Copilot: Alan Coombs (US),
Type of glider: Nixus,

Takeoff location: Minden-Tahoe (US / 11)

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Points for the flight 1073.52
scoring distance 1023.98 km
Speed 139.94 km/h
Duration 07:19:03
Scoring class open
Scoring start 17:58:15
Scoring end 01:45:49
Index: 124.0
Club Minden Soaring Club
Date of claim 11.06.2020 03:27:01
state IGC-File: Flight:

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Comment

Bested two records that my brother, Tom, and I set 24 years and 2 days ago: US two-place open class distance around a triangle and speed around a 1,000 km triangle plus a record that did not exist then: free distance around a triangle.

Because of the Navy Fallon restricted areas and the Carson Sink, large triangles from Minden are limited. Also, on good days the winds are generally from the south but the lift and clouds form first in the south so a pilot has a dilema: do I go the wrong way around with respect to the wind or do I take a rather late start and go the correct way around? Twice I have completed 1,000 km triangles going counter clockwise (wrong way around). This was my first attempt in the clockwise direction.

Today was a rare day where going the correct way around was an option so we gave it a try and had a great time. The first leg had some blue areas, the second leg had good markers until abeam Bishop where we went 70 km into the blue (with a few worthless wisps), the third leg had some overdevelopment with large areas of shadow and some virga.

Thanks, Sergio and Paulo for sharing a wonderful sailplane, Paulo for technical advice from his home, and Jackie for crewing.

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