Another great day for racing hanggliders, with strong thermals and high cloudbase. I was up early to do a quick spin training session with Bobby in the Dragonfly, and it was very windy in the morning. I was suprised that we got a triangle task, but the forecasted winds were spot on and we got a great day with around 20km/h headwind on the long leg of the triangle.
We got up to over 3000 meters, Erland reported 3700m, and I was very glad I had put on some extra clothes today.
I took the first start with a small group of pilots, and we stuck together for most of the day and to goal. I was quite fast today, but really missed my RX (or some ballast for the RS) on the long headwind glides where I lost out to the guys with heavier wingloading. Blinky was first in and probably win the day, while I was 5. or 6. into goal.
All of us but Thomas made goal, now it’s dinner and prizegiving night.
Results will be up at http://www.forbesflatlands.com/results.html sometime later tonight. It was not the best results for the team, but we got some very good flights and set new records!