Welsh Open '17The 2017 Welsh Open F3F will be held on 15, 16 & 17 September
Our proud partnership with MKS continues.
How to enterEntry will open at 9:00 on Monday, 6 Feb and close at midnight on 25 August. The entry page will appear here at 9.00 on 6 Feb.
Entry is limited to 55 pilots. We will hold a reserve list if we have more than 55 pilots.
We need to cover the expenses of land usage, trophies and so on; the entry fee is £30 and must be paid by midnight on 28 May or you will be removed from the entry list and your spot given to the first person on the reserve list.
As well as the top three individual trophies there will be a trophy for each member of the winning three man team. You do not have to fly as a team, but if you want to, either include your team details when you enter or get them to me by 1 September.
Each day you must be at the Bwlch T junction of the A4107 and A4061 (map here) by 9.30. For the first two days the last round in progress will be that running at 17:30; for the final day the last round in progress will that running at 16:00.
If the conditions are light or wet and a round started before 17:00 is unlikely to be completely finished that day the Competition Director will consider using group scoring so that we don't lose several hours of competition time. Group scoring will be a last resort and will not be used if at all possible.
Additional informationBases will be set back as far as possible, this will allow the safety line to go back a little also. The turn points will be marked in the normal forward position by an additional marker.
The first pilot to fly on day one will be picked by a random number generator. We are currently considering rotation of the flying order - more information soon.
Pilots will be called upon to help with buzzing as our experience has been that pilots make great turn judges. When buzzing you will be very strongly instructed to acknowledge any buzzing errors and the pilot will refly immediately. We all know that some apparently late buzzes are just great flying, others are turn judge error and it is this that we want to acknowledge and eradicate in a supportive way for the turn judge. This worked very well in previous years and we are keen to build on that success.
Happy New Year!
Happy new year everyone. The new year means membership renewals, so please renew your membership and encourage others to join. Your support is invaluable to F3F and all model glider racing in the UK.