I looked at yesterday's temp trace with Graham Garlick in the morning and we both thought we might be able to get away between 10:30am and 11am. I declared a 750km triangle and was ready at the launch point at 10:30am. Graham was going to attempt a 1000km flight and took off first at 10:45am. He did not get much more than a bubble and landed soon after. I decided to wait on the launch and take a look at the updated temp trace. The temperature was staying at 36°C. According to the new trace we needed 39°C to get above 2000-4000ft. That did not happen until about 2pm. At 43°C it was supposed to go to 14,000ft. I finally took a launch at 1pm and struggled for 2 hours below 5000ft covering about 100km. When I hit the cu's to the north I got to 12,000ft and ran up a nice cloudstreet. I did not have a real goal of going anywhere and just went back and forth a bit. My highest point was 13,200ft. The OLC gave me 500km for the flight. The average speed was 97km/h which is not bad considering the first 2 hours were at 50km/h. Graham watered up his ASW-20 again and flew a new Australian 300km out & return record but missed the finish point by 100m.
Thanks to Louise for letting me fly her glider. OLC flight info