After a non-event practice day due to poor weather, today saw a morning of rigging and preparation. The contest was opened with contest director Neil Faulknor welcoming pilots to the event. After some great weather in the previous weeks, the competition start invited the drought breaking weather with unfortunately not much rain but cool south easterlies. A forecast of overcast skies with patchy drizzle and some clear patches with thermals for the day meant no task was called by task setter Graham White. However, local soaring was possible and a number of pilots launched to view the area with the longest flight being almost two hours.