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2022 Green Swamp Klassic »

Sun, Dec 12 2021, 8:39:33 am MST

Registration is open

Airtribune|competition|Green Swamp Klassic 2022|Ken Millard|Richard "Ric" Caylor|Sport Class|Tavo Gutierrez

"Ken Millard" «kengineer09» writes:

The Green Swamp Sport Klassic is now live on Airtribune at https://airtribune.com/2022-green-swamp-sport-klassic/info/details.

The Green Swamp, or GSSK, is a non-sanctioned hang gliding competition designed to give intermediate pilots their first experience in competition in a supportive, coached environment. Seen another way, it is a clinic for pilots wanting to expand from local flying into cross country flying, structured to use a competition format with daily declared tasks. The event is mentored, grouping pilots into small teams and assigning each team a senior pilot “mentor” to coach and guide them.

Either way you look at it, it is a tremendously influential event in the hang gliding community. It connects senior pilots with the next generation of developing pilots, draws pilots into networking nationally and internationally outside of their local clubs, builds skills and confidence, and indoctrinates and normalizes safety practices.

To give you a sense of the impact Green Swamp has, look at this year’s meet director. Ric Caylor first attended the Green Swamp in 2018. Ric had been flying recreationally for years but had only logged two cross country flights. Green Swamp added five more cross country flights to his logbook. With the GSSK as his springboard, Ric went on to compete in Texas, Arizona, Mexico, and again in Florida. Ric is now a highly ranked Sport Class pilot and is the organizer for the 2022 event. The GSSK doesn’t just teach cross country skills; it catalyzes leadership.

I can’t think of a single event which is more influential in promoting and supporting hang gliding in the USA.

GSSK is usually scheduled just before the two-week Hang Gliding Nationals series. This makes world-class pilots available to serve as mentors. The event will represent a slice of the hang gliding community with intermediate, advanced-intermediate, and world-class pilots all flying together and gathering in the clubhouse for billiards and beer.

Rather than going easy on himself as a first-time organizer, Ric is trying to raise the bar for next year’s event. In true camp counselor style, we’re going to make 2022 the best Green Swamp ever! At past events, senior pilots created ad-hoc seminars to fill the time on rain days. Rather than wait for rain days, we are creating YouTube content to coach developing pilots on the basics of gear management, flight line operations, and cross country performance and strategy. We have established a scholarship fund to offset tow fees for pilots on a tight budget. This is noted on the “Details” tab of the Airtribune page. The “Preparation Blog” tab on the Blog page contains a collection of personal testimonials from Green Swamp alumni. It’s great reading for anyone who wants to get a feel for the event. Questions may be directed to Ric at «rmcaylor» or Ken Millard at «kengineer09».

Para consultas en español, contacte Tavo Gutierrez «tavo.gutierrez».

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2021 Dalby Big Air »

April 24, 2021, 9:05:08 pm EDT

2021 Dalby Big Air

Final Results

Dalby Big Air 2021|Jon "Jonny" Durand jnr|Rohan Taylor|Scott Barrett|Steve Blenkinsop

http://williamolive.com/comps/dalby/comp results.html

Final Results:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 T 5 Total
1 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 963.6 873.0 36.8 937.6 958.1 3769
2 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 1000.0 892.5 36.3 860.0 974.5 3763
3 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 879.1 904.1 16.5 862.0 920.6 3582
4 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 774.9 877.1 22.8 901.4 921.1 3497
5 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 875.6 588.9 36.2 878.7 935.0 3314
6 Tony Cross Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 870.3 863.7 36.2 637.9 825.9 3234
7 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 283.5 762.2 32.1 945.1 851.6 2875
8 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 37.7 936.1 43.0 912.7 900.3 2830
9 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 978.0 39.0 36.1 864.1 900.9 2818
10 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2c 144 588.3 826.6 16.5 961.9 307.3 2701

2021 Dalby Big Air »

Sat, Apr 24 2021, 8:00:12 pm EDT

Task 3, 4, and 5

Dalby Big Air 2021|Jon "Jonny" Durand jnr|Nick Purcell|Rohan Taylor|Scott Barrett|Steve Blenkinsop|Trent Brown

http://williamolive.com/comps/dalby/comp results.html

Results from task 3:

