The race last night was quite a bit of fun. There were 13 racers. It was a combination of weak ridge lift and moderate thermals with moderate turbulence. I hadn’t really planned to fly the ridge as I considered the wind at about 11 kph to be too weak. When I was about to enter my first thermal I noticed someone flying the ridge so I decided to follow after porpoising the thermal. It could have been a mistake. I will be curious to examine the winner’s flight track tonight (Eric Praznovsky as usual).
I got a bit worried about altitude about 25% of the way on the final leg. I finally got a decent thermal about 500m AGL and climbed to final glide. I placed fifth in the race.