All qualified NZHGPA member paraglider pilots are welcome.
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The comp will be held at the Craigieburn site, and is organised by Michal Talavasek and Mark Hardman.
There will be a training day on Friday 21st of October, designed to help newcomers and low airtime pilots to familiarise themselves with comp talk, strategies, instruments and geography.
Also, if enough people confirm will stay overnight for one or more nights, we can arrange to rent a house at Castle Hill village and also use it as headquarters for the weekend (to book contact Michal).
A BBQ will be available for everyone to use. Bring your camp chair and guitar.
There is no on-line registration system - please use the contact details below for further information and to express interest. Results from this comp can contribute towards your national ladder position.
Comp Organiser: Michal Talavasek - firstname.lastname@example.org or 022 340 4511
Scoring and Support: Mark Hardman - email@example.com
Here is a link to the waypoints file for the comp: Craigieburn Competition waypoints 2013.wpt
A DOC campground nearby is also a good option for a place to stay: craigieburn-shelter
Well, that sounds fine and dandy but what if the weather isn’t always on for paragliding? Should I still go? What is there to do??
Castle Hill area is spectacular on its own and offers cool sights and activities for all. The rock climbing/bouldering is great and there is even a cool cave to explore nearby.
The mountain biking is also great and well organised, offering kilometres of established trails. You should get your fix one way or another…
Links are here:
Craigieburn Forest Park mountain biking tracks
Cave Stream Scenic Reserve
Cheeseman to round hill
Cheeseman ski field to lewis Pass