Rest of January

Distinct lack of entries for the second half of January and there are people out there interested to hear (OK, well, one person had noticed).
Sunday the 19th was reasonably busy with 22 launches.  Justin was the first break the single digit flight time (14 minutes), immediately followed by Carol+Claire and Paul P.  Half an hour later Trevor G stepped up to that challenge and took the Puchacz soaring for a remarkable 38 minutes.  Alan P brought out his Skylark for a little exercise.
The mid-week flyers clocked up 15 launches on Tuesday 22nd with longest flight honours going to Rob J with a modest 9 minutes.
Modest turnout the following Saturday (25th) even though it was clear Sunday would be a wash-out/blow-out, just 9 launches.  Double digit flights (10 and 11 minutes) were achieved by those who flew with Jim C in the back seat.  There were almost as many folks glider/trailer fettling.  I was one such and  about midday someone pointed out that someone had painted a K13 on the sky.  It wasn’t moving forwards or backwards or up or down – Nigel B just hung about for 29 minutes.
Despite all the wind and rain we flew on 7 days in the month (8 is the average and 10 the best) and did about the same amount of flying as 2 years ago (which was much better than last year.  December was the surprise – highest number of launches and flying time for 7 years (stats further back not readily to hand).  Kinda balanced off October which was the worst for 7 years.

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