I get that there's all kinds of intricate elements to successful soaring, cross country or not. I think what the OP, and what I am wondering, are what are the basics to it.
I had never heard of it until just browsing through the myriad of forums on RC groups.
Is there a good place to go for an interested party to learn the basics? What's the best landscape? Where do you find a place where you can fly dozens of miles? Is it purely point to point, or do you sometimes do circuits of say 10 miles in length?
Those sorts of noob questions