Monday, January 5, 2009

Forbes Day3

Today had a great forecast. The wind came up so a downwind dogleg task was set. 163km if my memory serves me correctly. There was a cloud line downwind, base at 12K +
At the first turnpoint things were going great, I had caught about 15 pilots, having taking a better line and finding a fast climb.

After the turnpoint I hit major sink and got stuck low in weak lift over a valley 40km from goal drifting off course. Eventually I had enough altitude to find a better climb, with a cloudstreet to goal. But by then I didn't need the 3000' I got just flying straight ! I got the goal late and high. Maybe I will figure this out tomorrow... Thats goal waaay down there. The white is the finish line.

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