ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT!!

  • 15 December 2014
  • admin

Online registrations close on the 28th December 2014 at 12 noon.
If you want to fly at the Nationals before the 4th, you need to register online. 80 people have entered so far, are you one of them?

Onsite registrations will be open at Waharoa at 12 noon on the 2nd so don’t leave it too late and be disappointed, register now while your online. 

Registration update

  • 14 November 2014
  • Jonathan Shorer

We're off to a great start with registrations and well up on last year's paper/internet hybrid. 25 people have registered for 99 events. Here are the total events entered by SIG.

Free Flight 13
Vintage 14
Control Line 6
Soaring 23
FF/CL Scale 2
Pylon 12
Aerobatics 19
Scale 10
Helicopter 0

Give it a try and lets get those numbers building.

National Championship Competition Rule changes.

  • 27 October 2014
  • admin

The number of events being staged at the National Championships has grown steadily over the years and now stands at around 90. In contrast, the number of members flying at the Championships is at best steady and generally much lower than 30 years ago. The result is that half of our events are contested by 5 or less competitors. One of the factors that may be contributing to low participation may be that the method of awarding of Championship points was devised 30 years ago and is geared towards events with more than 10 flyers.

Champion of Champions

  • 4 October 2014
  • admin

As you may know, the current structure for points scoring at the National Championships has been in use for around 20 years. Under the current rules, there are three distinct classes, control line, scale and free flight - and a fourth category in which everything else is grouped into “Radio”. In order to find a Champion of Champions, we add up the flyers best three scores in each class. Points are awarded for the top ten places with the winner getting 25 points and a reducing scale down to 5 points for tenth place.