16th EGC Pociunai. Day 8

The day which looked really promising in the morning turned into black Tuesday. During the launches Thomas Gostner made a ground loop and damaged his glider. Gäumann Markus from Switzerland landed out in to the fields and broke his Nimbus 4. Thankfully he is safe.

General info

16th European gliding championships is being held in Lithuania, Pociūnai from 1st to 13 of August. A total of 75 competitors from 19 countries gathered to fight for three sets of medals: 25 in 15m, 29 in 18m, and 21 in open class. Louis Bouderlique, Russell Cheetham and Peter Harvey are the defending champions in 15m , 18m and open classes respectively.

Day 8

The day started with a sunshine and a really beautiful looking clouds. Strong wind aligned clouds into long cloudsrteets. It seemed that 16th EGC will have another good racing day.

Suddenly everything went out of control for organizers. During the take-off run Thomas Gostner lost control of the glider and made an extreme ground-loop. Diana 2 broke into two pieces!

Later during the afternoon clouds overdeveloped and turned into complete overcast. One by one trailers left an airfield to pick up the pilots who were waiting somewhere in the fields. When it seemed that the biggest problem will be the cancelled day another shocking new appeared on the official website – a glider pilot from Switzerland have landed in a forest!

 

 

Results

Only 15m class had a valid day since 25% of the competitors in 18m and open classes had not flown for more than 100km.

Day 8, yesterday, 15-meter, Preliminary results
Racing Task
Start 10 – Pilviskiai – Suwalki – Puvociai – Igliskeliai – FinishLine 1
Task length: 328,7km
Maximum Points: 384, Day factor = 0,469,
# CN Pilot Team Glider Start Finish Time Speed Dist. Points
1. V8 Gyorgy Gulyas Hungary Ventus2ax 13:24:36 126.7km 180
2. C Gunnar Axelsson Sweden Ventus 2b 13:19:55 115.4km 164
3. KX Tapio Tourula Finland Ventus 2 bx 13:16:03 108.5km 154
4. IIX Markku Kuusisto Finland Ventus 2b 13:12:07 105.6km 150
5. SP Denis Guerin France Ventus 2a 13:04:02 105.0km 149
5. EQ Louis Bouderlique France Ventus 2ax 13:03:52 104.9km 149
7. DE Michael Eisele Germany Ventus 2ax 13:02:01 102.6km 146
7. RP Tomasz Rubaj Poland Diana 2 13:08:58 102.6km 146
9. EI David Bauder Germany Ventus 2ax 13:10:03 100.4km 142
10. SV Kestutis Miliunas Lithuania LAK-17a 13:13:17 92.3km 131
11. XY Gintautas Zube Lithuania Ventus 2ax 13:04:20 90.1km 128
12. HJ Reinhard Haggenmüller Austria Ventus 2b 13:12:56 86.8km 123
13. 5A Henrik Breidahl Denmark Ventus-2a 13:18:31 84.2km 119
14. VI Dominik Jancik Slovakia Ventus-2bx 13:01:34 71.2km 101
14. AZ Petr Tichy Czech Republic Ventus 2a 13:01:12 71.1km 101
14. EY Christophe Ruch France Ventus 2ax 13:04:01 71.0km 101
14. T4 Nick Tillett UK ASW 27b 13:12:52 70.9km 101
18. NX Martin Hrivna Czech Republic ASG-29e 13:00:59 62.8km 89
19. LI Wójcik Lukasz Poland Asw-27 13:09:06 58.6km 83
20. A Andreas Lutz Austria Ventus 2a 13:15:24 57.7km 82
21. 900 Chris Starkey UK ASW 27b 13:05:16 52.5km 75
22. PX Peter Isacsson Sweden Ventus 2ax 13:22:32 46.7km 66
23. DK Voldemars Gavars Latvia Ventus-B 13:34:18 17.4km 25
24. VS* Stefano Ghiorzo Italy SZD 56 – Diana 2 13:02:00 0
DNF. KT* Thomas Gostner Italy SZD 56 – Diana 2 0
* File not yet delivered
DNF = Did not fly

 

