Welcome to the
Western Cape Regionals 20-26 January 2013!
Visit us at the Cape Gliding Club in the beautiful Worcester valley and experience competition flying in a world class location.
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The Cape Gliding Club (CGC) takes pleasure in inviting you to the second annual Western Cape Regionals, which will take place at the Worcester Airfield from 20 January 2013 to 26 January 2013.
The Western Cape is amongst one of the most beautiful regions in the world and gliding from the Cape Gliding Club offers an opportunity to experience the beauty of the world renowned Western Cape mountain ranges from the air. Flights of 300-500km are common from the club, even though several OLC and FAI 1000km distance flights have been achieved. Pilots flying from Worcester often report a combination of ridge lift, thermic lift, wave and convergence flying during their fun filled flights.
For a short introduction to mountain flying in the Western Cape please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuoFgaPDp8.
Two racing classes will be offered. A junior contest (class 2), for pilots that are new to Worcester and ridge flying, as well as a senior contest (class 1), for more experienced cross country and competition pilots.
Sunday 20th January: Practise day
Monday 21 January – Saturday 26 January: Contest flying
Sunday 20 January - Tuesday 22 January: Practise days
Wednesday 23 January - Saturday 26 January: Contest Flying
Entry fee will be R500 per person and aero tows will be charged at R400 per tow (this is subject to change depending on actual launches).
A clubhouse with bar and barbeque facilities, cooking equipment, a swimming pool and separate ablution facilities is available on the airfield. Limited accommodation and camping sites are also available. Details of catering and/or evening barbecue packs and salads will be made available on the website. The club bar will open after flying and the fires will be lit as well. For more information please visit the contest website at: www.cgc.org.za or contact Stephan van den Berg.
The following documents can also be downloaded here from the contest website (To save document, right click and "Save Link":
You can also view articles and pictures of some of the more memorable flights undertaken from Worcester airfield and download a document on ridge flying from Worcester.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Cape Gliding Club for what promises to be another fantastic Western Cape Regionals.
Comments from participants of the inaugural Western Cape Regionals:
“I’ve found a new favourite place.” – Oscar Goudriaan
“Many thanks for a week of superb flying and Cape hospitality. In seven days I flew 2500km in ridge lift, wave, convergence, thermic and fire! I had one of the most memorable outlandings ever in the Tulbach Valley, where I ordered a superb Chicken & Bacon salad accompanied by a fine Chardonnay whilst waiting for my crew to arrive. What a feast of gliding! I will return.” – Mark Holliday
“Should this event become an annual one, you can register my perpetual entry. You have a wonderful site and it was an absolute privilege to once again fly in the mountains of the Western Cape. I now see why this area is called one of the most exciting areas in the country to fly.” – Gary Whitecross (winner of inaugural WC Regionals)
“To all of you out there that didn’t go, you certainly missed out on some very good ridge flying – a must for every glider pilot and a lot of experience was gained, even at my young age.” – Laurens Goudriaan