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Event info

The Kaapse Buitepos Klub will be hosting the 2021 South African pre PWC, a FAI sanctioned CAT2 event. The seven day event will run from 12 to 18 December 2021, with no rest days. 11 December will be an official practice day; 10 December will be an unofficial practice day.

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Flying site

Porterville located in the South West of South Africa, in about 90 km from the Atlantic ocean, and 120 km North East of Cape Town. It offers a nice mixture of thermal and dynamic flying, offering big distance flights possible on the ridge and in the flats.

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  • 93 Pilots Confirmed
  • 156 Pilots total registered
  • 4k ZAR Entry fee
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  • 95 Pilots max allowed
  • 26 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 16/08 19:43 (Africa/Johannesburg)
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
  • 🚁

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 🚁

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 🚁

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. You must provide your own livetracker.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🚐

    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
  • 🥾

    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 💩

    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
  • 📢

    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
  • 💳

    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
  • 🅰

    This event awards PWCA letters

    PWCA Letters

Event info

The Kaapse Buitepos Klub will be hosting the 2021 South African pre PWC, a FAI sanctioned CAT2 event. The seven day event will run from 12 to 18 December 2021, with no rest days. 11 December will be an official practice day; 10 December will be an unofficial practice day. Porterville, which is known as Africa's premier summer flying and XC competition site has hosted several South African Nationals, 5 Pre-PWC's (2011, 2012, 2017,2018 and 2019)

Flying site

Porterville located in the South West of South Africa, in about 90 km from the Atlantic ocean, and 120 km North East of Cape Town. It offers a nice mixture of thermal and dynamic flying, offering big distance flights possible on the ridge and in the flats.
The town itself is situated in the vast Swartland valley stretching West, South and North. On the East it is bordered by the Winterhoek Mountain chain, that serves the natual barrier form Atlantic winds passing into the center of the country, known as the Karoo.
Pampoenfontein is the most commonly used take off site in and around Porterville.
It is the safer take off in anything south of west.
It is higher and faces more directly into the prevailing thermic cross-wind.
The latest record was beaten by Wim Verhoeve in January 2016. (Western Cape Record).
http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/1323898

Take off Leuwenkop (also known as Pampoenfontein) - S32º55.616’ E19º02.235’, 800m (ASL).
Winds: W - SSW, thermic SE days.
Take off is a netted area in the fynbos. Top landing is possible.
Landing: Field in front of Take Off.
Cautions:
- It can be more cross and stronger than it seems on take-off.
- In summer, experienced guidance is highly recommended.
- It is not a beginner site.
Directions:
- Drive North out of town.
- Turn right onto the dirt road sign posted "Dasklip Pass" after about 5km.
- Drive up the pass and around the back.
- After 5km take the track to the right.
- Park in the clearing and walk to take off.


Info source: http://www.flyporterville.info/
Also you can find some useful flying tips here. and in XCmag guide.

Selection and entry fee

ENTRY FEE
As many local pilots arrange their own recovery, we are introducing an option for pilots to use either the competition recovery, or their own. This way the organization can arrange for more efficient logistical infrastructure.

Competition Entry Fee, Recovery included:
Normal Registration: (Payment before 1st November 2021): ZAR 2900 (+- 160 Euro, $190)
Late Registration (Payment after 1st November 2021): ZAR 3900 (+- 220 Euro, $260)

Competition Entry Fee, Recovery excluded:
Normal Registration: (Payment before 1st November 2021 ): ZAR 1900 (+- 110Euro, $130)
Late Registration (Payment after 1st November 2021): ZAR 2900 (+- 220Euro, $260)

Payments can be made to
KBK
Standard bank
George 050214
Account 10149317342
Payment can be made via Payfast (South Afr version of Paypal , totally secured)




Documents required at registration

  • Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence

    FAI IPPI Card
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy:
100% refund if competition is cancelled
If pilot cancel after 20th November, no refund
Refunded in full if earlier

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall - CCC
Performance - EN-D
Sport - EN-C
Intermediate - EN-B
Ladies

Pilots must choose their class to compete in before the start of the comp. All pilots will only be ranked overall and in the class they entered. (ie. can't win multiple classes)

General schedule

Registration and and Prize giving Schedule
Saturday, Dec 11 Dec , 2021
09:00 - Practice day
16:00 - 19:00 - Registration
20:00 - Competition Briefing
Venue: Flyer's Lodge

Sunday, Dec 18, 2021
18:00 - Scoring Closes
19:00 - Closing Ceremony/Prize Giving
Venue: TBC

