Jerilderie 2013 Open Thermal Glider Competition - Event Review
Modelflight was fortunate to attend the 36th LSF Glider tournament on the weekend in Jerilderie, New South Wales. The conditions were near perfect for Jerilderie 2013, with some light winds, sunshine and not a raindrop in sight. It was one of the closest competitions ever, with 58 pilots flew 15 rounds over the 3 day event.   We would like to congratulate the overall winner of Jerilderie 2013 - Joe Wurts from New Zealand. In 2nd place was Matt Lowe and Carl Strautins took out 3rd place. Joe also won the Hand Launch Glider competition.  

  The Australian F3J team for the 2014 World Championships in Slovakia was also decided (by thousandths of a point). The team¬†consists of Matt Lowe, Carl Strutins and Nick Chabrel. In a very tight finish, Nick managed to beat former World Champion David Hobby by 0.008pts. Modelflight would like to thank the organisers of Jerilderie 2013 - Alan Lowe, Jack Murphy and Don Farrer. It was a great contest and we were glad to be involved. If you would like to view more photos from the event, check out the album "Jerilderie 2013" on Modelflight's Facebook page. There will also be some videos appearing on Modelflight's YouTube channel (and this blog post), so stay tuned for more.