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This will be the first Hang Gliding competition of the Australian calendar and will be an 8-day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AAA Sanctioned competition (subject to approval). It will be an important competition for those who are wanting to qualify for points towards the Aussie ladder / Team Selection and WPRS points.

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Canungra is situated 40mins from the Gold Coast. And 1 hr from Brisbane.

Event info

This will be the first Hang Gliding competition of the Australian calendar and will be an 8-day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AAA Sanctioned competition (subject to approval). It will be an important competition for those who are wanting to qualify for points towards the Aussie ladder / Team Selection and WPRS points. It will also be an opportunity for aspiring competition pilots to fly with Australia and New Zealand’s best pilots. Overseas pilots are most welcome and will be rewarded with the opportunity of flying one of Australia’s challenging and premier hang gliding sites.

The focus of the competition this year will again be to encourage Novice pilots to embrace the values of competition flying by introducing them to the principles and strategies needed to compete, by offering achievable tasks, and to be supported by other, more experienced competition pilots to the skills of flying one of the most challenging and rewarding places to fly in Australia.

Headquarters this year will be at the Canungra Hotel or the Canungra RSL (tba). Practice Day: Friday 4th October. Entry fee: $300 (plus $30 site fee for non-club members). $ 50 discount if you pay by the 15th of August.

Flying site

Tamborine, Beechmont

Organizers

chgc
Canungra Hang Gliding Club

Selection and entry fee

To register for the competition please follow the link on this website.
The Competition has an Entry Fee of AU$300 plus $30 site fee for non-club members. No refunds will be available after the 5th of September. Note there will be a discount of $50 if entries are received before 15th August. NOTE, paying cash at rego is NOT a option.

PAYMENT DETAILS:

Pay by Direct Transfer:

Bank: Bendigo Bank Canungra
BSB: 633 000
Account number: 158809251
SWIFT Code / BIC: BENDAU3B
(Bendigo Bank HQ Address: 22-44 Bath Lane, Bendigo, VIC 3550)

Account Name: Canungra Hang Gliding Club
Please use your Surname and First Initial in the Reference/Payment Details

All Transaction Fees must be paid with any outstanding fees finalised on Comp Registration night.

Payment details will be informed to registered pilots by email.

The entry fee includes:

• Pilot pack (with official comp souvenir)
• Day prizes
• Presentation dinner


HGFA – MEMBERSHIP:
All pilots must be members of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia for the duration of the competition.
Please check your membership status BEFORE leaving home.
Overseas pilots visiting Australia must obtain either a Visiting Pilot membership, (2 months membership for $95), or a Full HGFA membership. You can apply online at the HGFA VPM site.

Prize fund and scoring categories

There will be daily award prizes; gift vouchers for pilots making their first goal in a competition, for pilots making their best distance in a competition (limited), for an outstanding achievement performed on the previous day (at the club’s discretion).

General schedule

Friday, 4th Oct 2019_Practice Day
5:00 – 9:00pm Official Registration at the Canungra Hotel

(5th – 12th Oct 2019 official competition days)[

Saturday, 5th Oct
8:00-8:30am - Mandatory Safety Briefing
8:30-9:30am - Pilot Briefing

Monday night, 7th Oct
7:00pm - Barefoot Bowls & Pizza night at Canungra Bowls Club

Wednesday night, 9th Oct
7:00pm - Bingo night at Canungra Hotel

Saturday, 12th Oct 2019
6:30pm - Presentation dinner TBA
8:00pm - Presentations

Daily schedule

Friday, 4th Oct _Practice Day

Saturday, 5th Oct
8:00-8:30am - Mandatory Safety Briefing
8:30-9:30am - Pilot Briefing 5th Oct to Sat 12th Oct are competition days.

Accommodation and Activities

There is a variety of accommodation types available in and around Canungra. However these are not great in number and Spring is a popular time to visit the region. To be sure of getting the type of accommodation you want, book early.

How to get here

Canungra is a small country town nestled in a quiet valley behind the Gold Coast and surrounded by tree-covered ridges separating wide flat valleys. The location provides the environment for varied and challenging flying as well as plenty of alternative activities should the weather fail to co-operate. The town has most of the essential facilities necessary for survival of today's pilots. There is a pub, post-office, supermarket, a few cafe's, a chemist and one ATM. The launches are 15-20 minutes drive from the town centre.
Canungra is situated about 40 minutes drive from the Gold Coast just over an hour from Brisbane in the SE corner of Queensland. There are scheduled international domestic flights into Brisbane and Coolangatta airports. If driving from the south on the coast road, stay on the Pacific Highway until you reach Nerang and then follow the signs to Beaudesert/Canungra. If coming on one of the inland routes, stay on Cunningham's Highway until you cross the Great Dividing Range and then follow the signs for Boonah, Beaudesert and finally Canungra.

Canungra QLD 4275, Australia

25 Kidston St, Canungra QLD 4275, Australia
Canungra AU

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