The annual Gatskop Competition will be held on the 20th and 21st of October this year in Porterville. This year we having it in October as this the best time of year for low airtime and experienced pilots to enjoy Porterville's thermals.View more
The annual Gatskop Competition will be held on the 20th and 21st of October this year in Porterville. This year we having it in October as this the best time of year for low airtime and experienced pilots to enjoy Porterville's thermals. Friday the 19th will be a practice day with no recovery. We invite all pilots especially new pilots to join us. We will have recovery, instructors and great prizes. Once you have paid and registered you will be added to a Whatsapp group so we can communciate information to you. The annual general meeting of SAHPA will also be held on Saturday the 20th at the Flyers lodge and we encourage all members to attend. We will also have a tandem class so if you a tandem pilot come join in the fun. Hope to see everyone there for a fun social weekend of flying!
What is gatskop exactly?
Gatskop is a fun comp focused on the skills development of low airtime paragliding pilots with the aim of developing their skills in thermaling and cross country flying whilst in a safe environment with Loads of skilled intermediate pilots, skygods and instructors sharing their knowledge(So no competition flying experience needed to participate).
If you have ever been at a Gatskop you will know that there will be sick prizes up for grabs ( Varios , accomodation, SIV's , bunch bags and many more depending on the sponsors)
Awards and prizes for all levels of pilots.
There are also 2 rotating trophy's up for grabs for Beginner and intermediate class.
Selection and entry fee
Payment to be made to:
Glen country club
NEDBANK - SEA POINT
BRANCH CODE: 106 909
ACC: 106 937 6167
PLEASE use GS-(yourname) as a reference and send POP to firstname.lastname@example.org include your mobile number and your T-shirt size
Prize fund and scoring categories
The will be great prizes for several categories
Registration at Flyers Lodge: Saturday 7H30 to 8H30
Leave for launch via buses: 8H45
Briefing and task setting for pilots: 09H30
SAHPA annual General Meeting: 19H00
Sunday the 21st of October
Leave for launch via bus 8H45
Briefing and task setting: 9H30
Accommodation and Activities
There are various options for accommodation in Porterville from camping to hotels
How to get here
The nearest is Cape Town International airport.
Form there you can take a car or hire a taxi to get to Porterville.
As you exit the Airport Oval, continue onto Airport Approach Road towards the N2, Settlers Way.
After 1.8km, merge onto Settlers Way South towards Somerset West.
After 4.0 km, take exit 22A to merge onto R300 North, toward Bellville.
After 16 km, exit right to merge onto N1 East, toward Paarl, Worcester.
Drive for 21 km, and take exit 47 onto R44 toward Wellington, Stellenbosch
Turn left onto Adam Tas Street / R44 (North) toward Wellington.
After 23 km, turn left onto Stokery Road (R44) toward Wellington, Porterville.
After 41 km, turn left onto R44 toward Gouda, Porterville
After 35 km, you have reached the town of Porterville.