55 pilots have entered the Nationals - Standard 19 pilots, Open x 8, 18 metre x 12, 15 metre x 16. 41 pilots launched on practice day, several resting after the Vic State Comp last week.
Cu was predicted over the distant mountains and to the north-east, with max temperature around 34 degrees, moderate instability and some thermal distortion.
The day turned out to be blue and there was less cu on track than predicted; there were 7 or 8 knots at 7,000\' but it was difficult below 5,000\' and conditions weakened at the end of the task.
Standard: Tobias Geiger (LS 4A) at 117.1 km/h over 328.1 km
15M: John Buchanan (ASW27) at 121.8 km/h over 315.2km18m: Bruce Taylor (Ventus 2cT) at 120.8 km/h over 363.2kmOpen: Gerrit Kurstjens (Nimbus 4T) at 114.4 km/h over 348.5km