April 18 update

We need more registrations before the rate goes up $100 on May 1

We have a number of registrations that haven’t paid and we confirmed their attendance with a payment.  So if you are one of those people please submit your payment.   If we don’t get more confirmed pilots we may have to cancel the event.

Recently we have changed our cancellation policy to include a full refund including the local club membership just in case we have to cancel.  So don’t worry about that if its an issue for you in not registering.

We’ve sharpend our pencils on costs and have been able to have an event with as few as 50 pilots but we really need at least 60 to make the event to be a sucess.  As one of the cost cutting measures to we have dropped our pre-PWC application. WE still will have FAI sanctioning.

So please confirm your existing registration with a payment.  Or, if you have been thinking about coming and haven’t registered,  Please register and confirm with a pament by April 30th.



$100 Coupons for top pilots

Reduce your registration fee from $675 to $575!

We have $1,000 worth of $100 discount coupons* available for 10 of the top 15 U.S. pilots at the Applegate Open.  If your name is on this list email AO-admin@rvhpa.org for the coupon code. 

Top 15 U.S. ranked pilots on NTSS list as of 2/27/24

Galen Kirkpatrick

Mike Lester

Cody Mittanck

Nick Greece

Evan Bouchier

Michal Hammel

Violeta Jimenez

Gavin McClurg

Andy Macrae

Matt Henzi

Alexia Fischer

Ross Desmond

Josh Cohn

Pete Thompson

Jenny O’Neill

Ten of the top 15 pilots on this list are eligible for $100 coupons to reduce their registration fee from $675 to $575.      Email AO-admin@rvhpa.org for the coupon code. 

Don’t delay! Register and confirm your attendance at https://wingsoverapplegate.org/registration/

 *Only 10 coupons available and the coupons expire April 15, 2024    

AO2024 Update

The Applegate open has been approved as a Pre-PWC event!


We have been Approved as a pre-PWC event. We know that means a lot to some of you and if you were on the fence about attending, we hope this makes the decision to join us easier.
We’re working hard to make this a fun event for you.

Some reasons to join us:

  • The Open Race is now a pre-PWC event.
  • More consistent weather and less likely for launch to blow out 
  • Quick retrieves with cool drinks in the vans
  • Beer and Soft drinks at goal
  • Bar with snacks and music at the Wells Land HQ
  • Massages available
  • Low-cost camping, lodging and lots of other things to do if there is a no-fly day
    • Low-cost camping at Cantrall Buckly group camping site minutes from HQ
    • Limited free camping at Applegate Lake
    • Fireworks displays on 4th of July evening in Medford.
    • Many vineyards to visit in the valley
    • Whitewater rafting
    • Evening dinner events at selected restaurants  (tbd)

Some improvements we’ve made since the 2022 event.

  • We will be using trackers with no need for pilots to upload tracks for scoring
  • Better day prizes for task winners
  • Fewer No-land areas.  (hemp boom is now a bust)
  • No SuperClinic so more room for racers on launch.
  • More shade on launch
  • Re-usable cooling neck wraps included in the pilot’s welcome bags. Great to have if you land out and have to hike.
  • Mentoring for the Sprint Racers with two pilots flying the course and available before and after the tasks to answer questions.

We’re on Air Tribune but you must register on our website.  Here is the link with more information and to register. 

Registration is Open


Hi pilots!

We’ve been busy getting our website ready for registration and we are a bit ahead of schedule.  As a result, we are going to open registration early rather than wait till February 1st.  


Note that we’ve pushed back our start this year to allow pilots competing in the Chelan event two travel days to arrive at Woodrat Mt. relaxed and ready to fly.

Monday afternoon July 1, 2024: Pilot registration/sign in at Wells Land Vineyard HQ
Tuesday-Monday July 2-8:  Practice and comp days

Here’s the link for more information and to register:

Dan Wells
Applegate Open 2024

No Applegate Open in 2023

 Sorry folks,

The club voted to try a new, shorter, fun event this year instead of the Applegate Open.  The event will run June 11-15, 2023.   Registration for that event should be open soon.  Stay tuned for details on Air Tribune. 



Dan Wells

AO 2022 update

Hi Pilots,

It’s a bit snowy on Woodrat Mt. Pilots have been keeping busy with other things while we plan for AO2022.  Just a few things to update you on.

The dates haven’t changed.  The event runs from June 17 to June 23 with sign-in on June 16th

We have confirmed that Garon Wells and Wells Land will be hosting the event.  Same as 2021

Sprint Race and SuperClinic will run on the same dates as the Open race.

We plan on lengthening Sprint tasks a bit to give pilots more time in the air.

The SuperClinic will have one new instructor in 2022.  Kari Castle can’t make it this year.  We’ll announce her replacement before registration opens.

Top 10 U.S. ranked pilots and local pilots will be offered discount coupons for registration

Registration opens February 1

Dan Wells
Applegate Open Admin.
503 804-1077