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2006 Championships Report, by George Powell

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A Memorable Flight At Parowan, by George Powell

1-26 Championships 2006
Parowan, UT
Overall results after Day 5
# CN Pilot Glider Total points
1 480 Ron Schwartz SGS 1-26D 4635
2 238 Bill Vickland SGS 1-26C 4444
3 244 Bob von Hellens SGS 1-26A 4194
4 190 Bob Hurni SGS 1-26A 3982
5 196 Charles and Jo Shaw SGS 1-26 3914
6 264 Tom Barkow SGS 1-26C 3734
7 390 Vern Hutchinson SGS 1-26C 3655
8 008 Gus Johnson SGS 1-26 3246
9 578 Milton Moos SGS 1-26E 3160
10 144 Harry Baldwin/ Del Blomquist SGS 1-26A 3122
11 009 George Powell SGS 1-26 2435
12 470 William Bentley SGS 1-26D 2337
13 053 Neil Palmquist SGS 1-26A 2256
14 097 Steve Graves/ Marvin Willis SGS 1-26A 2235
15 125 Chip Johansen SGS 1-26B 2162
16 559 Ian Cant/ Tom McMullen SGS 1-26E 2026
17 440 Bob Quas SGS 1-26D 1909
18 234 Ron Almquist SGS 1-26A 1719

Marion C. Cruce Trophy: Ron Schwartz
Bob McNiell/Fred Cuny Memorial Team Trophy: Charles and Jo Shaw
The President’s Trophy: Ron Schwartz, 56.5 mph
The Old Goat Trophy: Ron Schwartz
The Old Toad Trophy: Bill Vickland
David Johnson Memorial Trophy: Ian Cant
The Old Buzzard Award: Del Blomquist
Yardstick Award: Neil Palmquist, 7.4 ml
Turtle Award: Neil Palmquist, 18.3 mph
The Spiffy Award: Ron Schwartz, 480

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Practice day 1, 6/26/2006, Practice day
02Start A - 08Beaver Muni - 12Cedar City - 01Finish
Task length 32.6ml/135.1ml
Number of Finishers = 10, Number Achieving Credited Distance on Task = 11, Number Achieving Distance Greater than Minimum for Contest Day = 10, MTT = 2 h, StR = 5 ml, Valid Contest Day
# CN Pilot Start Finish mph ml Points Penalty Total
1. 238 Bill Vickland 15:25:44 17:32:46 48.5mph 102.7ml 1000 0
2. 144 Harry Baldwin/ Del Blomquist 14:46:07 16:51:55 44.1mph 92.5ml 918 0
3. 196 Charles and Jo Shaw 14:49:07 16:32:28 41.1mph 82.2ml 861 0
4. 244 Bob von Hellens 15:01:55 16:19:56 38.3mph 76.6ml 809 0
5. 009 George Powell 15:04:54 16:59:13 36.9mph 73.7ml 782 0
6. 190 Bob Hurni 15:28:48 16:48:42 34.5mph 69.0ml 738 0
7. 264 Tom Barkow 15:18:05 16:26:11 31.4mph 62.9ml 680 0
8. 440 Bob Quas 17:36:09 19:56:15 27.1mph 63.3ml 599 0
9. 008 Gus Johnson 14:55:11 16:25:37 23.7mph 47.4ml 504 31 0
10. 470 William Bentley 14:53:22 16:18:58 20.1mph 40.1ml 467 0
11. 578 Milton Moos 16:53:07 22.7ml 102 0
12. 559 Ian Cant/ Tom McMullen 0 0
13. 480 Ron Schwartz 0 0
14. 053 Neil Palmquist 0 0
15. 097 Steve Graves/ Marvin Willis 0 0
16. 125 Chip Johansen 0 0
17. 390 Vern Hutchinson 0 0
18. 234 Ron Almquist 16:54:20 0 0

