Day 1 – July 24 ,2011
Congratulations to the task commitee, for setting an excellent task for the day. Monroe Peak to Mt. Pleasant. About 70 pilots launched 61 of them were actual competitors. Only one sunk out before making a significant climb, about one third of them made goal. No incidents and all pilots accounted for. Great work Pilots, Launch crews, Wind Techs and drivers. A good start.
The 2011 US Nationals is a two competition series: The Red Rock Nationals (July 24-30) are round one, and The Lone Star Nationals (August 14-20) are round two.
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Competition Dates: July 24th – July 30. registration and pilot’s meeting on Saturday 23rd
Sanctioning: USHPA and FAI Cat 2
Format: Turn points and race to goal
Waypoints: Download the waypoints here (Mac – Option/Click to download; PC – Right Click to download):
Pilot Manual: Download the Pilot Manual
Pilot Risk Assessment: Download the Risk Assessment Form
Registration: We are using US Paragliding Comps to administer the competition. If you already have an account, simply log in and select the Red Rocks Nationals from the list. If you don’t have an account yet, it’s quick, easy and free to set one up and you’ll be able to register in no time. Register Now
Trophies/Prizes: Open Class 1, 2, 3. Serial Class 1, 2, 3. Sport Class 1, 2, 3. Women’s 1st. Overall 1st
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Serial: DHV2/3; EN-D. No modifications
Sport: DHV2/EN-C and under. No modifications.
Location: The primary launch will be the drive-up site Monroe Peak (11200feet/3400meters MSL; GPS coordinates N 38.541151°; W112.073211°). Auxilliary launches for the competition, subject to conditions and site permits, will be the drive-up sites Edna Peak (11500feet/3500meters MSL; GPS coordinates N38.386795°; W 112.332722°) and Cove Mountain (8760feet/2670meters MSL; GPS coordinates: N 38.634247°; W 112.060596°).
Membership Requirements: All contestants must be current USHPA members- no exceptions (Foreign pilots: 30 day membership forms will be available at registration). All contestants will additionally have to join the local USHPA-chapter for insurance reasons (membership forms will be available at registration).
Pilot rating requirements: P4 or P3 with turbulence sign off. 30+ Hrs of thermaling experience and a coached Maneuvers session highly recommended.
Equipment requirements: Paraglider & Harness with back protection, Helmet, Reserve, GPS and Radio capable of receiving and transmitting on all official USHPA frequencies. Supplemental oxygen recommended. SPOT-tracking device recommended.
Early Registration until May 1st: $325
Late Registration following May1st: $375
Note: If you are using PayPal you will be charged a $15 service fee – CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PREFERRED
Checks and money orders: Please make payable to CUASA-Nationals and send to:
309 W Center Street
84701 Richfield, Utah
View the detailed schedule here
Mandatory Pilot Briefing: Saturday July 23 at 4 – 5:30pm – Location: Sevier Valley Center: 679 Wildcat Way, (100S.) Richfield Utah 84701
Competition Tasks: Sunday July 24 – Saturday July 30
Transportation: Shuttle vehicles will transport contestants from race headquarters to launch and from course/goal back to race headquarters
Meet Director: Ken Hudon-Jorgensen
Score Keeper: Bill Hughes
Safety Director: Zac Hargraves
Weather: Chris Galli
Tasks: Bill Bellcourt and T.B.A.
Official Competition Photographer: Mark Jeffery
Volunteers and Wind Technicians: Needed and appreciated. Contact Jochen Rink if you would like to volunteer!
The 2011 Red Rocks U.S. Paragliding Nationals is possible through cooperation with the US Forest Service