Glen and I drove out Friday night to meet up with Kathryn and a bunch of Canberra pilots. It was nearly a mini-comp of about 15 or so with Andrew Luton (Theif) doing the task setting for Saturday. The forecast was for nicely unstable, good lift and a high cloudbase so the task was 215km to Gulgong. Pretty ambitious, but totally doable as it turns out. Glen and Chop Lamont made it there (Glen after 3 tows!) and several made it within 40kms or so. I wouldn't say it was a fantastic, classic Forbes day - I found the lift really rough and snaky and hard to follow, but at least there was massive sink between all that rough lift ;-). I only made about 55 or 60 kms, but it was still great fun. My new glider is so lovely to fly and again, I can't help but notice the exceptional glide it gets.
Day two task was to fly towards home. Glen made 160km to the Bathurst soaring club and landed at their airstrip there.