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Edinburgh University Gliding Club

Inter-uni Task Week 2006

K13 over Skeffington
As much flying as physically possible...

...or not, as the case may be.

Barbeque at Sutton Bank.

Task Setting
Task Setting.


Inter-university Task Week is a competition that takes place each summer between university gliding clubs. It's a fairly relaxed affair with the emphasis on having fun and doing as much flying as physically possible, especially cross-country. It is traditionally hosted by the previous year's winners and in keeping with this, Edinburgh will be hosting IUTW 2006 this summer at Pocklington from 5th–13th August.

There is an entry fee of £50 per glider, but no other membership charges for the week. There is no catering but we are able to use the club kitchen. Pocklington are keen for each university to bring an instructor, who can be responsible for the group's flying. Having said that, we want as many universities represented as possible so if you're having problems with obtaining gliders/instructors etc. don't suffer in silence — let us know!

Scores & Photos

Live scores

David Reitter's photos


In a break with tradition we're going to try writing down the rules in advance rather than making them up as we go along. So, here's some rules for you all to mull over.

  1. Teams: universities will enter as a team. There is no formal limit on team size, but teams should be declared at the start of the comp.
  2. XC and Progression achievements will be scored as separate competitions. If it is necessary to choose an overall winner this will be done by scaling the scores such that the winner in each category gets the same score and adding the two scores together.
  3. (XC) One or more tasks will be set. If there is more than one then the pilot selects which task they do. They do not need to declare which task they are doing and are free to change their minds.
  4. (XC) The tasks used are based on the rules used in the Sutton Bank club task week and are basically a simplified AAT. The task setter sets multiple turnpoints, each with a arbitrary radius sector and/or beer can associated with it. The point used for scoring is the furthest point reached by the glider within the sector or cylinder, i.e. that which gives the greatest distance. The task setter may or may not impose conditions on the number of areas to be used or the sequence they may be used in.
  5. (XC) Scoring will be according to national ladder XC points except that any set task will be considered declared (flights other than the set tasks will NOT be scored as undeclared). Uncompleted flights will be scored using whichever task gives the highest score.
  6. (XC) GPS logger evidence will be gratefully received by the scoring team, but is not a requirement.
  7. (XC) If the highest score for the day is greater than 666 points then each score for that day will be scaled by a factor such that the highest score is 666 points.
  8. In the event of poor weather, other tasks may be set according to rules which we will make up as we go along.
  9. (Progression) Points will be awarded for the following:
    • 1st Solo: 1000pts
    • Silver Distance: 700pts
    • Silver Duration: 500pts
    • Gold/Diamond Distance: 500pts
    • Silver/Gold Height: 300pts
    • Bronze/XCE Field Landings: 200pts
    • Bronze soaring leg: 200pts (each)
    • Bronze flying tests: 100pts (both)
    • Bronze exam: 100pts
    • Anything else: <100pts