Made goal, but it was slow going. Had some problems with the harness before takeoff and had to get off the dolly twice before I fixed it. Not very nice to struggle with stuff like that in 40+ degrees.
After a rowdy tow up I met up with a few other pilots and we had a good thermal or two before taking the start gate from cloudbase. I found out that my VG cleat did not lock the VG rope with any tension, I tried to clean it out from sand and dust, but no go. It was hard to fly the task with almost no VG, but I made it in the end.