11.686 578 Download
11 B057 Andrew Paulson 8.216 3.45     11.666 577 Not available
12 B052 Ian Watson 8.216 3.28     11.496 568 Download
13 B068 Fran Walker 8.216 3.06     11.276 558 Download
14 B072 John Lewis 8.216 2.92     11.136 551 Download
15 B055 Wayne Collins 8.216 1.89     10.106 500 Download
16 B082 Thomas Owen 3.27 4.92     8.19 405 Download
17 B073 Martin Underdown 3.27 1.99     5.26 260 Download
18 B063 John Roddam 3.27       3.27 162 Download
19 B071 Kerry Atkinson 3.27       3.27 162 Download
20 B076 Tony Eadington 3.27       3.27 162 Download
21 B080 Neil Brennan-Wright 3.27       3.27 162 Download
22 B051 Andy McLoughlin 1.033 1.76     2.793 138 Download
23 B054 Roy Richards 1.033 0.84     1.873 93 Download
24 B077 Colin Keightley           0 Download
25 B053 Peter Wood           0 Download
26 B069 Peter Askew           0 Not available
27 B070 Stuart Thompson           0 Download
28 B074 Edward Cunliffe           0 Download
29 B075 David Crowther           0 Download
30 B079 Paul Hargreaves           0 Not available
31 B081 Will Bradley           0 Not Available

 

The task for the B competition on Saturday was take off at Jenkin Hill, west to the hamlet Millbeck (TP1), over the end of Latrigg (TP2) and then spot landing scored at Fitz Park (Goal). Spot landing results at the bottom

A waypoint file can be downloaded from here

Position No Name Dist to last TP Dist GOAL Time Total Dist Time Bonus Score Tracklog
1 B052 Ian Watson     1 13:26 5.38 200 1000 Download
2 B060 Jim Bittlestone     1 13:31 5.38 188 988 Download
3 B054 Roy Richards     1 13:41 5.38 163 963 Download
4 B056 Jonathan Smith     1 13:41 5.38 163 963 Download
5 B064 Chris Robinson     1 13:41 5.38 163 963 Download
6 B059 Antony Baird     1 13:53 5.38 133 933 Download
7 B074 Edward Cunliffe     1 13:57 5.38 123 923 Download
8 B067 Keith Eastwood     1 14:03 5.38 109 909 Download
9 B072 John Lewis     1 14:24 5.38 57 857 Download
10 B082 Thomas Owen     1 14:30 5.38 42 842 Download
11 B081 Will Bradley     1 14:32 5.38 37 837 Download
12 B077 Colin Keightley     1 14:46 5.38 2 802 Download
13 B075 David Crowther 4.12 0.7     4.82   717 Download
14 B080 Neil Brennan-Wright   4.12     4.12   613 Download
15 B076 Tony Eadington   2     2   297 Download
16 B063 John Roddam   1.99     1.99   296 Download
17 B053 Peter Wood   1.89     1.89   281 Not available
18 B070 Stuart Thompson   1.85     1.85   275 Download
19 B050 Mark Gravestock   1.65     1.65   245 Download
20 B078 Paul Clarke   1.6     1.6   238 Download
21 B066 Janice Little   1.44     1.44   214 Download
22 B083 Kay Myerscough   1.4     1.4   208 Download
23 B079 Paul Hargreaves 1.05     1.05   156 Download
24 B051 Andy McLoughlin   0.19     0.19   28 Download
25 B055 Wayne Collins         0   0 Not available
26 B057 Andrew Paulson         0   0 Not available
27 B061 Ian Hutchinson         0   0 Not available
28 B062 Mark Smith         0   0 Not available
29 B068 Fran Walker         0   0 Not available
30 B069 Peter Askew         0   0 Not available
31 B071 Kerry Atkinson         0   0 Not available
32 B073 Martin Underdown         0   0 Not available

Spot Landing results

Pilot Distance (m)
Ian Watson 1.17
Jim Bittlestone (wheels up landing) 5.60
Antony Baird 8.43
Mark Gravestock (wheels up landing) 9.74
Andy McLoughlin (wheels up landing) 14.10
Tony Eadington (wheels up landing) 14.40
Kay Myerscough 17.39
Janice Little (wheels up landing) 17.5
Paul Clark 22.86
Jonathan Smith 24.20
John Lewis (wheels up landing) 28.29
Dangerous Dave 28.51
Thomas Owen 31.00
Kerry Atkinson (wheels up landing) 31.00
Chris Robinson 31.50
Colin Keightley 32.00
Roy Richards 45.00

The following got into the field but were too far away from the spot to be measured

Keith Eastwood
Edward Cunliffe
Paul Hargreaves
Will Bradley

LCC Coaching 4th and 5th June 2010

After a general briefing for all pilots at around 09.30 hours on Friday, our fully subscribed coaching group gathered outside for a short briefing and met update.

It was decided in view of the southerly forecast to head for Jenkin Hill, with the option of some ground training, which a number of pilots had asked for, in the landing field if conditions were too strong. We walked the landing field, assessed the conditions and a unanimous decision was taken to head up the hill. I would have rather had a site away from the main B comp pilots, but with Bewaldeth still sadly closed, and travel all the way to South Lakes seeming a bit daft it was the best option. I tested the air when we arrived at a suitable take off well below the top, and then spent the next 30 minutes fighting my way back down through the thermals to the coaching group on the hill. Conditions were quite strong, but not dangerous, and later in the day mellowed considerably. I was a little concerned some of the group might be fazed by the strong lift immediately at take off, but all pilots flew. It would have been nice to see some fly for longer, although short flights with top or slope lands were not really practicable for low airtime pilots in the prevailing conditions. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day at their own level; one of the group flew to Red Hills near Penrith. An excellent effort, well done John, and I enjoyed a bimble around at cloud base over Ullock Pike and Bassenthwaite Lake.

We retired to the Nichol End café for a lake side coffee, debrief and to cover some of the theory requested by the group. On the way back to Buttermere we stopped off to check the wind at the Moss. Most of the group opted to risk the walk up just in case it was ok. We then rounded a great day off with a flight down to the LCC field.

Saturday was a rather lighter wind forecast, with a SW becoming W later. We opted to stay in the valley, to give people a chance to experience Buttermere flying, with the possibility of the SW face of Grassmoore, Whiteside or Kirk Fell. We ended up walking up Whiteside in a very light southerly valley wind, which remained light until the sun hit the hill and turned on the thermal switch. Which probably meant we could have taken off much lower down! The SW bowl of Whiteside worked superbly, with good thermals streaming up it and easy soaring. Again all pilots flew, some for longer than others. Unfortunately the wind never really went W, so easy crossings to Grassmoore and Swinside were not possible. Rob Grout however managed to climb up the front of Grasmoor in a very, very crossed wind and rough thermals to pop out above the top. Very annoying when a later attempt from greater height put me on the deck! A good weekend for all, and many thanks for the very positive feed back to Ed Cleasby, the comp director. I hope you all progress well and safely in your flying careers.

And finally a few thoughts.

  • Fly regularly. Very regularly would be better.
  • Get in touch with, and fly with your club coaches.
  • Always set a simple and safe task for each flight.
  • If it’s not possible to fly then ground handle regularly. Very regularly would be better.
  • Set some tasks to achieve when ground handling. If it’s not possible to ground handle or fly, then practice flying tasks in your head!

John Hamlett took some excellent pictures of the weekend - they can be found here

Malcolm Grout LCC Coach, assisted by Rob Grout.