Saturday 23rd

A day the brass monkeys stayed at home but not some of our hardy members.  Once the winch and caravan were in position it was a wait-and-see if cloudbase moves up.  Those patient enough to hang about to almost 15:00 were rewarded with the chance to see if the ridge was working.  Everybody managed more than a 10 minute flight and the conclusion was that in the K8 it might have been possible to use the bits of ridge lift that was there but not in the Puchacz (with so few remaining we only hauled the Puchacz to the bottom end of the field).  Rod took the day’s honours with 19 minutes (thanks to a thermal in which he managed to gain 200 feet).

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Shalbourne Gliding

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