# Name Glider Distance (km) Total
1 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 14.26 43.0
2 Peter Burkitt Moyes RX 5 Pro 11.56 38.3
3 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.76 36.8
4 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 10.52 36.3
5 Tony Cross Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.46 36.2
5 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.47 36.2
7 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.42 36.1
8 Hossain Tefaili Moyes RX 4 10.37 36.0
9 Trent Brown Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 10.27 35.6
10 Peter Adriaans Moyes RX 5 Pro 10.13 35.2

Task 4:

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2C 144 01:14:41 961.9
2 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:14:46 945.1
3 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:14:46 937.6
4 Oliver Chitty Moyes RX5 Pro 01:15:07 926.5
5 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 01:15:14 912.7
6 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:15:37 901.4
7 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:17:44 878.7
8 Vic Hare Ww T2C 136 01:18:12 865.9
9 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:19:04 864.1
10 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 01:18:40 862.0

Task 5

# Name Glider Time Total
1 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 02:14:31 974.5
2 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:15:16 958.1
3 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:17:23 935.0
4 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:17:54 921.1
5 Steve Crosby Moyes RX 5 02:17:36 920.7
6 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:18:13 920.6
7 Nick Purcell Moyes Rs 4 02:11:59 912.8
8 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:20:11 900.9
9 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 02:20:12 900.3
10 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:26:04 851.6

2021 Dalby Big Air »

April 21, 2021, 3:36:33 pm EDT

2021 Dalby Big Air

Task 2

Dalby Big Air 2021|Jon "Jonny" Durand jnr|Rohan Taylor|Scott Barrett|Steve Blenkinsop|Trent Brown

http://williamolive.com/comps/dalby/comp results.html

Results from task 2:

# Name Glider SS ES Time Total
1 Rory Duncan Moyes RX3 Pro 13:15:00 15:47:54 02:32:54 936.1
2 Trent Brown Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 13:15:00 15:51:32 02:36:32 910.2
3 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 13:00:00 15:46:57 02:46:57 904.1
4 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 13:00:00 15:51:32 02:51:32 892.5
5 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 13:15:00 15:56:06 02:41:06 877.1
6 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 13:15:00 15:56:38 02:41:38 873.0
7 Tony Cross Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 12:45:00 15:47:40 03:02:40 863.7
8 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2c 144 13:00:00 15:59:17 02:59:17 826.6
9 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 12:30:00 15:54:11 03:24:11 762.2

Cumulative:

# Name Glider T 1 T 2 Total
1 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 1000.0 892.5 1893
2 Jonny Durand Jnr Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 962.9 873.0 1836
3 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 876.9 904.1 1781
4 Tony Cross Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 868.0 863.7 1732
5 Josh Woods Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 771.0 877.1 1648
6 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 873.4 588.9 1462
7 Trent Brown Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 521.9 910.2 1432
8 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2c 144 581.3 826.6 1408
9 Rick Martin Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 735.5 530.2 1266
10 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 277.2 762.2 1039

Day 4 canceled due to high winds.

2021 Dalby Big Air »

April 19, 2021, 8:45:26 pm EDT

2021 Dalby Big Air

Scot Barrett

Dalby Big Air 2021|Jon "Jonny" Durand jnr|Rohan Taylor|Scott Barrett|Trent Brown

http://williamolive.com/comps/dalby/comp results.html

Results from task 1:

# Name Glider Time Distance (km) Total
1 Scott Barrett Aeros GT 01:56:05 66.32 1000.0
2 Steve Docherty Moyes RX 4 Pro 01:58:34 66.32 979.2
3 Jonny Durand Jnr 02:00:38 66.32 965.6
4 Rohan Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 Pro 02:15:18 66.32 885.8
5 Craig Taylor Moyes RX 3.5 02:15:58 66.32 882.5
6 Tony Cross Airborne REV 13.5 02:16:59 66.32 877.5
7 Rick Martin Moyes RX 3.5 02:44:13 66.32 754.5
8 Jason Kath Wills Wing T2c 144 66.24 611.3
9 Trent Brown Moyes RX 3.5 55.50 549.3

Don't know if Jonny is flying a Gecko or not. Looks like he caught up to three other pilots after taking a clock fifteen minutes later. Steve Blenkinsop is back flying after injuries from his bicycle incident. Missing goal by 80 meters must have been a let down for Jason.

Sport Class flew a shorter version of the open task but pilots didn't make it back to Dalby. Interesting to see a U2 in the lead over the Geckos.