15-meter
Overall results after day 8

# CN Pilot Team Glider Total
1. EY Christophe Ruch France Ventus 2ax 6405
2. SP Denis Guerin France Ventus 2a 6245
3. EQ Louis Bouderlique France Ventus 2ax 6218
4. 5A Henrik Breidahl Denmark Ventus-2a 6148
5. AZ Petr Tichy Czech Republic Ventus 2a 6082
6. IIX Markku Kuusisto Finland Ventus 2b 6000
7. KX Tapio Tourula Finland Ventus 2 bx 5827
8. V8 Gyorgy Gulyas Hungary Ventus2ax 5820
9. RP Tomasz Rubaj Poland Diana 2 5768
10. LI Wójcik Lukasz Poland Asw-27 5730
11. VS Stefano Ghiorzo Italy SZD 56 – Diana 2 5655
12. KT Thomas Gostner Italy SZD 56 – Diana 2 5623
13. XY Gintautas Zube Lithuania Ventus 2ax 5602
14. A Andreas Lutz Austria Ventus 2a 5499
15. VI Dominik Jancik Slovakia Ventus-2bx 5305
16. C Gunnar Axelsson Sweden Ventus 2b 5170
17. DE Michael Eisele Germany Ventus 2ax 5137
18. PX Peter Isacsson Sweden Ventus 2ax 5033
19. EI David Bauder Germany Ventus 2ax 4956
20. NX Martin Hrivna Czech Republic ASG-29e 4850
21. SV Kestutis Miliunas Lithuania LAK-17a 4760
22. 900 Chris Starkey UK ASW 27b 4748
23. T4 Nick Tillett UK ASW 27b 3856
24. HJ Reinhard Haggenmüller Austria Ventus 2b 3620
25. DK Voldemars Gavars Latvia Ventus-B 744

 

Day 8, yesterday, 18-meter, Preliminary results
Racing Task
Start 9 – Raczki – Varena – Marijampole – FinishLine 1
Task length: 361,5km
Maximum Points: 969, Day factor = 0,134,
# CN Pilot Team Glider Start Finish Time Speed Dist. Points
1. EBI Eric Bernard France ASG 29e 13:02:58 243.9km 130
2. LR Mindaugas Zaliukas Lithuania JS-1b 13:06:47 118.1km 63
3. HD Zbigniew Nieradka Poland ASG-29 13:00:38 116.9km 62
4. RB Riccardo Brigliadori Italy Ventus-2cxa 13:01:40 99.7km 53
5. JS Ronald Termaat The Netherlands JS-1b 12:58:53 92.9km 49
5. GPS Maurits Dortu The Netherlands JS-1b 12:58:35 92.8km 49
5. 3AB Mauro Brunazzo Italy ASG-29e 13:03:33 92.8km 49
5. WO Wolfgang Janowitsch Austria Ventus-2cxa 13:18:44 92.7km 49
5. 69 Fredy Zulliger Switzerland ASG-29e 12:59:20 92.3km 49
5. PE Peter Eriksen Denmark ASG-29e 13:03:54 92.1km 49
11. LK Lubor Kuvik Slovakia ASG-29e 13:06:23 88.6km 47
12. SJ Arne Boye-Moeller Denmark JS-1b 12:59:03 86.9km 46
13. 10 Gary Stingemore UK ASG-29e 13:11:29 83.4km 44
14. LY Sebastian Huhmann Germany ASG-29e 13:05:45 78.0km 42
15. RS Petr Setka Czech Republic Ventus-2cxm 13:06:12 76.9km 41
16. G9 Ed Johnston UK ASG 29e 13:13:58 75.8km 40
16. E1 Russell Cheetham UK JS-1b 13:11:36 75.5km 40
18. HE Erkki Heinonen Finland ASG-29e 13:14:24 72.8km 39
HC. BG Mark Holliday South Africa LAK-17bt 12:59:28 58.1km 31
19. I Gilles Navas France ASG-29e 13:03:14 57.9km 31
20. P10 Vladimir Kochkin Russia LAK-17a 13:13:39 48.3km 26
21. BX Péter Szabó Hungary Ventus-2cxaj 13:13:18 46.0km 24
22. WG Werner Amann Austria Ventus-2cx 13:21:25 42.2km 22
23. 7 Peter Cutting Sweden Ventus-2cxm 13:08:35 23.2km 12
24. MX* Martti Koivula Finland ASG-29e 13:14:00 0
24. LR1* Gintautas Butnoris Lithuania LAK-17b 13:07:00 0
24. PXI* Jaroslav Tomana Czech Republic Ventus-2cxt 13:06:00 0
24. EX* Axel Horn Germany Ventus-2cxa 13:05:00 0
24. PL* Karol Staryszak Poland ASG-29 13:00:00 0
* File not yet delivered
HC = Hors Concours, not competing officially

 

