Fly in the morning … Sail in the Evening

Flying

#541  Saint Marys LZ .  30 minutes
http://www.mapmytracks.com/explore/embed/566034
The trike was slow to come up to speed and I was again unhappy with the slow climbout.  On landing I discovered the front tire was beyond flat, there was no air in it at all!  The weeds are full of sharp thorns and it will only be flyable with slime in the tube.  The Eden III is still pulling a little to the right  and I corrected with a little right trimmer.
Air was smooth except over by the lake.  Landing was perfect.  I have to approach from the North between the power lines and be sure to clear the canal before touching down.

Sailing

Click on the full screen button to before watching the race.  1st and 2nd place boats did not submit GPS tracks

Later in the day after work Dawn, Spencer, John and I raced at Chatfield Spring Series Race #6.  We Placed 3rd behind Tireless and  Moku      .  We were protested by  Graham in Manana who we fouled during the start, didn’t catch the protest until the last leg and we were forced to do turns allowing Tireless and Moku to win clean. The race was not affected because they would have corrected over us regardless of the penalty.  Kaija finished last due to an equipment failure but maintained the overall lead by throwing out the race.  As more boats start using the app on their smart phones the replay will improve.  Still it is very cool/

Author: JoeO

Powered Paraglider pilot since 2005

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