Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Book the Campsite early for a cabin!

Apparently there's another C&W do on at the campsite the same week as the Nats.

Those of you who've stayed there will know there's plenty of room for vans & tents, but if you want one of the cabins you'll need to get a booking in EARLY.

https://riversidemurchison.co.nz

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Cromwell League, Labour Weekend 2018

John Smith organised a league over Labour Weekend nominally based in Cromwell. Day 1 was an outing to Magic Mountain (Ahuriri) where strong winds kept all to the lower takeoff. Only John and Hagen got off before the day blew out.

Days 2 & 3 were on the Old Woman Range in the lee of the Remarkables, with the Nevis Valley in between. There's a good 4WD road through (last time I was there, about 12 years ago). Goal on Day 2 was Cromwell, and Alex on Day 3.

Ahuriri on day 1. There are more photos here - thanks to Andrew McKirdy

Results

Labour Weekend League Cromwell 2018

2018-10-20 to 2018-10-22, no FAI sanctioning

Final Results


Task Date Distance Day Quality
T1 To The Moon 2018-10-20 13:30    34.8 km 0% Race to Goal with 5 startgate(s)
T2 Tox and Rod Like Old Woman 2018-10-21 13:00    55.1 km 50% Race to Goal with 4 startgate(s)
T3 Cum On Old Woman 2018-10-22 13:00    62.6 km 26% Race to Goal with 4 startgate(s)

# Id Name Nat Glider Sponsor T 1 T 2 T 3 Total
1 1 John Smith M 4 501 243 748
2 6 Hagen Bruggemann M 0 348 87 435
3 13 Matt Barlow M 0 204 211 415
4 11 Pete Helliwell M 0 261 82 343
5 2 Derek McKee M 4 212 117 333
6 7 Tom Kellner M 0 278 0 278
7 10 Ollie Dery M 0 193 76 269
8 12 Ned PK M 0 137 76 213
9 4 Robin Campbell M 0 130 76 206
10 14 Andrew McKirdy M 0 91 77 168
11 5 Rodney Stuart M 0 58 76 134
11 8 Don Pain M 0 58 76 134
11 9 Tom Mulder M 0 58 76 134
14 15 Abe Kemp M 0 0 76 76
Report created: 2018-10-25T12:34:23+13:00

Thursday, 9 August 2018

2019 Registration

Registration for 2019 is now open -  a link to the details is on the left.

There won't be an official pre-comp XC clinic this time.

Accomodation & Maps links are the same as last year. Everyone stayed at Riverside - plenty of room & great facilities. It's the comp HQ.

Start making wishes for the weather. Last year was exceptional... we hope not.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

2019 Nationals Murchison Sat 26 Jan - Sat 2 Feb

As the 2018 Nationals were such a success at Murchison, Matt Barlow and Shane Mackay are organising the comp again, at the same location.

Base will be at the same campsite.

Dates will be:

Practice Days: 24/25 Jan 2019
Competition: Sat 26 Jan to Sat 2 Feb with Sun 3 Feb being a reserve day.

Let's hope the weather will be as great as it was last summer!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Auckland/Paeroas League

There was only one valid task at the Paeroas League. Here's the scores:

Auckland Hang Gliding league

2018-02-18 to 2018-03-02

Auckland League

2018-02-24 Task 1 Paeroas

Race to Goal 58,9 km

Final

No Dist. Id Radius Open Close Coordinates Altitude
1 0,0 km PAE091 25 m 12:30 16:15 Lat: -38.37395 Lon: 176.26393 895 m
2 SS 1,0 km PAE091 1000 m 14:15 20:00 Lat: -38.37395 Lon: 176.26393 895 m
3 ES 58,9 km 026073 1000 m 14:15 20:00 Lat: -38.8984 Lon: 176.4219 730 m
StartGate(s): 14:15, 14:30, 14:45, 15:00

# Id Name Nat Glider Sponsor SS ES Time km/h km Distance Dist.
Points
Lead.
Points
Time
Points
Total
1 8 Geoff Christophers M NZL 14:15:00 27,77 280.2 13,3 294
2 7 Fraser Bull M NZL 14:45:00 27,46 278.2 14,7 293
3 9 Leslie Graham M NZL 14:30:00 25,47 260.5 9,4 270
4 5 Carlos Palmer M NZL 14:15:00 16,91 184.9 1,9 187
5 12 Steve Dwyer M NZL 14:15:00 16,45 181.7 4,7 186
6 11 Steve Cronin M NZL 14:15:00 15,25 171.1 8,1 179
7 10 Sebastian Katz M NZL 14:15:00 14,74 165.5 7,2 173
8 6 Craig Manktelow M NZL 14:15:00 12,76 140.2 6,8 147
9 2 Bill Fisher M NZL 14:15:00 4,00 52.3 52
9 1 Aaron Darby M NZL 14:15:00 4,00 52.3 52
9 4 Brendan Wynn M NZL 14:15:00 4,00 52.3 52
9 3 Steve Price M NZL 14:15:00 4,00 52.3 52
Report created: 2018-03-29T10:33:08+13:00

Friday, 16 February 2018

RNZ Radio spot on Country Life




..and pictures available on their website:

https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/countrylife/audio/2018632384/high-fliers

RIP Murray Kerr

Here's one of the last pics taken of Murray Kerr, on the right. Murray presented the prizes to L>R Adriel Kind, Ollie Chitty, John Smith & Matt Barlow.

Murray knew he had a terminal illness and sadly passed away on Feb 15th.