Jason blows out the cobwebs
Jason (my twin brother) managed to get down to Abergavenny, Wales for the long weekend to check out the British Club Competition
'Conditions for the British Club Competition were sunny and clear, but with a light north easterly breeze and an inversion, height gain was difficult. Chris White managed 36km from the Blorenge on Saturday and Tim overflew him so the SEWHGPG club had atleast a couple of good scorers with Terry also doing well. Andy Brazier managed 32km from Merthyr on Sunday but I don't know about anyone else today as I'm back in London with Stephanie to avoid the traffic. I didn't take part in the competition as I was taking the weekend to show Stephanie around Abergavenny and just wanted to have some recreational flying. I got to fly Friday and Saturday though so that blew away some cob-webs.
I did make a really stupid and potentially dangerous mistake too! I side-landed during a lull and then unclipped my leg straps to make climbing back up easier. I felt a breeze coming indicating a thermal cycle starting so I hurredly launched...without clipping my leg straps! Oops, I was ok but only just got into my seat in time! I flew straight and clipped in and then landed in the bomb-out field!
Hanglider prepares to launch at The Blorenge, Abergavenny, Wales
Look carefully and you will see some paragliders over the Blorenge - one heading for the pub!
Cheryl (kiwi) gliding over the bridge and heading for Castle Meadows and a pint at THe Bridge Inn in Abergavenny, Wales
Paraliders at Castle Meadows viewed from the pub (The Bridge Inn)
Andy and Cheryl head back from the landing field ready for a pint.
Paragliders over The Blorenge, ready to compete in the British Club Competition (BCC) - Photo by Stephanie Chisholm
Hangglider making an approach to land at the pub
The rest - various numpty shots of me taken by Stephanie.