Yours truly managed to land early after scratching 100m off the deck for an eon. I take great pride in the fact that I have never come last in a world cup task, but today was close!
To add insult to injury I had these turkeys for company as I walked the 5 km to town contemplating failure:
The rest of the field slogged it out dropping like flies along the course. Some twenty pilots made goal after three and a half hours. Khobi was the best of the South Africans followed by Jon, Russel, and Andrew who all got around 40+km down the course.
There is great optimism for the rest of the week. Today will be a discard for most but there is little scope for errors seeing as we need four tasks to drop today seeing as 25% of your worst score is dropped for every flying day in the scoring system.