Sunday 15th August

The day started with a burst of enthusiasm – 4 club gliders pulled out and 5 private gliders rigged. Then everyone stood around and nattered – something to do with the top cover and the murk. Chris B broke ranks and went to see if the ridge was working – he stayed up for 26. For the next 2 hours launch rate very slow and only 1 glider doing any better (by 2 minutes!). Carol launched and didn’t return so then a grid formed and we were rewarded with a number of hour+ flights. I have no reports of anyone going anywhere or what heights folks got. The 2-seaters were reporting 2.000′ launches.
One landout, one visitor (with Ventus) from Talgarth, one TL, one annual checks. 34 launches (highest number we’ve seen since the Open Day) and 17:45 flown. As we packed the hangar we gazed up at the best looking sky of the day (seems to have been a fairly common occurance this year).

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