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.