Wednesday 17th

Third Wednesday in a row where we’ve been “blessed” with an easterly crosswind.  Only difference this time was the touch of northerly and a lot more of it. The challenge of the day (other than dealing with a lively cross wind) was to get into a double digit flight time.  Sitting in the back seat with Jonty H flying, he declared he would do a gentle turn onto his high key.  The vario chirped and Jonty got stuck in.  Wrestling broken lift and drift he eventually got to 1,200′ at which point the “hot spot” we kept returning to went cold (a chilly 4 down).  I did comment that if that was a “gentle” turn I would appreciate plenty of warning for a steep turn.  Nobody else came close to Jonty’s 23 minutes but there were another 5 (of the 26) that achieved double digits.
Interestingly (?) we did one more launch and 2 more minutes than Sunday and 15 people flew on both days.

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