The first day of the competition started to a gorgeous early morning, but the low cloud quickly slid in to delay the start. At midday, with a cloud base of 2800ft, a decision was made to fly split sequences for the Unlimited/Advanced/Intermediate known programs.
The cloud base rose throughout the afternoon, and all of the free programs were flown in one go.
Graham made a nice job of his first flight, but a strengthening wind caught him out a little and he finished low and downwind. After the two sequences he is in 2nd place in the advanced class with 74.37%, just behind George Rizk on 74.81%.
David spent the day working as a judges scribe. Hard work but interesting!