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Announcement of 2013 National Paragliding Championships - Le championnat national parapente 2013

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Nicole McLearn
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 05:55 pm    Post subject: Announcement of 2013 National Paragliding Championships - Le championnat national parapente 2013 Reply with quote

We now have the venue and dates for this year's National Paragliding Championships:
Le lieu et les dates du championnat national parapente sont maintenant déterminées:

mt Yamaska
Mt Yamaska

The PG Nats will be held at the Mont Yamaska flying site near St-Paul D'Abbotsford, just east of Montreal QC. This competition is being organized by Eric Olivier. The dates are:
Le nat para se tiendra au site du Mont Yamaska près de St-Paul D'Abbotsford, à l'est de Montréal, Qc. Cette compétition est organisée par Eric Olivier. Les dates sont:

August 17 août: practice and registration day - Inscription et pratique
August 18-24 août: task days - épreuves
August 24 août: final task and awards - épreuve finale et prix

This competition is anticipated to receive FAI category 2 sanctioning...we will update when the CIVL paperwork has been finalized.
Cette compétition devrait obtenir la sanction FAI catégorie 2... nous mettrons à jour lorsque le dossier CIVL sera finalisé.

After many years of out-West Nationals, the East now has a chance to showcase what flatland XC flying can be like!
Après plusieurs années du national dans l'ouest, l'est a maintenant la chance de montrer ce que la plaine peut offrir comme distance.


Following is some information provided by Eric and the organizing team:
Suit des informations fournies par Eric et l'équipe organisatrice:

Organizer/Organisateur: Eric Olivier
Score keepers/Pointage: Patrick Dupuis and/et Vincent Falardeau
Meet Director/Directeur: Bernard Charland
Launch director/Directeur des décollages: TBA / à venir
Security/safety - Sécurité: TBA / à venir
Rescue/first aid - Sauvetage/premiers soins: TBA / à venir
Assistants: Irena Purschke

The location:
-Mont Yamaska is the remains of an ancient eroded volcano situated about 55 km east of Montreal. Launches are all at ~ 1000' AGL or 1150' ASL.
-Launches are located 320 degrees around the mountain and we have launch sites south, west, north, and east.
-Landing areas are numerous. Mont-Yamaska is located in the eastern townships near Montreal and is surrounded by endless fields.
-There are two clubs on the mountain and one school/shop with all the benefits of available last minute supplies.
-This will be an all-foot-launched Nationals. Launches are flat with grassy surfaces with plenty of room for this type of competition.
- Le Mont Yamaska est le restant d'un ancien volcan à environ 55 km à l'est de Montreal. Les décollages sont à ~ 1000' AGL ou 1150' ASL.
- Décollages situés 320 degrés au pourtour de la montagne avec des orientations sud, ouest, nord et est.
- Aires d'atterrissages nombreuses. Le mont Yamaska se trouve dans l'Estrie près de Montréal et entouré de champs à perte de vue.
- Il y a deux clubs sur la montagne et une école/atelier avec tous les bénéfices d'équipements de dernière minute.
- Ce sera un national à décollages à pied. Décollages plats à surface gazonnée avec de la place pour ce type de compétition.

Tasks, scoring, rules:
-Flat-land XC competition with waypoints. Typically FAI triangles, straight distances and out-and-return tasks.
-There will be many benevolent people on site to insure efficient pilot recovery after each task.
-There will be two classes of competitions: Serial class (EN-D) and Sports class (EN-A, EN-B and EN-C).
-The scoring system will be GAP.
-HPAC rules will be used.
-All pilots will be required to have valid HPAC insurance.
Epreuves, pointage, règles:
- Compétition distance de plaine avec balises. Normalement, épreuves triangles FAI, distances aller et allers-retours.
- Il y aura plusieurs bénévoles sur le site pour une récupération efficace des participants après chaque épreuve.
- Deux classes compétitives: Classe série (EN-D) et sportive (EN-A, EN-B and EN-C).
- Le système de pointage sera le GAP.
- Les règlements de l'ACVL seront utilisés.
- Tous les participants doivent avoir l'assurance ACVL valide.

Sanctioning: We will submit all the necessary requirements to obtain HPAC sanctioning and FAI cat 2 sanctioning. This event will also be supported by the AQVL (provincial association). This event will also be valid for NTSS points.
Sanction: Nous soumettrons ce qui est requis pour la sanction ACVL et cat 2 de la FAI. Cet événement est aussi appuyé par l'AQVL (assoc. prov.) et valide pour le pointage NTSS.

Pilot’s registration: Online registration (TBA later on) and a possibility of phone registrations. The maximum number of pilots is 100.
Inscription: En ligne (à venir) et possiblement par téléphone. Maximum de 100 participants.

Fees: The registration fee will be $275 Cdn.
Tarif: Le droit d'inscription sera de 275 $ can.


More details such as website, registration deadlines, etc will be forthcoming as Eric makes them available.
Plus de détails tels site internet, date limite, etc. à venir.

Time to make summer vacation plans!
C'est le temps de planifier vos vacances!

-HPAC Comp Chair
- Présidente comité compétition ACVL

PS the 2013 Hang Gliding Nationals will be announced soon...I'm just waiting for the HPAC BoD to approve things; I hope to announce this in the next couple of days.
PS. Le national deltaplane sera annoncé bientôt. En attente du conseil administratif de l'ACVL.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 06:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The website is now up and running!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 09:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2013 Canadian Paragliding Championships start in 10 days! The recent local weather has been great and is forecast to remain so for at least the next week. A few days ago pilots flew 70+km XC's over the flats.

For the serious competitor, the comp now has FAI Cat 2 sanctioning as well as being an HPAC Cat "A" comp, eligible for WPRS and NTSS points as well as PWC letters. For those less interested in such things, this is your chance to fly a new site and hone your flatland flying skills, as well as learn flying tips and tricks from the pros.

Eric has been very busy preparing for these Nationals and everything is almost ready to go! So far 30 pilots registered with several US and international pilots showing up. He has arranged for free camping in the LZ; for those wishing to stay in motels he's got a couple of recommendations on the website https://www.sites.google.com/site/2013pgnats/home

There is also a Facebook page set up at https://www.facebook.com/groups/117015208322137/

In the event of cancelled days, non-flying activities include beach time at Mt. Orford National park, cultural/foodie trips to Montreal, and wine tours of local vineyards.

Some yummy photos of the flying, courtesy of Dom, our HPAC prez and Yamaska local, can be found at https://picasaweb.google.com/107898227685552995077/Yamaska?noredirect=1# (yes I know some show a glider in the bushes Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Canadian PG Nationals are now over after 3 tasks under sometimes-challenging conditions. Technical flatland flying with a sometimes-low cloudbase and weak conditions meant pilots had to be able to switch gears from racing to patience mode (or vice-versa) when appropriate. On the non-flyable days, pilots visited Montréal, the local beaches and parks, toured wineries, or worked on their kiting skills in the LZ. Many local pilots attended this as their first-ever competition and came away with personal bests as well!

Serial class:
1. Brett Hazlett (CAN)
2. Torsten Siegel (DE)
3. James Bradley (USA)

Sport class:
1. Eric Paquette (CAN)
2. Francois Veronneau (CAN)
3. Michel Majkowski (CAN)

Martina Lang (CAN) was the female winner.

The official overall results are now up on the website here !

Congrats to all pilots on a job well done!

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