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I left work at noon to do the MNS Europe race today. The race was in New Zealand. It started in Omarama, took a short jag to the East, then north northeast to Glentanner south of Mount Cook. There was a little ridge going north where I found some strong blue thermals off certain parts of the ridge. Mostly it didn’t pan out though and it was largely a thermal race with thermals in the 2.5 to 3 meters per second range.
What was notable about my performance in this race was that I didn’t make any major mistakes except for the start. I crossed above the minimum start altitude and had to circle back and restart.