This will be the first Hang Gliding competition of the Australian calendar and will be an 8-day, FAI Category 2 ( application pending ), HGFA AAA Sanctioned competition. It will be an important competition for those who are wanting to qualify for points towards the Aussie ladder / Team Selection and WPRS points.Expand page for more, including Payment & Cancellation info
- left before start of event
- before registration 01/05 00:00 (Australia/Brisbane)
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
Maps are supplied
The organisers will give you printed maps at registration
There will be an organised party during or after the event
Canungra is situated 40mins from the Gold Coast. And 1 hr from Brisbane.
This will be the first Hang Gliding competition of the Australian calendar and will be an 8-day, FAI Category 2 ( application pending ), HGFA AAA Sanctioned competition. It will be an important competition for those who are wanting to qualify for points towards the Aussie ladder / Team Selection and WPRS points. It will also be an opportunity for aspiring competition pilots to fly with Australia and New Zealand’s best pilots. Overseas pilots are most welcome and will be rewarded with the opportunity of flying one of Australia’s challenging and premier hang gliding sites.
The focus of the competition this year will again be to encourage Novice pilots to embrace the values of competition flying by introducing them to the principles and strategies needed to compete, by offering achievable tasks, and to be supported by other, more experienced competition pilots to the skills of flying one of the most challenging and rewarding places to fly in Australia.
Headquarters this year will be at the Canungra Hotel . Practice Day: Friday 22nd October. Entry fee: $295 (plus $30 site fee for non-club members). $ 50 discount if you pay by the 23rd of September.
Selection and entry fee
The Competition has an Entry Fee of AU$295 plus $30 site fee for non-club members. No refunds will be available after the 31st of September. Note there will be a $50 late fee if payments are received after 31st of September. NOTE, paying cash at rego is NOT a option.
Pay by Direct Transfer:
Bank: Bendigo Bank Canungra
BSB: 633 000
Account number: 158809251
SWIFT Code / BIC: BENDAU3B
(Bendigo Bank HQ Address: 22-44 Bath Lane, Bendigo, VIC 3550)
Account Name: Canungra Hang Gliding Club
Please use your Surname and First Initial in the Reference/Payment Details
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:
• Pilot pack (with official comp souvenir)
• Day prizes
• Presentation dinner
HGFA – MEMBERSHIP:
All pilots must be members of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia for the duration of the competition.
Please check your membership status BEFORE leaving home.
Overseas pilots visiting Australia must obtain either a Visiting Pilot membership, (2 months membership for $95), or a Full HGFA membership. You can apply online at the HGFA VPM site.
Documents required at registration
Signed Waiver/Release 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.
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 their subscription and request a refund up until 31/9/21.
We will be keeping a careful eye on Government restrictions and we will endeavour to inform those registered pilots of any necessary news ASAP. We advise all pilots to plan their trip very carefully taking in to account refund policy's on travel and accommodation.
Prize fund and scoring categories
5:00 – 9:00pm Official Registration at the Canungra Hotel
(23rd – 30th Oct 2021, official competition days)[
Saturday, 23rd Oct
8:00-8:30am - Mandatory Safety Briefing
8:30-9:30am - Pilot Briefing
Monday night, 25th Oct
7:00pm - Barefoot Bowls & Pizza night at Canungra Bowls Club
Wednesday night, 27th Oct
7:00pm - Bingo night at Canungra Hotel
Saturday, 30th Oct 2021
6:30pm - Presentation dinner TBA
8:00pm - Presentations
Saturday, 23rd Oct
8:00-8:30am - Mandatory Safety Briefing
8:30-9:30am - Pilot Briefing 23rd Oct to Sat 30th Oct are competition days.
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.
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 pilots. 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 QLD 4275, Australia
38 Kidston St, Canungra QLD 4275, Australia