Comp Info

01  —  The Rules


We are thinking of changing the format for the comp in 2023. Details will be released closer to the event.

The official change to scoring for 2018. We will be using aspect ratio to score wings this year. Please see the link below for more information

Official scoring, and other information, will be final after the pilots meeting on the first day of the competition.
Scoring at the Tater Hill Open uses the GAP formulas with bonus points added to the scores of lower-level and older gliders.

For example, if you fly your new EN-C wing and earn 500 points on the course, you will score 600 points that day (500 x 1.2). If your buddy flying his older DHV 1-2 glider earns 430 points on the course, he will score 602 points (430 x 1.4) and will beat you for the day.

Glider age is based on the first date of DHV certification (when the first size is certified). If it has no DHV certification the EN date will be used. As you can see, a glider that is more than 3 years old gets the same bonus points as a new glider one class lower.

In the event that your glider has DHV and EN ratings that fall in different categories, the DHV rating will be used for calculating your bonus points.

Occasionally smaller sizes of wings get higher certification ratings than the larger sizes, yet small wings generally perform less well rather than better. For the purposes of this meet, all wing sizes of a particular model will get scored the same as the first size certified.

The goal of our bonus points is to give pilots who fly really well a chance to do well in the meet regardless of which glider class they are flying. Please expect that the handicapping will be more or less effective depending on the conditions. Some days may favor one glider class and some another, and no adjustment will be made. The percentage assignments are also not intended or expected to exactly reflect the differences between particular gliders, and there will be no adjustment within a class of glider, even though some gliders in that class may perform better than others. The percentages are not open for debate. You are welcome to bring and fly the glider you think is fastest in any class!

02  —  Open and P2 Racing


P3 pilots and above race in an Open Class competition. The Sport Class competition is intended for P2 pilots or anyone who prefers to take it easy. Once you make the podium in Sport Class, you are automatically promoted to the Open Class for future competitions. The two competitions are scored separately and have their own prizes.

There will be one start for all pilots. Each task will start with the day’s Sport Class task, which might be a couple of turnpoints on the ridge followed by goal at one of our three main LZs.

The Sport Class goal is the end of the Sport Class task for the day. Sport Class pilots must land in one of the 3 main LZs, otherwise they get a zero score for the day.

The Open Class task will then continue with more advanced legs to challenge more experienced pilots.

Sport Class pilots who are unable to make one of the turnpoints are expected to plan for a safe landing in one of the three main LZs. Sport Class pilots who make goal are expected to land in the Sport Class goal and not continue on the course.

Whatever your level, you are solely responsible for your own safety at all times.

The launch window will normally be as long as practical for the day, to give pilots who sink out early the best chance to go back up, relaunch, and fly the course.

Remember to turn in your GPS to the scorekeeper after you land! We will also accept emailed track logs to

Meet HQ is just up the road 100 yards at the two-story white farmhouse this year.

Comp Info