2017 Ontario Gliding Championship
The 2017 Ontario Gliding Championships will be held at SOSA Gliding Club during the Labour Day weekend.
The participants will be split in three categories (FAI, Club, Novice), pending there are sufficient number for each class.
Practice day: Friday, Sep 1st
Contest start: Saturday, Sept 2nd
Contest end: Monday, Sept 4th
Mandatory meeting on Saturday Sep 2nd, at 10am
Contest Director: Tom Coulson
Safety Officer: Bill Volmar
Scoring: Luke Szczepaniak
Weather and Task committee: Joerg Stieber
There is no Sign-up fee for the contest
We'll use the turnpoints and airspace from the 2014 Canadian National Championship:Scoring will be performed with WinScore.
Weather Forecast: Rockton Aerodrome Weather Briefing
Contest rules and handicaps: We will use the same rules in place since the 2015 Nationals. The rules are attached below. More details at SAC Competition information
The last day of the competition was also canceled due to the weather.
Both Dr. Jack and NavCan called for SW winds in excess of 30kts in the convective layer, ahead of a cold front which was to pass through the task area later in the afternoon. Strong thunderstorms were possible as the front passes, and high cloud associated with the front around 2-3p were expected.
The second day of the contest was canceled due to weather conditions as well.
We had hoped to get a small window of flyable weather in the afternoon but it was very unlikely even to get even a small task in.
The remnants of Harvey have merged with another low and are sitting over our task area, moving slowly east. The 2p Dr. Jack is calling for marginal conditions under 2500 – 3000 msl clouds. The 5p Dr. Jack is showing a buoyancy shear of only 2. Stiff westerly winds 15 -18 kts will break up thermals.
The Kitchener Tephi is showing overcast/broken at 5000 for pretty much for the entire afternoon. The public forecasts are calling for 30% showers and risk of thunder in the afternoon.
Saturday started sunny and with strong easterly wind. While we did assemble gliders, we saw in the pilot's meeting that the effects of hurricane Harvey caused a combination of low ceiling, weak thermals and blue sky promised only a marginal day. The day was canceled shortly after the meeting.
Practice day scores for Club and FAI classes