Wednesday 2nd August: Task 5 underway

Much better conditions today, although the forecast is showing a fairly strong south wind at altitude.  The Class 2 pilots have launched and are just about to start on Aspres la Longeagne.  A 319km task is set, taking them North over the Devoluy range twice, south to Beyne beyond Digne, west to Pomerol near Rosans and just bypassing Gap today.  The Class 5 rigid hang gliders are preparing to launch for a similar but shorter task of 191km.  See the Live Tracking for details.