The Viking Race headquarters were at the small Viking Village Asgardur Hotel in Hvolsvollur, (110 km from Reykjavik, on the south coast).
Weather conditions were not as favorable as we had hoped. We could therefore never use the good slope near the hotel, but had to drive about 60 km to Kambar mountain. Low wind and rain plagued us. Only 5 rounds of the 10 planned could be completed. Fritz Kristoffersen did have the best time 37.51 s.
Besides the unfavourable weather, the competition was without significant problems. The contestants displayed good sportsmanship and were real Vikings on the top of Kambar mountain, sometimes in a heavy rain and fog.
At the banquet and pricegiving ceremony it was agreed that the next Viking Race will take place in South Wales 1998.
-------------------------------------------------------------- Individual Contest. PLACE NAME COUNTRY TEAM TOTAL FAI POINTS
1 Espen Torp Norway NOR 3979 2 Jesper Jensen Denmark DEN 3781 3 Rolf Borge Rettedal Norway NOR 3758
4 Fritz Kristoffersen Norway NOR 3743 5 Jan Hansen Denmark DEN 3678 6 John McCurdy England ENG 3665
7 Peter Rundle England ENG 3533 8 David Woods England ENG 3461 9 Didier Lanot France FRA 3429
10 Geir Njaa Norway INT 3384 11 Bordes Olivier France INT 3384 12 Rafn Thorarensen Iceland ICE 3371
13 Pierre Rondel France FRA 3369 14 Inaki Elizondo Casado Spain SPA 3354 15 Suss Jerome France FRA 3338
16 Bodvar Gudmundsson Iceland ICE 3277 17 Julio Cesar Roman Spain SPA 3198 18 Preben Norholm Denmark DEN 3133
19 Hans Merkli Switzerland SUI 3045 20 Hans Peter Senn Switzerland SUI 3016 21 Marcelino Punal Pensado Spain SPA 2983
22 Paul Weibel Switzerland INT 2958 23 Frimann Frimannsson Iceland ICE 2942 24 Rolf Girsberger Switzerland SUI 2919 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Three Man Team Contest - for the Viking Trophy. PLACE TEAM TOTAL FAI POINTS 1 NOR 11480 2 ENG 10658 3 DEN 10592 4 FRA 10136 5 INT 9726 6 ICE 9590 7 SPA 9535 8 SUI 8980 -----------------------------------------------------------------
You can download the Excel calculation sheet used to calculate the results at the Viking Race 1996.
It is in three versions: Unsorted as used during the race. Sorted according to PLACE. Emty sheet ready for use. All the files are ZIPed in to one file VIKRACE.ZIP. Also included is a text file describing known problems (VIKRACE.TXT).
No macro is used, only formulas in the cells.
Feel free to use them in your own race. Do not hesitate to improve the sheets! Please let us know of any improvements.
The Viking Village Asgardur Hotel,
860 Hvolsvollur, Iceland.
Phone: +(354) 487 8367
Fax +(354) 487 8387.
Here is the exact location of Asgardur, if you have a GPS. A Garmin GPS-38 (cost $189) showed this just in front of the main building:
By the way, The model airfield Hamranes-flugvollur is located at:
The above coordinates should be accurate within +/- 100 meters.
The Icelandic Aeromodellers Association
INVITATION. The Viking Race Organising Committee is pleased to invite Slope Racing enthusiasts from F.A.I. affiliated countries to take part in the Viking Race, F.A.I. category F3F.
If your name is on the following list: Your entry has been received and verified and we are looking
forward to meet you in Iceland, August 6th to 13th.
ORGANISER. The Icelandic RC Club Þytur will
be the organiser of the fifth open FAI international Viking F3F
Slope Race, on behalf of the Icelandic Aeromodellers Association.
DATE. Tuesday August 6th to Tuesday August 13th,
PLACE. Hvolsvöllur, situated on the south coast
of Iceland. The distance from the Keflavík airport to
village Hvolsvöllur is about 159 Km, through the capital
of Iceland, Reykjavík.
F.A.I. LICENCE. Each competitor must have a F.A.I.
