With the wind from the north (with just a touch of east) the favourite place proved to be on the south side of the launch caravan – enjoying the sun and sheltered from the cold wind. Correction that was the second favourite place – the favourite was in a glider looking for ridge lift. Some scraps of ridge lift was to be found but better were the thermals triggered by the ridge. Those launching between midday and 13:00 were rewarded with the longest flights of the day. Colin B in his LS3-17 clocked up 45 minutes but that only gave him second place in the soaring stakes. Top spot being taken by Ken R and Bill C in their Duo Discus with 1:02. 25 of the 31 launches achieved double digit flight times – mind, when the K8 was getting launches to 2,100′ that gets you off to a good start.
21 members flew – pretty good turn out for midweek in October.