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New Zealand Cross Country Championship 2017/18

Welcome to the New Zealand XC Paragliding Championship
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  • 28.04.2017 One month in... Auckland in the lead

    It's about a month since we went live with XContest in New Zealand and we've had 17 XC flights logged... not bad considering the awful weather that we have been having.

    The Club Competition is looking good, with Auckland currently well in the lead thanks to the only double-figures flight, a 31km flat triangle by Wayne Rohrs, from a new site he has pioneered on the Kaimais Range.

  • 01.04.2017 We are live

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    XContest.org/NewZealand is now live, and is the official platform for the New Zealand Cross Country Championship. We hope all pilots enjoy the new system.

    The prize of a Spot Tracker, kindly donated by MacParaNZ was awarded, randomly, today to Jenna Hughes-Games - congratulations Jenna!

  • 06.02.2017 Waitangi weekend Monday.

    The Waikato pilots who were still keen after Sunday headed to Al's hill as the Kaimais were looking windy. I took off first and managed to bomb out after 3min. Mark took off next and climbed out and away with Bruce following soon after. Then Nick off and Helene followed but unfortunately they joined me. Russel managed to take off get high and head toward Paeroa. Now it was re-flight time, after a long slog up the hill I relaunched and managed to finally get away and head east.

    Mark Tulloch who also braved the walk up the hill launched had a good flight and ending up landing close to his car. Everybody else who was keen had a second flight and a great day was had by all. A big thanks goes to Mark for the ride from Cambridge. Bruce and Chrissy for the ride up the hill, and a big thanks to Nick for the retrieve from Waihi beach. These long weekends are awesome we should do them more often!

    This weekend at least 5 New PB's were set and over 545.1 XC km were flown around the Waikato.

  • 05.02.2017 Waitangi weekend

    The crowds gather.

    After the forecast not looking to crash hot on Saturday the Waikato pilots were chomping at the bit to fly some XC kms. The call was made to head to the Kaimais and what a cracking call it was. The day was forecast to start out windy and drop off around 1pm.

    Go Dom!

    Kinda waiting to unleash awesome
    The XC guns were keen to get airborne and Mark Macdonald lead the charge and headed down range virtually straight away. Once everybody had seen the it was on there was a rush to launch. The day turned blue as forecast which made it just that little bit more rewarding after finding that next climb. Everybody had an awesome day and at least 4 Personal Bests were set. It was great to catch up with everybody hope to see you all in the air tomorrow.

    It was great to share the sky with the hang gliders. Thanks for marking those thermals for me😃
    Thanks for the Pic Dom.


    Dominique enjoying smooth late afternoon air

    The Kaimais was calling on Auckland Anniversary Monday. Low cloudbase was forecast, so some of the crew weren't sure it was worth being there. But some of the crew were wrong.

    After a slow start, Bruce, Mark & Rob made their way north over the forest, followed a little later by Kinga then Chris. And they didn't stop until they could smell the barbie at Bruce's.

    Mark smashed out a new (unverified as yet) site record, then flew back about 15km to join the others for a bit of après-vol. Awesome bit of flying, everyone, but Mark - the fireworks are for you, mate.

    Check out Mark's flight here.

Welcome to the New Zealand Cross Country Championship!