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Australia's favorite comp is back! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, SAFA B sanctioned competition of the 2020-21 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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    The region supports helicopter rescues

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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff

How to get here

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Canungra is situated 40 minutes from the Gold Coast and 1 hour from Brisbane.

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Event info

Australia's favorite comp is back! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, SAFA B sanctioned competition of the 2020-21 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 Sanction / Aussie ladder. Being B rated, this will see 250 points available for the Aussie ladder The entry fee includes a full retrieve, and airport transfers.
Covid -19 and refund information :
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic we will abide by this refund policy.
100% refund if cancellation occurs 6 weeks before the start of the event.
80% refund if cancellation occurs 4 weeks before the start of the event.
60% refund if cancellation occurs 2 weeks before the start of the event.
any refunds within a week of the start of the event is at the CHGC discretion.
Please note, this refund policy is only applicable if the event is cancelled by the CHGC. Pilots may cancel there subscription and request a refund up until 19/9/20.
We will be keeping a careful eye on Government restrictions and we will endeavor to inform those registered pilots of any necessary news ASAP. We advise all pilots to plan there trip very carefully taking in to account refund policy's on travel and accommodation.

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

Registration is now open to all but to have your place confirmed you need to pay. Once the fee has been received you will be confirmed. Once the Canungra Cup is full, you can ask to be on a priority waiting list. If a confirmed pilot pulls out of the event that place can be taken by the next person on the priority list. Five wild cards will also be available.

The Competition has an entry fee of AU$430 . The fee for CHGC Members is AU$400.

PAYMENT DETAILS

1. Direct Transfer - Please add a reference.
Account: 158807040
BSB: 633000
Bank Account Name: Canungra hang gliding club PG account

PAYPAL payments are allowed.
Account name: tresurer@chgc.asn.au
Please take paypal fees into account, any refunds via Paypal may also take a fee, its unlikely you will get 100% back.

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)
• Map
• Day prizes *
• Presentation dinner *
* provided covid restrictions apply

SAFA MEMBERSHIP

All pilots must be members of the Sports Aviation 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 SAFA membership or Visiting Pilot Membership (VPM). The min VPM is 2 months $95
. SAFA Visiting Pilot Membership Form, 
SAFA 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 (SAFA) 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

Categories are:
- Intermediate class
- Reynolds class (glider weight range up to 90kg)
- Fun class
- Sports class
- Serial class
- Womens class
- Overall/open class

Overall prizes will be awarded at the presentation dinner on the 10h October.

General schedule

Friday 23rd October, 2020
5pm - 9pm - official registration at the Canungra Hotel.

Saturday 24th October, 2020
8am - first briefing at the Canungra Hotel.

Saturday 24th - 31st Saturday October, 2020
Official competition days.

Saturday 31st October, 2020
Award ceremony, official presentation .

Daily schedule

8:30-9:15am, busses leave for launch.
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.
Canungra Hotel 07 5543 5233
Canungra Motel 07 5543 5155
Oz paragliding and hang gliding also has a variety of accommodation located 10k from Canungra. Cost of accommodation while the Canungra cup is on : Camping: $10- a night per person, un powered.
Camping: $10- a night per person, un powered.
SUV $100- for the week un powered.
B&B: $95- a night. Airbnb link: Airbnb www.ozparaglidingandhanggliding.com.au

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.

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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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Dave Gibbs
auspgcomps@gmail.com 0429775554

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