At the 10:30 briefing, after all the admin stuff, Nils Wedi the weather man presented the forecast for the day which was summed up in a short sentence..."It won't be flyable today". Various diagrams were then shown to explain why, but a quick look at the shower over the airfield was probably sufficient for us to recognise Nils's forecast as being spot on. On that basis Mike Collett, the Competition Director, declared the day to be scrubbed.
The forecast for tomorrow is much more promising. Initial indications are of a 3,500' cloudbase but with quite strong winds. Wind strength is something that's likely to remain fairly consistent for the whole competition. That said, it's only a forecast so it could all change!