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The annual Gatskop Competition will be held on the 20th and 21st of October this year in Porterville. This year we having it in October as this the best time of year for low airtime and experienced pilots to enjoy Porterville's thermals.

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Porterville located in the South West of South Africa, in about 90 km from the Atlantic ocean, and 120 km North East of Cape Town. It offers a nice mixture of thermal and dynamic flying, offering big distance flights possible on the ridge and in the flats.

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Event info

The annual Gatskop Competition will be held on the 20th and 21st of October this year in Porterville. This year we having it in October as this the best time of year for low airtime and experienced pilots to enjoy Porterville's thermals. Friday the 19th will be a practice day with no recovery. We invite all pilots especially new pilots to join us. We will have recovery, instructors and great prizes. Once you have paid and registered you will be added to a Whatsapp group so we can communciate information to you. The annual general meeting of SAHPA will also be held on Saturday the 20th at the Flyers lodge and we encourage all members to attend. We will also have a tandem class so if you a tandem pilot come join in the fun. Hope to see everyone there for a fun social weekend of flying!

What is gatskop exactly?

Gatskop is a fun comp focused on the skills development of low airtime paragliding pilots with the aim of developing their skills in thermaling and cross country flying whilst in a safe environment with Loads of skilled intermediate pilots, skygods and instructors sharing their knowledge(So no competition flying experience needed to participate).

If you have ever been at a Gatskop you will know that there will be sick prizes up for grabs ( Varios , accomodation, SIV's , bunch bags and many more depending on the sponsors)

Awards and prizes for all levels of pilots.

There are also 2 rotating trophy's up for grabs for Beginner and intermediate class.

Flying site

Porterville located in the South West of South Africa, in about 90 km from the Atlantic ocean, and 120 km North East of Cape Town. It offers a nice mixture of thermal and dynamic flying, offering big distance flights possible on the ridge and in the flats.
The town itself is situated in the vast Swartland valley stretching West, South and North. On the East it is bordered by the Winterhoek Mountain chain, that serves the natual barrier form Atlantic winds passing into the center of the country, known as the Karoo.
Pampoenfontein is the most commonly used take off site in and around Porterville.
It is the safer take off in anything south of west.
It is higher and faces more directly into the prevailing thermic cross-wind.
The latest record was beaten by Wim Verhoeve in January 2016. (Western Cape Record).
http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/1323898

Take off Leuwenkop (also known as Pampoenfontein) - S32º55.616’ E19º02.235’, 800m (ASL).
Winds: W - SSW, thermic SE days.
Take off is a netted area in the fynbos. Top landing is possible.
Landing: Field in front of Take Off.
Cautions:
- It can be more cross and stronger than it seems on take-off.
- In summer, experienced guidance is highly recommended.
- It is not a beginner site.
Directions:
- Drive North out of town.
- Turn right onto the dirt road sign posted "Dasklip Pass" after about 5km.
- Drive up the pass and around the back.
- After 5km take the track to the right.
- Park in the clearing and walk to take off.


Info source: http://www.flyporterville.info/
Also you can find some useful flying tips here. and in XCmag guide.

Organizers

Glen Paragliding Club
Camps Bay
Cape Town
South Africa

Selection and entry fee

The entry fee is R600 which will include transport to launch, recovery for Saturday and Sunday, a t-shirt and salads and breads for a 'bring and braai' to be held at the Flyers Lodge on Saturday the 20th. Drinks are available from the Flyers Lodge bar.

Payment to be made to:
Glen country club
BANKING DETAILS
NEDBANK - SEA POINT
BRANCH CODE: 106 909
ACC: 106 937 6167

PLEASE use GS-(yourname) as a reference and send POP to claytonoso@mweb.co.za include your mobile number and your T-shirt size

Prize fund and scoring categories

Please download the airtribune app from your app store

The will be great prizes for several categories

General schedule

Saturday the 20th of October

Registration at Flyers Lodge: Saturday 7H30 to 8H30
Leave for launch via buses: 8H45
Briefing and task setting for pilots: 09H30
SAHPA annual General Meeting: 19H00


Sunday the 21st of October

Leave for launch via bus 8H45
Briefing and task setting: 9H30

Daily schedule

Accommodation and Activities

There are various options for accommodation in Porterville from camping to hotels

How to get here

Libya
Porterville ZA

Plane

The nearest is Cape Town International airport.
Web: http://www.capetown-airport.com/
Form there you can take a car or hire a taxi to get to Porterville.

Car

As you exit the Airport Oval, continue onto Airport Approach Road towards the N2, Settlers Way.
After 1.8km, merge onto Settlers Way South towards Somerset West.
After 4.0 km, take exit 22A to merge onto R300 North, toward Bellville.
After 16 km, exit right to merge onto N1 East, toward Paarl, Worcester.
Drive for 21 km, and take exit 47 onto R44 toward Wellington, Stellenbosch
Turn left onto Adam Tas Street / R44 (North) toward Wellington.
After 23 km, turn left onto Stokery Road (R44) toward Wellington, Porterville.
After 41 km, turn left onto R44 toward Gouda, Porterville
After 35 km, you have reached the town of Porterville.

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