Pedro Bernardo Competition Report

The second round of the British Championships is being held at the Long Mynd from 25th to 28th June 2008

RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE

Here in darkest Shropshire the internet link is not good, but we'll try to bring you the results as soon as they are available.


News and site information.



Steve Ham's blog on the competition will be available here


Read the Paragliding Forum Thread



Day 1: Day cancelled due to high winds and rain

The day was cancelled at the 9am briefing due to a forecast of strong winds and showers.

The forecast for the following three days is not too good with Friday looking the best bet for a task at the moment.


Day 2: Day cancelled due to high winds and rain

As on the first day, the day was cancelled at the 9am briefing due to a forecast of strong winds and showers.


Day 3: Task stopped and then cancelled for safety reasons

The forecast was for lighter winds with showers and it was decided to go to the Long Mynd site and set a short, early task.

A 31.5k task was set via one turnpoint at the end of the ridge to the south. The window was opened at 11:20 for a groundstart take-off, but it quickly became clear that the air close to the ridge to the South was very turbulent and a number of pilots had big collapses. The task was stopped and so cancelled as no pilot had made goal.

A rebrief was scheduled for 2pm but it was decided to cancel the day after further scrutiny of the weather forecasts.


Day 4: Day cancelled due to strong winds

We went to the Long Mynd site, but the wind was too strong and with the forecast not looking promising the daya was cancelled.