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Practice day 2, 6/27/2006, Practice day
03Start B - 26Pole Mountain - 13Chalk Hollow - 12Cedar City - 01Finish
Task length 82.0ml/144.8ml
Number of Finishers = 5, Number Achieving Credited Distance on Task = 14, Number Achieving Distance Greater than Minimum for Contest Day = 11, MTT = 2 h, StR = 2 ml, Valid Contest Day
# CN Pilot Start Finish mph ml Points Penalty Total
1. 234 Ron Almquist 14:11:36 16:16:21 44.0mph 91.4ml 1000 0
2. 244 Bob von Hellens 14:49:48 16:41:33 43.6mph 87.3ml 997 0
3. 264 Tom Barkow 14:16:09 15:57:54 41.6mph 83.1ml 981 0
4. 559 Ian Cant/ Tom McMullen 14:47:19 17:28:17 33.9mph 90.8ml 868 50 0
5. 440 Bob Quas 14:34:56 17:36:10 28.6mph 86.4ml 855 20 0
6. 009 George Powell 14:32:08 70.5ml 653 0
7. 144 Harry Baldwin/ Del Blomquist 14:14:01 67.1ml 622 0
8. 480 Ron Schwartz 14:17:43 72.9ml 561 114 0
9. 008 Gus Johnson 15:13:04 47.1ml 436 0
10. 053 Neil Palmquist 14:34:50 38.0ml 331 21 0
11. 125 Chip Johansen 14:24:56 68.1ml 331 300 0
12. 390 Vern Hutchinson 14:37:18 15.6ml 144 0
13. 470 William Bentley 14:17:11 10.0ml 92 0
14. 578 Milton Moos 14:33:41 5.4ml 50 0
15. 238 Bill Vickland 0 0
16. 196 Charles and Jo Shaw 0 0
17. 097 Steve Graves/ Marvin Willis 0 0
18. 190 Bob Hurni 0 0

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Greetings from Parowan, Utah!

Today THE contest begins!!

Bill Vickland won Practice day one on June 26th in #236. Ron Almquist won Practice day two yesterday in #234.

We (Charles Shaw, Jo & #196) arrived several days ago, wondering what we would find here - more than a bit concerned about the terrain and safely landing off airport. The wide valley is landable with large irrigated fields. One just doesn't land in the mountains.

The Parowan area is a land of extremes - the soaring is terrific or terrible. 17,500 MSL is frequently obtainable. Several of our pilots have discovered it is hard to stay below 17,500 in powerful lift that goes considerably higher.

George Powell, Contest Manager has done an amazing job of organization. Ralph Kolstad, CD, took the reins firmly in hand. He is a seasoned pro who tolerates no nonsense - the only way to run a good contest. But he is fair and highly knowledgeable.

We have all the ingredients for a super contest - weather gods willing.

Jo Shaw #196 from Parowan

Day 1, 6/28/2006, Final results
04Start C - 26Pole Mountain - 23Milford - 15Exit 95 - 01Finish
Task length 74.7ml/165.0ml
Number of Finishers = 10, Number Achieving Credited Distance on Task = 13, Number Achieving Distance Greater than Minimum for Contest Day = 11, MTT = 2 h, StR = 5 ml, Valid Contest Day
# CN Pilot Start Finish mph ml Points Penalty Total
1. 480 Ron Schwartz 13:20:39 15:39:25 48.5mph 112.1ml 1000 1000
2. 144 Harry Baldwin/ Del Blomquist 13:29:42 15:40:11 47.6mph 103.6ml 986 986
3. 390 Vern Hutchinson 13:25:08 15:24:12 45.9mph 91.8ml 959 959
4. 470 William Bentley 13:34:55 15:13:43 40.7mph 81.4ml 877 877
5. 008 Gus Johnson 13:26:02 15:27:58 39.4mph 80.0ml 855 855
6. 264 Tom Barkow 13:21:23 14:58:51 38.0mph 76.0ml 834 834
7. 244 Bob von Hellens 13:43:46 16:28:36 37.5mph 103.0ml 826 826
8. 238 Bill Vickland 13:25:42 15:41:26 46.4mph 104.9ml 826 1411 826
9. 578 Milton Moos 13:26:16 15:35:22 36.6mph 78.7ml 811 811
10. 097 Steve Graves/ Marvin Willis 13:31:39 15:44:48 35.7mph 79.3ml 798 798
11. 196 Charles and Jo Shaw 13:29:12 30.9ml 218 218
12. 440 Bob Quas 16:27:16 25.9ml 183 183
13. 190 Bob Hurni 13:20:58 24.6ml 174 174
14. 009 George Powell 13:25:24 0.5ml 0 0
15. 559 Ian Cant/ Tom McMullen 13:25:57 0.6ml 0 0
16. 125 Chip Johansen 13:25:07 0.8ml 0 0
17. 053 Neil Palmquist 13:47:42 1.0ml 0 0
18. 234 Ron Almquist 13:50:06 1.5ml 0 0

