Thursday, January 20, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
2 hadn't tried water skiing before, but he was a quick study and was up on a single ski in no time.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 09, 2011
However, those that did are now on course and blowing downwind in a sky that doesn't look terrible- it doesn't look great either though. Davis radio'd down that towing conditions were smooth, but there wasn't so much lift. I love Davis, but don't always trust his judgment on these things. Turns out he was probably right this time.
Ally and I are in the car headed to goal. Carl and Blenky are on course at cloudbase at the moment. It appears they are about 40km short of goal still yet. It is raining pretty good where we are, but the roads take us off courseline close the the dark ugly sky. The sky looks better on course, but Carl just reported a bit if rain even there.
It should be interesting to see how the scores play out tonight with Attila, who was in second place, not flying along with a few others. There were a couple of top guys quite unhappy with yesterday's result. At least one thought that the top 20 had a mandatory start at 1:00. Everyone else understood that the top 20 were not allowed to start before the 1:00 start, but could go later if they chose. Perhaps that is why the pilot in question didn't show up today.
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Saturday, January 08, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Looks like Carl will be second for the day!!!!
Here I am with my broken upright :-( (still smiling though)
Sunday, January 02, 2011
The forecast for today is not looking promising at all. We had clear blue skies this morning, but the clouds are quickly filling in and I fear we won't have a task today either :-( Oh to have skies like we had a few days ago.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Day 1 of the Forbes Flatlands and I have sped to Sydney to collect Carl. All the very tight plans and connections eventually failed in Abu Dhabi and so he's just arriving - not exactly in time for the first task. We will speed back to Forbes where young Alex will have our gliders rigged and ready to jump in and fly. If nothing else, it will be another adventure.