Bern 172 Team SA race

I just made my first attempt at this race.  I was a good part of the way along on the second leg when I took a stupid risk trying to swoop over a ridge and crashed!  You can see that my strategy here was to take the shortest route to the windward ridge that was perpendicular to the wind.  If I had headed directly toward turn point 1 I would have had to cross a 2100m ridge from the windward side!  It didn’t work out too badly but the ridge lift was much less than I anticipated.  I wonder if the amount of ridge lift you get in proportion to the wind is scenery dependent—or maybe I just got bad luck with the random weather.  This was the WestSwiss scenery.

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Author: korkiley

Systems Administrator at University of Vermont (retired as of 7/1/2012) Married Favorite Activities: Condor Glider Online Competition, Developing web sites, making espresso, and keeping a blog

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