Daily schedule

Daily Schedule
(pilots will be notified if times change)
08:00 - Transport leaves the meet centre for take-off.
10:00 - Task briefing
11:00 - Window opens
12:00 - Race starts
16:00 - Land by time/Scoring Opens
19:00 - Scoring closes
21:00 - Provisional Results

Accommodation and Activities

In Town
Elephant Cottage.
A self-catering cottage in town sleeping 6. +2782 922 1737, pate@mailzone.co.za

Lekkerwater
House on farm just outside town sleeps 10. +2772 600 5685, alanamyburgh@gmail.com

The Stable
Seperate Entrance in Town sleeps 4. +2784 049 5757, thestableporterville@gmail.com

Mayors Manor
Self catering cottage in town sleeps 5. +2792 551 3460, Louiseroelofse91@gmail.com

De Herberg Guest House
+2722 931 3187

Flyers' Lodge
+2722 931 3416, realflyerslodge@gmail.com

Home World B&B & Self Catering
+2783 564 3018

Isabella's Self Catering
+2782 564 4749, isabeldutoit@vodamail.co.za

Melanie's Home Stay
+2782 790 6079

Mountain View Guest House
+2722 931 2626, info@mountainviewbb.co.za

The Palms
+2722 931 2282

Porterville Hotel
+2722 931 2178, portervillehotel@telkomsa.net

Rendezvous Guest House
+2722 931 3484, rendezvous@cybersmart.co.za

Talani
+2782 921 8316

Twin Trees Guest House
+2782 304 6868, laatson.marni@gmail.com

Villa Cho-Co-Latt
+2722 931 3877, hauptfleischj@gmail.com

Welkom Self Catering Unit
+2783 236 6246

Out of Town
Laatson & Waterval Camping & Chalets
+2722 931 2339

Mooi Berg Plaas
+2783 542 7700

Peace of Africa
+2722 931 2181

Voorberg Self-Catering Guest House
+2722 931 8133

On the Mountain
Beaverlac Camping & Cottages
+2722 931 2945, ​beaverlac.kantoor@gmail.com​

Berghoff Fynbos Farm Chalets
+2783 954 5276, margot@berghoff-fynbos.co.za

Cedar Peak Cottages
+2721 438 7702

Coen's House & Heidedal Homestead
+2783 630 8217

Groot Winterhoek Mountain Conservancy
+2721 483 0190, www.capenature.co.za

Pampoenfontein Farm Cottages
+2721 689 7792, gemmac@mweb.co.za

Tygerkloof Cottage - Groot Winterhoek
+2783 946 6050

How to get here

By Plane
The nearest airport to Porterville is Cape Town International Airport.
Cape Town Airport Info
From here you can take a car or hire a taxi to get to Porterville.

By Car
Google Maps directions
As you exit the Airport Oval, continue onto Airport Approach Road towards the N2, Settlers Way.
After 1.8km, merge onto Settlers Way South towards Somerset West.
After 4.0 km, take exit 22A to merge onto R300 North, toward Bellville.
After 16 km, exit right to merge onto N1 East, toward Paarl, Worcester.
Drive for 21 km, and take exit 47 onto R44 toward Wellington, Stellenbosch
Turn left onto Adam Tas Street / R44 (North) toward Wellington.
After 23 km, turn left onto Stokery Road (R44) toward Wellington, Porterville.
After 41 km, turn left onto R44 toward Gouda, Porterville
After 35 km, you have reached the town of Porterville.

Libya
Porterville (140kms N of CapeTown) South Africa

Plane

The nearest is Cape Town International airport.
Web: http://www.capetown-airport.com/
Form there you can take a car or hire a taxi to get to Porterville.

Car

As you exit the Airport Oval, continue onto Airport Approach Road towards the N2, Settlers Way.
After 1.8km, merge onto Settlers Way South towards Somerset West.
After 4.0 km, take exit 22A to merge onto R300 North, toward Bellville.
After 16 km, exit right to merge onto N1 East, toward Paarl, Worcester.
Drive for 21 km, and take exit 47 onto R44 toward Wellington, Stellenbosch
Turn left onto Adam Tas Street / R44 (North) toward Wellington.
After 23 km, turn left onto Stokery Road (R44) toward Wellington, Porterville.
After 41 km, turn left onto R44 toward Gouda, Porterville
After 35 km, you have reached the town of Porterville.

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Waypoint files

Organizers

Sybe Bakker
General Organisation
Tracking Officer
+27 73 034 5465
sybebakker@gmail.com
Khobi Jane Bowden
Safety Officer +27 72 412 6072

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