2009 NZ Hang Gliding Cross Country Champs      
Updated: 14/11/11 16:59   Best 4 Distances in kms     Best
Place Pilots   1 2 3 4   4 Flight Total kms
1 Bill Degen   116.6 81.5 80.9 47.5   326.5
2 Guy Williams   117.0 70.3 66.3 55.0   308.6
3 Mark Nichols ** 94.4 91.1 75.2 39.0   299.8
4 Gavin Tweedie   73.0 39.2 36.5 26.5   175.2
5 Dave Newton   169.0         169.0
6 Ben McAlpine   55.1 46.6 31.0 17.5   150.2
7 Colin Mackie   90.8 22.2 19.2 15.9   148.0
8 Matt Barlow   142.3         142.3
9 Cris Lawry   132.7         132.7
10 Geoff Christophers   52.4 33.3 27.7     113.4
11 Yonas Lobitz   102.7         102.7
12 Adrian Brown   40.0 34.0 14.0 6.9   94.9
13 John O'Neill   28.5 26.5 24.5     79.5
14 Rod Stuart   20.2 18.3 14.0 13.0   65.5
15 Steve Bankier   23.3 19.7 10.0 9.5   62.5
16 Angus Tapper   54.5         54.5
17 Gary Turner   31.8         31.8
18 Reece Fisher   8.5         8.5

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5/1/09 31.8kms
Start 4427'21.43"S, 16943'41.54"E
Fin 4419'10.90"S, 170 4'49.55"E
MMtn low - Glenbrook
wit Colin Mackie, landowner
[2]
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10/1/09 36kms
mmtn e - Lindis, Goodger flat remote finish S44 43.21, E169 30.54
wits Gary Turner, Colin Mackie
[3]
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2/2/09 38kms
MMtn WSW - Rhoburn Station
Fin; 44 11.56, 170 03.40
Wits comp pilots, John O'Neil, K McManus
[4]
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4/2/09 40.7kms
MMtn East - Just past Ram Hill
wits comp pilots, Kay Nichols
[5]
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5/2/09 47.5kms
MMtn - Road to Tarras past Lindis
Start; 4426.29 169 47.29
Fin; 44 48.79 169 29.94
wits Gavin Tweedie, Mark & Kay Nichols
[6]
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5/12/09 80.87kms
MMtn Low to past Station Peak.
remote start 44 27'16.66S 169 43'47.38E
remote fin 44 47'49.91S 170 37'45.41E
Wits Tom Pearson, Colin Mackie
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22/12/09 44.96kms
MMtn - Aviemore airstrip
remote start 44 27'18.86 169 45'51.42
Remote finish 44 37'34.98 170 16'39.53
Wits Tom Pearson, Kay Nichols
[8]
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Date: 28 Dec 09 81.54kms
MMtn NW top to Kyeburn River Road
81.6 kms
Start S 44 26.14.70, E 169 44.21.58
Fin S 45 04.34.03, E 170 14.54.59
Wits Gav Tweedie, Kay & Mark Nichols
[9]
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29/12/09 116.62kms.
Magic lower to 3kms E of Pleasant Point.
Start; S44 27.18.89 E169 43.31.51
Fin; S44 16.14.82 E171 10.02.22
Wits; Gav Tweedie, Dairy owner.
3 hr 21min Wills Wing T2 144
[10]
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2/2/09
MMtn top cheesegrater - Ribbonwood Hay paddock
wits John, Lisa
[11]
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4/2/09
MMtn E - Ohau valley
Wits J O'Neil, Adrian, Kay
[12]
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5/2/09
MMtn top - Near Middlemarch
wits John Oneil, Tim van
[13]
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Date 28/11/09
Launch Little Mount Ida
Landing Shag Valley Station
Distance 55km
Launch/landing witness JanetStephenson.
[14]
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Date 5/12/09
Launch Site Little Mount Ida
Landing Site Just West of Patearoa
Distance 34.9km
Launch Witness Hagan Bruggerman
Landing Witness Janet Stephenson
[15]
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Date 23/12/09
Launch Little Mount Ida
Landing East of Dunback
Landing Co-ordinates S 45' 25" 25
E170' 40" 15
Distance 70.3 km
Landing Witness Janny
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Date 29/12/09
Launch Little Mount Ida
Landing down past Dunback again
Distance 66.3km
Co0rdinate S 45' 23" 41
E 170' 38" 25
Launch witness Janny,
Landing Witness Richard Beese/Janny
Flight time 1 hr 17 minutes.
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2/2/09
mmtn S - near Ram Hill
Wits; Graham driver, Kay Nichols, Gavin Tweedie
[18]
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4/2/09
mMtn - Twizel
Wits; Graham, Bill, Kay
[19]
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5/2/09
mmtn - near Clyde
Wits Tom, Kay & Bill Degen
[20]
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22/12/09
MMtn E to Alexandra
wits T Pearson, B Degen
remote finish
Start: S 44 26 40.35 E 169 46 43.43
End: S 45 14 58.03 E 169 23 29.77
Length 94.43
[21]
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28/12/09
Magic Mountain NW to past Danseys Pass (Kyburn Ranfurley rd)
Start 44.409083. 169.783383
End 45.141800 170.244567
Distance 91.13 km
28th Dec 09
Wits Bill Degen, Kay Nichols
[22]
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2/2/09
mmtn - Short of Ram Hill
wits G Turner, Kay Nichols
[23]
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MMtn E - Ahuriri 300m past gate
J Smith, J ONeil
[24]
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5/2/09
MMtn - 5km NW of Ranfurly
wits Tom, Kay Nichols
[25]
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28/12/09 distance - 39.2 km
take off - Magic Mtn upper nw take off
landing - east side of Otematata
Witness - Kay Nicolls
pilot - Hawk
[26]
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Motueka - Springs Junction. Tow launch & remote finish, Sun 11th jan 09
Coordinates; Start Release from Tow 1225 Metres 41 06.156 S 172 56.536 E
Finish waypoint; 42 28.492 S 172 01.344 E
Track supplied
[27]
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Mon 2/2/09
MMtn few kms short of Otematata
wits Guy Williams, Adrian Brown
[28]
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4/4/09
Mmtn - by Ahuriri below Killermont
wits Guy Williams, Graham
[29]
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5/2/09
Mmtn - short of Tarras
Wits Guy Williams, Graham
[30]
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22 Dec 09, 55.1km
Richmond Ranges
Footes in havelock and landed by wairau river near MT patriarch, witness Clint fraser helped in retrieve

