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The 2015 PGOpen was held at

Treble Cone, Wanaka, New Zealand

January 31st - February 7th 2015

(Registration, Mandatory Briefing and Welcome BBQ - Friday 30th January)

Organized by:-
Southern Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
Competition Organiser - Derek Divers

The PGOpen is a FAI/CIVL Category 2 Event


 Training (possible XC contest)  January 24th to January 30th  10:00 – 15:00
 Registration and BBQ  January 30th  17:00 – 21:00
 Mandatory Safety Briefing  January 30th  21:00 – 22:00
 First competition briefing  January 31st  08:30
 BBQ  February 1st  18:00
 BBQ  February 4th  18:00
 Contest flying days  January 31st until February 7th  
 Prize Giving and PCC elections  February 7th  18:30


Gliders must be certified in the classes below and not modified.
 Serial  EN - D  LTF 2/3  DHV2/3
 Sport  EN - C  LTF 2  DHV 2
 Fun  EN - A/B  LTF 1, 1/2  DHV 1, 1/2
**There is no Open class in this competition and no open class gliders will be accepted for this competition.


 Registration Desk  106 Lachlan Ave, Hawea Flat   WK 190
 Head Quarters  Kai Whakapai Café, cnr Ardmore & Helwick Sts.   WK 191
 Treble Cone launch  Treble Cone Skifield   WK 002
 Mt Grand Launch  Mt Grand Station , Hawea Back Road, Hawea Flat   WK 057
 Long Gully Launch  Jolly Road off SH 8A-( Luggate-Tarras Rd)   WK 059
 Coronet Peak Launch  Car park 1 Coronet Peak Ski Field   WK 090


Derek Divers
106 Lachlan Ave, RD2, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Ph/Fx +64 (0)3 443 7190
Mob +64 (0)27 493 1112
Email d.divers@xtra.co.nz


 Meet Director  Derek Divers  027 493 1112
 Safety Director/Committee  Selected by pilots at first briefing  
 Technical Director  Johnny Hopper  021 056 2275
 Launch Director  TBA  
 Transport and Retrieve Coordinator  Jan Divers  027 270 4649
 Weather  Grant Middendorf  
 Scorer Johnny Hopper 021 056 2275
 Protest Jury President/Members Appointed by Technical Director 
 Check Back Number  for texts  027 270 4649

The PG Open Wanaka 2015 is open to all pilots who meet the qualifying standard and are either full or visitor
members of the NZHGPA. The maximum number of entries permitted is 150, and acceptances are on a first
received basis. The national teams will be constituted from all the pilots registered in the competition by
every nation (maximum 6 pilots per team).

Individual pilot entries must be made on the registration link on the home page.

Team selections will be accepted from the nominated team leader of the country or team participating, prior
to the competition’s first task briefing.

The registration of the entries will become effective only after the entry fees are paid.

The deadline for receiving the payment of the entry fees is November 30th 2014 for the t-shirt and discounted


The Entry fee is $160 NZD per pilot ($175 NZD after 30th of November 2014).

Entry fees are to be paid in to the following account:
Icaria Services Ltd
BNZ Wanaka
A/c No, 02–0673-0092464-000

For those wishing to pay by cheque please send to:-
Icaria Services
106 Lachlan Ave
Wanaka 9382
New Zealand

The entry fee includes:

  • Map with turn points
  • Competition program
  • T- Shirt (if paid before 30th November 2014)
  • Turn point list
  • General information
  • Free access to social events


International pilots who prefer can pay using PayPal. Please add $10 to pay by this method ($170 NZD or $185 NZD after 30th of November 2014, plus $45 NZD for the Ice Breaker T-shirt option).


All entry fees must be paid in full before the competition. Fees will not be refunded to disqualified competitors.

Cancellations before November 30th 2014 are 100% refundable minus all fees and charges for transfers and bank commissions.

Cancellations received after November 30th 2014, will be assessed for a full or partial refund on application.

T Shirts

Please complete size indicators on Registration Page. For “Ice Breaker” option please add $45 NZD to your registration fee.

Standard T Shirt sizes

  • Mens: S,M,L,XL,2XL (See web site for sizing info)
  • Womens: XS,M,L,XL,2XL (See web site for sizing info)

IceBreaker T Shirt sizes

  • Mens: S,M,L,XL,XXL (See web site for sizing info)
  • Woman: XS,S,M,L,XL,XL (See web site for sizing info)


All competitors should make themselves familiar with the full set of rules contained in the Competition Specific Rules document linked at the bottom of this page.

Waypoints & Airspace

Waypoints and Airspace files are attached at the bottom of this page. You should download and install these into your instruments before travelling to the competition. Tip - use the down arrow icon on the right to download the waypoint or airspace files.

Wayne Rohrs,
Aug 30, 2014, 12:20 AM
PGOpen Wanaka 2013 GPS.GPX
Wayne Rohrs,
Dec 22, 2012, 8:50 PM
PGOpen Wanaka 2013 WPT.WPT
Wayne Rohrs,
Dec 22, 2012, 8:50 PM
PGOpen2013 Airspace.fa5
Wayne Rohrs,
Jan 7, 2013, 2:43 PM
PGOpen2013 Airspace.gpx
Wayne Rohrs,
Jan 7, 2013, 2:43 PM
PGOpen2013 Airspace.kml
Wayne Rohrs,
Jan 7, 2013, 2:43 PM
PGOpen2013 Airspace.txt
Wayne Rohrs,
Jan 7, 2013, 2:43 PM
Wayne Rohrs,
Oct 3, 2012, 11:51 PM
Wayne Rohrs,
Jan 29, 2013, 10:32 PM