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The Goose Race 2018 Open is a North America East Cost competition spread over 3 weekends, where each weekend will score as a stand alone FAI Cat 2 competition.
The take-off is at Mt Yamaska, in the province of Quebec, about one hour drive from Montreal.

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Flying site

Mt. Yamaska is a well known area for cross-country in East Canada, between April to October. The mountain is surrounded by endless agricultural fields were improvised landing fields are easy to find. Cites and villages are easy to land close to and are connected with many roads.

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  • 60 Pilots max allowed
  • 0 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event

Where is it

The headquarters are next to the North landing field, at the CVLY club.
Check http://cvly.ca for informations and webcams.

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Event info

The Goose Race 2018 Open is a North America East Cost competition spread over 3 weekends, where each weekend will score as a stand alone FAI Cat 2 competition.
The take-off is at Mt Yamaska, in the province of Quebec, about one hour drive from Montreal.

Agenda:
12-13 May
23-24-25 June (25 is a reserve day)
15-16 Septembre

Fee:
The fee will be paid at the first briefing of each of the valid weekend.
In case of bad weather, we will cancel the weekend on thursday or friday evening before the weekend through a WhatsApp Group notification.
Retrieve is not foreseen by default, but we will facilitate retrieve by fellow competitors through a whatsapp group and we will provide assistance in case of trouble or emergency.

Some rules and obligations:
- No airspace infringement will be allowed during the competition. We will provide you with accurate Airspace information.
- Pilots must pre-register on AIRTRIBUNE at least
- Pilots are requested to fly with a life tracking device: SPOT, Delorme, Flymatser live or Airtribune app.
- The scoring will be done after each event and offline. All participants will be required to send in their IGC track file via email at the latest 24 hours after they landed.
- The official and mandatory notification system will be WhatsApp (safety, weather, cancelation, take-off of the day, etc.)

Wifi is available at all time at the headquarter.

This competition aims at including all pilot levels, from goslings to accomplished pilots. For this reason, we will probably allow multiple take-off (in case of bomb out) and clock starts (for early birds in a good cycle). We will make the best out of the flying day. The flight regime switches radically from mountain flying at the start to flying the very flats of Quebec for the race.
The record airtime in Spring is about 7,5 hours. On good days, cloud base can be above 6000 feet and thermals can be quite strong. Summer is usually windy and stable, and this is why we don't plan a comp weekend during July and August. But as from September good days are coming back and the magic of Fall flights happens.

Flying site

Mt. Yamaska is a well known area for cross-country in East Canada, between April to October. The mountain is surrounded by endless agricultural fields were improvised landing fields are easy to find. Cites and villages are easy to land close to and are connected with many roads. Cross-country flights usually end up with a good meal and a beer surrounded by friends in one of many pubs in the region.

The thermals during the August period are very smooth, ranging from 1 to 5 m/s with cloud base between 1500m to 2000m. The cloud base rises progressively as you progress to the East because of elevation rising on the beginning of the Appalachian mountains range. 100 km flights are common each year in the area. The area record is at 162 km done last year on a Gin Carrera paraglider.

The Canadian paragliding championship was held 4 times already (2006, 2009, 2013 and 2014).

Take off Yamasaka - 411 m ASL, - 45.472845, -72.858591
The site has takeoffs in the South, West and North directions. There is a East takeoff but it is not often used.
Winds are usually from the south to the west in August and the flying routes goes in any direction except to the West where there is a flight zone restriction. Anyway this direction usually goes against dominating winds during that period.

Landing zones are located on the North (Club HQ) and the West of the mountain.



Selection and entry fee

The entry fee is 20CAD for each separate weekend and will be paid onsite at the Headquarter at the registration desk. Additional fee may be requested to the visitors by the club, contact the meet director if you have any question.
The fee is not due if the weekend is cancelled for bad weather.
No refund can be claimed once the fee is paid, even if a day is cancelled.
Pilots living in Canada must have successfully pass the HAGAR examination.

As per FAI rule, pilots should have a sportive licence if they want to be ranked on the FAI international ranking system:
Flying in Canada for visitors: http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=74

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General schedule

Competition weekends:
May 12-13
June 23-24(-25)
Septembre 15-16

Typical comp schedule:

Every last Sunday before a comp weekend
21:00 Online registration closes

Friday
17:00 - 20:00: Official Registration, documents (licences, HAGAR, insurances, etc.) and equipment inspection

Saturday (or first flying day of the weekend)
8:00 - 8:30 - Welcoming coffee, late registrations
8:30 - 9:00 - Mandatory Briefing (Safety, committees and regulations)
9:00 - Contest flying day

Sunday
Contest flying day

Monday
Reserve contest flying day

24hrs after the last task landing: sendings of the ICG log files.

Daily schedule

8:00 - Headquarter opens
9:00 - Pilot meeting
9:15 - Pilots heading to take-off (a shuttle is also available at the club, not included in the fee)
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:15 - Pilots' briefing and task definition
11:00 - Take-off window opens
18:00 - Headquarter closes

Accommodation and Activities

Visit Montreal: https://www.mtl.org/en
Check http://cvly.ca for informations and webcams.
Flying in Canada for visitors: http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=74

How to get here

Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, QC J0E, Canada
Saint-Paul-d Abbotsford Canada

Plane

The nearest airport is Montreal.
Web: http://www.admtl.com/

Train

As Canada’s national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada offers inter-city connections along the Ottawa-Montréal, Toronto-Kingston-Montréal and Québec City-Montréal corridors. A free minibus service is available between the VIA station in Dorval and the Montréal–Trudeau Airport.
Times table and fare: www.viarail.ca

Car

Direction from the city of Montreal (50 minutes) are :
Get on Highway 10 on the East direction
Follow Highway 10 East to road 235 N in Ange-Gardien. Take exit 55 from Highway 10 East
Continue on road 235 on the North direction
Turn right on Rang Emire and continue until the entrance of the club (entry is well identified)
The GPS coordinate of the club is : N 45 28.570 O 72 52.959

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J.P. Robert Vandenbegine
Meet director
Christian Grenier
Safety director

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