We gave it a go today - Strong & crossed winds at launch and weak lift. The task called was a 100k downwind run.
I didn't like conditions at launch. The wind was crossed & gusting to at least 15 at times. The lulls were allowing launches so I decided to stay on the ground & see what kind of drift the guys were dealing with. My strategy was to launch after the start window opened & simply exit the start cylinder while making my first climb - that is, IF the conditions at launch improved. The conditions when the start opened were gusty & strong so I held back. About 10 minutes before the launch window closed the wind lulled considerably & I got my helmet on & was heading to launch when I was told the task was canceled. This was a good call since the lead gaggles were drifting a lot & only getting ratty climbs to about 1000' over launch. I saw two pretty impressive collapses in front of launch that illustrated the tough conditions in the lift. . .I was glad to stay on the hill.
The cumulative results are at http://www.vip2comp.com/files/Nats_Overall.htm
Top three are:
3 tasks in 7 days.
I'm finishing up in 27th place overall. 3rd place in both Serial Class & Masters Class. Dave is in 47th place.