[31]
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date was Sept 27th 2009 17.5km without the sortie to linkwater.

from Pelorus bridge, witness Heather McAlpine helped retrieve.
was a gps tracklog since lost as my home PC crashed and burned.
flight was to linkwater then tried to return to launch but landed Okaramio valley.
[32]
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5/12/ 09 19.2km
Magic to Omarama paddock in town
From -44deg 27.345 S, 169deg 43.862 E
To -44deg 29.205 S, 169deg 58.142 E.
Tom Pearson saw launch and land.
[33]
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27/12/09 8.3 km.
Magic mtn east to Killermont
From -44deg 27.135 s, 169deg 45.830 E
To -44deg 30.867 S, 169deg 49.265 E
witnessed B Degen and Tom Pearson.
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Name: Colin Mackie
Address: 67 Sullivan Ave , opawa Christchurch
Date: 29/12/09
From: Magic lower launch
To: Hakataramea hwy near Duntroon
Distance: 91.07km (between track points)
From track point coordinates: -44 26.714, 169 43.678
To track point coordinates: 44 50.630, 170 43.623
Launch Witness: Tom Pearson – 0211630703
Landing Witness: Brenda Mackie - 0275898627.
Track log: supplied
[35]
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28/12/09 22.2kms w remotes,
MMtn to Cattle Creek/Tara Hills
-44 25.954 169 43.472
-44 32.603 169 57.405
wits Tom Pearson, Brenda Mackie
Tracklog supplied







