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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.

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Flying site

Te Mata Peak, Burma Rd, Turiri, Paeroa Range...

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    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
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    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

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Event info

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

Flying site

Te Mata Peak, Burma Rd, Turiri, Paeroa Range

Selection and entry fee

All pilots $30. Bank details will be on waiting for payment email.
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

There will be three Classes: Fun, Sport and Open Class.
Fun - EN A and EN B
Sport - EN C
Open - EN D and CCC

General schedule

January 7th 2021
08:00 -Registration
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.

Daily schedule

8:00 Plan for the day announced via whatsapp
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

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Organizers

Hawkes Bay Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
Aaron Chesterman
Competition Director
02102484730

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