The Eastern Soaring League 2012 Contest Calendar
Electric sailplane pilots may wish to attend one of these events to watch how pure gliders are flown in a regional contest format.
There are two divisions in the Eastern Soaring League.
TD - Unlimited Sailplane launched off winches. TD is typicall flown in a man on man format.
HLG - Hand Launched Gliders - Typically flown under FAI F3K rules using discus launched gliders.
Both divisions are reflected below. Note that this is a draft and is subject to change. For the latest, check the ESL web site at www.flyesl.org
Typically there is an Expert Class and a Sportsman Class flown at each contest. There is also a Novice program for pilots new to ESL contests who may wish to give it a try. Naturally Experts tend to fly higher end birds while Novices may be flying Easy Gliders in TD or 2 channel kit built DLGs in HLG. You can read about the ESL classes here:
2012 CONTEST SCHEDULE - Draft
There may be changes to follow - for planning purposes only
17 Contest weekends, 34 total contests
Date Contest name Location Point of Contact
5/5 5/6... HRSF/BRASS Waynesboro, VA TD Josh Glaab
5/19 5/20... MARKS Salisbury, MD Jeff McCarter
5/19 5/20... ESL at Horsefeathers Warrenton, VA TD Kerry Cochrell
6/2 6/3... BASS HLG Baltimore, MD Randy Kleinert
6/9 6/10... SKSS Newark, DE TD Bill Groft
6/23 6/24... LISF-1 Syosset, NY TD Phil Abatelli
7/7 7/8... CRRC-HL Boston, MA HL Anker Berg-Sonne
7/14 7/15... DBSF-1 Reading, PA TD Luis Bustamante
7/28-8/5... NATS Muncie, IN
8/4 8/5 ...LISF-HLG Syosset, NY HL Frank Nasita
8/11 8/12... CRRC Boston, MA TD Anker Berg-Sonne
8/18 8/19... CASA-HLG Rockville, MD HL Jay Hunter
8/25 8/26... ESL-Mid Season Reading, PA TD Steve Lucke
9/8 9/9... CASA Unlimited Warrenton, VA TD Kerry Cochrell
9/15 9/16... SKSS Handluanch Newark, DE HL Eric Teder
9/22 9/23... LISF-2 Syosset, NY TD Phil Abatelli
10/6 10/7... ESL TD End of Season Reading, PA TD Josh Glaab
10/6 10/7... DESS/HLG End of Season Wilson, NC HL Dick Proseus