Sometime soon,sooner or later, we will actually get spring,
and even summer….possibly.
After a somewhat dry winter, spring has been a real wet push
with some serious rain pelting through as cold front after cold front
knocks the edges off the Peninsula.
And so we have spent more time in the last few weeks chasing Westerlies,
to North Westerlies when in fact we should be at Red Hill soaking up the South Easters.
We did try for an aerobatics comp this weekend, after racing out of Hout Bay
on the back of a North Westerly, only to find it was too north for Slangkop
and too west for Chappies. In the end it came good and
we were able to get the league under way only to have the
wind switch to SW and blow the slope out on a cross wind after the first two
guys in the first round had just managed to launch themselves.
So, maddeningly we waited it out, had a blast with virtual standstill/last man
in the air combat, in atrocious cross wind conditions
and “touch and goes: that had the laugh muscles well and truly tuned.
True as Bob, the minute we sent Kurt our judge home,
the west came back and was cooking by the evening
but by then the twilight and reflection off the sea
made orientation a somewhat tricky affair.
Pointy bit up lads!
And rock on Sunday, a day that was not even supposed to have flying conditions
ended up with ever changing Westerlies once again
and so back to Kommetjie we went
and in between rain, and hail storms ( did I say this was spring?)
we managed to have a complete blast with the BEE wings
while dodging the next approaching storm.
Keep an eye out later in the Week for the launch of the
TOSS AEROBATICS EVENT 2011
entries and PDF of the moves and shakes.