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Australia's favorite comp is back ! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AA Sanctioned competition of the 2018-19 Season. The Cup will consist of one round which will count towards a pilot's WPRS score.

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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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How to get here

Canungra is situated 40mins from the Gold Coast. And 1 hr from Brisbane.

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Event info

Australia's favorite comp is back ! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AA Sanctioned competition of the 2018-19 Season. The Cup will consist of one round which will count towards a pilot's WPRS score. All tasks over the 8 days will contribute to the AA Sanction / Aussie ladder / Team Selection Ladder, being AA rated, this will see 360 points available for the Aussie ladder. The entry fee includes a full retrieve, and airport transfers.

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.

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Selection and entry fee

Registration will open on the 1st of May , there will be a priority entry system for Australian pilots and when registration does open on the 1st May, the top 40 Australian pilots from the previous season's ladder are invited to pay and then be confirmed for the comp. The top 40 Aussie pilots have a month to pay and confirm there place, after this, the remaining places are open to all other pilots where payment guarantees there place, provided they are placed within the 80 places available. Once the Canungra cup is full, you can ask to be on a priority waiting list, if a payed pilot pulls out of the event, that place can be taken by the next person on the priority list. 5 wild cards will also be available.

The Competition has an early bird Entry Fee of AU$430 until the 19th of September. After the 19th of September the Fee increases to AU$480 The fee for CHGC Members is AU$ 400 and AU$ 450 after the early bird date. No refunds will be available after the 19th of September.
Payment details :
PAYMENT DETAILS

1.Direct Transfer - please note these NEW account details
Account,
BSB
Bank Account Name:
PAYPAL payments are allowed.
Account name,

All Transaction Fees must be paid with any outstanding fees finalised on Comp Registration night.

Payment details will be informed to registered pilots by email.

The entry fee includes

• Lifts up to launch for the 8 days of the event
• Retrieves for the 8 days of the event
• Brisbane Airport transfers (Arrival Friday and drop off Sunday)
• Please note: at this stage Brisbane Airport service only .
• Site fees, $30 for 2 weeks.
• Pilot pack, (official comp souvenir),
• Map,
• Day prizes,
• Presentation dinner


HGFA - MEMBERSHIP 
All pilots must be members of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia for the duration of the event. Please check your membership status BEFORE leaving home. 
Overseas visiting pilots to Australia will need to obtain a Visiting Pilot Membership
Visiting pilots have the option of taking out either a full HGFA membership or Visiting Pilot Membership (VPM). The min VPM is 2 months $ 95
 . HGFA Visiting Pilot Membership Form 
HGFA Waiver Form
Please read the following Waiver Information & General Information if you are a visiting Pilot.

Rating
All pilots must hold IPPI PARA PRO 4 rating, or the minimum of an (HGFA) Intermediate or PG 3 Paragliding rating with at least 50 hours of inland flying experience and have completed a 50 k xc flight. Spring in SE Queensland can produce demanding flying conditions which may be unsuitable for inexperienced pilots. EN A school gliders are also not acceptable for this event.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Daily prizes for task winners of all classes and unlimited prize pool for the final winners. Winning categories are :Intermediate class, Reynolds class ( up to 90kg ) Fun class, Sports class, Serial class, overall/open class. Classes will be defined by Aspect ratio .
Overall prizes will be awarded at the presentation dinner on the 13th October.

General schedule

18th fri October, 2019
5pm - 9pm official registration at the Canungra Hotel.

19th sat October, 2019
8 am - first briefing at the pub.
19th - 26th October, 2019 official competition days.
26th October, 2019
Award ceremony, official presentation and dinner at the pub.

Daily schedule

8:30-9:15 am, busses leave for launch.
10:30 onwards, Fly your socks off !
Late afternoon, check in and downloads.
Relax, eat , drink, laugh.
Next day, do it all again !

Accommodation and Activities

There is a variety of accommodation types available in and around Canungra. However these are not great in number and Spring is a popular time to visit the region. To be sure of getting the type of accommodation you want, book early. If Camping, the showgrounds is popular and reasonably priced.

How to get here

Canungra is a small country town nestled in a quiet valley behind the Gold Coast and surrounded by tree-covered ridges separating wide flat valleys. The location provides the environment for varied and challenging flying as well as plenty of alternative activities should the weather fail to co-operate. The town has most of the essential facilities necessary for survival of today's parapeople. There is a pub, post-office, supermarket, a few cafe's, a chemist and one ATM. The launches are 15-20 minutes drive from the town centre.
Canungra is situated about 40 minutes drive from the Gold Coast just over an hour from Brisbane in the SE corner of Queensland. There are scheduled international domestic flights into Brisbane and Coolangatta airports. If driving from the south on the coast road, stay on the Pacific Highway until you reach Nerang and then follow the signs to Beaudesert/Canungra. If coming on one of the inland routes, stay on Cunningham's Highway until you cross the Great Dividing Range and then follow the signs for Boonah, Beaudesert and finally Canungra.


Canungra AU

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

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