Open and Sprint Races

The Open Race
The Open Race is a Category 2 USHPA and FAI sanctioned competition with a target of 80 pilots and a maximum of 100 pilots allowed. Pilots competing will be eligible for NTSS and SRS points.
Tasks will be cross country speed runs from the start to a goal with or without intermediate turn points. Single or multiple start gates may be used. Tasks for the Open Race will be called with an expected flight time for the fastest start racer to be a minimum of 1.5 hours.

Pilot requirements:
Pilots in the Open race must be current USHPA members with minimum rating of P3 or international equivalent.  SIV course completion recommended but not required. Temporary USHPA memberships for foreign pilots will be available at registration. 

Equipment requirements:
-The Open race is limited to gliders rated EN C, D, and CCC. Only certified gliders are allowed in the race.
-Pilots must have a reserve parachute that has been repacked within the previous 12 months.
-Pilots must have SPOT or INReach Satellite trackers with functioning tracking capability.
-Pilots must have a working cell phone with a U.S. carrier
-See local rules for any additional requirements.

Trophies will be awarded for:
-First through third place overall
-First through third place women’s overall
-First through third place in C Class

Other:
Pilots that meet the Sprint equipment requirements may switch to the Sprint Race after the practice day but before the start of the competition. The scorers must be notified. No switching after the first completion task is completed.
Pilot lunches will not be included in the registration fee.

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Sprint Race
The Sprint race is not a USHPA sanctioned race but will follow USHPA sanctioning guidelines with a target of 80 pilots allowed but might be reduced depending on Open Race registrations.  Pilots will not be eligible for NTSS points. 
Tasks will be cross country speed runs from the start to a goal with or without intermediate turn points. Single or multiple start gates may be used. Tasks for the Sprint Race will be called with an expected flight time for the fastest start racer to be a minimum of 1 hour.

Pilot requirements:
Pilots in the Sprint race must be current USHPA members with minimum rating of P3 or international equivalent.  SIV course completion recommended but not required.  Temporary USHPA memberships for foreign pilots will be available at registration.

Equipment requirements:
-The Sprint race is limited to gliders rated EN B, and C. Only certified gliders are allowed in the race.
-Pilots must have a reserve parachute that has been repacked within the previous 12 months.
-Pilots must have SPOT or INReach Satellite trackers with functioning tracking capability.
-Pilots must have a working cell phone with a U.S. carrier
-See local rules for any additional requirements.

Trophies will be awarded for:
-First through third place overall
-First through third place women’s overall

Other:
If slots are available, pilots that meet the Open Race equipment requirements may switch to the Open Race after the practice day but before the start of the competition. The scorers must be notified. No switching after the first completion task is completed.
Pilot lunches will not be included in the registration fee.

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