Information for Competitors

Rules for 2018-2020 The official rules for contests sanctioned by the GNZ Sailplane Racing Committee.
Summary of changes for 2018-19 Use of ballast in Racing Class and introduction of airspace buffers – click link for details
Contest Marking System All gliders are not created equal, and some contest days have better soaring conditions than others. The marking system is used to determine the best pilots over the course of a contest. It is complex, but for the serious contest pilot well worth understanding.
Glider handicaps 2019/20 BGA handicap list, adopted by the GNZ Sailplane Racing Committee.
Tasman Trophy Agreement between GFA and GNZ regarding the Tasman Trophy competition.
International Team Selection See MOAP 1-7 Section 2 Selection Procedures for International Representatives. The current selection panel for appointing NZ representatives is Murray Wardell (Chairman), Tony van Dyk and Warren Dickinson.  Expressions of interest should be made direct to this panel.  Contact details are at the bottom of this page.
Code of Conduct Code of Conduct for NZ National representative pilots.
Competition Safety Safety articles by experienced competition pilots.
AC 2-10 Competitions Detailed information on the management and rules infrastructure for sanctioned gliding competitions in NZ
and NZ participation in international championships.
SRC Terms of Reference GNZ’s Terms of Reference for the Sailplane Racing Committee.
Omarama Local Rules  Set by the Omarama Soaring Centre

Interislander Ferry Concession

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