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Event info

This will be the first Hang Gliding competition of the Australian calendar and will be an 7-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.

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  • 2 Pilots Confirmed
  • 22 Pilots total registered
  • 295 AUD Entry fee
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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

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    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

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    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
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    There will be an organised party during or after the event

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Where is it

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

Event info

This will be the first Hang Gliding competition of the Australian calendar and will be an 7-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 . Entry fee: $295 (plus $30 site fee for non-club members).

Flying site

Tambo, Beechmont

Selection and entry fee

**** Please note, this event is rescheduled to March 2022 **** To register for the competition please follow the link on this website.
The Competition has an Entry Fee of AU$295 plus $30 site fee for non-club members. No refunds will be available after the 26th February . NOTE, paying cash at rego is NOT a option.

PAYMENT DETAILS:

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

  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form

Cancellation Policy

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 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

There will be daily award prizes; gift vouchers for pilots making their first goal in a competition, for pilots making their best distance in a competition (limited), for an outstanding achievement performed on the previous day (at the club’s discretion).

General schedule

Friday, 25 March 2022 Practice Day
5:00 – 9:00pm Official Registration at the Canungra Hotel

26th March – 1st April 2022, official competition days)[

Saturday, 26th Mar
8:00-8:30am - Mandatory Safety Briefing
8:30-9:30am - Pilot Briefing

Monday night,
7:00pm - Barefoot Bowls & Pizza night at Canungra Bowls Club



Friday, 1st April
6:30pm - Presentation dinner TBA
8:00pm - Presentations

Daily schedule

Friday, 25th_Practice Day

Comp days
8:00-8:30am - Mandatory Safety Briefing
8:30-9:30am - Pilot Briefings 26th March to Sat 2nd April 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
CANUNGRA Australia

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