Corryong Cup 2019 - 2020

2019 - 2020 Corryong Cup Where the Fun Begins.

Friday 27th December 2019 to Thursday 2nd January 2020 and Practice Day is the Thursday 26th December 2019.

Comp Director Karl Kindl Ph 0412675293 Email

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, and
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 The Youth Club Hall Donaldson St Corryong Next to Bowling Club

Practice Day and Evening Registration 6.00pm Thursday 26th December 2019.At the Youth Club Hall Next to the Bowling Club

Competition begins with daily briefings at 9.00am 27th December to 2nd January 2020.

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.

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Comp dates: 27th December 2019 to 2nd January 2020; Practice day and registration Thursday 26th December
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 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: Youth Club Hall Donaldson St Corryong Next to Bowling Club
Registration: From 6pm Thursday 26th December Youth Club Hall Donaldson St Corryong Next to Bowling Club

Comp Organisers:

Newcastle Hang Gliding Club contact Karl Kindl on 0412675293 Email

Meet Director:

Karl Kindl 0412675293 Email

Competition Classes:

1. Open A International pilots Any pilots that have ever been in the top 20 in Australia Any pilots that would like to be in open A

2 Open B Any other Topless glider Any other pilots that would like to be in open B except those that must be in open A Open B will fly same task as open A

3 Kingpost class Any kingpost gliders including Moyes Gecko Kingpost class will fly same task as open A and open B

4. Floater Class - pilots flying novice gliders (Fun, Sting, Malibu, Falcon, etc.) will fly a separate Floater task.

NB: NHGC like to encourage new inland pilots to fly at this comp

Trophies Awarded for:

Open class A 1st, (Chuck Conner Trophy- Open class) 2nd & 3rd trophies

Kingpost class (flying in Open A and open B): 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Floater Class 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.


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 A Class Ordered launch, Top 1/3 of the field reversed

3 Open B class Ordered launch Top 1/3 of the field reversed

4 Kingpost class to line up in position scored the day before

5 Floater Class Ordered launch Top 1/3 of the field reversed

6 There will be a Open Window each day before open A ordered launch

7 First day will be open launch

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.