Benalla Storm

Benalla Storm

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 7

Today we started out with a 2.5 hour AAT and were gridded in front of the Standard Class.  The contest manager decided to allow the Standard Class to launch first to get in a longer day so we had to push all the Club Class gliders to the side and then regrid after they were all up.  The task was also changed from to a 1.5 hour AAT with minimum 69km, max 247km and nominal 154km.  The pilots were reporting the highest cloudbase of the contest and some reported wave.  The start gate was limited to 2000m to avoid any advantages/disadvantages of getting in the wave.  She is at the first turn now and after turning will have a nice tailwind for the second leg.

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