Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 Europeans, task 5, racing with Jonny and Alex

Two days ago, we had task 5. I try only to remember the positive things about the flight. The start gaggle at cloudbase was nice and the race start was impressive. I basically followed Jonny until the first turnpoint and that definitely was faster than I ever flew before. Somehow I lost the contact after turning around from the turnpoint. I really don't know how that happened, but it did. And at the same moment the thermals seemed to die. I stayed in the air for another 20 minutes, but had to land after 45 kms. Not good. Lost 10 places in the overall standings (49th).

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