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1st FAI Pan American Gliding Championships

United States,   6 April 2015 – 18 April 2015


Handicap Class
1 PG Phil Gaisford 2,043
2 RF Robin Clark 1,815
3 55L Sergio Reinaudo 1,649
15-Meter Class
1 XG Jerzy Szemplinski 2,164
2 5E Erik Nelson 2,038
3 7T Sean Fidler 2,020

Apr 11 Weather


Written on 11 April 2015 at 19:57.

Apr 10 Report

Today we were forced to plan on short, late-starting tasks that would take place in the clearing following the passage of a weak cold front.  The cold front did arrive approximately on time, but the clearing did not. With no chance for enough heating to take place for fair tasks, we cancelled the day in both classes at grid time. P.S. Here is a map that shows where we are.  

Written on 10 April 2015 at 20:45.

Apr 10 Tasks


Written on 10 April 2015 at 19:39.

Apr 10 Weather


Written on 10 April 2015 at 19:34.

Apr 9 Report

Mother Nature played a trick on us today.  Actually, two tricks. The first was an unpredictable patch of altostratus clouds that was just large enough to cover McMinn County and its airport right when we didn't need it: grid time. The delay it caused made it obvious that we would have no chance to complete our original 295 km and 260 km Racing Tasks. The second trick was the wind.  It was forecast to be a factor during the day, but it turned out to be a major player in a game that took all day...

Written on 10 April 2015 at 03:37.

Apr 9 Tasks


Written on 9 April 2015 at 20:52.

Apr 9 Weather


Written on 9 April 2015 at 17:16.

Apr 8 Report

After two days of rain, we were finally able to put into the history books the first competition day of the first Continental Championships to be held in the USA! The forecast told us to expect good soaring conditions as long as the sun reached the ground.  With the recent rain, it was impossible to predict whether the cloud cover would reach an equillibrium or would cycle several times throughout the day.  Because of this, our Task Setter John Good called Assigned Area Tasks with 5 circles, to...

Written on 9 April 2015 at 03:38.

Apr 8 Tasks

April 8 Task sheets:  

Written on 8 April 2015 at 22:18.

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Written on 2 April 2015 at 14:38.

Latest winner

1. Tony Condon 116.19 km
2. Ryszard Krolikowski 120.89 km
3. Sergio Reinaudo 103.31 km
Updated: 16/07/2015, 18:55
1. Erik Nelson 61.73 km/h
2. Sean Murphy 58.80 km/h
3. Jerzy Szemplinski 58.37 km/h

Latest task

Task 13, 18 Apr 2015
Task distance: 118.98 km  /  264.47 km  (186.60 km)
Task duration: 1:45:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:50
Task 13, 18 Apr 2015
Task distance: 102.11 km  /  241.26 km  (169.18 km)
Task duration: 2:00:00
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:50

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