Welcome to Day 1 of the Krasnoff County Regionals! I hope you did well on the practice day.

Today's competition task is a 260km out-and-return, with two legs of 130km.

We are expecting strong conditions with average climbs of about 4.5 knots from 12:30, with conditions weakening rapidly from 15:00.

The day has light winds, with a 5 knot headwind on the first leg, an expected 4 knot tailwind on the home leg.

To begin, enter your name or competition number in the 'pilot name' box, 'Hunt' for a thermal, and select 'Start Task' at the top of a climb when you're ready to go. There is more help and a detailed discussion of the simulator in the help file.