Day 3 Club Class Nats, to Matamata and beyond!

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A very interesting day today. To Thames and back. Westerlies kept the thermals at bay in a lot of areas, making flying tricky indeed. Some big blue gaps to cross. As Roy said in his blog there were 4 landed out around Atiamuri, 3 into Tokaroa, and 4 landed back and didn't start. Only Steve Wallace made it around the task, which is good as he set it. The ridge was working well.

I caused some drama with my outlanding. A local farmer's wife saw and called the police stating a plane has crashed. The 2 fire trucks that arrived, local fire officer and police that arrived were all good guys, and were pleased there wasn't really an accident. Thanks to Nigel and my friends for being crew for the day!

Scores are up here:
http://www.soaringspot.com/nzclub2013/results/club/daily/day3.html

 It's all very close. Another good day for tomorrow, hopefully a bit easier.

The local rescue crews. One appliance came from Taupo, the other from Tokoroa I believe...
The local rescue crews. One appliance came from Taupo, the other from Tokoroa I believe...

Another happy retrieve crew.
Another happy retrieve crew.

Mmm clouds. There wasn't much after these ones to get back home.
Mmm clouds. There wasn't much after these ones to get back home.



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