The Corryong Paragliding Open took take place in February. There were nine current and recent members of ACTHPA taking part in this year’s Corryong PG Open, out of a field of 75 competitors:
Alistair also sponsored the competition, giving away a stack of BlueFly varios for good sportsmanship or personal achievements.
There was great flying weather this year, with five taskable days. Take a look at Daniel “Wally” Arcidiacono’s Ayvri “Horse Race” compilations below to watch the races:
The Corryong PG Open takes place every year, attracting some of the best pilots in the country, and a few from around the world. Corryong is only 3 1/2 to 4 hours’ drive from Canberra. It is a small town in a huge valley surrounded by hills and bordering the Snowy Mountains. It’s an amazing place to fly – easily one of the best in Australia. Mt. Elliot overlooks the town and offers plenty of height and plenty of thermals, and its easy launch and landing make it suitable for beginners as well. The only limitation is a requirement for a VHF endorsement to fly within the Corryong CTAF.
From the Corryong Open website:
The Corryong Open is a high level AAA/CAT2 competition with 450 ladder Points available, it’s sanctioned by the HGFA and aimed at experienced inland intermediate to advanced rated pilots. If you fit this category of pilot we would love for you to come fly with us and experience the magic of flying cross country in Corryong. The Corryong open is the final AAA event of the Australian season and is therefore a pilots last chance to gain Ladder and team ladder points.
Daily prizes for task winners of all classes and unlimited prize pool for the final winners. Winning categories are :Intermediate class, Reynolds class (up to 90kg) Fun class, Sports class, Serial class, overall/open class. Please note, this competition is not open to un certified paragliders. Classes will be defined by EN certification. Overall prizes will be awarded at the presentation.