2019 Keepit Regatta
Do you want to improve your cross country flying skills?
Do you want to learn more about competition flying?
Do you want to fly in a relaxed mentoring and coaching environment?
Do you want to have some fun?
If this sounds like you, then the Keepit Regatta is for you!
The Keepit Regatta is a fun, friendly and informal regatta, with entries restricted to 30 gliders. The idea is for early cross country pilots to be able to fly with experienced pilots to gain experience and confidence without the pressure of a competition. We found out that many experienced pilots come along just for a great no stress flying week.
Coaching, team flying and mentoring are all encouraged at this event. There will be possibility for flying in pair either in lead-follow with two gliders or in a dual seater.
Really, this is a great opportunity to introduce budding cross country pilots to competition type AAT flying, while not getting caught up in the stress of formal competition. It is run in a low key and relaxed way, all the while making sure people have fun.
We would like to get as many two seaters involved, so organise a few pilots from you club to share a two seater or two!
We will be running a briefing session each morning where one of the experienced pilots will talk about a topic of interest. We have lined up some hot comp pilots to mentor the less experienced pilots. So come along and learn from the best.
Dates - Sunday 24th February - Saturday 2rd March 2019 (7 days). Practice day on Saturday 23th February.
Entries - Max 30 gliders – First come basis.
Accommodation - Onsite cabin accommodation is available on a first come basis, and ample camping space is available. Further accommodation is available in the adjoining state park if required, with all accommodation details on the LKSC website.
Gliders - Bring your own aircraft, or you can hire one of ours. LKSC glider fleet is available for exclusive regatta bookings on a first come basis. See the Lake Keepit Soaring Club website for fleet detail and contact the organiser for pricing details. Gliders will be handicapped based on the National Club/Sports Class Handicaps, and the regatta will be a 100% dry comp.
Entry fee - $180 per glider incl first pilot and $50 per passenger or additional pilots. There is no discount for partial attendance. Entry fee includes GST and temporary membership to the Lake Keepit Soaring Club.
Cancellation and Refunds - If cancelled 30 days or more prior to the event, full refund. If cancelled within 30 days or during the event refunds will not be given.
Launch costs – Flat $65 launch cost up to 2000 feet.
Catering - Dinners will be provided each evening at a reasonable cost, or dine out in town.
Pilot requirements - All the pilots need to be current, have at least a Silver C and be a current member of the GFA
Looking forward to see you there