SAFA Skysailor Magazine

21 September | October 2021 SKY SAILOR HG Canungra Classic 2021 23 to 30 October Location: Canungra, QLD Sanctions: SAFA AAA, FAI Cat 2 The first HG comp of the Australian calendar. An eight-day, FAI and SAFA Sanctioned (subject to approval). An important competition for those who want to qualify for points towards the Aussie ladder / Team Selection and WPRS points. Registration: Airtribune Organiser: Jonny Durand 0409 317 666 November Barraba Big Toe (BBT) 2021 14 to 20 November Location: Barraba Aerodrome, Barraba, NSW. Type: HG aerotow event Practice day: 13 November. First aerotow comp of the 2021/22 season – great comp last year, so come and join in at this great venue. Registration: Organiser: Karl Kindl 0412 675 293 2022 February Flow Corryong PG Open 2022 13 to 19 February Location: Corryong, VIC Sanctions: SAFA AAA, FAI Cat 2 Set in Australia’s best place to fly. Organiser: Dave Gibbs NSW Hang Gliding State Titles 2022 20 to 26 February Location: Mt Borah, Manilla, NSW Type: Foot launch HG competition Practice day: 19 February Great comp for first time inland flyers and advanced pilots. Read this year’s event report in this issue. Registration: Organiser: Karl Kindl 0412 675 293 March Wings Out West 2022 16 to 20 March Type: PG ground tow flatlands competition. Sanctions: SAFA sanctioned Cat B, specifically for EN A, B and C class paragliders only. Location: Trundle, NSW, showground is again our headquarters with launch strips covering all wind directions within 10km of HQ. Practice day: 16 March 2022, followed by 4 days of competition. Registration: Airtribune to secure your spot. Description: The highly popular Wings Out West (WoW22) is returning in March 2022 after drought and Covid cancellations. This comp is designed to let you ease into more senior PG competitions without the anxiety of difficult tasks, flying in a launch gaggle before start, worrying about retrieves, and with easy re-launch options. If you’re unsure whether you can manage GPS naviga- tion, WoW22 has senior pilots to help mentor you in this skill. Open to all SAFA registered PG pilots with ground tow endorsement. In past years, we were able to fly tasks on all competition days and flying the flatlands is a great experience. There are only 35 pilot spots which generally go quickly. Join us for Australia’s only PG ground tow competition and some serious thermal fun.