Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Trying to be smart - failed
Yesterday's task was a 120 km mostly crosswind task. I had a difficult start, almost had to land and relaunch, but had a low save and could make the 3rd start gate. I was in a nice gaggle with Dustin, Andre, Davis, Julia, ... Just before the first turn point I was looking at the clouds and I thought the gaggle made a strange move going that far west. I decided to take a slightly different route and 2 minutes later, I saw the gaggle coming my way. I thought I had just done a nice move. Not so, I stupidly missed the first turn point and realized that 5 km later. I tried to turn around, but had a strong headwind heading there and had to land a the turn point. What a stupidity and what a missed chance!