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Event info

This Competition aims to go to the best locations around Central Otago/Canterbury with the hope for an optimal flying experience. While the base will be Wanaka, the organisers will endeavour to be as flexible as possible with the competition locations.

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Flying site

Flying sites will be announced closer to the date. It is intended that the Omarama area, Little Mt Ida, Grandview and even the Garston areas will be options in addition to our standard sites below.

The principal Launch site is “Pub Corner" – Treble Cone
Should weather conditions dictate then alternate launch sites may be used, They are:- Grandview - 4,500 ft.

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  • 65 Pilots Confirmed
  • 65 Pilots total registered
  • 25 NZD Entry fee
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  • 60 Pilots max allowed
  • 9 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
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Event info

This Competition aims to go to the best locations around Central Otago/Canterbury with the hope for an optimal flying experience. While the base will be Wanaka, the organisers will endeavour to be as flexible as possible with the competition locations. Be prepared to move with the weather. Perhaps pack some camping gear, just in case the venue is moved from Wanaka to chase the best locations.
This competition has become the 'go-to" competition for summer flying in NZ. For all levels of competency, it is a great way to increase your flying skills and fly with other pilots in a friendly, competitive and visually spectacular environment.
There is a mix of mountain and flat-land flying.
For those chasing points on the NZPRS, this will be the competition to attend. For the last couple of years this competition has generated the best attendance and points of any of the NZ Regionals.
Pilots are reminded that NZHGPA membership is renewable in Oct-Nov21 and to apply for FAI Sports licence with that renewal.
A BBQ night will be announced on the week and will be based on the best evening weather window.
Pilots are encouraged to get and use airband radios in addition to their standard UHF.

Flying site

Flying sites will be announced closer to the date. It is intended that the Omarama area, Little Mt Ida, Grandview and even the Garston areas will be options in addition to our standard sites below.

The principal Launch site is “Pub Corner" – Treble Cone
Should weather conditions dictate then alternate launch sites may be used, They are:- Grandview - 4,500 ft., Long Gully 3,100 ft. or Coronet Peak 3,700 ft. Launches may be ordered. Additional launch locations may be added at the competition director's discretion.

Treble Cone ( Pub Corner) take off
44°38'16" (44.6378)S 168°54'28" (168.908)E Elevation : 701 m / 3500ft

Coronet Peak take off
44°55'44" (44.9289)S 168°44'6" (168.735)E Elevation : 1126 m / 3695 ft

Selection and entry fee

All pilots $25. Payable in cash or electronically to the SHGPGC at/prior to the Registration meeting.
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.
Completion of a Treble Cone access (ZeroHarmFarm: health & safety) registration prior to the first day. ( it may take several days to process this application)
Confirmation is initially based on the top 10 places of the NZPRS and there-after on a 'first-come-first served' basis.

Documents required at registration

  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form

Cancellation Policy

Due to COVID restrictions and protocols there is a possibility that the event may be cancelled at anytime.
Ideally this event will go ahead if at Covid Level1.
Discussions are being held with NZHGPA exec. as to the likelihood of the event being cancelled if the region is in Level2.
At Levels 3 and 4 the Competition will be cancelled.
As this is a 'cash' on Registration event, in the event of Cancellation there will simply be a notice to registered pilots to that extent on this platform.

Prize fund and scoring categories

There will be five Classes: Fun, Recreation, Sport, Serial and Open Class.

Fun - EN B and less than 100 hours total logged flight time. This class is to encourage new pilots and the inclusion of this category is at the discretion of the organisers.
Recreation - EN B
Sport - EN C
Serial - EN D
Open /Overall (incl. CCC)

General schedule

December 27th
09:00 -Registration and New Pilots
10:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing-Flight Park
First competition briefing
Locations for Morning briefings thereafter will be indicated daily by WhatsApp., commonly at Kais or at the launch meeting venue prior to moving up the hill.

Contest flying days
December 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th

BBQ dates will be announced at a later date but may occur on the night prior to the competition (26th Dec).

Pilots are encouraged to carry and use Airband radios where possible.
Pilots are encouraged to carry and use satellite trackers.

Daily schedule

Drive to a site and fly. Report back safely and score!

Accommodation and Activities

Various and many in Wanaka and Queenstown

How to get here

For registration to Treble Cones ZeroHarmFarm go to: https://southernclub.co.nz/treble-cone/

2 Dunmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Wanaka New Zealand

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Organizers

Southern HGPG Club
SHGPGC
142 Dalefield Rd
Queenstown
Timothy Brown
Director /+64211824243
Louis Tapper
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