There were calls for a more challenging task so we were given 131km to fly with no fewer than six valley crossings. Not that it made an iota of difference with the bulk of the field hopping from cloud to cloud and arriving at goal in just under four hours together. The homogeneity in performance of these serial wings offers very little if the task is simple.
The task committee now faces a challenge if they hope to maintain their credibility.
It was a better day for team SA with Red, St K and Andre arriving a few minutes behind the leaders.
Max climb: 7.8 (1s) 4.6 (10s)
Max alt�: 2,858mASL
Total gain :14,328m
Effective� glide: 9.1
The effective glide is probably closer to 10 if you ignore the start and should give you some idea of the lifty� course line.