SAFA Skysailor Magazine

17 January | February 2021 SKY SAILOR 2021 January Corryong Cup 10 to 16 January Location: Corryong, VIC. Type: HG foot launch event. Practice day: Saturday, 9 January. Entry fee: $140 and entries open now. Sanction: A at this stage but may change if travel restrictions are still in force. All levels of pilot experience will be catered for with emphasis on pilots that have limited or no competition experience. More details will be published as they come to hand. Registration: See our Facebook page for updates. Organiser: Western Victorian Hang Gliding Club Forbes Hang Gliding Flatlands 19 to 26 January Location: Forbes, NSW. Type: HG aero-tow event. Sanction: FAI Cat 2 events in both Sport and Open Classes. SAFA sanctioned AAA in Open Class and AA in Sport Class. Practice day: 18 January Come and be a part of this fantastic event in 2021! The home of Australia’s flatland hang gliding and one of the world’s greatest flatland hang gliding locations invites you to experience the thrill of competitive hang gliding, to enhance your flying skills and to further enjoy the great camaraderie of hang gliding. Registration: Monday, 18 January, 10am-12pm & 4-6pm at HQ, register at Volunteers always appreciated, please contact . Manilla XC Camp 23 to 30 January Location: Mt Borah, Manilla, NSW. The Manilla XCC 2021 is on standby pending Covid travel and group restrictions being lifted Free event for XC PG pilots of all levels. Informal distances scored using your choice of online system or straight line Open Distance off your GPS. Come for as many days as you like, fly as far as you can, fly with and learn from some of the best XC pilots. Many pilots achieve PBs in Manilla each year. Mt Borah has four astro-turfed launches for nearly all wind directions, easy landings. The area offers some of the world’s safest XC flying for all pilot levels (from Nov with some thermalling experience). Daily weather briefings, tips and trick sessions, camp fire discussions, regular day prizes and scoring updates in all classes (Fun/Sport/Serial). Open Class gliders welcome, but won’t be scored. Camping ($10/night, $12/night powered), cabins available, cafe and licensed bar, two camp kitchens, BBQ, swimming pool. For up to date information see . Organiser: Godfrey Wenness Bright Paragliding Open 2021 30 January to 5 February Location: Bright, VIC. Sanction: SAFA AAA / FAI Cat2 One of three legs of the Australian Nationals of the 2020-21 season. The Open will consist of one round which will count towards a pilot’s WPRS score. Registration: Organiser: Wally Arcidiacono . February Flow Corryong Paragliding Open 7 to 13 February Location: Corryong, VIC. Sanction: SAFA AAA / FAI Cat2 Held at Mt Elliot, the Corryong Open is a high level comp, the final AAA event of the Australian season, with 450 ladder points available. It’s aimed at experienced inland intermediate to advanced rated pilots. Pilots need to arrange their own retrieve drivers. Information: See here NSW Hang Gliding State Titles 21 to 27 February Location: Mt Borah, Manilla, NSW. Type: Foot launch HG competition. Practice day: 20 February. Great comp for first time inland flyers and advanced pilots. Entry fee: $200 per pilot. Sanction: AA Registration: or contact Karl Kindl 0412 675 293. April Birchip Flatter than the Flatlands 2 to 5 April, Easter Location: Birchip, VIC. Hang glider pilots are invited to the 28th Flatter than the Flatlands cross-country towing competition. The event will be conducted over the four day Easter long weekend. Entry fee: $80, includes daily prizes, presentation BBQ, scoring, goal beers and lots of fun. GPS and parachute required. Discount available for teams with a first time pilot. More here. Organiser: Wesley Hill 0408 305943 or email. Paragliding State of Origin 9 to 11 April, Easter Location: Mt Borah, Manilla, NSW. This SAFA C sanction comp is a great way for Novice (PG2/3) to get into competition and XC flying in a fun and safe way. It’s about the promotion of skills and safety. The comp is based on ‘Flying Crews’ (5 pilot teams, one PG5, two PG2/3 plus two other pilots) – so get your crew together. Handi- capping is used for scoring. Entry fee: $30. Registration: Early bird fee of $20 applies before 27/3/20 for. Registration and competition details are on th e State of Origin Facebook page . Contacts: Peter Beamish 0416 031 793 or Dan Mckenna 0432 215 533. Events Calendar Due to changing Covid-19 restrictions, please contact the organiser to confirm the status of all upcoming competitions and events.