Come fly in the beautiful sunny Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island, where you can fly all day and drink wine and beer at one of the many world class vinyards in the area. We will be holding a FAI cat 2 event over 4 days in the middle of our awesome flying season.Expand page for more details
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The region supports helicopter rescues
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles
Come fly in the beautiful sunny Hawkes Bay on the east coast of the North Island, where you can fly all day and drink wine and beer at one of the many world class vinyards in the area. We will be holding a FAI cat 2 event over 4 days in the middle of our awesome flying season. The competition will be held at any number of our inland sites depending on weather. We can also head to the Paeroa Range if weather looks really bad in Hawkes Bay.
Event is 4 days Jan 7 -10, but we have allowed an extra day (11TH) as a backup day in case weather is really bad at the start of the competition and we want to get that extra task in. Decision will be made during the comp on whether the extra day will be needed
Selection and entry fee
A minimum pilot qualification of PG2 (or international equivalent) plus 40 hours logged flying, or, Approved as being capable of competing by an NZ registered paragliding instructor.
Completion of Waiver form.
Confirmation is on a 'first-come-first served' basis.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Fun - EN A and EN B
Sport - EN C
Open - EN D and CCC
09:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing
11:00 First competition briefing
Morning briefings to be held at.... TBC
Contest flying days
January 7th - 10th
January 11th reserved for bad weather days on previous days
BBQ dates will be announced at a later date but may occur on the night prior to the competition.
Pilots are encouraged to use Airband radios where possible.
Pilots are encouraged to carry and use satellite trackers.
09:00 / 09:20 - Transport to take-off
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:30 - Pilots' briefing / Task definition
11:00 - Take-off window opens
17:00 - Scoring office opens at the Headquarter
18:00 – Goal closure
18:15 – Landing Deadline
18:45 - Safe landing report deadline
19:00 - Scoring office closes/ Flight downloads completed
21:30 - Provisional results
23:00 - Complaints resolution published
Accommodation and Activities
There will be free camping at Waimarama and Hastings, and plenty of accomodation in Havelock North, Hastings, and Napier
How to get here
Nick Websters House
Havelock North is around 5.5 hours from Auckland or 4 hours from wellington by car or there are flights from all main centres
117a Kaiapo rd
Havelock North New Zealand