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2019 New Zealand Paragliding Nationals will be held in one of the sunniest areas of New Zeland the Nelson region. The diverse mix of local sites provide an interesting contrast of both high alpine and coastal hinterland (and in the case of Takaka Hill, both!) cross country paragliding conditions.

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Flying site

Barnicote (Nelson), Takaka Hill, Inwoods Lookout, Mt Murchison, Tapawera, Shery River, Havelock, Canvastown...

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Prize funds and scoring categories

  • Female National Championship
  • Fun Class (EN-A and B gliders)
  • Sports Class (EN-C gliders)
  • Serial Class (EN-D gliders)
  • National Championship
More information about prizes and categories

Event info

2019 New Zealand Paragliding Nationals will be held in one of the sunniest areas of New Zeland the Nelson region. The diverse mix of local sites provide an interesting contrast of both high alpine and coastal hinterland (and in the case of Takaka Hill, both!) cross country paragliding conditions.

Headquarters will be at Tahuna Beach Campground.

Flying site

Barnicote (Nelson), Takaka Hill, Inwoods Lookout, Mt Murchison, Tapawera, Shery River, Havelock, Canvastown.

Organizers

2019 PG NZ Nationals Team
268 Rutherford St, Nelson 7010

Phone +64 226760897
Hamish Barker
Competition Director
Timothy Brown
Scorer
Rob Boyle
Launch Director and Report Back
Johnny Hopper
Chicken Wrangler
Timothy Brown
Technical Delegate

Selection and entry fee

Minimum 50 hours in thermic conditions.
NZ$200 prior to 1st December, NZ$225 thereafter.

Please ensure that your name is included in the payment comments or reference field (if paying by bank) to make it easy to track payments.
Payments in New Zealand Dollars to Account H Barker, ASB Account number 12-3100-0663788-00
or by paypal hamish_barker@yahoo.com
If paying by paypal please ensure that payment is new zealand dollars and fees are paid by sender.

Each competing pilot must:
• Be a member (or visitor member) of the NZHGPA if flying in New Zealand
Any competitors found to be non-members will be listed and scored as "Disqualified". Any entry fee received will not be refunded.
• Hold a valid PG2 license (minimum) or equivalent foreign rating
Unless specified otherwise by the Competition Organiser in consultation with the PCC, pilot entries shall
be accepted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Competitors must be able to fly safely and without supervision.
The onus rests with the competitor to prove compliance with the entry requirements, if called upon to do so.
Intending competitors must register prior to the registration deadline. Late entries shall only be allowed at the discretion of the Competition Organiser.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Prize Categories:
Womens Open
General Open
Fun Class (EN-B certified gliders)
Sport Class (EN-C gliders)
Serial Class (EN-D gliders)

Additional Prizes: Personal Best trophy

General schedule

Saturday 2nd February 2019
15:30-18:00 Registration
19:00 Mandatory Briefing

Sunday 3rd February-Saturday 9th February 2019
Competition Flying Days

Saturday 9th February
19:00 Prize giving dinner.

Daily schedule

Typical Competition Day Schedule
08:00 Day, Results, Weather, and Activities Briefing at HQ.
9:00 Depart to Site
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
17:30 Last landing
19:00 Check-in deadline
22:30 Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Camping and cabins:
Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel
https://tahuna.nz/

Lots of holiday accommodation in Nelson, a good starting point is
https://www.tourism.net.nz/region/nelson/accommodation

How to get here

Headquarters will be at Tahuna Beach Campground, 70 Beach Road, Tahunanui.

Libya
Nelson NZ

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