Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 5 - Never give up !

Pilots briefing. 3 consectutively worse starts yesterday. I had a slight advantage yesterday as the top 20 pilots were forced to take the second start. I decided the day was improving so I waited for one more start clock. However I ended up lower and farther downwind. It was 15 min after the last start clock that I really got going :\

So, I messed that up!
Most of the flight was survival mode, it took me 6 hrs 12 to get round the course, I was spent! I managed to dribble along downwind toward goal in 40feet per minute until I had 12:1, I got to got with 100m to spare.

I suspect I will be sore straight off the cart today.

Jonny is doing a much better job of blogging the event :


Ryan Goebel said...

Nice dogged determination..
Good finish Ben!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Wow wow wow wow. Keep it up bro!

Chris Valley said...

Boy, that mentoring I've been giving you has really been paying off, eh, mate?

wind burns & earth turns said...

Thanks especially Chris, I try to listen but sometimes it doesn't stick. Looking forward to a refresher course :) Especially on the speed gliding.