Chelan, first task.

The forecast was for strong winds to become stronger, but the task committee called a task they thought would use the forecast well. …turned out that strong winds caused many, many experienced pilots to land short of the first turn point. I got lucky, and was high enough, to sneak into the first turnpoint after getting blown around a bit (backwards at 13km/hr anyone?!), and managed to set a new personal best distance of 92.7km! It was also my longest ever flight time at five hours and 48 minutes. One of the best parts of the flight was landing and talking to a woman who was amazed and thrilled that a woman had flown out of the sky and landed next to her field, and even took a selfie with her at her request! Retrieve took a while–it was difficult to round up 120 pilots scattered over the course line, and those that had been blown well away from it!

Waiting for retrieve amid the wheat fields.

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