Australia's favorite comp is back! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AA sanctioned competition of the 2019-20 season. The Cup will consist of one round which will count towards a pilot's WPRS score.View more
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.View more
Canungra is situated 40 minutes from the Gold Coast and 1 hour from Brisbane.
Australia's favorite comp is back! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AA sanctioned competition of the 2019-20 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.
Selection and entry fee
The Competition has an Early Bird entry fee of AU$430 until the 19th of September. After the 19th of September the entry fee increases to AU$480. The fee for CHGC Members is AU$400 (Early Bird) and AU$450 after the Early Bird date. No refunds will be available after the 19th of September.
1. Direct Transfer - please note these NEW account details
Bank Account Name: Dave Gibbs
PAYPAL payments are allowed.
Account name: email@example.com
All Transaction Fees must be paid with any outstanding fees finalised on Comp Registration night.
The entry fee includes:
• Transport 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)
• Day prizes
• Presentation dinner
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. https://www.hgfa.asn.au/
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.
All pilots must hold IPPI PARA PRO 4 rating, or the minimum of an (HGFA) Intermediate or PG3 Paragliding rating with at least 50 hours of inland flying experience and have completed a 50km 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.
Any further inquiries please email Dave.
Prize fund and scoring categories
- Intermediate class
- Reynolds class (glider weight range up to 90kg)
- Fun class
- Sports class
- Serial class
- Womens class
- Overall/open class
Classes will be defined by Aspect ratio .
Overall prizes will be awarded at the presentation dinner on the 26th October.
5pm - 9pm - official registration at the Canungra Hotel.
Saturday 19th October, 2019
8am - first briefing at the Canungra Hotel.
Saturday 19th - Saturday 26th October, 2019
Official competition days.
Saturday 26th October, 2019
Award ceremony, official presentation and dinner at the Canungra Hotel.
10:30 onwards, Fly your socks off!
Late afternoon, check in and uploads.
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.
!! Important info !! From the 23rd of Oct ( half way through our comp week ) The showgrounds is closed to new campers, the "pink Canungra charity" is running a event there and we will have our own camping area that we must stick too. From the 23rd, no new campers will be allowed in.
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 cafes, 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.
The nearest airports are Brisbane (http://www.bne.com.au/) or Gold Coast (http://goldcoastairport.com.au/)
Take a bus 540 form Brisbane to Anna St at William Street then about 32 km by Taxi to Canungra.
Take a train from Brisbane to Nerang.
Then about 25 km by taxi.
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.
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