|Aztec cleansing ceremony
|Task 1: to Monarcas, Cerro Gordo, Mesa-D, La Casa, then Quintanillas
Looking over to the Mesa-D and the Monarcas it was totally in shade, so I knew the task was going to be tough and definitely not a racing day, more like a survival day. And yes, after the last strong thermal at Sacamacate, it was into the murk and light sporadic lift only.
|The rescue helicopter does a flyby (nobody to rescue, just to demonstrate).
Looking for lift anywhere, we slowly made our way to the turnpoint and then it was on to Serro Gordo. A whole lot of pilots landed at the Monarca TP as it was totally overcast and not much lift anywhere. A second group of us tagged the TP and then proceeded to Serro Gordo but I was pretty sure we weren't going to make it, as the lead gaggle was landing out ahead and we were next in line.
In the end I landed next to the main road, and within a few minutes the sky was raining paragliders all around me. Nobody made goal and I'm not sure if anybody actually made Serro Gordo. A bunch of Canadians landed by the Monarca TP although Alex made it as far as almost Cerro Colorado. So I expect a pretty low-scoring day; hopefully the sun will return tomorrow so we can have some more classic flying!
Results, when they are available, should be here.