Todays 60 km task concluded the Aeros Winter Race 2015. 60 km seems short but it was challenging task - 12 pilots reached the goal. The fastest was Primož Gričar (Aeros Combat C) closely followed by Anton Moroder (Icaro2000 Laminar 13,2) and Marco Laurenzi (Moyes Litespeed Rs). Overall Primož got to the first place, second is Anton Moroder and third Eli Cataldi.

Later we will publish some photos about the race...

After the saftey comittie brifeng at Lijak landing place we decided to go to the launch place set a task and carefully monitor the wind situation. Winds died down to the limit so the pilots are in the air on the 60 km task. The sky over the Lijak ridge is overcasted now, but it seems that clodbase works well. Hopefully we will soon see the first pilots in goal.

Today we have strong NE (bura) wind up to 13 m/s again. Some forcasts call for overcasted skies early in the day. The decision is to make, similar as on second day, the safety comitiee briefing on Lijak landing place at 11am - so we all meet at 11am at Lijak landing field.
If the decision will be to try with the task the official transport will depart from Lijak landing field at 11:30 and the task briefing will be at 13:00 at Lijak launch.

The results of day 3 are out. Vanni Accatoli ITA (Wills Wing T2c) beat everybody for almost 5 minutes. The second and third was italians as well Florian Gostner (Icaro 2000 Laminar) and Marco Laurenzi (Moyes Litespeed Rs). All in all 26 pilots made to goal, which is very nice for a NE situation. Now all pilots gatherd on pilots party to have some food and drink and of course some good fun. 

IMG 9821Excellent weather today - but still with some NE wind on Kovk, so we were forced to stay in small flyable area, hiddden from NE wind. Anyway we set almost 80 km long task, it seems that 20 or so pilots reach the goal. Freezing temperature at 2500 m cloud base were hared to stand but this is just part of the winter race. Pilots are now coming to the office to give the tracks, later at 8pm the party will start with free dinner for all competitors.

 

 

 

The launch place for today is Lijak. The official transport will leave from the competition office at 10:30, loading gliders will start 30 minutes earlier.

Today weather forcast looks very good - for the wind and for the strength of lift. However, there is still NE wind on the Kovk which should stop in next few hours - if this will come true we will go to the Kovk launch, therefore the final decision about todays launch site will be published  till 9:45am.

The NE wind today was to strong to make a safe task, so after the safety comitiee briefing at landing place, we decided to cancel the day. Afterwards we checked the wind on Lijak launch and found out that the wind on take off place itself was from the back as well.

The wheater forcast for tomorow looks much better, the first info about the task will publish at 8am.