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  1. Wed, Jan 25 2023, 12:48:31 am GMT

    2023 Corryong Cup

    Corryong Cup 2023|Olav Opsanger|Rohan Holtkamp|Scott Barrett|Stuart Cathcart

    «Scott Barrett» writes:

    The Corryong Cup had great conditions, with fast racing in the NSW/Victorian Alps in Australia. Results are here: https://xc.highcloud.net/comp_overall.html?comPk=363

    1. Scott Barrett, Aeros GT13.5
    2. Olav Opsanger, Moyes RX3,5 Pro
    3. Rohan Holtkamp, Aeros GT13.5

    and the big prize was the B grade won by Stuart Cathcart, Moyes RX Pro.

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  2. Wed, Jan 25 2023, 12:47:26 am GMT

    Red Rocks Foot Launch Hang Gliding Competition

    Red Rocks Foot Launch HG Competition 2023|Richard "Ric" Caylor|Robin Hamilton|WolfPack Hang Gliding|Zac Majors

    «Richard Caylor» sends:

    The First Red Rocks Foot Launch Hang Gliding Competition registration is now open. Our team is excited to open this competition for skilled high-altitude foot-launch pilots. This race is a CIVL-sanctioned Category 2 event. The competition is limited to 60 pilots and is open to class 1, class 1 sport, and class 5 gliders. Up to 25% or 15 slots will be reserved for non-US pilots. The event is being held in Monroe, Utah, with several epic high mountain sites that will provide ample opportunity for personal best flights that will blow your mind. Conditions during this time of the year can be excellent; expect cloud bases to be over 16,000’ and 100+ mile open distance tasks. However, the hazards of high-altitude flying in the Rocky Mountains are not for the inexperienced. Please check the CIVL website (link below) to review the contest information and requirements.

    Included with registration are virtual zoom ground school classes lectured by some of the best pilots with many years of experience. They are not instructors, but their practical knowledge will aid pilots by offering strategies for success while assisting them in understanding and mitigating the risks. The first of six individual presentations is scheduled for this Sunday evening, January 29th. Hosted by Zac Majors and presented by Robin Hamilton, titled: Competition Flying, Risk Assessments, and Hazard Mitigation, with a limited Q&A session.

    In addition, a three-day on-site mentoring program, the High Mountain Academy, will be available, sponsored by WolfPack Hang Gliding, LLC, and scheduled for June 14th-17th. Zac Majors will be the principal mentor, offering his experience regarding launching & landing, reserve tossing, task-to-goal radio-assisted flying, and more. These practical flying courses are separate costs from the registration fee.

    Registration fees and how to pay are on the website. Early bird discounted savings are available for a limited time. Feel free to email the organizer with questions.

    Red Rocks Hang Gliding Competition

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  3. Sat, Jan 7 2023, 2:59:09 am GMT

    FAI General Section Updated

    CIVL|FAI

    https://www.fai.org/news/2023-new-sporting-code-and-disciplinary-code?type=node&id=24473

    Didn't see anything of great interest.

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  4. Sat, Jan 7 2023, 2:58:29 am GMT

    The Paragliding World Records

    CIVL|Elena Filonova|FAI|PG|records|Sebastien Kayrouz|world record

    https://www.fai.org/records?f(0)=field_record_sport:2026&f(1)=field_athlete:title_field:Sebastien Kayrouz

    «Elena Filonova - FAI CIVL Administrator» writes:

    FAI has cancelled the following Class O (Hang Gliding and Paragliding) World record:

    Type of record: Free distance using up to 3 turn points

    It was a technical thing - he claimed too many records at once which again sporting code. After a series of consultations one of them was cancelled the others stay intact.

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  5. Sat, Jan 7 2023, 2:57:36 am GMT

    Pre-history of Point of the Mountain

    history|map|site

    https://geology.utah.gov/map-pub/survey-notes/geosights/point-of-the-mountain/

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