More XC

A soggy field didn’t put the dampers on the fun and games yesterday. The best forecast for a few days saw quite a lot of activity with over 20 launches of locals and visitors. The air mass was typically spring-like with convection going to a decent base and the odd shower forecast to be around, but not in our area.

Martin P (Pingu), Dave (Rocket Man) Hope and myself set Carreg Cennen Castle to the west, Shobdon NW and Brecon SW for 208km. Conditions varied from solid 6 knot climbs to a base near 5000′ QNH in certain areas, mixed with others that were more like “this better work or we are on the (very wet) deck soon”.

We all got round and had various tales to tell whilst others were having fun more locally in probably the best area around TAL. Thanks to Gerry for running the show and Tony for the launches.

Mike Tomlinson 615