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New Zealand Cross Country Championship 2021/22

Welcome to the New Zealand XC Paragliding Championship
  • XContest has recently replaced Leonardo as the platform for the New Zealand Cross Country Paragliding 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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  • 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

  • 05.07.2020 Macpara Book draw

    Congratulations to Jeff Ripley who has won the Macpara book draw for the 19/20 season! Jeff has won his choice of book from the CrossCountry online book store.

    Macpara NZ are once again sponsoring the book draw for their fifth season in a row. To be in the draw all you need to do is submit one (valid) local flight on the New Zealand XContest.

    Big thanks to Nick Taber and Macpara for keeping the XC spirit alive.

  • 09.04.2020 New Season

    The new XContest season has started for New Zealand and flying is permitted again!

    Have fun and STAY SAFE!

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