1Start, TP 15
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Team Blomquist / Baldwin Ron Schwartz

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 19:00

Notes from Contest Day One – Parowan, Utah

The afternoon weather here wasn’t pretty. Pretty scary would describe it more accurately. There was rain and thunder to the east even before the first launch. Overcast here doesn’t automatically mean no lift – it is just a lot harder to find the best air going up. Obviously Ron Schwartz #480 did. He is the unofficial winner (at this time) of a Turn-Area-Task with a minimum distance of 74.7 sm; max of 165.

A full score sheet may be found on SSA’s web site under "Contests" Ron was followed by Harry Baldwin, team 144, in second place; followed by Vern Hutchinson # 390. There were several landouts, and at least four contestants did not attempt the task.

All who tried to fly the task flew in rain. Those who got high enough had snow/slush coming in their air vents if they had been left open.

The contest has an excellent weather man who has forecast more rain for the next several days. Why should we be surprised? We schedule contests at sites that haven’t seen precipitation in months – and then the rains come.

Stay tuned

Jo team #196 from Parowan

Thursday, June 29, 2006 17:00

Ah, the weather gods frowned on us. The sniffer couldn’t stay up, so the CD sent up number one in the launch line, Bob Hurni. He climbed up impressively, so the launch began. I didn’t find workable lift, so returned immediately, somewhat mortified. Others found snippets and prolonged their glide back to the airport. Thunder showers were east with blow off covering nine-tenths of the sky.

Within an hour, the whole field was safely back on the ground at the airport. Not willing to give up until all possibility of a task had passed, the CD, Ralph Kolstad, delayed scrubbing the day until 14:30. The annual meeting of the 1-26 Association was quickly scheduled for 15:00. Of course the sun returned later during the meeting.

President, Norm Miller, conducted a fine meeting. Thirty-eight members were present. Norm recapped recent Association activities, and then opened the floor for nominations to fill all Association executive committee positions. Norm was nominated again for the president’s office. Chip Johansen was nominated for Eastern VP. Nominations remain open until Oct. 10. Please be sure the person you nominate agrees to serve and communicate ACTIVELY if elected in November. Then send her/his name to Lisa to be placed on the ballot. Full minutes of the meeting will be posted on the 1-26 Association after the contest. Informal discussion on several topics ensued both during the meeting and after.

Stay tuned

Jo team #196 from Parowan

Hawkeye preparing to do battle

Friday, June 30, 2006 15:30

Still only one Contest Day has been completed, for non-soarable conditions continue.

Today was a replay of yesterday – same song, second verse. The sniffer didn’t stay up, so the CD sent up Bob Hurni and Bob von Hellens to assess. Bob Hurni was back from the hills to the east at on a dead glide, for that area had been in shadow for almost an hour. Bob von Hellens was towed south to where sun was still hitting the hills south of town and found very weak lift to 11,000. He attempted to cross the valley on a northwest heading, hoping to find it working or be able to contact overdeveloping cu, and was disappointed. There was no option but to delay launch. Thunderstorms to the east produced blow off that merged with thunderstorms to the northwest. At three PM, CD Ralph Kolstad threw in the towel.

Hope springs eternal, although the weather man didn’t seem terribly optimistic about tomorrow. The moist tap seems centered on Parowan with nothing to the west to move it out for several more days.

