The British and Dutch Open was held in Piedrahita from 28th June to 4th July '09
This competition was a combined British and Dutch Open. All competitors were competing individually for the open title; but each nation had a separate championship ranking for their national championship.
News and Reports
Thanks to Jon Chambers, Mark Leavesley and Peter Myles for contributing reports and pictures during the competition.
We tried out a new system to provide a more up to date news service. We had a live link to the FASTRetrieve system developed by Chris Trow. As pilots landed they texted their coordinates into HQ and these were automatically added to a display.
Day 1: Sunday 28th June, Day cancelled.
We have a forecast of strong winds of around 15 knots from the south west.
At 11am the wind at take off was strong and 'over the back', so the day was cancelled.
So no chance to try out the brand new take-off.
Day 2: Monday 29th June, Day Cancelled.
We have a forecast of strong winds of from the south west again.
Early in the day the wind was 'over the back' and a rebrief was been called for 11am.
The day was cancelled at the 11am briefing, there is a small chance that conditions may improve to enable free flying but it is very unlikely to be taskable.
The forecast for the next few days is a bit more optimistic.
So sight seeing for some in Salamanca......
Day 3: Tuesday 29th June.