President Secretary/Treasurer Kevin Botherway (Hawkes Bay) 0275570470 David James (PN) – 06 3543452, 0272447782 Committee Aneil Patel (Auckland)Bill DeRenzy (Tauranga), Scott Chisholm, Dave Griffin and Peter Hewson (Christchurch), Heather Mardon and Joe Wurts (Hawkes Bay) Soaring SIG email firstname.lastname@example.org News & info at http://nzmaa.org.nz/soaring www.facebook.com/pages/NZSoaring-SIG/122980667806846 Postal address 41 Chippendale Crescent, Palmerston North. 4412 F3K World Champs 2013 Next month the F3K team of Joe Wurts, Kevin Botherway, Peter Williams and Team Manager John Shaw travel to Denmark to defend their Champion team title and Joe the World Champion title. The team was the best in the world in 2011 and I’m sure you all will join with the SIG and wish the team every success in the 2013 challenge. 2013 Soaring Calendar: June June Saturday 8 June Saturday 15 June Sunday 16 June July July July July 22-28 July August, Saturday 3 August Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August September 3.13.7) September September September September Saturday 7 September Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September October October October October Saturday 19 October NDC Thermal A (Open) NDC, FAI F3F SI F3K Event NI F3B NI F3B NDC ALES 123 Class M NDC Slope Distance Class F NDC Thermal B (10 min) NDC X5J UNLIMITED Class O FAI WCWorld Champs F3K Denmark NDC Thermal D (F500) SI F3K Event, TBA NI F3B, Matamata NI F3B, Matamata NDC ALES 200 Class N (scoring per NDC R/C Electric 7 x 7 Class E NDC Slope Pylon Class G NDC Thermal J (2,4,6,8,10) NDC Slope Distance Class F NI F3K Event NI F3B NI F3B NDC ALES 123 Class M NDC R/C Electric 7 x 7 Class E NDC F3K Tasks B,D,G,H (total raw scores) NDC FAI F3F NI F3K Event 2013 SoarChamps & 2013 WC F3J Trial Another successful Soarchamps has been completed with a total of 21 entries. All events were flown with the exception of the Champagne fly-off. Some rain interrupted the programme on Friday morning and midday Saturday but apart from that it was a great weekend. It was great to see Dave Pratley come from Aussie, guys from Auckland in the north and Timaru in the south make it to a prestigious event in a fantastic location. It was good to have some female competition with Suetonia Palmer in the ALES. ALES 200 proved to be a popular event given the rules were only finalized at the Nats AGM and flown for the first time at this national championship event. The F3J trial was successfully held with a combined total of 11 rounds between F3J & Premier Duration. Congratulations to Joe Wurts, Dave Griffin and Scott Chisholm for making the 2014 team. Dave Griffin, Joe Wurts & Scott Chisholm 2014 F3J team Please look for a full article elsewhere in this magazine.