Nick, Day 3

Nick, ST - Day 3, 7 Aug

A tough day for me. It seemed the boyancy/shear ratio was 3 not 9 as Dr Jack showed. You'd pull up in 6 kts and ended up in -4 half a turn into the thermal. Very broken and rough thermals all day. After a while I'd just keep going straight, but you can only do that for so long. I just couldn't get good climbs today. After a bad start, I knew it was going to be a long day.

Things smoothed out down south and I started to make some better time, but was down to 2500' at the second last turn. It recycled and I was able to keep going, but it wasn't fun anymore, it was survival. I flew with ZL to the last turn and back. He also had a bad day. A slow day at 111 Km/H for 644 Km, but I'm glad I made it back, it didn't look so good for quite a while. Tomorrow is another day...

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