Sunday, July 7, 2013

Third on Day 5 with 993 points

Although cloudbase and thermal strength were higher than predicted, the strong Northeastern wind sheared the thermals, particularly below 800 m (~2500 ft), resulting in slower speeds than expected, around 70 Km/hr. Sarah did quite well with a third place for the day for 993 points, which brings her back to third overall.
Most competitors were on task for nearly 5 hours. It is interesting that, although they did not fly together but only saw each other occasionally during the flight, the top nine for the day achieve scores less than 60 points apart, quite a small spread by World Championship scoring formulas. This is a tough competition.

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