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Northern California SPRINT league

Postby jug » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:30 am

For 2014 I am inaugurating the Northern California SPRINT league. This league is designed for lower airtime pilots who wish to learn how to fly cross country by flying designated routes with other pilots. (More experienced pilots may wish to join the Northern California Cross Country League for flying longer tasks). Typical tasks for the SPRIINT league will be less than 30 km and will focus on more fishbowl type flying where pilots can learn how to fly cross country tasks.

The SPRINT league is open to pilots flying EN-A and EN-B gliders only. Pilots must have a P3 or above rating, be comfortable thermaling with other pilots and be able to find a safe landing field without instruction.

The first weekend for the SPRINT league will be held on 22nd and 23rd March at Dunlap. Accommodation has been arranged at St Nicholas Ranch.
http://www.mapquest.com/?q2=11659526+ty ... a7276e5f89
http://www.stnicholasranch.org/


The cost for this weekend is $50 and this covers rides to launch and retrieves. During the weekend there will be lectures on:
- preparation for a SPRINT weekend (some of this will be covered at the Bay Area Paragliding Association Meeting this week)
- setting up your GPS/vario
- uploading waypoints
- downloading tracks
- submitting tracks for scoring
- flying a task
- flying as a team
- pimping (my favorite)
- use of repeaters
- post task review of flights
and much much more.

These lectures will given by Jugdeep Aggarwal, Tim O'Neill and Reavis Sutphin-Gray.

The weekend will be combination of lectures, flights, reviews and beer. Lectures will start at 8am on Saturday morning at the ranch.

More details will be posted through the google group.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum ... int-league
This group can also be used for co-ordinating rides etc etc

To attend this weekend all pilots must register through this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bWqHce ... w/viewform

There is a webpage for the SPRINT league:
http://www.santacruzparagliding.com/NCXC/Sprint.html

It is anticipated that through participation of the SPRINT league pilots will be more comfortable flying tasks and be ready to fly the longer and more demanding tasks of the Cross Country League.

Feel free to ask questions:

Jug
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