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50th South Island Regional Gliding Championships 2014

November 15, 2014 - November 22, 2014


The soaring season has arrived, along with your opportunity to compete, or enter to advance your cross country skills, in a fun filled week dedicated to soaring.

Once again the Canterbury Club will be your host and is aiming to keep costs down.

  • Entry Fee $244
  • Late Entry Fee $30 (after Nov 9th)
  • Day Entry Fee $90/day
  • Launches ~ were approx. $80 ea in 2013 (2014 cost to be confirmed at Regionals)

We plan to do the same as last year and take no money at the start but settle up at the end then we can recalculate the tow costs during the week so no losses.

We want to encourage Clubs to bring their two-seater training gliders. NZ club pilots who have not previously flown in contests before, are therefore urged to find an instructor or a cross country rated pilot, get a group together and enter for the week or just a day. The entry fee will be waived for club two seaters (having a handicap less than 90). The intent is to get the clubs back into Regionals mode and have as many Grob Twin Astirs (and the like) entering the contest – likewise we want to encourage youth participation.

Who’s registered as at 11 Nov? – Grae Harrison, Martyn Cook, Theo Newfield, Brian Savage, Nigel Davy/Alex Boyes, Graham White/Jason Kelly, Tony van Dyk, Roland van der Wal, Tim Hardwick-Smith, Chris Richards, Max Stevens, Mike Strathern, Glyn Jackson, Tim Bromhead, George Wills, Nick Oakley, Peter Chadwick, Melissa Jenkins, Hadleigh Bognuda, Paul Barrett, Charlie Tagg, Graham Parker ….

The emphasis is on safety and fun – pre registration forms may be scanned and emailed in pdf to contest director Geoff Soper: sopergeoff@clear.net.nz

Read the Local Rules here.


November 15, 2014
November 22, 2014


Canterbury Gliding Club


Omarama Soaring Centre
Airport Road
Omarama, 9448 New Zealand
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027 543 5033
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