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This event will be for the Canadian Paragliding National Championship 2016 hosted at Mt Yamaska in the city of St-Paul d'Abbotsford (Quebec, Canada).
This site has hosted the Canadian National competition with great success 4 times already.

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Flying site

Mt. Yamaska is a well known area for cross-country in East Canada, between April to October. The mountain is surrounded by endless agricultural fields were improvised landing fields are easy to find. Cites and villages are easy to land close to and are connected with many roads.

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Saint Paul d Abbotsford, Canada

Event info

This event will be for the Canadian Paragliding National Championship 2016 hosted at Mt Yamaska in the city of St-Paul d'Abbotsford (Quebec, Canada).
This site has hosted the Canadian National competition with great success 4 times already. The competition will be held at the free flight Yamaska club (Club de Vol Libre Yamaska).

Flying site

Mt. Yamaska is a well known area for cross-country in East Canada, between April to October. The mountain is surrounded by endless agricultural fields were improvised landing fields are easy to find. Cites and villages are easy to land close to and are connected with many roads. Cross-country flights usually end up with a good meal and a beer surrounded by friends in one of many pubs in the region.

The thermals during the August period are very smooth, ranging from 1 to 5 m/s with cloud base between 1500m to 2000m. The cloud base rises progressively as you progress to the East because of elevation rising on the beginning of the Appalachian mountains range. 100 km flights are common each year in the area. The area record is at 162 km done last year on a Gin Carrera paraglider.

The Canadian paragliding championship was held 4 times already (2006, 2009, 2013 and 2014).

Take off Yamasaka - 411 m ASL, - 45.472845, -72.858591
The site has takeoffs in the South, West and North directions. There is a East takeoff but it is not often used.
Winds are usually from the south to the west in August and the flying routes goes in any direction except to the West where there is a flight zone restriction. Anyway this direction usually goes against dominating winds during that period.

Landing zones are located on the North (Club HQ) and the West of the mountain.



Organizers

Christian Grenier
Lead organizer
Archambault Pierre
Organizer, score keeper
J.P. Robert Vandenbegine
Organizer
Eric Olivier
Organizer, rules
Dupuis Patrick
Organizer, Finance

Selection and entry fee

The fees to attend the competition will be 280.00$ (candian dollars).

25 out of the 50 seats will be reserved for canadian pilots up to the 1st of July 2016. After the 1st of july any pilots from any country will be allowed to take a seat up to a maximum of 50.

Pilots can make an online payment of 280$ CAD by Interac to the email payment@cvly.ca

If Interac payment is not possible, Paypal payment (280$ CAD) is also possible at the email mail@pierrearchambault.ca (probably easier for international pilots).

Prize fund and scoring categories

Throphys will be awarded to :

The Canadian Champions 2016 will be awarded (men & women)
The first 3 positions overall (CCC, EN-A to EN-D)
The first 3 positions in the women class (CCC, EN-A to EN-D)
The first 3 positions for sports class (EN-A to EN-D)

General schedule

This event will be held from August 6th to August 13th 2016

Saturday, Aug 6th, 2016
09:00 - 17:00 - Official Registration and equipment inspection and possible practice task


Sunday, Aug 7th
09H00 - Mandatory Safety Briefing

Sunday, Aug 7th - Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
Contest flying days

Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

Typical competition day schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definitio
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

The nearest City is Granby (10 minutes away, by car)
More to come...

How to get here

HQ & North LZ

Saint Paul d Abbotsford, Canada

Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, QC, Canada
Saint Paul d Abbotsford CA

Plane

The nearest airport is Montreal.
Web: http://www.admtl.com/

Train

As Canada’s national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada offers inter-city connections along the Ottawa-Montréal, Toronto-Kingston-Montréal and Québec City-Montréal corridors. A free minibus service is available between the VIA station in Dorval and the Montréal–Trudeau Airport.
Times table and fare: www.viarail.ca

Car

Direction from the city of Montreal (50 minutes) are :
Get on Highway 10 on the East direction
Follow Highway 10 East to road 235 N in Ange-Gardien. Take exit 55 from Highway 10 East
Continue on road 235 on the North direction
Turn right on Rang Emire and continue until the entrance of the club (entry is well identified)
The GPS coordinate of the club is : N 45 28.570 O 72 52.959

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Tasks and results

Task 1

09 Aug, 2016

36.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

10 Aug, 2016

48.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

11 Aug, 2016

32.7 km — Race to goal

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