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Pavel Trybenekr and Martin Piskacek from Czech Republic took the first two places
in Standard Class today. New Zealander Alex McCaw took third place on a day
that was  mostly blue, but with a  stubble fire that provided a
timely help to some pilots  near the end of the second leg.

After two flying days Polish pilots Mateusz Siodloczek and Jacek Flis have retained their leading positions with Simon Briel from Germany in third place and Ailsa Mc Millan who came seventh for the second day running in forth place overall. Matthew Scutter finished fourth pushing him up into tenth position overall.

In Club Class Germans Robin Diesterweg and Simon Schmidt-Meinzer came in first and second. Day one winner Daniel Arday took third place keeping him in top position after two days.

After all the pilots had landed Operations Director Terry Cubley said. 'Today we were on a different runway launching of 11 instead of 22. It is a much narrower runway but everyone coped well and we launched 59 gliders in 59 minutes.

'Initially there were a few cumulus popping. By the time the start gate opened they were about 6,000 ft above ground with cumulus to the east and the north and we thought it would be a great day. But then it blued out. I think they had a  bit of cu up north.

After all the pilots had landed Operations Director Terry Cubley said. 'Today we were on a different runway launching of 11 instead of 22. It is a much narrower runway but everyone coped well and we launched 59 gliders in 59 minutes.

'Initially there were a few cumulus popping. By the time the start gate opened they were about 6,000 ft above ground with cumulus to the east and the north and we thought it would be a great day. But then it blued out. I think they had a bit of cu up north.

'I watched the live tracking and saw that standard class formed two gaggles, then merged into one gaggle and preceded to fly the task together. I'm sure that the final score, other than one ore two pilots falling out the side, will reflect that.

'The speeds weren't as high as the task setters were expecting. The gliders coming in a bit later found the easterly wind was getting somewhat stronger and the thermals a bit weaker. So the final two legs were a bit more difficult.

'We had an easterly all day but the sea air tends to pulse into here and you could feel that later on in the day so the gliders that were behind found it a bit more difficult coming in on the final leg. For them the winds later were gusting 10-15 kts instead of 8-10 kts. I spoke to a couple of pilots who said they were still getting 6kt climbs on the way home so it had not slackened off too much.

'I think we maybe overset the task a little bit. We were expecting the cu to be a bit more reliable and consistent. The result of that was the slower speeds We had at least two pilots who didn't quite make the finish line with not quite enough height in the last climb and landing just short which is very disappointing for them. But that is what happens in gliding and in a world championships you have to fly everything just right.'

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Sean  Young