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The Canungra Summer Series is back. Now called the Northern Summer Series. The competition will run on one weekend of each month over the spring and summer period. It is a HGFA C sanctioned competition.

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Flying site

Canungra is a famous Australian free flying area of Gold Coast region. There are several take offs for all wind directions located on 500 m high tree-covered mountain ridges. The area is about 30 km from the East coast of the continent so the sea breeze can intervene in the afternoon and produce some very buoyant conditions.

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How to get here

Canungra is about 30 km from the East coast of Australia.

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Event info

The Canungra Summer Series is back. Now called the Northern Summer Series. The competition will run on one weekend of each month over the spring and summer period. It is a HGFA C sanctioned competition.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT:

Step 1.

Register as a new user at Airtribune.com, if already a registered user... sign in.

Then click on "EVENTS", go to "Leagues" tab and scroll down to find the "Northern Summer Series" competition page (or just use Search), enter and click on the "Registration" tab. Fill in the fields if necessary and press "Register".

Step 2.

Paperwork:

Go to Downloads and download and fill out the Pilot waiver form
"Pilot Waiver Northern Summer Series"

Email it to: caroashmac@bigpond.com

3. LIVE TRACKING

We shall be utilizing live tracking for this event for safety and retrieve purposes. This can be done by mobile app or SPOT/InReach tracker or both for double safety.
Add you Spot /InReach device share link on the "Live trackers" tab of the event. Download the Airtribune app to your Android phone from Google play, login and press "Check-in" button to get connected to the comp.

Flying site

Canungra is a famous Australian free flying area of Gold Coast region. There are several take offs for all wind directions located on 500 m high tree-covered mountain ridges. The area is about 30 km from the East coast of the continent so the sea breeze can intervene in the afternoon and produce some very buoyant conditions. All take offs are grass covered and well maintained.
The Beechmont launch during the dry summer months can produce early thermals even at 7 am. This results in long XC flights. The records are 325 km for a paraglider and 519 km for a hang glider. All Canungra take offs are about 15-20 min from the town.

Beechmont
-28.1192, 153.2010 530 m ASL. NE, E, SE. The site is flyable most afternoons during summer. Power lines go from the left (North) of the launch down to the valley. They are clearly visible on one of the pictures of the launch. There are toilets but no bins.

Mt Tamborine
-27.9504, 153.1810, 534 m ASL. SW, W, NW. Sealed road to the site along Main Western Rd Mt. Tamborine.

Hinchcliff launch
-28.0695, 153.1470, 490 m ASL. SE, S A good road leading almost on the take off with short walking distance after.

Flying Fox launch
-28.1453, 153.1489, 570m ASL N, NE Dirt road all the way to take off.

Organizers

Ashley McMillan
Competition Organizer
Gavin Zahner
Fun and Entertainment Manager

Selection and entry fee

HGFA - MEMBERSHIP 
All pilots must be members of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia for the duration of the event.
Pilots must have thermal flying experience adequate to deal with strong spring flying conditions here in South East Queensland.
There is an entry fee of $10 per day for the retreive.
All participants must have full or day Canungra Hang Gliding Club Membership.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Open
Serial
Sports
Fun
Woman

General schedule

Email briefing the Thursday before each competition weekend.
Briefing at selected launch site on Saturday and Sunday.
Dates as follows:
September 5th and 6th 2015
October 17th and 18th 2015
November 7th and 8th 2015
December 5th and 6th 2015
January 2nd and 3rd 2016
January 23rd and 24th 2016
March 5th and 6th 2016

Daily schedule

0830: Briefing at at location selected via email brief on previous Thursday.
0900: Travel to selected launch site.
0930: Task and Safety committee meetings
0945: Pilot and Task briefing.
1000: Task times set.

Accommodation and Activities

CANUNGRA
Information on accommodation within Canungra is available from the Canungra Visitor Information Centre 12-14 Kidston St, Canungra, Queensland, 4275. Ph: 07 5543 5156

Showground Campground
A short walk from town centre. Situated on beautiful Canungra creek.
Two powered areas for multiple caravan sites. Toilets and hot showers.
~$9 per night per person.
Phone (07) 5543 5904

How to get here

Canungra is about 30 km from the East coast of the continent and has good connection to Brisbane or Gold Coast airports.

Canungra Sports and Recreation ground
Canungra AU

Plane

The nearest airports are Brisbane (http://www.bne.com.au/) or Gold Coast (http://goldcoastairport.com.au/)

Bus

Take a bus 540 form Brisbane to Anna St at William Street then about 32 km by Taxi to Canungra.

Train

Take a train from Brisbane to Nerang.
Then about 25 km by taxi.
Web: http://www.queenslandrail.com.au/

Car

Go along Pacific highway until you reach Nerang and follow signs to Beaudesert/Canungra. It takes about 40-60 min to get there from any of the nearest airports.
Check this list to get car rental offers.

Taxi

Black & White Cabs
Phone: 133222
Website: www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au

Yellow cab logoYellow Cab
Phone: 131924
Website: www.yellowcab.com.au

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Tasks and results

Task 1

05 Sep, 2015

61.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

06 Sep, 2015

42.7 km — Elapsed time

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Task 3

17 Oct, 2015

79.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

18 Oct, 2015

61.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

05 Dec, 2015

50.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

06 Dec, 2015

67.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

02 Jan, 2016

58.8 km — Elapsed time

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