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Start and finish lines are gates of maximum length 1 km, either clearly marked on the ground or between two vertical features, with a maximum height of 1000 m. For championships any reduced length and height shall be stated in the local regulations. (FAI Section 7 Annex 4 5.7.1) 5

In classes 1 and 2 a pilot is considered to have crossed the finish line when the nose of the glider cuts the finish line in the correct direction, using only the energy of the glider but not of the pilot. In class 3 the line is crossed when a pilot’s foot cuts the line under the same conditions.

A precision landing task may not be combined with a distance task.

In championships, verification of the landing place may be made from photographs taken by the pilot.

For records evidence of the landing place must include the signatures and addresses of at least two witnesses.

Official observers on the ground may time competitors across a finish line.

Flight terminating beyond the boundaries of the organizers’ country or state shall score only to the point where a straight line between the start point or last turn point and the landing place last cuts the boundary, unless permission to cross such boundaries is given in the local regulations.

Out landings

If a pilot lands away from the designated goal for the task he must inform the organizers by telephone, or radio (if permitted), with the minimum delay, at the latest by the closing time for the tasks.

On return to base he must go to retrieve control with his report and films.

Failure to follow this procedure without good reason may result in:

the pilot not being scored for the task, or

in charges for any rescue services which have been called out.

Turn Points:

See example: HPAC Form C-11 “Local (Meet) Rules”

Aug 30 2012   Top Top