Amazingly, I placed second again! If I hadn’t made a couple of dumb mistakes, I probably would be in first. As I was headed for the start line I noticed that I had the wrong task loaded in SeeYou and instead of concentrating on the start I tried to load the correct one which lead to some wasteful course and altitude departures. I probably lost a few more seconds later in the race when I had to answer the phone. The winner was only 15 seconds faster than I was.
The lift was about the same as in the first race and, once again, I set MC 1 and then increased to 1.2 when things started to look good. There was a moment of doubt on the penultimate leg when I was getting quite low, found no lift in one thermal and had to veer about 20 degrees or more off course to try another thermal. I was afraid I was getting low enough to be beneath the thermal but I was lucky and found good lift. I might have saved a little time by not climbing quite as high as I did. I followed the rule to set my MC to the current rate of lift but wonder if it would have been better to leave a little earlier.