[36]
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31/12/09 15.86km
MMtn SW to Henburn Rd.
-44 26.101, 169 43.471 to -44 27.162, 169 55.334 these are in-flight points
Wits BDegen, Brenda Mackie
Tracklog supplied
[37]
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22 Dec 09, 142.3kms
Footes - Rainbow Road to Hanmer
Start 173.750033 E, 41.328217 S
Fin 172.794367 E, 42.391950 S
Witness;
Take off witness Clint Fraser
Landing witness Natalie Barlow
[38]
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25/11/09 132.68kms
Mt Eric take off was the SW side by the tower.
Remote finish -43 50 28.71, 171 22 08.13 Coskeries Rd, Ruapuna between Geraldine & Methven Canty Plains.
Witness Marty Smith
Most tracklog supplied except for start.
[39]
Name – Geoff Christophers, Flight Date – Thursday 15 January 2009, Distance Flown – 52.45kms, Address – 109 Matua Rd, Tauranga, Phone nos., 07 576 5744, 021 363671, email – geoff@jobfinders.co.nz, Glider – Litespeed 4,
Launch site – Kaimais 37 49 13.21 S – 175 54 20.77 E ( from Google Earth), Landing – Paoroa 37 23 12.95 S – 175 40 03.42 E (from Google Earth)
Witnesses for both launch and landing – Grant Firth – Wellington 021 422 698, Rick Hawkeswood – Thames – 021 682 766.
[40]
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Pilot – Geoff Christophers,
Karioitahi.
Flight Date – 14/11/2009, Distance 33.26kms – remote take off and landing. GPS Track log supplied
[41]
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16/12/09 27.72kms
Paeroa Range to landing – Rerewhakaaitu
Tracklog supplied
[42]
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Date: 4/1/09
Distance: 102.7 km
Phone no.: 03 4821218
Glider: Moyes Litespeed S 3.5
Launch site: Magic Mt lower launch
Landing discription: 1km east of Georgetown approx 10km from Oamaru coastline
Start Witness: Andrew Mckirdy (03) 4774959
Landing Witness: Sabina Lobitz (03) 4821218
[43]
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details - 11/1/09
launch - cheese man ski field
landed castle hill rocks
witness gav tweedie

[44]
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1/2/09
MMtn to Close to River camp Henburn rd
Wit J Smith
[45]
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4/2/09
mmtn to head of Ohau past Lake
Wit Kay, Guy, Bill
[46]
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5/2/09 Mmtn to short of Tarras
Wit Kay Nichols
[47]
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2/2/09
mmtn - between Ben Ohau Peak and canal, wits K McManus, B Degen
[48]
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5/2/09
Mmtn - Lake Ohau Airstrip
wits Bill, Tom Knewstubb
[49]
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4/2/09
MMtn E - up Ahuriri
wits Kevin McManus, Gavin Tweedie
[50]
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31/1/09
mMtn grater - toward twizel from Omarama wits Steve Bankier, 'Tauranga' driver
[51]
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2/2/09
mmtnS - Clay Cliffs Rd HW end
wits S Bankier, Lisa
[52]
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4/2/09
MMtn - road to Omarama
wits Steve Bankier
[53]
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5/2/09
MMtn - road to Twizel
wits Steve Bankier, Paul
[54]
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31/1/09
mmtn grater - main rd Twizel
wits R Stuart, R Stuart
[55]
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2/2/09
mMtn S - Bomout paddock
wits R Stuart, Reese Fisher
[56]
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2/2/09
MMtn S - Short Cut Road
wits Reese Fisher
[57]
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5/2/09
MMtn - road to Twizel
wits R Stuart
[58]
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4/2/09
MMtn - road to Omarama
wits R Stuart
[59]
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23/10/09
Take off from Coronet Peak, and landing Hawea back road, Hawea flats. 54.5km
Take off witness, Ian Clark.
Landing witness, Richard Castro.
Flying U2 160

[60]
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28/12/2009 31.8km
Declared Start Point -44 26.685, 169 42.839 Witness Tom Pearson
Landing; -44 32.873,170 05.220
Witness Kay Nichols
TRACKLOG TO BE SUPPLIED
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31/1/09
MMtn grater - before Shortcut road
wits R Stuart, Paul driver