Stay tuned

Jo Shaw team #196 from Parowan

Ron Schwartz Vern Hutchison Neil Palmquist Ralph Kolstad
Day 2, 7/1/2006, Final results
Modified Assigned Speed Task
Number of Finishers = 17, Number Achieving Credited Distance on Task = 18, Number Achieving Distance Greater than Minimum for Contest Day = 18, MTT = 2 h, StR = 5 ml, Valid Contest Day
# CN Pilot Start Finish mph ml Points Penalty Total
1. 480 Ron Schwartz 13:54:22 15:56:32 56.5mph 115.0ml 998 21 1998
2. 190 Bob Hurni 14:00:44 16:09:29 55.6mph 119.3ml 985 1159
3. 244 Bob von Hellens 14:06:39 16:12:47 51.9mph 109.1ml 923 1749
4. 238 Bill Vickland 14:32:19 16:35:49 49.9mph 102.7ml 890 1716
5. 440 Bob Quas 14:25:51 16:40:29 45.8mph 102.7ml 821 1004
6. 234 Ron Almquist 14:14:08 17:34:28 44.5mph 148.5ml 799 799
7. 196 Charles and Jo Shaw 14:17:14 16:19:42 43.4mph 88.5ml 781 999
8. 264 Tom Barkow 14:02:10 16:04:18 39.8mph 81.1ml 722 1556
9. 009 George Powell 14:03:01 15:49:59 39.2mph 78.4ml 711 711
10. 390 Vern Hutchinson 13:55:41 15:59:08 38.4mph 79.0ml 698 1657
11. 144 Harry Baldwin/ Del Blomquist 14:02:16 16:27:34 36.5mph 88.3ml 665 1651
12. 559 Ian Cant/ Tom McMullen 14:05:50 15:57:27 36.3mph 72.6ml 663 663
13. 578 Milton Moos 14:05:07 16:56:45 36.2mph 103.5ml 661 1472
14. 053 Neil Palmquist 14:03:51 16:01:29 32.3mph 64.6ml 596 596
15. 008 Gus Johnson 13:59:50 15:54:13 30.5mph 61.0ml 566 1421
16. 125 Chip Johansen 14:12:29 17:06:20 30.2mph 87.5ml 561 561
17. 470 William Bentley 14:15:07 16:21:55 22.4mph 47.4ml 431 1308
18. 097 Steve Graves/ Marvin Willis 14:36:53 31.8ml 118 916

1TP 11
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Team Shaw - #196 Bill Vickland & crew
Day 3, 7/2/2006, Official results
Modified Assigned Speed Task
Number of Finishers = 9, Number Achieving Credited Distance on Task = 15, Number Achieving Distance Greater than Minimum for Contest Day = 13, MTT = 2 h, StR = 5 ml, Valid Contest Day
# CN Pilot Start Finish mph ml Points Penalty Total
1. 196 Charles and Jo Shaw 13:58:59 16:09:02 44.5mph 96.4ml 1000 1999
2. 238 Bill Vickland 14:17:18 16:13:50 44.3mph 88.5ml 997 2713
3. 480 Ron Schwartz 15:05:19 17:16:36 36.3mph 79.5ml 890 2888
4. 190 Bob Hurni 16:27:29 18:34:44 35.6mph 75.5ml 880 2039
5. 097 Steve Graves/ Marvin Willis 13:56:38 15:53:55 33.5mph 67.0ml 852 1768
6. 053 Neil Palmquist 14:25:32 16:05:48 37.6mph 75.2ml 827 801 1423
7. 578 Milton Moos 14:10:00 16:08:39 28.7mph 57.4ml 787 2259
8. 244 Bob von Hellens 14:16:11 15:41:47 23.0mph 46.1ml 711 2460
9. 125 Chip Johansen 14:03:15 84.2ml 532 1093
10. 440 Bob Quas 15:06:29 55.0ml 347 1351
11. 264 Tom Barkow 14:02:47 34.1ml 215 1771
12. 008 Gus Johnson 14:43:57 31.6ml 200 1621
13. 390 Vern Hutchinson 15:52:53 16.3ml 103 1760
14. 144 Harry Baldwin/ Del Blomquist 14:28:28 12.7ml 73 72 1724
15. 559 Ian Cant/ Tom McMullen 13:54:03 16:09:26 16.0mph 36.0ml 25 5901 688
16. 470 William Bentley 0 1308
17. 009 George Powell 14:15:46 0 711
18. 234 Ron Almquist 14:15:53 0 799

1Start
2TP 10

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Sunday, July 2, 2006 20:00

"Houston, We have a contest!!" We can all start breathing again, for the criterion (three contest days) has been met.

It depended where you were today and when, for it certainly was not a slam-dunk. The task was essentially the same as yesterday: 2 hour MAT, but no mandatory turns. One could go to any and as many turn points as one wishes – except the one where a fire was burning about thirty-five miles west of Parowan (TFR).

