Summary:
  • Summer League.
  • 6 free flights per pilot.
  • Bonus points for breaking site and personal best records as well as active participation.
  • Heavily handicapped to encourage less experienced EN A/B pilots.
  • Bonus points worth 293km giving ENC/D/CCC pilots a (hard) fighting chance.
  • Winning strategy:
    • Fly as far as possible or fly triangles.
    • Claim bonus points
      • Personal Best.
      • Site Records.
      • Provincial Record.
      • Multiple site launches.
      • Active involvement.
Dates:
  • 01 October 2014 to 30 April 2015.
Registration & Fees:
Glider Restrictions:
  • None.
Pilot Restrictions:
  • SAHPA licensed pilots only.
  • Visitors are welcome.
Take-off Sites:
  • Any foot launched site in the Western Cape.
  • 1 x winch flight is permitted but site record bonus points cannot be claimed.
Tasks:
  • 6 free flying tasks
    • Open distance.
    • Free triangle.
    • FAI triangle.
Task Validation:
  • Pilots are responsible to upload their own track logs onto Leonardo.
  • Please submit your track logs as soon as possible as it provides continuous inspiration to others and keeps the league competitive.
Scoring:
  • Total Score:
  • Leonardo scoring
  • Glider Handicap:
  • Bonus Points (pnts):
    • Only allocated post season.
    • Mutually exclusive.
    • Not handicapped.
    • 40 pnts for scoring your personal best flight.
      • Submit your claim by supplying:
      • Measured as the linear distance from take-off.
    • 40 pnts per flight that scores, breaks and holds a site record.
      • Only sites recognised by the Buitepos committee.
      • Site records can be found in the site guide.
      • Winch launching is not permissible.
      • Measured as the linear distance from take-off.
    • 40 pnts for a flight that scores breaks and holds the provincial record.
      • Ant Allen, 173 km, January 2011, Pampoenfontein.
      • Winch launching is permissible.
      • Measured as the linear distance from take-off.
    • 40 pnts each for scoring at the Protea Farm or Rusty Gate weekends.
    • 40 pnts for scoring from 6 different sites, 30 from 5, 20 from 4 and 10 from 3.
  • Invalid flights score zero
    • Unlicensed pilots
    • Incorrectly rated launches
    • Airspace infringements
    • Landowner complaints
    • Unsporting behaviour
Media & Communications:
Protests:
Did you know?

Paragliding Porterville - A small Porterville dam close to town.

Porterville was established in 1863 by Frederick John Owen an original 1820 British settler. By selling off portions of his farm “Pomona”, a settlement was established. The town was then named after the popular Attorney General of the Cape Colony, Sir William Porter.

Paragliding Porterville - Flatlands in summer.

Golden in summer and mint green in winter, Porterville region’s widespread carpet of wheat fields support its reputation as the bread basket of the Western Cape.


 


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