Mussel Rock, Pacifica, 4:00pm. W @ 10mph
Launched from Walker headed west, 45 degrees cross to wind. I used some right brake to delay turning into the wind for a second or two, so I would be further out before turning south. When I let out the brake, the turn towards the terrain was sharper than I expected and I came within a few feet of the ridge top. I corrected my heading and all was well. Did a pass or two in front of Walker ridge then moved to the Steps. I should have gotten higher along Walker first, but another glider was nearby and I wanted my own space as I shook off the sloppy launch. Didn’t find lift over the Steps and landed gently into the wind on the middle road.
- Didn’t announce launch.
- Launched crosswind without enough course correction.
- Left lift.