It was a busy day at the launch point despite the approach of Hurricane Katia. The instability gave opportunities for long soaring flights for some members, and our Trial Lesson and Course members also made good use of the conditions. One of our visitors was Frances who was celebrating her 90th birthday with a glider flight. Her family's concerns about possible turbulence were brushed aside when we learned that she was just back from some off-roading in the Falklands. We look forward to her returning with some of her 10 pin bowling gang.