[14/09/2018]

10:24

The entry list for the 22nd UKMSC is already full!

[08/09/2018]

18:00

And that was the 21st UKMSC, John Tanner (3D) won the Cross Country and Stuart Naylor (R1) won the Height Gain.
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As I type, we have already had 18 applicants for next years competition

17:03

Everyone is down and the scorer is working hard, prize giving will be at 17:30

15:41

Finishers are coming thick and fast. Two landouts so far.

13:29

The grid has been launched and the start gate is open!
Follow in real time at Glider Tracker

10:49

Everyone is gridded, the clubs new Perkoz is in the air and the sniffer is getting ready to launch

09:51

First launch not before 11:30

09:46

A task has been set Aboyne Dinnet - Linn of Dee - Loch Kinord - Loch Muick - Braemar East - Aboyne (147.7km)

09:10

Is that the printer I can hear printing task sheets?

08:37

All to play for today in both the Cross Country and Height Tasks, briefing is at 09:30 where I'm hoping a task will be set

08:33

Welcome to the final day of the 21st UK Mountain Soaring Championship.
Yesterday saw a number of launches, the last at 18:00! They are all chasing the wave for a big height climb. 606 and R1 are fighting hard to get their names on that trophy.

[07/09/2018]

09:51

Today is a scrub, too much low cloud for Cross Country, however we are offering launches for the height gain today, there is less that 1,000 feet between first and second place

08:42

Its a chilly wind this morning with a fairly low cloud base, lets see what the weather witch has to say at 09:30
Don't forget its Quiz night tonight at 20:00 in aid of Launch Point.

[06/09/2018]

19:05

Its rained on and off all day, however a few launches have been possible between the showers.
Time to see who won the height gain for the day
Briefing is at 09:30 tomorrow

12:05

Having launched 16 gliders the decision has been taken to stop as the cloud is lowering and the rain is not too far away.

09:33

We have a task, Loch Kinord - Linn of Dee - Heugh Head - Loch Muick - Braemar Stadium - Aboyne (161.3km)
First launch not before 10:45

08:08

Morning all, the sun is shining again and I can here the weather witch and task setter plotting, let see what today brings

[05/09/2018]

21:57

Thats us for the night, briefing is at 09:00 tomorrow morning, grid after briefing

21:01

For those intrested in the height gain Competition, there is only 2 feet between R1 in first place (24,239) and 606 in second(24,237).

19:27

The scorer is just about done, still a few gliders not yet back on site
Scores are avaiable on Soaring Spot

17:24

We have had four finishers and a number of landouts, scores to follow shortly

12:55

The grid has been launched and the start gate is about to open

10:27

First launch will not be before 11:00

10:08

A task has been set, Loch Kinord - Huntly - Crathie Bridge - Glen Dee Bridge - Loch Muick - Aboyne (170.4km)

09:07

Six made it around the task yesterday with about the same number landing out.
Briefing is at 09:30 today and again the sun is shining

[04/09/2018]

23:51

Scoring is going well into the night, results are on Soaring Spot

14:37

We have had four land backs so far

13:53

Most gliders have now started - you can follow them in real time at Spot the Gliders

13:41

Those start calls are coming thick and fast

13:39

And that is them beginning to call their starts

13:37

A grid has been launched and the start gate is open

09:50

A thermal task has been set, Loch Kinord - Dufftown - Ballater - Kingussie - Loch Muick - Braemar Stadium - Aboyne (253.6km)

08:55

The sun is shining and I can hear the printer printing, assume those are tasks being printed :)

[03/09/2018]

13:53

The weather is not clearing as quickly as hoped. Its a scrub for today.
Briefing tomorrow will be at 09:30, grid after briefing

11:18

An assigned area task as been set in preperation for the thermals arriving - Ballater - Dufftown - Feshiebridge - Aboyne (71.4 - 272.6km)

10:36

We are hoping the weather is going to clear for a thermal task this afternoon, fingers crossed

07:54

Its a bit wet this morning, dodnt expect that.
Briefing has been moved to 10:00, grid after briefing

[03/09/2018]

19:01

Everyone is home and the gliders tucked up in bed. 3D topped out at 29,705ft with a gain of 26,939ft
Looks like D3 has won the day
Briefing is at 09:30 tomorrow, see you all tomorrow

18:37

3D is decending at 2,800 feet per minute!

18:19

3D is passing FL270

18:11

3D is at FL245 and has requested unlimited height restriction which has been approved :)
Are we looking a new National Height Record today?

16:50

Gliders are still finishing and some are restarting! Loggers are being scored, quite a few over 100kph

14:17

SC is not too far behind Z7, the scorer is going to be busy tonight

14:12

Thats the first one home - Z7 has finished
Two landouts so far

12:29

Most gliders have now started - you can follow them in real time at Spot the Gliders
The wave seems to be working with a number of Gliders sitting at over 10,000'

10:25

The sniffer is sat in 3kts of wave at 3000', first launch will be 10:45

10:09

A racing task has been set - Aboyne - Kincraig - Huntly - Ferness - Aboyne (268km)
First Launch not before 10:30

07:18

Welcome to Day 1 of the 21st UKMSC.
Someone is expecting good things today, briefing is at 09:00. Grid before briefing!!

Day 1 - Suns up

[24/08/2018]

10:42

The rules for the 2018 UKMSC are now available

[14/05/2018]

10:18

The entry list for the 2018 UKMSC is available on Soaring Spot.

Deeside Gliding Club, Aboyne Airfield, Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
t. [01339] 885339 e. info@ukmsc.co.uk