NSW Hang Gliding State Titles 2024: Where the Fun Continues.
Foot launch into a big sky, AA grade competition.
The New South Wales Hang Gliding State Titles is an annual AA Grade hang gliding competition held each February/March in Manilla, Australia's premier foot launch X-C soaring site.
This summer season, the NSW State Titles will be held from Sunday, 11th February through to Saturday, 17th February 2024, with sign in and practice day on Saturday, 10th February. The comp attracts the best of the best from Australia, and around the world, so is the ideal site for up and coming pilots to learn from those at the top of their game. It is also the ideal comp for newer pilots wishing to fly big air and fly big flights.
Note: Mt Borah is on private property and a site fee applies. You must join Manilla Sky Sailors Club to fly at this comp. NSW pilots are free but out of state pilots must pay by PayPal. Click here for Manilla Sky Sailors Membership. https://members.hgfa.asn.au/clubs/checkout.php?data=0X0X1X1X47RHpOemdFZ…
The competition will have three different classes namely:
* Best of the rest
The top placed New South Wales pilot in the Open class will be crowned New South Wales champion.
We also have the Dave Sieb award, a perpetual trophy in honour of the fun loving and loyal competitor that Dave was.
The $200.00 rego fee covers comp entry, prizes, info pack, comp shirt and awards night dinner with bonus daily briefings, daily soaring weather reports and forecasts and an all-round good time.
For access to Mt Borah you need to click here for Manilla Sky Sailors Membership. This is subsidised by the NSWHPA so there is no cost for NSW SAFA members. Out of state SAFA members will need to pay for membership.
Comp Organiser and Director – Katinka (Tinks) Smith: 0418 217 798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoring – William Olive (aka. Billo): 0412 423 133 or email@example.com
Tech Assistant – Adriaan Mulder: 0420 359 863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to use the online registration due to system problems, please call or email Tinks or Adriaan and we will get you entered!
HQ is the Royal Hotel, Manilla
Practice Day and Evening Registration 6.00pm Saturday, 10th February 2024
Competition begins with daily briefings at HQ at 9.00am Sunday, 11th February to Saturday 17th.
All pilots are required to have a VHF endorsement and use of VHF radio is compulsory. It is each pilots responsibility to ensure they adhere to this.
In the past we have applied for exemption of VHF use. CASA has recently tightened the regulations and the amount of work that needs to be done to achieve exemption is now beyond me. Please see the linked page for demands made this year.
Come and join in the fun of comp flying. Casual free flyers are welcome. There is no charge for casual free flyers to fly at this event.
Free flyers must see Meet Head or daily Launch Marshall before setting up at site.
Free flyers are encouraged to attend morning and launch site briefings each day that they wish to fly. Morning briefings are held daily at the Royal Hotel Manilla, generally at 9.30am. Launch briefings are held at the top of Mount Borah generally at 11.30 am unless otherwise advised or the day has been cancelled.
Free flyers must be HGFA current.
Free flyers may fly before and after competition pilots. Free flyers may also take off in the open window of the comp but can only be slotted in by Launch Marshall. Free flyers must not approach comp pilots in the comp line to attempt to gain entry into comp line. Free flyers when in the comp line cannot call a push.
Free flyers to follow all HGFA, FAI and NHGC comp rules.
Free flyers must not fly comp task or land in comp goal area.
Free flyers must also join Fly Manilla Club and sign their waiver online. There is no charge for NSW pilots. Click here for Manilla Sky Sailors Membership
Waypoints are available for download at the bottom of this page.
The latest version of GPSDump (Version 5) can be found at the link below. It can open both KML and GPX format as well as WPT format.
Do not land in fields with crops, ever! Do not land in fields with livestock wherever possible. There is ample landing area that has no crops or stock, do not upset the landholders.
Check and double check landing areas. Single strand electrical wires abound in this area and are invisible from the air. They may span for extreme distances across paddocks with very few poles. Any buildings, dams and especially pump houses should be treated with extreme suspicion.
All households in this area use UHF CB for communications when out and about on the farm and in town. Your radio chatter WILL be heard (all channels are used somewhere) and the whole competition judged accordingly. Please be polite and courteous at all times. Keep transmissions short, sharp, and to the point with no unnecessary chatter.
To legally use the Ham frequencies, you MUST use a callsign for every transmission (which means you MUST have a valid callsign).
Leave all gates as you found them, if the gate was open then do not close it. Leave all areas as you found them. Take litter with you (even other peoples).
Treat this country area and its people well and you will no doubt be treated the same.
NHGC Cancellation Policy
The NHGC club reserves the right to charge an administration fee for cancellation of NHGC competition registration and request for refund.
The fee will be to cover any out of pocket expenses incurred by the cancellation such as the cost of the T-Shirt ordered and cost of postage to the competitor who cancelled, any bank fees incurred (PayPal charges etc.) These costs will be detailed by the NHGC.
Local FAI Rules Please click on the link below for a copy of the rules.