18-meter
Overall results after day 8

# CN Pilot Team Glider Total
1. PL Karol Staryszak Poland ASG-29 6499
2. HD Zbigniew Nieradka Poland ASG-29 6409
3. PE Peter Eriksen Denmark ASG-29e 6356
4. E1 Russell Cheetham UK JS-1b 6291
5. JS Ronald Termaat The Netherlands JS-1b 6279
6. GPS Maurits Dortu The Netherlands JS-1b 6189
7. G9 Ed Johnston UK ASG 29e 6098
8. I Gilles Navas France ASG-29e 6008
9. 10 Gary Stingemore UK ASG-29e 5921
10. WO Wolfgang Janowitsch Austria Ventus-2cxa 5909
11. EX Axel Horn Germany Ventus-2cxa 5747
12. LR Mindaugas Zaliukas Lithuania JS-1b 5664
13. EBI Eric Bernard France ASG 29e 5592
14. SJ Arne Boye-Moeller Denmark JS-1b 5536
15. RB Riccardo Brigliadori Italy Ventus-2cxa 5531
16. HE Erkki Heinonen Finland ASG-29e 5298
17. PXI Jaroslav Tomana Czech Republic Ventus-2cxt 5178
18. LK Lubor Kuvik Slovakia ASG-29e 5069
19. 69 Fredy Zulliger Switzerland ASG-29e 5067
20. RS Petr Setka Czech Republic Ventus-2cxm 4962
21. LR1 Gintautas Butnoris Lithuania LAK-17b 4873
22. MX Martti Koivula Finland ASG-29e 4464
23. BX Péter Szabó Hungary Ventus-2cxaj 4323
24. LY Sebastian Huhmann Germany ASG-29e 4197
25. 7 Peter Cutting Sweden Ventus-2cxm 4195
26. WG Werner Amann Austria Ventus-2cx 4166
27. 3AB Mauro Brunazzo Italy ASG-29e 3914
28. P10 Vladimir Kochkin Russia LAK-17a 3553
HC. BG Mark Holliday South Africa LAK-17bt 1939

 

Day cancelled, yesterday, Open class, Day cancelled
Racing Task
Start 1 – Rudzic – Grybaulia – Kalvarija – FinishLine 1
Task length: 382,5km
Maximum Points: 111, Day factor = 0,000,
# CN Pilot Team Glider Start Finish Time Speed Dist. Points
1. EC Killian Walbrou France Nimbus 4T 13:23:50 72.2km 0
1. EB Markus Frank Germany EB-29 13:13:40 62.7km 0
1. V1 Mark Wering The Netherlands Nimbus 4t 13:17:08 61.9km 0
1. YY Bruno Gantenbrink Germany Nimeta / EtaN4 13:22:02 59.4km 0
1. 4T Peter Batenburg The Netherlands Nimbus 4T 13:14:49 58.1km 0
1. SD Dmytry Borovyk Ukraine Nimbus 4DM 13:24:00 57.2km 0
1. N1 Peter Harvey UK Nimbus 4m 13:24:43 57.0km 0
1. LB Gintaras Drevinskas Lithuania Nimbus-4 13:24:02 54.2km 0
1. 30 Janusz Centka Poland ASH-30mi 13:11:22 53.5km 0
1. 110 Steve Jones UK Nimbus-4m 13:24:41 52.8km 0
1. 176 Kim Tipple UK Nimbus 4t 13:24:10 52.8km 0
1. 72 Sylvain Gerbaud France Nimbus-4m 13:23:45 51.2km 0
1. RX Petr Krejcirik Czech Republic ASW-22ble 13:15:30 51.2km 0
1. PF Tomas Rendla Czech Republic ASW-22ble 13:15:16 46.4km 0
1. IE Josef Kammerhofer Austria ASW-22ble 13:25:12 42.6km 0
1. MF Yves Ruymen Belgium Nimbus-4dm 13:33:29 41.5km 0
1. SA Stasys Skalskis Lithuania LAK-20t 13:31:45 38.7km 0
1. RJ Ezio Sarti Italy ASH-25 13:13:23 28.5km 0
1. XL Björn Regnström Sweden Nimbus-4DM 13:28:29 27.8km 0
1. VB Vitaly Borovik Russia Nimbus 4m 13:35:00 0
1. NB Markus Gäumann Switzerland Nimbus-4m 13:14:00 0

 

Open class
Overall results after day 7
# CN Pilot Team Glider Total
1. EB Markus Frank Germany EB-29 6250
2. RX Petr Krejcirik Czech Republic ASW-22ble 6104
3. EC Killian Walbrou France Nimbus 4T 6088
4. 72 Sylvain Gerbaud France Nimbus-4m 6075
5. NB Markus Gäumann Switzerland Nimbus-4m 5776
6. 4T Peter Batenburg The Netherlands Nimbus 4T 5771
7. 110 Steve Jones UK Nimbus-4m 5749
8. LB Gintaras Drevinskas Lithuania Nimbus-4 5532
9. PF Tomas Rendla Czech Republic ASW-22ble 5494
10. IE Josef Kammerhofer Austria ASW-22ble 5490
11. V1 Mark Wering The Netherlands Nimbus 4t 5459
11. N1 Peter Harvey UK Nimbus 4m 5459
13. 176 Kim Tipple UK Nimbus 4t 5347
14. 30 Janusz Centka Poland ASH-30mi 5289
15. YY Bruno Gantenbrink Germany Nimeta / EtaN4 5186
16. XL Björn Regnström Sweden Nimbus-4DM 4645
17. SD Dmytry Borovyk Ukraine Nimbus 4DM 4466
18. VB Vitaly Borovik Russia Nimbus 4m 4380
19. SA Stasys Skalskis Lithuania LAK-20t 3217
20. MF Yves Ruymen Belgium Nimbus-4dm 2971
21. RJ Ezio Sarti Italy ASH-25 2849

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