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Event info

LAST TASK DAY is the 25th. Pay Entry Fee Here: https://hang-glider-racing-association.company.site. $400 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee) or $300 if flying Paradise Airsports Nationals (park fee waived), $500 after March 10th; This gets you confirmed for a spot in the competition.

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Flying site

Wilotree Park (Sheets airfield) is located one mile south of Groveland in Florida, United States. Groveland itself is situated in Lake County, in the center of the state. The surrounding area is dominated by pasture lands intermixed with treed swamps and some residential areas.

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  • 54 Pilots Confirmed
  • 54 Pilots total registered
  • 400 USD Entry fee
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  • 125 Pilots max allowed
  • 8 Countries presented
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
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    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied

Where is it

Fly into Orlando. Head west on Florida's Turnpike (a toll road). Get off at Exit 272, Hwy 50 (Clermont). Continue west to Groveland and Highway 33.

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Event info

LAST TASK DAY is the 25th. Pay Entry Fee Here: https://hang-glider-racing-association.company.site. $400 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee) or $300 if flying Paradise Airsports Nationals (park fee waived), $500 after March 10th; This gets you confirmed for a spot in the competition. NOTE that entry fees DO NOT include tow fees.

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Flatland competition in Florida where the weather is so good so early.

This is a CIVL category 2 competition

Check-in on Sunday, April 18th. Closing Date April 25th (not 27th)

Live tracking with Flymaster trackers provided.

The competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded

Maximum 125 pilots minus participants in the Worlds.
• Daily Prizes
• Event Tee-shirt
• Food and drink Saturday evening
• Weaklinks
• Flymaster Tracker
• Live Tracking
• On-line Turnpoint Coordinates
• On-line airspace files
• On-line task maps
• Free WiFi
• Evening Parties and Entertainment
• Weather Briefing on Pilots’ Phones
• Task Sent to Pilots’ Phones
• Access to Professional Retrieval Coordinators (Retrieval Goddess’s Retrieval Service)
• Wilotree Park (includes access to clubhouse and amenities - e.g. swimming pool, kitchen, pool table, etc.)
• Camping available
• Help with finding accommodations
• Beer and wine available at nominal cost

Flying site

Wilotree Park (Sheets airfield) is located one mile south of Groveland in Florida, United States. Groveland itself is situated in Lake County, in the center of the state. The surrounding area is dominated by pasture lands intermixed with treed swamps and some residential areas. Flatlands at about 100 ft MSL.

The airfield is a grass runway field with north/south and east/west runways. One can easily find it on the east side of State Hwy 33 two miles south of the intersection with state highway 50.

The field is surrounded by trees. Plenty of extra landings areas in all directions off the runway especially to the north. Take-off and landing will be in generally the same location, whatever is appropriate for the winds at that time.

Paradise Airsports is a year-round hang gliding flight park located at Wilotree Park.

The flying season is best in April and May or September and October. Quite flyable in summer, but rain in the afternoon. Some flying from November through March.

Average weather forecast for May: Low 65 degrees, high 89 degrees, rain: 3.1 inches. Software edged thermals, 300 – 500 fpm. Spaced a few miles apart. Cloud base from 3,000’ to 8,000’. Average around 4,000’ – 5,000’. Wind direction varies considerably.

The record distance made from Wilotree Park 283 miles, the East coast record, held jointly by Jonny Durand, Jr and Dustin Martin. First 200+ mile flight on the east coast was made by Davis Straub, 212 miles. Numerous 100+ mile flights to the north and south are made there, for example, 125 miles to the Florida Ridge flight park.

Take off Wilotree field
GPS (Degrees): Lat: 28° 31' 58.320'', Lng: -81° 50' 48.180''

East/west runway: Length: 1780 ft, Width: 155 ft
North/south runway: Length: 2000 ft, Width: 115 ft
Launch method: Dragonfly aerotowing.

Selection and entry fee

Pay Entry Fee Here: $400 (includes $100 Wilotree Park Fee), $500 after March 10th). NOTE that entry fees DO NOT include tow fees. https://hang-glider-racing-association.company.site

Aerotowing fee - $350 (If paid by PayPal there is an additional fee)

Aerotowing before the official practice day is an additional $35/tow.

Non US pilots can register at any time and we allow up to 100% non-US pilots.

After the registration please follow your status on the Pilots tab. Here is an explanation of statuses:

Registered – Registered but we have not received entry fee payment.

Confirmed – Registered and received payment.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Trophies as per USHPA rules.
Daily prizes are given out from the sponsors.
Depending on the number of entrants there may be prize money.

General schedule

All times and dates are US Eastern Daylight Time (Eastern Standard Time before the second Sunday in March at 2:00 AM)

Unofficial Training Days: Wilotree Park provides year round instruction and opportunities to fly cross country and learn the region. Aerotowing is the primary mechanism for propelling hang gliders aloft. Attendees that are not aerotow certified are advised to arrive no less than one week early to receive aerotow training.

Registration (check-in): 9AM – noon and 1 PM – 4 PM, Sunday April 18th.Wilotree Park Club House


Mandatory Safety Briefing: Monday, April 19th, 9 AM. Wilotree Park Club House

Official Flying Days: Monday, April 19th through Sunday, April 25th.

Closing ceremony and prize giving: 8 PM, Sunday, April 25th Wilotree Park Club House

Daily schedule

10 AM: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11 AM: Pilot briefing /Task briefing
12:30 PM: Take-off window opens:
All day: Scoring office opens
10 PM: Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Lodging is available at the flight park (rooms fill up fast so make reservations early), RV hook-ups, and plenty of shaded tent camping, first come first served. Goto https://www.wilotreepark.com for rates and to make reservations.

We have group rates available at the Holiday Inn Express and Hampton in Claremont. Contact the hotels directly;
Holiday Inn Express - https://www.guestreservations.com/holiday-inn-express-clermont/booking?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzNiYsKzX7gIVTvDjBx0IXwHGEAAYASAAEgLDb_D_BwE

Hampton Inn - https://www.guestreservations.com/hampton-inn-and-suites-clermont/booking?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp5q8pK3X7gIVv_zjBx0cDgASEAAYASAAEgLmNvD_BwE

http://ozreport.com/accommodationsquest.php

How to get here

Wilotree Park/Sheets airfield is about one and a half mile south of Groveland, Florida, on State Highway 33. It is a left turn at a busy bend in the road (be careful). Headquarters is the club house, first building on the right.


Groveland, Florida United States

Plane

The nearest international airport is Orlando. From there you take a car to Quest Air hang gliding club.

Car

It take about 1 hour driving from Orlando. Take highways 528, Florida's turnpike and FL-50 to get to Sheets airfield. This route is about 42 miles.

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Organizers

stephan mentler
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Tasks and results

Task 1

21 Apr, 2021

Class 1 — 73.7 km — Race to goal

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21 Apr, 2021

Class 1 Sport — 36.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

22 Apr, 2021

Class 1 Sport — 27.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

22 Apr, 2021

Class 1 — 49.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

23 Apr, 2021

Class 1 Sport — 51.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

23 Apr, 2021

Class 1 — 78.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

25 Apr, 2021

Class 1 — 67.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

25 Apr, 2021

Class 1 Sport — 21.5 km — Race to goal

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