Corryong Cup 2018

2018 Corryong Cup Where the Fun Begins. Sunday 7th January 2018 to Sturday 13th January 2018 and Practice Day is the Saturday 6th January 2018

Online Entry Purchase Opens 8.00pm Thursday 1st September 2017
Because of the popularity of this competition you need to purchase an entry online. This is better than having to turn pilots away on the day.

To purchase an entry you will have to get an account on this site.
By purchasing an entry you start the registration process. This gets you on pilot list. To complete your registration we need to receive your entry fee and you need to present yourself to officials on or before the first briefing, preferably at the registration evening on the practice day. You must also attend the first briefing.

HQ is the Courthouse Hotel, in the main street of Corryong.

Practice Day and Evening Registration 6.00pm Saturday January 6th 2017.

Competition begins with daily briefings at 9.00am January 7th - 13th 2017.

The Corryong Cup Hang Gliding Competition is recognised as one of the most enjoyable competitions in the Australian soaring calendar. It's all about having fun and learning. The aim of the comp is to foster the development of cross country competition flying skills in all levels of pilots, in a non stressful, friendly environment.

Corryong is a perfect location for low air time hang gliding pilots to gain valuable experience flying in mountain terrain. The area offers wide open landing fields and you are only a few thermals away from Australia's highest peak Mt Kosciuszko.

Signup Online:from 8.00 PM SYDNEY time on Thursday 1st September 2017. Mark it your calendars so you don't miss out.td>
Comp dates: 7th to 13th January 2018; Practice day and registration Saturday 6th January
 
Pilot Numbers:

Maximum of 75 pilots. Please note, your place will not be confirmed until your payment has been received. The Corryong cup is intended to nurture Australian hang glider pilots new to the comp scene. Because of this, priority will be given to Australian Resident HGFA members for the first 24 hours after applications open. After this time, any remaining slots will be given to pilots in order of their application.

 
Entry Fee:

$195

($195 if paid before December 1. Late fee of $20= $215 after) Includes registration, eligibility for prizes, info pack, shirt and presentation night dinner.

Please note any refund must be negotiated with the comp organiser before December 1 so as to be able to allocate the spot to another pilot on the waiting list.

 
Min. Requirements:

Valid HGFA membership Inland experience with (preferably) intermediate rating Recently repacked parachute Vario GPS (for scoring - with data PC connectivity) Compulsory: UHF Radio

 
Comp HQ: Courthouse Hotel in the middle of town
 
Registration: From 7pm 6th of January (Saturday evening)- in the Courthouse Hotel
 

Comp Organisers:

Newcastle Hang Gliding Club ph Karl Kindl 0412 675 293

Meet Director:

TBA

Competition Classes:

1. Open Class - topless and kingpost will fly the same task 2. Floater Class - Novice competition pilots flying novice gliders (Fun, Sting, Malibu, Falcon, etc.) will fly a separate Floater task.

NB: Due to the nature of this comp, top ranking pilots (who have represented their country in international comps) are asked to fly novice or intermediate type gliders in the open class.

 
Trophies Awarded for:

Open class: 1st, (Chuck Conner Trophy- Open class) 2nd & 3rd Floater class: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Kingpost class (flying in Open): 1st, 2nd & 3rd The Steve Elliot "Spirit of the Comp" Award The "winningest, bestest team" trophy!

 
Daily Morning Briefing:

The first briefing will be at Comp HQ at 9:00am. Please be sure to attend the first one as YOU will be voting in the task and safety committees. The time for subsequent daily briefings will be set dependent on the conditions.

 
Committees:

The task committee will be selected from experienced pilots flying in the competition. This committee will be made up of 4 pilots of which at least one will be representing the floater class. We will also have a safety and complaints committee.

 
Launch protocol:

1. Open Window 2. Open Class Ordered launch, Top 1/3 or the field in reverse 3. Floater Class Ordered launch Top 1/3 or the field in reverse 4. Open Window

 
Scoring system:

Tasks will be scored from your GPS units. Direct online scoring will be available.

GPS reminder: Please bring a lead for connecting your GPS to the scoring PC.