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.
I just finished my first attempt at this weeks Team SA race. I believe I’m in 3rd place after Norbert Kiss and Sandor Laurinyecz which is unbelievable! I definitely made a few mistakes which cost me several minutes. Hopefully I can make them up in another attempt tomorrow.
I made one attempt at this week’s SA Team race and so far I’m in first place! I think I must have gotten better conditions. I set my MC for the average indicated on SeeYou. My circling percent was 22% but this was open class so that must lower the percent!
Puddie joined the Adrian Soaring Club yesterday and took his first flights there today. He is getting checked out in the ASK-21 with an instructor named Johann. Johann has flown all over the world but says he thinks that Sugarbush is the most beautiful soaring spot in the world!
I’m waiting to hear from brother Puddie who is taking his glider check ride today. I hope to receive the good news soon!
And I just got news that he passed!