Our practice task was just a triangle around the main valley above Ruch, with a landing at the winery. My borrowed electronics and their capabilities meant that I could actually see the wind speed while flying, plus tell when I was getting near my turn points and my final landing zone. I know this sounds like greek to most of you...I will attempt to explain more about paragliding competitions soon. Just as soon as I learn what they are all about myself!
Since then, we've had 4 days of really bad weather, no flying, and Rob and I took off to the redwoods and the coast for a couple of days. Bummer, but now we have 3 days of competition left, and what looks like really cracking weather for it. Stay tuned for some race blogs after the flight today.
While I am flying, I am carrying my SPOT tracking, so you can see how I am doing. To find my SPOT map, go to RAT RACE SPRINT, click on the word SPOT next to my name, and it should pull up a map of where I've flown that day.
Once we have a real task (hopefully today) check for the results on the website. They should be here: http://www.flyxc.org/2013RatSprint.html