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Australia's favorite comp is back ! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AAA Sanctioned competition of the 2018-18 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 AAA Sanctioned competition of the 2018-18 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 AAA Sanction / Aussie ladder / Team Selection Ladder. The entry fee includes a full retrieve, excursions and transport system including 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.

Organizers

CHGC
Canungra Hang Gliding Club

Selection and entry fee

PLEASE take note, this year we will have a priority entry system for Australian pilots. Registration is now open, but only the top 50 Australian pilots from the previous season' ladder will be invited to pay and then be confirmed for the comp. the top 50 Aussie pilots have until the 3rd of July to pay in order to 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. 5 wild cards will also be available. All pilots are free to register at anytime.

The Competition has an early bird Entry Fee of AU$430 until the 20th September. After the 20th 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 20th of September.
Payment details :
PAYMENT DETAILS

1.Direct Transfer - please note these NEW account details

Bank: Westpac

BSB: Ask Dave

Account number: Ask Dave.

Account Name: Canungra Hang Gliding Club Inc Please note down your Surname and First initial with Payment details.
PAYPAL payments are allowed, please contact Dave for details.




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

Payment details will be informed to registered pilots bu email.

The entry fee includes

• Lifts up to the hill 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 but we will endeavor to set up a Gold coast airport service also, TBA
• Excursions organised on non-flying days
• 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. Spring in SE Queensland can produce demanding flying conditions which may be unsuitable for inexperienced pilots. EN A 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 ( upto 90kg ) Fun class, Sports class, Serial class, overall/open class. Please note, this competition is not open to un certified paragliders. Classes will be defined by Aspect ratio .
Overall prizes will be awarded at the presentation dinner on the 28th October.

General schedule

20th October, 2016
5pm - 9pm official registration at the Canungra Hotel.

21st October, 2016
8 am - first briefing at the pub.
20th - 28th October, 2016 official competition days.
28th October, 2016
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.

CANUNGRA
Information on accommodation within Canungra is available from the Canungra Visitor Information Centre 12-14 Kidston St, Canungra, Queensland, 4275. Ph: 07 5543 5156

Showground Campground
A short walk from town centre. Situated on beautiful Canungra creek.
Two powered areas for multiple caravan sites. Toilets and hot showers.
~$10 per night per person.
Phone (07) 5543 5904

Canungra Motel
Right in the heart of town and close to everything. High standard of service and quality accommodation. Again very popular with pilots so get in quick.
http://www.travelinoz.com.au/acc_zoom.app?type=acc&id=1006144292
Email: canungramotel@eftel.net.au
Phone (07) 5543 5155

Canungra Hotel
Lovely hotel in the centre of town. Always popular so book early if this is your scene. A pilots rate is available if pilots ask for Loui or Shirley.
http://www.goldcoastregion.com/canungrahotel.html
Email: canungrahotel@hotmail.com
Phone (07) 5543 5233
Fax (07) 5543 5617

The Odd Geko B&B
Beautiful guesthouse with spacious rooms, private verandahs, and tranquil surroundings. Pool, spa, sauna, pay TV.
http://www.theoddgeko.com.au
12 King St Canungra 4275
Phone (07) 5543 4434
Mobile 0427807516

MOUNT TAMBORINE

There is a lot of accommodation available on Mount Tamborine which is very convenient for the westerly launch site but is 10 minutes drive from Canungra. Information on accommodation on Mount Tamborine is available from the Tamborine Visitor Information Centre, Doughty Park, North Tamborine, Queensland 4272.
Phone: 07 5545 3200

St Bernards Hotel
Lovely hotel/motel with family style atmosphere as well as swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, and spa bath. Close to golf and rainforest walks.
http://www.stbernardshotel.com/home.htm
Email: stbhotel@bigpond.net.au
Phone: (07) 5545 1177
Fax: (07) 5545 2733

Activities

• Surfing
• Gold Coast
• Dreamworld
• Sea World
• Wet 'n' Wild Water Park
• Warner Brothers Movie World
• Outback Spectacular
• Canungra Valley Vineyards
• Lamington National Park
• Springbrook Falls
• Natural Arch
• Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
• Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails

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 QLD 4275, Australia
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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