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We will be going to the best spots around Central Otago/Canterbury and hope to get everyone flying far. While the base will be Wanaka, we are setting ourselves up 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.

Principle Launch site is “Pub Corner – Treble Cone (Wk 002)
-Height ASL 3,500 feet.

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Event info

We will be going to the best spots around Central Otago/Canterbury and hope to get everyone flying far. While the base will be Wanaka, we are setting ourselves up to be as flexible as possible with the competition locations. Be prepared to move with the weather and pack some camping gear, just in case the venue is moved from Wanaka to chase the best locations.
It's a great way to increase your flying skills and fly with other pilots, whatever your level.
For those chasing points on the NZPRS, this will be the comp to attend. The last couple of years this competition has generated the best attendance and points of any of the regionals.
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.

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.

Principle Launch site is “Pub Corner – Treble Cone (Wk 002)
-Height ASL 3,500 feet.
-Foot launch from hill side
-Launch may be ordered

Should weather conditions dictate then alternate launch sites may be used, They are:- Grandview [Wk 057] 4,500 ft., Long Gully [Wk 061] 3,100 ft. or Coronet Peak [Wk 090] 3,700 ft. Launches may be ordered. Additional launch locations may be added at the competition director's discretion.

Treble Cone take off
44°38'16" (44.6378)S 168°54'28" (168.908)E Elevation : 701 m.

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

Selection and entry fee

All pilots $20. Payable in cash at 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.

Prize fund and scoring categories

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

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

General schedule

December 27th
08:00 -Registration
09:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing &
First competition briefing

The initial Registration and Safety briefing will now be held at "Kai Papa Cafe and Bar" from 0800 on the 27th. Locations for Morning briefings thereafter will be indicated by WhatsApp., commonly at Kais or at the launch meeting venue prior to moving up the hill.
The beers and snacks still aren’t far away!

Contest flying days
December 27th, 28th, 29th & reserve day: 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

By all means!

Pembroke Lane, Otago 9305, New Zealand
Wanaka New Zealand

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Timothy Brown
Director
Louis Tapper
Organiser and Weather
Nicolas Sand
Assistant Director

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