WaverleyTBS
the Total Drinks Company, are donating all the wine and champagne prizes.

Simon Barker, the Open Class winner on Day 2

Opens, Day 2
Simon Barker
ASW28, 28E
98.9kmph

Derek Westwood, the Open Class winner on Day 1

Opens, Day 1
Derek Westwood
LS8-15, D4
99.7kph (8 secs faster than second place)

Mike Fox, Sports Class winner on Day 1

Sports, Day 1 and Day 2
Mike Fox
LS4, MF

 

The Bicester Regionals 2006

Tuesday 8th August 2006

7:30am If you have not rigged your glider, get a move on now!

10:15am The tasks are set.
Open class: - Bicester ~ Craven Arms ~ Ross-on-Wye ~ Littleport ~ Bicester, 509.1km
Sport class: - Bicester ~ Ledbury ~ Chipping Warden ~ Oundle ~ Bicester, 315.8km
First launch is provisionally set for after 11:00

11:00am The weather is not quite as good as hoped for, and the Open class is falling back to
Bicester ~ Ross-on-Wye ~ Littleport ~ Bicester, 420km.
Sport Class is still on the original task.

11:15am Sport Class is launching now. Open Class will stream launch immediately after them

13:26 They just repaired the telephone lines after two hours. Start times will apear soon.

Start Times Open ~ ~ Start Times Sport

13:53 The telephone line comes and goes at five minute intervals, but we are uploading info whenever we can.

14:56 There have been two outlandings so far - EJQ and 574, both from the Open Class.

15:49 First landout from the Sports Class, ESU is somewhere north of Banbury after two TPs.
16:00 W81 is on the ground, and D54 is landing back here rather than landing out.
16:10 JEE is down, somewhere.

16:21 MF and 175 are due in five minutes - our first finishers are from the Sports Class.
16:59 447 called one minute. Not many back so far.
17:01 379 called five minutes - yet another Sports Class finisher
17:12 And 2ZC and FJK makes another two Sport Class finishers. But the landout phone has just rung...
17:16 While 279 and 93 add to the number of sporty finishers for the 315.8km task.

17:29 And now 108 is the first of the big boys to come home. Oh, and 82 as well.
17:34 And 925, another big boy, is just completing their 418.2km task, while AA is calling five for yet another Sport Class finisher.

17:50 - Now it's Z27 and GB1 (who said he'd land out at Sackville Farm - before he had launched). Have some confidence in our task setting Mike! We knew you'd make it.

17:56 Local boy 11, Control's hubby, has called ten minutes, as has 841. That's a few more Open Class that are making it home. Scores have been up for a while, and will continually be updated.

18:05 Several more Open class finishers now. I'll concentrate on updating the scores now.

21:10 By the time the last loggers from the far away landouts are checked, we expect both classes to be 1000 point days.

23:56 We've just done the last logger and updated the scores. Read 'em 'n' weep. Time for bed.