Wednesday 23rd

The wind sock said it all – wind direction just right; wind strength enough.  The ridge will be working,  So, Bob B took the first launch in the K13 to confirm this.  Only problem was, he returned after only 9 minutes.  Everyone else threw themselves at the ridge only to report extensive sink and the best anyone achieved was 11 minutes.  The bar was nudged a little higher when Ken R and Bill C did 12 minutes in their Duo Discuss which was matched by Paul B (plus me providing ballast) in the K13.  On their freebie launch Ken and Bill stretched this to 18 minutes.  Then five and a half hours after the first launch the dynamic Du0 stuck to the sky for 1:19.  As they were spotted well away from the ridge it still hadn’t decided to work.

39 launches were made in pursuit of the elusive ridge lift.

About the Author: StephenO

Flies an LS3-17 (occasionally when not sitting in the back seat).
Promoter of gigs at ACE Space and presenter of Folk Ace on Kennet Radio.
How was it ever possible to fit in paid employment?

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