We're looking forward to another spectacular NZ Hang Gliding national competition for 2022. Everyone who attended last year will agree that 2021 was our best year yet in Murchison, clocking up 10 days of flying in great conditions.Expand page for more details
The main site for the Nationals is Mt Murchison. 360 degrees of take off, high mountain site, situated bang smack in the middle between the West and East Coasts. Easy landings right at the foot of the mountain and lots of good landings in the area we fly in.Expand page for more details
- left before start of event
Registration will open on
02/07 09:40 (Pacific/Auckland)
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ
There will be an organised party during or after the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
Prize funds and scoring categories
- Kahu Cup - Club Championships
- Shane McKay
- Matt Barlow
- Safety Management Plan (SMP)
- Emergency Plan
- Local Regulations for 44th New Zealand Hang Gliding Open Championship
- Scoring Rules - Section 7F FAI Sporting Code
- Hang Gliding Cross Country Championship Rules - Section 7A FAI Sporting Code
- Common Rules - Section 7 FAI Sporting Code
We're looking forward to another spectacular NZ Hang Gliding national competition for 2022. Everyone who attended last year will agree that 2021 was our best year yet in Murchison, clocking up 10 days of flying in great conditions. Again using the secret sauce we have chose these specific dates and we're hoping for a repeat week of back to back flying.
Selection and entry fee
The main focus of the week will be to facilitate the Nationals Open Class for Intermediate and Advanced pilots. In conjunction with this we will also run a Sport Class for king-posted gliders. Novice pilots are welcome to attend and fly when conditions permit (and are within the parameters of their rating).
This year we would like people to pay competition fees prior to the event.
Please note the cancellation policy as well.
The fee will be charged as follows.
- The competition fee is $200 if fully paid before 22nd of December 2021.
- The competition fee is $220 if paid after the 22nd of December 2021.
The fee can be deposited in the account below or paid at the event during registration.
Bank Account: 02-0600-0020697-067. Put your own name in the 'Particulars' field, and your PIN (Pilot Identification Number) in the 'Reference' field. You will be sent a receipt.
In order to register for the 2022 Nationals, please:
- Register for the event through Air Tribune.
- Follow the Instructions that come in your event registration confirmation email.
Documents required at registration
FAI Sporting Licence
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)
With the uncertainty surrounding Covid the following policy will be adhered to:
90% refund for pilot withdrawal or event cancellation before the 22nd December 2021
80% refund for pilot withdrawal or event cancellation after the 22nd December 2021
This ensures that outlaid costs are met as we get closer to the event. Any surplus will go towards the worlds team fund.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Open - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Sport - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Kahu Cup - 1st, 2nd
10:00 head up to launch
Friday, Jan 21, 2022 - Registration and Practice Day
10:00 head up to launch
- Official Registration
- Waypoint uploads
Saturday, Jan 22, 2021 - Saturday Jan 29, 2022
Competition flying days
Saturday Jan 29, 2021
19:30 Prizegiving and BBQ
08:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
08:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
10:00 - Transport to take-off
12:00 - Take-off window opens
18:00 - Scoring office opens
20:00 - Scoring office closes
22:00 - Provisional results
Accommodation and Activities
Accommodation: Linda & Robin Sanford Riverside Holiday Park Murchison 0800 523 9591 or +64 27 756 9016 or +64 27 667 3012 19 Riverview Road 7077 PO Box 140 Murchison 7049 NZ www.riversidemurchison.co.nz . Go here to book your accommodation. This place is amazing! It's located right beside the Buller river. Linda and Robin have kindly allocated us full and exclusive use of the open air dining and lounge facility which comes complete with its own kitchen and toilets including plates, knives, pots, pans etc so travel light as everything you need is there. Camping sites are $12.50 per night, and cabins are $30 per night. Camping sites can probably be booked on arrival however if you want to make sure just book ahead of time. If you want a cabin it would definitely pay to BOOK NOW as there is a popular country music concert happening 27-30 Jan 22 and they stay at the Riverside Holiday Park too. We can't speak highly enough of Riverside Holiday Park. It is extremely clean and just such good value for money, and so well positioned in terms of its proximity to the river, town, flying etc.
How to get here
Murchison is roughly 3h 40min inland from Christchurch via SH7 (290km) or 2h 17m from Picton via Blenheim SH63.
19 Riverview Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Murchison New Zealand
- Shane McKay
- Matt Barlow
Tasks and results
24 Jan, 2022
Class 1 — 76.4 km — Race to goal
27 Jan, 2022
Class 1 — 117.2 km — Race to goal
28 Jan, 2022
Class 1 — 77.8 km — Race to goal
29 Jan, 2022
Class 1 — 47.2 km — Race to goal