In the absence of any day validation in the scoring system, a championship
task is defined as one in which not fewer than 20% of the gliders in
the class fly the minimum scoring distance as stated in the scoring
formula. This distance may be varied by agreement with CIVL as the performance
of gliders improves, but in any case, shall be a constant throughout
The overall results shall be computed from the sum of the daily
scores for each competitor, the winner having the highest total score.
A score given to a competitor shall be expressed to the nearest
whole number, 0.5 being rounded up.
All distances are measured via correctly controlled turn points
and are rounded up to the next 0.5 km. All times are taken to hours,
minutes and seconds.
A pilot who did not fly scores zero and is indicated DNF on the
A pilot who is disqualified will be indicated DSQ on the score sheet.
A pilot who withdraws for illness or accident or is disqualified
from the competition shall no longer be counted in the group or class
for the purposes of scoring.
Deduction of penalty points shall be made after scoring is completed.
If a pilot’s score is for any reason negative, including penalties,
his score for that task shall be taken as zero. Negative scores may
not be carried forward.
Special handicap scoring systems may apply to certain competition
and Fly-In events to encourage novice and intermediate pilots to participate
and become involved in competitions.
Normalizing scores of separate groups
Normalization is needed in championships where a large entry makes
it necessary to divide the pilots into approximately equal groups
for the preliminary rounds of the competition. The groups fly the
preliminary rounds at different sites or at different times. At the
end of the preliminary rounds (“the cut”) the leader of each group
is given the same score and the scores of the other pilots in each
group are adjusted proportionately to that figure. The resulting scores
are carried forward to the final rounds. The following safeguards
must be applied when the final competition group is formed:
The score allotted to the group leaders, from which normalizations
are calculated, should approximate to one-half of the value of the
The leaders of each group must enter the final rounds with equal
If the groups of the preliminary rounds have not flown an equal
number of tasks, scores must be averaged across the groups before
applying the normalization factor to individual pilots’ scores.
Measurement of Distance.
The scoring distance is the sum of the legs of the course completed
in the designated order.
An uncompleted leg is the length of that leg less the distance between
the landing place and the next turn point, or goal, with the provision
that any subtracted distance cannot be greater than that to the last
correctly controlled turn point or start point.
Open Distance is measured from the start point to the landing point.
The Individual winner shall be the pilot gaining the highest total
points in his class.
The Team winner shall be the team as defined in the scoring rules
gaining the highest total points. Team scoring.
A team’s score shall be determined form the total scores of the
top 3 pilots of a team calculated on each scoring day. Alternative
formula may be proposed at the time of making the bid.
Point Awarding Procedure:
After a competition is completed, the organizers, or anyone appointed
by the organizers, will submit a report to the competition committee.
This report must include the defined in the HPAC Competition Sanction
The HPAC Competition Committee will review the final report and determine
the meet “Level” and award points to pilots accordingly. Meet results
should be published as soon as possible.
On the competition schedule for rating the meets in section B the
following change will be made, “one pilot must make goal” to
qualify as a race.
Canadian National Team Selection
Canada’s best pilots should represent our association in international
competition. For this reason a point system was devised which rewards
pilots placing high in meets that are judged to be more “meaningful”.
A deposit set by the Competition Director by December 01 is required
to secure a position on the Canadian Team.
Canadian Team will be selected after the Nationals. (The winner
of a nationals is automatically is part of Canadian Team). The National
team selection is be decided from accumulated points based on a pilot’s
total points for their three best meets.
Pilots are not required to have a rating in order to enter a meet,
however there is still a requirement that pilots wishing to receive
competition points must have a rating.
High-level meets require a certain minimum number of level IV (experienced)
pilots. If not, then major competitions may be devalued. This may
encourage pilots to obtain their ratings.