Patience finally rewarded, we got some wave on Friday. Not classic easy Aboyne wave, the northwesterly was very unstable so conditions changed rapidly, but we gave it a go. A couple of people got to 7000ft or so, and it would have been possible to go higher, but the gaps kept opening and closing. Finally we were defeated by a big shower and had to derig the entire fleet in pouring rain. Denis had set off for Fort William to have a look at Ben Nevis, but unfortunately it was covered in cloud, and so was everywhere else. He ended up in Perth, and Roland and Richard Crockett earned themselves a lot of retrieve credits for their drive over Glenshee and back to fetch him.
The three newcomers to Aboyne didn't get to see the best that it can offer, but they all agreed that they had widened their experience considerably with all the different types of flying, and will all be back for more.
Many thanks to Deeside Gliding Club for their hospitality once again.