The current position of KHPA members in the club 2013 XC league are:
A = Aerotow
W = Winch
t = triangle
or = out and return
g = flight to goal
Rules for the Kernow Cross Country Leagues 2013
The competition is open to all pilots, of all abilities and either discipline, and is supposed to be fun, bearing in mind if you are not Pilot rated, you should only be flying XC with a pilot who is Pilot rated.
There will be two individual leagues, one for hang glider flights and the other for paraglider flights, running from January 1st to December 31st.
There will be a trophy awarded for each individual winning pilot.
Scores for the individual league will be calculated from the total score from a maximum of five flights, of which the fifth must be a defined flight (out and return, triangle or flight to goal).
To be eligible for inclusion in the league a flight must have started in Cornwall, and must be registered with me within a month of the flight. Flights must be registered with launch, landing and any intermediate turn point grid references. The minimum distance to qualify is 3 k for a ridge run or 1 k “over the back”.
Ridge runs will be scored as the mileage flown. For flights where at least 60% of the flight is out of ridge lift (thermalling and gliding) the score will be twice the distance flown. This is to encourage people to concentrate on thermalling and leaving the ridge. For open distance flights you are allowed to enter up to three intermediate turn points, to allow dog legs, and failed out and returns.
For ridge runs, multiple entries for the same ridge run will not be allowed. If you have entered a score for a ridge run, then do another on the same ridge but go further, you can enter it and it will replace the shorter one.
This year there will also be a team competition with prizes of a £20 voucher from Cloud9 for each winning team member, supplied by the club and Cloud9.
Teams must be of three pilots, flying either discipline. The object is to encourage less experienced pilots to “go for it” and cut the ties to the ridge, so we ask the experienced pilots to choose which team to join in the spirit of the competition, with the aim of helping their team mates to maximise their mileage.
There will be no limit to the number of flights entered for the team, subject to the same eligibility as the individual league, and the winning team will be decided by totaling the best three of each pilot’s flights.
Please register teams, with an interesting name, with me (Tim Jones, tel. 01209 832234, e mail: email@example.com) before any flights are entered.
|XC Hounds||Chick and the Dodos||Pirates of the Karabiner||The Doobie Brothers|
|Fiona||Kaz||Phil Lyons||Dave Langley|
|Big G||Michel||Adie||Sam Alum|
|Andy R||Phippsy||Wyn||Steve Dredge|