(copied from our Facebook Group)
Excellent soaring yesterday. It was great to tow behind ERW again, it makes getting away so much easier, especially with water ballast on board the gliders.
Gary towed Pete, John and Phil into the light southerly. The air was unstable so we all headed off. Pete flew up the Hopkins Valley and met up with John at Mt Brewster (Haast Pass) where we both found a 10kt thermal to 10,000'. Phil flew 2.5hrs in lift in the Dunstans etc.Here's a pic of the Hunter valley yesterday...
Some training today for Wills, Ami and Nick, prior to sending Mark off to Omarama for a week in JW.
We had good flying yesterday. Phil drove the winch (thanks!). John flew a trial-flighter (Tim), then flew KG. Doug back-seated long wave flights with Wills, Nick and Ami. There was strong wave about in the 50kt westerly, with over 2000 fpm average climb rates recorded. A couple of Omarama gliders came down our way and kept us company...here's Graham Erikson, who used to own my yellow glider many years ago. He's flying the Omarama Club's Duo Discus and we met up over Ida Valley.