Once the gliders had been issued I swung past Curium to see if it was flyable and to my joy Halsey was already in the air and climbing. I hung around for a couple of minutes as is my way. I like to get a rough idea of what the air is doing in my mind before I fly. Then I took a walk to the sandpit as there were a few strongish gusts passing through on the top but nothing I was worried about.
In the sandpit the wind was far more palatable, and I took off in a very sandpit manner, dragging my backside in the sand for a few moments whilst I steadied the wing. Once I could get my feet down again, I was off and the lift was strong and steady almost everywhere I went. I immediately flew over to the stables and then out over the sea with relative ease. I managed to return to the hill at launch height and then headed to top launch where the lift was strongest. Up I went flying nicely alongside Halsey for a little while.