Black Mountains Gliding Club
The Talgarth Triangle
a local XC challenge
BackgroundThe Talgarth Triangle is a year-long pre-set cross country task of around 100k aimed at encouraging more cross country flying and providing a little spice through competition! Proof of a successful flight can also be submitted to the BGA for the 100k diploma. The BGA handicapping system favours lower performance gliders that get round in reasonable time - so your 1962 K6 has a very real chance against the latest hotships. The trophy itself was donated by club member Ralph Johnson who won it a number of times when it was part of a club competition at the Essex GC in the eighties
For a more detailed history of this Trophy click here
The trophy will be awarded for the fastest handicapped speed around the course
1. The triangle for 2014 is TAL-LED-LEO-TAL. (Talgarth-Ledbury-Leominster-Talgarth) which is 125.35K
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2. The task can be flown in either direction and turning point sectors (not barrels) must be used.
How to enter your flightEmail your claim to the task scorer, Mike Tomlinson: Mikek6cr@aol.com
Details required are:- Pilot's name and badge rating, glider type and registration, date of flight, start and finish times of the task and the logger trace file.
Finally1. The scoreboard will be held on the club web site.
2. Mike Tomlinson together with Ralph Johnson will make all decisions regarding the awarding of the trophy. Their decision is final.
3. Don't take the competition too seriously! Flying is supposed to be fun!
Scoreboard - 2015
Click on pilot's name to link to the flight details on the National Ladder. Login required (July 2014)
Content: Tony Crowden / Mike Tomlinson / Ralph Johnson
Results table current on 22 July 2015