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We're back at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Arizona for the twelfth Santa Cruz Flats Race. Come on out and join us from September 15-21 for some unique technical flying and loads of fun in the desert.

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Flying site

The Francisco Grande Golf Resort is hosting us for the 12th year. The resort allows us to park fully assembled gliders in the green grass under the shade of many trees just adjacent to the "tower" where all of our rooms are.

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How to get here

South of Phoenix on I10 or I8. 5 miles west of Casa Grande on Gila Bend highway.

Event info

We're back at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Arizona for the twelfth Santa Cruz Flats Race. Come on out and join us from September 15-21 for some unique technical flying and loads of fun in the desert.

Flying site

The Francisco Grande Golf Resort is hosting us for the 12th year. The resort allows us to park fully assembled gliders in the green grass under the shade of many trees just adjacent to the "tower" where all of our rooms are. You can sit in the comfort of your balcony and see all the gliders below.

Selection and entry fee

Entry Fees: The entry fee for the competition is $275 (does not include tow fees) and is required in full to complete your registration and to secure your entry. If you want to save a few bucks, early entry is $250 and must be paid by January 15. If you would rather contribute to the crew's beer fund, late entry is $350 and applies to anyone paying after August 1st.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Class 1 Open, Class 1 sport. Class 2 and Class 5 (if there are at least 3 competitors in these classes).

General schedule

September 14, 2019
9am - 11am On Site Registration

September 15 - 21, 2018
Competition days

September 21, 2018
Prize giving ceremony

Daily schedule

10:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:00 - Take-off window opens
22:00 - Provisional results posted

Accommodation and Activities

Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort http://www.franciscogrande.com/

The hotel has set aside a block of rooms for our group at a discounted rate. You must call and mention the hang gliding competition to book your room (don't book online or you will not get the discounted room rate). Book early because the discounted rooms may fill up before the start of the competition.

How to get here

By Plane: The nearest airports are:

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Web: https://skyharbor.com/

Tuscon International Airport
Web: http://www.flytucson.com/


By Car:
From Sky Harbor International Airport:
Head East on East Sky Harbor Boulevard and merge onto AZ - 153 South towards I-10/AZ-143. Merge onto I-10 East via exit number 1A towards Tucson. Stay on I-10 East for 32 miles and exit AZ-387 South (make right at top of ramp) for 9 miles. Turn Right (West) onto AZ-84 (Gila Bend Highway). Head West for 5 miles until Resort on right.
Total driving distance is 46 miles and 50 minutes.

From Downtown Phoenix:
Merge onto I-10 East via exit number 1A towards Tucson. Stay on I-10 East for 32 miles and exit AZ-387 South (make right at top of ramp) for 9 miles. Turn Right (West) onto AZ-84 (Gila Bend Highway). Head West for 5 miles until Resort on right.

Total driving distance is 47 miles and 52 minutes.

From Tucson International Airport:
Take I-10 West to Casa Grande exit 194 Florence Blvd. Make a left onto Florence Blvd. Take Florence approx. 10 miles and we are on the right hand side.

Total driving distance is 78 miles and 1 hour 16 minutes

Libya
Casa Grande US

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Organizers

Jamie Shelden
naughtylawyer@gmail.com
Jamie Shelden
Meet Director
Michael Degtoff
Launch Director
Linda Salamone
Safety Director
Jamie Shelden
Scorekeeper
Jamie Shelden
Competition Organizer

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Tasks and results

Task 1

15 Sep, 2019

Class 1 Sport — 36.3 km — Elapsed time

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15 Sep, 2019

Class 1 — 78.1 km — Race to goal

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15 Sep, 2019

Class 2 — 100.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

17 Sep, 2019

Class 1 — 68.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

17 Sep, 2019

Class 1 Sport — 38.9 km — Elapsed time

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Task 3

17 Sep, 2019

Class 2 — 106.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

18 Sep, 2019

Class 1 — 62.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

18 Sep, 2019

Class 1 Sport — 38.9 km — Elapsed time

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Task 4

18 Sep, 2019

Class 2 — 103.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

21 Sep, 2019

Class 1 — 74.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

21 Sep, 2019

Class 2 — 104.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

21 Sep, 2019

Class 1 Sport — 45.3 km — Elapsed time

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