Several contestants really struggled to get a start. One was tenacious enough to take three tows. At least six landed away from Parowan: Harry Baldwin, team #144, landed up in the mountains near Cedar Breaks in a lovely meadow. Approximate elevation close to 10,000 MSL. An example of 1-26 camaraderie: Milt Moos #578 relayed Harry’s coordinates and location to his crew. Tom Barkow #264 landed at the Junction Airport in the next valley east. There is no telephone at the Junction Airport. There is no cell phone tower close, so his cell phone was useless. An overflying contestant relayed, but the message didn’t get to his crew. So he waited over five hours for retrieve.

Winner of the day was Charles Shaw, team #196, current standings have Ron Schwartz #480 still in first place, Bill Vickland #238 both second for the day and second overall. A complete score sheet may be found on the SSA website under Contests.

Stay tuned

Jo Shaw team #196 from Parowan




Day 4, 7/3/2006, Final results
04Start C - 17Graff Point - 08Beaver Muni - 01Finish
Task length 43.8ml/167.3ml
Number of Finishers = 9, Number Achieving Credited Distance on Task = 18, Number Achieving Distance Greater than Minimum for Contest Day = 18, MTT = 2.5 h, StR = 5 ml, Valid Contest Day
# CN Pilot Start Finish mph ml Points Penalty Total
1. 238 Bill Vickland 15:25:03 17:20:46 35.6mph 89.0ml 1000 3713
2. 196 Charles and Jo Shaw 14:53:44 16:51:28 34.1mph 85.2ml 979 2978
3. 264 Tom Barkow 14:42:00 16:35:35 33.3mph 83.2ml 967 2738
4. 190 Bob Hurni 15:14:20 17:11:11 32.2mph 80.6ml 952 2991
5. 470 William Bentley 14:53:23 16:45:37 30.5mph 76.3ml 929 2237
6. 390 Vern Hutchinson 15:08:50 17:02:40 30.3mph 75.7ml 925 2685
7. 009 George Powell 14:52:57 16:15:33 24.6mph 61.6ml 846 1557
8. 008 Gus Johnson 15:14:14 16:56:35 23.6mph 58.9ml 831 2452
9. 053 Neil Palmquist 15:42:48 16:32:26 18.3mph 45.6ml 756 2179
10. 480 Ron Schwartz 14:54:29 97.0ml 748 3636
11. 244 Bob von Hellens 14:58:36 87.4ml 734 3194
12. 559 Ian Cant/ Tom McMullen 14:42:38 82.9ml 697 1385
13. 125 Chip Johansen 16:28:16 58.3ml 490 1583
14. 578 Milton Moos 16:07:28 58.1ml 488 2747
15. 234 Ron Almquist 15:32:03 50.8ml 427 1226
16. 144 Harry Baldwin/ Del Blomquist 16:03:02 50.6ml 426 2150
17. 440 Bob Quas 15:46:02 45.9ml 386 1737
18. 097 Steve Graves/ Marvin Willis 16:13:05 40.5ml 341 2109

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Monday, July 3, 2006 20:00

Nasty day today. The weather gods took revenge at four-thirty this afternoon for little birds achieving a bona fide contest with here-to-fore light winds.

CD Ralph Kolstad called a two-and-a-half hour TAT of 102.5 miles, point-to-point, with the possibility of from 44 miles to 163 miles, if one flew through to the opposite side of two 15 mile turn radii – Graff Point and Beaver. It was that two-and-a-half hour length that proved the undoing for the 11 ships that landed out or failed to achieve the last turn area. Most of us got to the Beaver perimeter at about an hour-and-a-half. The area north and northeast was black, rainy, intimidating, and progressing southward towards Parowan. But who could hazard returning and squander so much time?

This chicken (team #196) did and won the day. Only seven decided to throw in the towel early – the only ones to score speed points. Leader up until now, Ron Schwartz #480, landed out, putting finisher Bill Vickland #238 in overall first place.

As those of us who decided to return early approached Parowan, we could see sheets of dust being kicked up by winds clocked close to 40 mph. These were results of thunderstorms nearby to the east. We were advised to remain air borne if possible for the wind was coming from 090 degrees and the runway is 040. To shorten the story, ALL gliders landed safely, even those who landed out. That stands tribute to the fine skills the 1-26 has taught us. I will try to get some of the more interesting retrieve stories and post them with tomorrow’s results. I do hope that is the last of the high wind!

A complete score sheet may be found on the SSA website under Contests.