Sporting Licence valid for the year 1996.
COMPETITION RULES. The contest has been scheduled as an open
international contest to current F.A.I. F3F rules.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE. The official language for the event will
be English, with a flavour of Icelandic pronunciation.
AWARDS. 1. Three Man Team Contest - for the Viking
2. Individual Contest.
CURRENCY RATE. 1. June 1996
1 USD equals to 66 I.Kr.
1 GBP equals to 104 I.Kr.
1 DEM equals to 45 I.Kr.
The Viking Village Ásgarður Hotel,
Phone: +354 487 8367
Fax +354 487 8387.
Hotel reservations for approx. 60 - 70 people have been made in the small Viking Village Ásgarður Hotel. The hotel has been designed in an old fashion Viking style and is situated right outside village Hvolsvollur, at a distance of about 1 Km from the hill Hvolsfjall where the race will be held. Workshop facilities will be made available.
The Hotelier has asked that competitors contact him direct to
make their bookings. These bookings should be made as soon as
possible to ensure that your accommodation is reserved. Rooms
will be in small huts for four persons, or in the hotel for four
persons or two persons. When booking, you should state that you
are a "Viking Race" competitor so that you receive a
preferential price, also make sure to specify which of the following
to include with your reservation:
Prices per person/per day:
Room (own sleeping bag) IKr. 1.200,-
Room IKr. 1.900,-
Breakfast IKr. 700,-
Evening meal IKr. 1.600,-
Packed lunch IKr. 700,-
Banquet meal IKr. 2.200,-
In villages Hvolsvöllur and Hella are several small, quiet,
family hotels. There are a number of camping and caravan sites
close by for the more intrepid visitors.
FREQUENCIES. The 35 MHz Channels 61 to 80 is recommended
at 10 Khz spacing. Other frequencies on the 40 MHz and 72 MHz
bands may be available subject to successful application to the
Icelandic Telecommunications Authority.
TRAVEL INFO. Keflavík Airport 159 Km from
Reykjavík 106 Km from Hvolsvöllur
AIRPORT. Keflavík Airport. Approximately
159 Km from the Hotel Ásgarður, Hvolsvöllur.
CAR RENTAL. All major car rental companies are represented
at Keflavík Airport. Reservations should be made through
your own travel agent.
FLYING SITES. Flying will take place on various
slopes in the area. The main slopes which we intend to use are
within 1 Km of the Hotel. An auxiliary slope which we will use
in an emergency is within 50 Km. from the Hotel.
Tuesday 6.08.96 Arrival, Registration, processing, Team managers meeting.
Wednesday 7.08.96 Official opening. Round -0. Contest starts.
Thursday 8.08.96 Contest day.
Friday 9.08.96 Contest day.
Saturday 10.08.96 Contest day.
Sunday 11.08.96 Contest day.
Monday 12.08.96 Contest day. Banquet, pricegiving ceremony.
Tuesday 13.08.96 Departure.
David Woods, England.
John McCurdy, England.
Peter Rundle, England.
Rolf Girsberger, Switzerland.
Hans Peter Senn, Switzerland.
Hans Merkli, Switzerland.
Paul Weibel, Switzerland.
Pierre Rondel, France. http://www.alpes-net.fr:80/~obordes/Pierre.html
Bordes Olivier, France. http://www.alpes-net.fr:80/~obordes/Olivier.html
Suss Jerome, France.
Didier Lanot, France.
Julio Cesar Roman, Spain.
Inaki Elizondo Casado, Spain.
Marcelino Punal Pensado, Spain.
Espen Torp, Norway. http://www.robin.no/~aetorp/welcome.html
Rolf Börge Rettedal, Norway.
Geir Njaa, Norway.
Fritz Kristoffersen, Norway.
Jan Hansen, Denmark.
Jesper Jensen, Denmark.
Preben Nörholm, Denmark.
Böðvar Guðmundsson, Iceland.
Frímann Frímannsson, Iceland.
Rafn Thorarensen, Iceland.
The Icelandic Aeromodellers Association and the Viking Race Organising Committee wish all competitors the very best of luck with their preparations for this event.
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