2 July 2008
Day 7 - Task 6
Task 6 – 80.5km
TP1 – Savournon
TP2 – Antenne Due Roche
TP3 – Pic de Crigne
TP4 – Le Vireuil (north of Sisteron)
Task Committee set an 80k task - there was a pause at take-off to maybe extend the task luckily they did not as it was very difficult to punch into wind. At 8,000ft it was 20mph. I had an excellent start but the first thermal after the start was total chaos with pilots turning left, right, left right and seemingly all the Laminars had a right turn even though 50 other pilots were turning left!!! A scary start to the task and amazingly nobody hit each other!! Lessons need to be learnt from this.
I had a good day overall - it was nice to get another task in - even though I landed short of goal and the last turnpoint. I remember been in the same valley doing the yo-yo bit during another comp a few years ago (probably a Brit one) and we all landed in the valley of death.
(I think?) Bruce, Dave and Carl in goal with the rest of the Brits spread out along the task.
The Official Site
2008 Chabre Hang Gliding Open - the Pre-Worlds
Weather and Stuff - links from the Oz Report
Laragne WEATHER FORECAST