Round 1: SEWales

  • Posted on: 7 January 2018
  • By: admin
Start Date Friday 27th April
Finish Date Tuesday 1st May
Local Organiser Greg Emms
Meet Director Martin Colclough
Scorer Phil Chett
Competition HQ  Park Farm Campsite, Llangattock
Meal Date Sunday 29th April. Gather at 19:30
Meal Venue Manor Hotel, Crickhowell

BOS1 Meal

The meal will be held on the Sunday at the same venue as last year, The Manor Hotel, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1SE
I need to get the meal choices for you, your retrieve driver, and any other family and friends, to the hotel no less than 1 week before the function, so please get your decision to me in good time!   (Greg Emms 
07803169006, text or telegram)

  • Starters:
    • (V) (GF**) Homemade Soup of the Day with Herb Croutons
    • (V) (GF) Mango, Passion Fruit & Melon Cocktail with Crème Fraiche & Mint Dressing
    • (GF**) Chicken Liver Parfait with Tomato Chutney & Toasted Brioche
  • Mains:
    • ​(GF**) Chicken Breast with Mash Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Tarragon Sauce
    • (GF**) Herb Crusted Cod Fillet with New Potatoes, Broccoli, Chive Butter Sauce
    • (V) Vegetable Tagine with Cous Cous, Hummus, House Salad
  • (V) – Vegetarians, GF – Gluten free, GF** Can be gluten free on request.

For pilots the meal is free, and retrieve drivers the meal is half price £9.50, however everyone else will need to pay £18.95 (I'm finding the cost of a child portion).
Also I will organise a fleet of taxis from the campsite to the venue, and return. Please could you let me know if you're interested.

​​Camping

Bed & Breakfast

Rainy Day Activities…

Competition Lectures
On rainy days we often try and organise some lectures delivered by some of the best British pilots!
We are planning 2 sessions that'll hopefully cover the subjects listed below:

  1. An intro to the hang gliding competition day
    • Preparation: getting ready for the competition day
    • Setting up and testing Tracker app
    • Day briefing and leaving for the hill
    • Travel to the hill
    • Getting a good spot and rigging
    • Task briefing, the task board and the course
    • Launch window and competition start
    • Safety officer / safety radio stuff
    • Flying on the hill, thermalling safely
    • Choosing a landing field
    • Texting in when you land
  2. Thermalling with others and flying the course
    • Finding a thermal
    • Thermalling techniques
    • Airspace
    • Practice programming instruments - optimised instruments
    • Navigation - The campsite practice task

There are plenty of other non-flying related attractions and things to do:

Dragon Adventure Gorge Walks

Llanthony Priory

Waterfall Walks

There are a number of waterfall walks in the area such as Clydach Gorge.

Windsurfing, sailing and watersports

Walking

The Brecon Beacons offers some stunning scenery to walk across. Why not take a day to climb the highest peak in South Wales, Pen Y Fan.

Ropes and Adventure

Big Pit

Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, it is an exciting and informative day out. Tel: 029 2057 3650 http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/bigpit/visit/

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