Applegate Open Sanctioned for 2019

The Competition Committee at USHPA has approved our application for 2019.   So mark you calendars for June 15-22.

Registration opens February 2, 2019
Registration fees are lower this year for the Open and Sprint Races:

-$495 for Open and Sprint race pilots (includes club membership)
-$695 for SuperClinic pilots (includes club membership)
-Returning pilots from the 2018 event are eligible for a $50 discount coupon.

We are also planning a trade fair and a chance to demo gliders and other equipment ahead of the competition.  More on that later as the plans develop.

Dan Wells
Event Organizer


2018 is behind us… Looking forward to 2019

Thanks to all who participated in 2018.   it was a great first year.

We’re looking forward to making 2019 even better.

Mark your calendars for our tentative 2019 date June 15-22.

Dan Wells
2018 Event Organizer
Rogue Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding

Welcome to the Applegate Open

When the organizers of the Rat Race announced that 2017 would be their last year producing the competition, a group of local Rogue Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding (RVHPA) pilots got together to look at the feasibility of continuing the event. We knew it was going to be a huge undertaking, but with the outpouring of support from the international paragliding community and the local Applegate community, we have been inspired to create a new competition that will not only uphold the high standards set by the Rat Race but also bring new life to the event as a whole.
We feel very fortunate that nearly all of the key team members who made the events at Woodrat a success over the past 15 years have been recruited and will be collaborating with us on the very first Applegate Open.

This being the first year the local club will produce the competition, there are many start-up expenses and investments that need to be made in order to make this an outstanding competition that we can all enjoy for years to come. We plan on opening the books and sharing our expenses with everyone who has entered and hopefully we can cut expenses and registration fees more in succeeding years.

We are happy to announce that LongSword Vineyard has agreed to host the new competition headquarters. As the primary landing zone and longtime supporter of the local paragliding community, we feel this collaboration is a natural evolution of our existing relationship and will provide a fantastic overall experience for everyone involved.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to our valley.

Dan Wells
Event Organizer
Rogue Valley Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association  +1 503 804 1077