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New Zealand Cross Country Championship 202/23

Welcome to the New Zealand XC Championships

  • XContest is the official platform for the New Zealand Cross Country Championship
  • Make sure that you register for the New Zealand competition
  • Scoring parameters and other rules can be found on the Rules page
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  • 16.09.2021 Hang Gliding Added to XContest

    An Hang Gliding XC competition has been officially added to the New Zealand National XC Championship. You will notice at the left of the XContest New Zealand XC Champs landing page a list of new Hang Gliding Categories. All New Zealand Hang Glider pilots are encouraged to submit their flights and join in the competition.

    The PG and HG XC Championships are individual competitions and are scored separately. Lets get in behind this effort to share flights, engage in some friendly competition and to hone our flying skills.

    Simply head to XContest and Register for the New Zealand competition and start submitting your flights. Here is a set of instructions to help you on your way - Instructions

  • 05.09.2021 Site Record Claims

    With a number of the XC site records tumbling in the 2021 season, pilots that believe that they have set a new site record from a recognized inland site in the following categories 1,2 and 3 (Open Distance, Out and Back, and FAI Triangle) in line with the PG Competition Rules S6, make sure you contact the PCC for official recognition and recording to claim your place in the history books for this coming flying season!

  • 19.04.2021 Championship Results

    Season Wrap Up

    (April 1st 2020 to March 31st 2021)

    Another great season finished with lots of huge flights taking place. The south was cranking with most of the season's big flights coming out of Coronet Peak heading north. No surprise that the southern club won the club competition with almost double the points of second place. Big congratulations to Louis who has again won the XC Championship for the 3rdseason in a row. Can this man be beaten?

    Lots of great XC competitions also taking place this season and a big shout out to all the event organizers around the country!

    Here's a few highlights:

    • These ripper flights from Ben and Aaron from Coronet Peak to Mt Cook Village,
      (Kellett, 172km, Coronet Peak), (Ford, 169km, Coronet Peak)
    • Another big FAI triangle from Louis, (Tapper, 172km, Coronet Peak)
    • Highest scoring flight in the North Island from Matt, (Taggart, 99km, Kaimai)
    • This awesome open distance site record flight from Mark, (Macdonald, 97km, Kaimai)
    • Fourteen NZ 100km+ flights

    2021 NZ XC Champions and Category Winners

    * 1st place and 2021 NZ XC Champion: Louis Tapper

    * 1st Runner Up: Ben Kellett

    * 2nd Runner Up: Thomas Rold

    * 2021 Women's XC Champion: Clémence Cadario


    Check out all the results and see how you did here

  • 06.12.2020 WXC Registration

    The New Zealand XContest league has been linked up with the FAI/CIVL WXC.

    "The philosophy of the WXC is to connect current and new online contests into a network of contests. Pilots use their favorite contest to claim flights. Without any additional step the flight is also claimed to the CIVL WXC contest, along with flights from pilots all over the world."

    Pilots with a vaild CIVL ID on their XContest profile will automatically have their flights sent to the WXC, no other work required.

    CIVL IDs (If you have one) can be found here. Make sure to update it on your XContest profile!


  • 29.08.2020 Championship Results

    Last Season Wrap Up

    (April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020)

    Big shout out to all pilots who flew and logged their flights in our biggest season to date. A total of 1923 flights, which has almost doubled in two seasons. We had 12 flights over 100km including Louis’ record breaking 196km triangle. A bunch of site records broken and from all accounts a pretty cracking season. Congratulations to Louis who has won the championship for the 2ndseason in a row.

    Here are a few highlights:

    • A 196km FAI triangle, (Tapper, 196km, Treble Cone)
    • A 124km North Island flat triangle, (Tapper, 124km, Kaimai)
    • A new open distance record for Kaimai (MacDonald, 84.1km, Kaimai)
    • A new open distance record for Moirs Hill (Ripley, 98.2km, Moirs Hill)
    • This epic flight across the alps (Hughes-Games, 107km, Mt Murchison)
    • Biggest non-triangle free-flight (Karnik, 130km, Coronet Peak)
    • Twelve NZ 100km+ flights

    This current season is already kicking off with a few XC flights down south and we are looking forward to an epic summer!


    2020 NZ XC Champions and Category Winners

    * 1st place and 2020 NZ XC Champion: Louis Tapper

    * 1st Runner Up: Mark MacDonald

    * 2nd Runner Up: Nick Neynens

    * 2020 Women's XC Champion: Sanae Noguchi


    Check out all the results here

Welcome to the New Zealand Cross Country Championship!