The Corryong Cup Hang Gliding Competition 2024 concuded on the weekend with 65 pilots attending from all over Australia and Norway, Germany, Austria and Ireland.
The aim of the Corryong event is to foster learning in a relaxed environment as well as to improve competition flying skills while having fun.
Tracey Meyer, president of HG Comps which organises the competition, thanked the generosity and understanding of local land owners including the winner of the land owner prize Edward from Tintaldra.
“Thanks to the Bendigo Bank (Community Bank Mt Beauty & District & Corryong Business Service Centre) for their generous funding of $7,650.54,” she added, “which allowed us to purchase new banners to indicate wind strength and direction in goal, bomb-out and on launch, which will be used for many years to come.
“These funds were also used to purchase Bendigo Bank branded event T-shirts for all attendees.
“A mid-week fund raising event was run at the Tintaldra Hotel raising a record amount of $6700 for the Corryong Emergency Services.”
Floater: 1st Amber Cy; 2nd Brett Huggan; 3rd Conner Hansen
Floater V: 1st Andy Schmidt; 2nd Donny Gardner; 3rd James Wynd Sport: 1st Troy Horton; 2nd Mark Jeffree; 3rd Adrian Conner
Open A: 1st Steve Crosbie; 2nd Mitch Butler; 3rd Steve Docherty
Open B: 1st Dustan Hansen; 2nd Jay Kubiel; 3rd John Harriott
Trevor Scott ‘Hold My Bundy’ Award: Brett Davis
Steve ‘Missy’ Elliot Spirit of the Comp Award: Brett & Dela Huggan
Team Mugs Award (aggregate winning team): Old Sausages
The final day of competition was on Saturday followed by a presentation dinner at the Colac Colac Caravan Park.
“Thanks to Paul and Melissa and the Corryong Rotary Club for hosting the event,” Tracey added.
“We are always on the lookout for ways we can work in with the community and welcome any suggestions and comments to help improve the experience for everyone involved.”
To learn more about the Competitors queue up on the Mt Elliot launch pad. competition you can check out the Corryong Cup Hang Gliding Competition Facebook page or the website www.hgcomps.com.au/corryong.
Local people interested in becoming involved as team drivers should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the competition director, Phillip Campbell, on 0438 428 569.
This article appeared in the Corryong Courier, 18 January 2024.