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4 day XC paragliding event, based in Canungra from CHGC sites. Flying tasks will be based around turnpoint tagging throughout the scenic rim area of SEQ with a declared goal each day. All en certified gliders are welcome and we welcome a broad range of pilots from PG3 and up.

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Flying site

Canungra is a famous Australian free flying area of Gold Coast region. There are several take offs for all wind directions located on 500 m high tree-covered mountain ridges. The area is about 30 km from the East coast of the continent so the sea breeze can intervene in the afternoon and produce some very buoyant conditions.

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  • 18 Pilots Confirmed
  • 59 Pilots total registered
  • 220 Aud Entry fee
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  • 50 Pilots max allowed
  • 4 Countries presented
  • ✅ All certified wings allowed
  • This is not an FAI sanctioned event
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  • Registration will open on
    18/03 09:00 (Australia/Brisbane)

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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
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    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
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    There will be ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
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    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
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    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
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    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party

Prize funds and scoring categories

  • First in Goal
  • Last in Goal
  • Tandem
  • Most Tags Overall
  • Most Tags Size Classes

Event info

4 day XC paragliding event, based in Canungra from CHGC sites. Flying tasks will be based around turnpoint tagging throughout the scenic rim area of SEQ with a declared goal each day. All en certified gliders are welcome and we welcome a broad range of pilots from PG3 and up. Also integrated is pilot mentoring for pilots new to comps who want to progress their flying in a supportive environment. The tagging format will also challenge experienced pilots into new and unique lines and require more route planning than a traditional tasking comp.

A full minibus retrieve is incorporated into the comp which gives all pilots launch access from HQ and retrieve from flying each day back to HQ. The area covered by the retrieve will be limited and defined each day.

Presentation dinner on Sunday Evening. Prizes include overall and day prizes awarded each day for a host of categories. Also includes XC maps, Launch priority and safety oversight for competition pilots.

Each TP in the published TP file will be worth 1 point and the declared goal each day will be worth 5 points. Each TP can be counted only once during the event. This encourages pilots to fly different routes each day. The declared goal will always count for 5 points even if it is the same as a previously used goal point.

Visual waypoint map here
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=10uKu7I64Dmqqc0T0ZOWHz4agXbdux70&usp=sharing

Flying site

Canungra is a famous Australian free flying area of Gold Coast region. There are several take offs for all wind directions located on 500 m high tree-covered mountain ridges. The area is about 30 km from the East coast of the continent so the sea breeze can intervene in the afternoon and produce some very buoyant conditions. All take offs are grass covered and well maintained.
The Beechmont launch during the dry summer months can produce early thermals even at 7 am. This results in long XC flights. The records are 325 km for a paraglider and 519 km for a hang glider. All Canungra take offs are about 15-20 min from the town.

Beechmont
-28.1192, 153.2010 530 m ASL. NE, E, SE. The site is flyable most afternoons during summer. Power lines go from the left (North) of the launch down to the valley. They are clearly visible on one of the pictures of the launch. There are toilets but no bins.

Mt Tamborine
-27.9504, 153.1810, 534 m ASL. SW, W, NW. Sealed road to the site along Main Western Rd Mt. Tamborine.

Hinchcliff launch
-28.0695, 153.1470, 490 m ASL. SE, S A good road leading almost on the take off with short walking distance after.

Flying Fox launch
-28.1453, 153.1489, 570m ASL N, NE Dirt road all the way to take off.

Selection and entry fee

Competition entry fee is $220 which includes all flying task organisation, safety oversight, full transport and retrieve, and presentation social event and prizes.

No selection protocol will be used for this event, however all pilots must be min PG3. Confirmed entry into the competition is from payment of the entry fee and places will be allocated based on the the order of receipt of payment.

All pilots will require a SAFA licence PG3 or higher
All pilots will require a CHGC membership covering the dates of the event.
All pilots will require a tracking device eg Inreach, Spot or skylines tracker.
All pilots will require a UHF radio, Helmet + Reserve Parachute

Payment Details
$220 EFT transfer with your name as reference
account name : Gavin Zahner
bsb 062692
a/c 20477718

Documents required at registration

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

Full Refunds given until 2 weeks prior to the registration. Cancellations 7-14 days before registration will receive 75% refund. Cancellations 0-7 days before registration will receive 50% refund.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Day Prizes for size and other categories will be awarded each day as detailed in local rules
Overall prizes for size and other categories will be awarded as described in the local rules

General schedule

Registration Thursday morning 25th at HQ time tba
Task flying days 25-28
Presentation evening Sunday 28th

Daily schedule

Meet at Canungra HQ
Coordinated transport to launch
Day briefing on launch
XC flying task
Coordinated retrieve to HQ

Accommodation and Activities

A variety of accommodation from motels, hotel, B+B and camping options. Pilots camping are generally in the canungra showgrounds

How to get here

Canungra is a small country town in the Gold Coast hinterland with easy road transport to the gold Coast and Brisbane

82 Wagonwheel Rd, Boyland QLD 4275, Australia
Canungra Australia

Plane

The nearest airports are Brisbane (http://www.bne.com.au/) or Gold Coast (http://goldcoastairport.com.au/)

Bus

Take a bus 540 form Brisbane to Anna St at William Street then about 32 km by Taxi to Canungra.

Train

Take a train from Brisbane to Nerang.
Then about 25 km by taxi.
Web: http://www.queenslandrail.com.au/

Car

Go along Pacific highway until you reach Nerang and follow signs to Beaudesert/Canungra. It takes about 40-60 min to get there from any of the nearest airports.
Check this list to get car rental offers.

Taxi

Black & White Cabs
Phone: 133222
Website: www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au

Yellow cab logoYellow Cab
Phone: 131924
Website: www.yellowcab.com.au

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Canungra Hanggliding Club
88 Wagonwheel Road, Boyland, Qld
Gavin Zahner
Competition Director
Alex Bryse
Competition Safety Organiser

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