Fresh achievements amid challenging conditions at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club.

10:31 17 July 2014

The July course line up at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

The July course line up at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Archant

July’s one-week course members enjoyed some challenging weather, with strong lift, horrendous sink and awkward crosswinds this week, writes Jill Harmer.

Bran Searle, a junior member from Cornwall, completed his first solo and soared for 40 minutes on only his second solo flight.

On Thursday, although the conditions near the ground were quite difficult and limited those who could fly solo, Aston Key from Huntsham flew for more than five hours in the local area, qualifying for his ‘silver duration’ and completing his silver badge (50km distance, five-hour duration, 1000m height gain).

Thursday evening was busy with a group from Teignbridge canoe club who enjoyed a lovely evening with a gentle wind blowing on the westerly ridge extending their trial lessons.

On Friday, some club members took a spare winch cable from the course to fly their own gliders, and Adrian Phillips from Cullompton completed 125km to Henstridge and back.

Interested in gliding with us at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club? Find out about our trial lessons and group evenings. There are currently three places available on the September course. Visit our website dsgc.co.uk for more details.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:37
Upottery away at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 6581-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Upottery wrapped up the Fresha League Division Two title with a 3-0 win at Sidmouth Town Reserves, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:37
Honiton Town action from the 5-0 Mountbatten Park win over Lympstone.

Honiton Town, crowned Fresha League Division One champions in midweek, ended their league campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Exmouth Amateurs.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:40
Cricket bat and ball

Honiton Cricket Club go into the new season with new hope and optimism.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00
Action from Somerset Rebels versus Sheffield Tigers

After their superb away win at Owlerton last week, Garry May told his ‘Case’s’ Somerset Rebels that he expected no complacency for the return fixture against the Sheffield Tigers, at the Oak Tree Arena (on Friday night), and that is exactly what he got, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Friday, May 1, 2015
Haste Cup winner Chris Roberts receives the trophy from Amanda Haste,

Sidmouth Croquet Club was the venue for the Haste Cup, a Croquet association Open Golf Croquet Tournament, writes David Butler.

Read more
Friday, May 1, 2015
Margaret Brotheridge, lady president of Bowls Devon (left) with Madeira ladies’ captain Ann Doidge

Following the opening drive on Thursday, Madeira held a successful Open Day on Saturday, writes Jenny Smith.

Read more
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Football generic picture

Upottery head to Manstone Lane, Sidmouth on Saturday looking for the single point that will see them crowned Fresha League Division Two champions.

Read more
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Sailing - The Solitaire Du Figaro

In just 50 days time, 40 of the world’s top offshore sailors will race into Torbay with the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire.

Read more
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Bicton Arena

Devon’s first international horse trials drew plaudits from spectators and competitors alike following three days of intense competition which took place at Bicton Arena.

Read more
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Gig racing

Sidmouth have two gig crews involved in this weekend’s Scillies World Gig Championship.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder