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In these uncertain COVID19 times two things are known:
We shall fly
We shall have fun.
Comp HQ will be based at the Mapua Leisure Park .(http://nelsonholiday.co.nz).
The Tasman region is a well proven area for competition flying with multiple sites, excellent XC potential and an enviable track record of taskable days.

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Flying site

Barnicoat
Blowhard
Footes
Inwoods
Mt Murchison
Takaka
Tapawera

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Event info

In these uncertain COVID19 times two things are known:
We shall fly
We shall have fun.
Comp HQ will be based at the Mapua Leisure Park .(http://nelsonholiday.co.nz).
The Tasman region is a well proven area for competition flying with multiple sites, excellent XC potential and an enviable track record of taskable days.
The region is blessed with excellent produce from the sea and from the land and this will be a theme of the social/dinning hosted events.
In the very unlikely event :) that there is a non-taskable day there are endless alternative activities from art to Heli-biking and everything in between. ( Hmmm.... note the peculiarity of the Mapua Leisure Park!)
Fun, Competition, Team Work and Learning are all pillars that we work with when organising a competition, and you can choose to prioritise these in any order you like. The number one priority, however, is not negotiable and that is SAFETY.
Because of this, SATELLITE TRACKERS are MANDATORY.
Competition email: pgopen21@gmail.com
Organisers will use a WhatsApp channel during the week of the competition to communicate with participants (other than during the tasks).
There will be Facebook and WhatsApp pages for social media.

Flying site

Barnicoat
Blowhard
Footes
Inwoods
Mt Murchison
Takaka
Tapawera

Selection and entry fee

Registration opens 1 August 2020 at 10:00
Entry fee $NZ250 (same as previous year)
PLEASE DO NOT TRANSFER ANY PAYMENT UNTIL INVITED TO DO SO
First 40 places reserved for top WPRS and NZPRS ranked pilots.
20 positions for foreign pilots up to 2 months(19 December) before comp start.
First in first served from start of registration.
Organisers reserve 5 places for wild card entries.
Organisers decision is final.
To enable pilots to make accommodation and transport bookings and work commitment arrangements confirmation will be notified 4 weeks after Registration opens.
Payment to take place no later than 7 weeks after Selection (6 September).
Last day for payment 31 October 2020.
If no payment takes place within that period that pilot is removed from the list and that slot offered to the next pilot.
All pilots must have the following or they will not be allowed to partake in the competition and no refund will be offered:
* A valid NZHGPA membership (visitors see here: http://www.nzhgpa.org.nz/visiting-pilots)
* A satellite tracker (e.g. Delorme or Spot)... this is now MANDATORY for safety reasons
* A wing, certified up to CCC. For NZ pilots this must have a current WoF.
* Helmet and certified back protection in your harness
* GPS Tracker
* Altimeter
* UHF Radio (476 to 477 Mhz)
* An emergency parachute
* A responsible attitude and a sense of humour

Prize fund and scoring categories

New Zealand Champion
New Zealand Women's Champion
New Zealand Serial Class
New Zealand Sport Class
New Zealand Fun Class
Gill Borst Memorial Trophy
Leo Geary Trophy
Personal Best Trophy
Regional Trophy
Possibly the TransTasman Trophy

Local Prizes
1st, 2nd and 3rd in Overall, Women, Serial, Sport and Fun
Random spot prizes will be awarded daily

General schedule

Saturday 20 Feb '21
Training Day
15:00 Registration
18:00 MANDATORY SAFETY BRIEFING (Non attendance=No participation}
19:00 Welcome BBQ

Sunday 21 to Saturday 27
Contest Flying Days

Social Events:
Every night at Comp HQ.
Wednesday 24 Curry Night at Comp HQ.
If/when we fly the Takaka site:
The Riwaka Pub or TOAD Hall.

Saturday 27 Feb
Prize Giving and Celebratory Meal
at the Mapua Community Hall.

Daily schedule

08:00 Headquarters opens
08:30 Daily debrief and spot prizes
09:00 Depart for day's launch
10:30 (approx) Task briefing
11:30 Window opens {to be reviewed on the day}
18:00 Final check in
20:00 Download closes
21:00 Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Mapua is a small but well-resourced village 25 minute drive from Nelson airport.
The seaside Leisure Park (nelsonholiday.co.nz) is well provided with a complete range of accommodation options from tent sites to multi-room fully equipped chalets and the village itself will have Air B&B type choices.
Budget camping grounds are nearby at McKee Reserve and Tasman Motor Camp but as a responsible host we would recommend staying on-site at the Mapua Leisure Park.
We suggest you book your accommodation requirements asap.
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How to get here

Nelson is well served by transport options with frequent flights (when things get back to normal) and bus connections including Wellington to Picton ferry services.
Don't forget to take advantage of the discount offered by BlueBridge ferries.
As retrieves are not supplied you will need a vehicle to get around the region. There are numerous and cheap car rental companies available to choose from.

33 Toru Street, Best Island, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
Nelson New Zealand

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Organizers

NZ PG Open 2021
pgopen21@gmail.co
Peter Allison
Organiser
Lyn Watkins
Organiser

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