25 Juni 2014

2nd day: Too windy, task cancelled on take off

We went up to Forclaz launch today which was still in the clouds when we arrived. We set up our gliders anyway, and soon the clouds lifted, with a much higher base than yesterday. Also the wind was a lot stronger than yesterday, up to 38km/h in gusts on take off, and up to almost 40km/h at the goal field in Doussard.
The task was delayed, but with whitecaps and waves on the lake, it was obviously rather picking up than dropping down, so the day was cancelled.
I´m lucky to have Rebekka here as my personal support, helping me to carry the glider up to take off, looking after it while Im at the briefings, and helping me to pack up and take it down as well on a day like today.

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