Friday, August 26, 2011

Lachens - Task 3

Yesterday's task was flown from a nearby site called Lachens.  It's quite a nice launch and takes a different wind direction than the main launch at St. Andre.  It's about an hour drive, but it was well worth it as we were able to have a task from there where we wouldn't have been from here.

Unfortunately, it was a difficult start and at least 15 or so ended up in the bottom landing field.  Many complained that the air was quite rough around the hill and in the landing field, but everyone seemed to manage ok.  The guys that did get away had a very nice time.  Conditions improved along courseline where we could see the clouds developing and there were over 30 in goal at the Aerogliss at St. Andre.

Pity there have only been three tasks, but it's cool to see Gary Wirdnam leading overall with Luis Rizo and Pierro Zin in second and third.  Today was cancelled at the 9:30 briefing because of high winds.  Most expect the same tomorrow, so it might be time to head home :-(

Here are some pics from yesterday.  And, the scores are up here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are the most beautifull hangliding pilot i have ever seen.