Forbes 2010, Day 6, good race day

129 km task today, almost a triangle back to the worlds paddock.

I took the first start with a gaggle of pilots, saw some go back to wait for the next, but I did not want to wait, the early finishers get more points in the OzGAP system. The first themal took is to cloudbase at around 2000 meters, and from there I glided first towards the first TP. Atilla and Blay came in under me at the next thermal, and from there the three of us flew the rest of the task together. We were well in front of everyone else, and I knew we were leading and if we could keep the speed up it would be a good day.

It was a full race day, with 3 m/s thermals and lots of clouds, nothing like the crappy blue we had yesterday. On the final glide I did not see the goal line, and saw a goal line on a field 7-8 km further up the road, so I took a very conservative glide, while wondering what Atilla and Blay were thinking. I finally spotted the real goal when I was only a few km away, and came in way to high, but as number 3. Johnny came in after me, but with the second start he will have a better time.

Lots of people in goal today, but Olav landed at the start feeling too sick to fly.