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Race to Goal:

Most often used on poor weather days or when an early finish is required (thunderstorms, other planned events or last day ceremonies). Pilots must start within a tight time “window” in order to reduce the effect of weather on results.

Out and Return or:

Race to Goal via Single Turn point

Most often used on fair to good soaring condition days. This task has proven to be the most reliable and consistent judge of pilots skills. Down wind legs are followed by head wind XC challenges.

Triangle (Polygon) Races

Most often used in good to excellent conditions or at sites which have limited distance potential. Triangle courses provide excellent challenges to competitors with downwind, head wind and cross wind legs as well as long (i.e. valley wide) glides.

Tarp (Air Gun) Starts

are the most valid.

Any number of turn points may be used however Pilots may not return to the immediately preceeding turn point

Tasks may be set to follow a specific direction around the course or:

At the Task Masters discretion, Pilots may chose their own direction around the course.

Triangle Distance

Any number of turn points may be used however pilots may not return to the immediately preceding turn point at any time during the course.

Tasks may be set to follow a specific direction around the course or:

At the Task Masters discretion, Pilots may chose their own direction around the course (including random or non sequential order).

Distinct and easily identifiable turn points are essential.

The film will be required from all pilots to validate distance claims.

Pilots are scored on maximum combined distance.

Area distance.

Distance within a set area bounded by 4-10 turn points which may be turned in any order except that a turn point may be used only once.

It shall be stated at briefing if the start and finish points are or are not considered as a turn point.

Pilot choice

Data-Back Camera timed races. (Popular in Europe)

All turn points and the finish line (goal) are determined by the Task Master

Pilots individually choose in flight which task legs are attainable in existing conditions

a pilot may not use the immediately previous turn point / start gate

Competitors launch in Tarp (Air) start format.

Individual race legs are timed by data back camera and allocated points

Pilots may photograph the finish line and continue on with recreational flight provided:

the flight proceeds outside of the task area.

the pilot does not interfere with or assist competitors still on task.

All film must be handed in to the scoring judge by closing time that day.

Timing judges may be placed at each turn point as well as the landing field.

Should no pilot reach goal the longest attained distance wins the combined task

Any number of legs may be flown any number of times provided the previous turn point is not used.

Open Distance via Dogleg Turn point

or: Unattainable Race to Goal via Single Turn Point Tasks attempt to send pilots along specific routes or valleys and provide easier retrievals.

Scoring systems do not easily accommodate Open distance tasks.

Unrestricted Open Distance tasks

...while fun, are an unreliable test of overall skill, as too much is left to chance.

Retrieval for such tasks can be difficult and pilots are often too tired to compete effectively the next day.

Scoring systems do not easily accommodate Open distance tasks.

A race to goal or race involving one or more turn point in which no pilot makes goal is scored as straight distance task with no time bonus points.

Other. New proposal by an organizer

Requirements.

The new organizer shall produce his proposals in detail before acceptance of their bid.

This system must have been used successfully in at least one championship of similar size to the event for which the bid is being made.

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