Stay tuned

Jo Shaw team #196 from Parowan

Tuesday, July 4, 2006 16:00

Happy 4th – except the sky over Parowan was overcast all day, so CD Ralph Kolstad bowed to the inevitable at 12:30 and scrubbed trying to race. Ron Schwartz #480 was the most disappointed, for he had dropped to second place over-all yesterday behind Bill Vickland #238 by less than 100 points, and would have preferred two days to try and recoup those points. Tomorrow will be the last contest day.

The initial score sheets indicated that this pilot (team #196) had won yesterday’s task. Scoring “difficulties” were ironed out after this morning’s pilots’ meeting, and Bill Vickland #238 supplanted me as the day’s winner.

There were quite a few very interesting retrieve stories from yesterday’s land outs. You will remember winds in the area gusted above 40 mph with heavy rain in some areas. Many of the land-outs stayed in their 1-26s and “flew” out the winds on the ground, some upwards to an hour waiting for crew. It is a toss up which retrieve story deserves 1st place. My vote is Ron Schwartz landing literally between dense sagebrush miles from a decent road and miraculously found by his determined crew, Bob Templin. Bob said it was by far the worst retrieve he’s ever done. This and other complete stories will hopefully be submitted to the 1-26 Association Newsletter.

Stay tuned

Jo Shaw team #196 from Parowan




Day 5, 7/5/2006, Final results
04Start C - 23Milford - 29Sun Valley - 01Finish
Task length 66.5ml/178.0ml
Number of Finishers = 7, Number Achieving Credited Distance on Task = 18, Number Achieving Distance Greater than Minimum for Contest Day = 14, MTT = 2.5 h, StR = 5 ml, Valid Contest Day
# CN Pilot Start Finish mph ml Points Penalty Total
1. 244 Bob von Hellens 14:24:27 16:55:32 35.4mph 89.1ml 1000 4194
2. 480 Ron Schwartz 14:23:25 17:26:08 35.3mph 107.5ml 999 4635
3. 264 Tom Barkow 14:25:51 16:58:44 35.0mph 89.1ml 996 3734
4. 190 Bob Hurni 14:20:39 17:05:10 34.5mph 94.7ml 991 3982
5. 144 Harry Baldwin/ Del Blomquist 14:37:23 17:14:33 32.8mph 85.9ml 972 3122
6. 390 Vern Hutchinson 14:26:21 17:10:41 32.6mph 89.4ml 970 3655
7. 196 Charles and Jo Shaw 14:18:43 16:27:53 29.6mph 73.9ml 936 3914
8. 009 George Powell 14:22:55 84.4ml 878 2435
9. 008 Gus Johnson 14:32:13 76.3ml 794 3246
10. 238 Bill Vickland 14:31:51 70.2ml 731 4444
11. 559 Ian Cant/ Tom McMullen 14:14:23 61.6ml 641 2026
12. 125 Chip Johansen 14:17:20 55.6ml 579 2162
13. 234 Ron Almquist 14:27:13 47.4ml 493 1719
14. 578 Milton Moos 15:11:27 39.7ml 413 3160
15. 440 Bob Quas 14:18:42 16.5ml 172 1909
16. 097 Steve Graves/ Marvin Willis 14:22:34 12.1ml 126 2235
17. 470 William Bentley 14:21:05 9.6ml 100 2337
18. 053 Neil Palmquist 14:32:31 7.4ml 77 2256

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 16:00

It is all over but the shouting, crowing and excuses! CD Ralph Kolstad wasn’t intimidated by the looks of the sky this morning and called a bracing two-and-half hour TAT: Milford and Sun Valley with 15 mile Turn radius for each. Distance ranged from 67 miles to 178 miles. And the weather looked either threatening or dead. Our weather genius, Lemmy Tanner, predicted usable lift, and he was right on, although a bit optimistic about the rates of climb. There were seven finishers and eleven who either landed out or did not attempt the task. Daily winner at this writing was Bob von Hellens, followed by Ron Schwartz who earned 999 points. That should cinch the contest for Ron Schwartz. Del Blomquist had the best team score for the day, but not enough points to catch Team Shaw.

The Awards Brunch will be in the morning. At the moment it is too early to give various trophy winners. My computer is about to be packed for tomorrow’s early departure, so here endeth these Parowan reports. Check the final standings on either the 1-26 Association Web site www.126association.org or SSA’s contest reports.

Jo Shaw team #196 from Parowan