Ingo Renner Cup

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1 General Rules

1.1 Goal of the Ingo Renner Cup

The goal of the Ingo Renner Cup is to promote long-distance soaring and Australian glider pilots.

1.2 Organizer

Organizer is Gliding Australia.

1.3 Date and place of the championship

The Ingo Renner Cup is carried out decentrally. The scoring period is from October 1st to September 30th. The summer period reaches from October 1st to March 31th, the winter period reaches from April 1st to September 30th.

1.4 Clubs and participants

Participating clubs can be gliding clubs that are members of Gliding Australia. Participants can be glider pilots who are full members of a participating club or Gliding Australia. Participants may only register for one participating club in a season. With the first reported flight, the participants determine for which club they are participating in this evaluation period. Participants are considered to be juniors if their 25th birthday is after January 1st of the competition year or they are younger.

1.5 Rules

The participants are responsible for the duty of care for compliance with official regulations, as well as the other regulations and recommendations applicable to gliding.

The distance calculation is based on the WGS84 ellipsoid (Vincenty’s formula). Only flights that take off from an Australian airfield are considered in the Ingo Renner Cup. The reports about competition flights must be submitted online via the online platform weglide.org.

1.6 Enrollment for championship

The first submitted flight for evaluation of a participant counts as registration for the championship. The participant thereby recognizes the rules of the Ingo Renner Cup to the exclusion of legal recourse. With the application for evaluation, the collection, processing and use of the participant's personal data takes place within the framework of the evaluation and publication of the flight data. The data protection declaration that can be viewed on the WeGlide platform applies

1.7 Violations

Participating clubs and people who try to gain advantages in the evaluation through false information or unfair methods can be disqualified from the Ingo Renner Cup. In the event of deliberate violations of the rules, a ban of 5 years will be imposed and the name of the person / association concerned will be published. In the event of repetition, the ban is 10 years. In these cases, the regional associations reserve the right to take further measures.

1.8 Objection

Objections to evaluations are to be addressed to Gliding Australia. An objection must be made no later than 48 hours after the flight has been rated. A decision on an objection should be made promptly, but no later than October 10th after the end of the evaluation period.

1.9 Award ceremony

The announcement and publication of the winners will be carried out by Gliding Australia.

2 Rankings

Participants can register any number of flights for evaluation. A flight is scored in the class assigned to the aircraft type flown in the valid WeGlide index list. All aircraft up to and including index 106 can also be scored in club class. Club class aircraft can be flown with variable ballast in accordance with the flight and operations manual. If participants have reported flights on aircraft of different classes, they will be scored in each of these classes or ratings.

Flights in doubleseaters are also included in the women or junior ranking (2.2.1.1, 2.2.1.2, 2.2.2.1, 2.2.2.2) if the co-pilot is also a woman or junior, or if the doubleseaters are flown with one person. All flights are scored with the aircraft's index according to the currently valid WeGlide index list.

2.1 Distance

Winners in the distance evaluations are determined in the following classes:

  • Open class
  • 18m class
  • 15m class
  • Standard class
  • Club class
  • Doubleseater class

The winner in the respective class is the participant with the highest number of points from three flights in this class.

2.2 Rankings

2.2.1 Ranking list

In a ranking list of distance scoring (4.1), the three highest point cross-country flights of participants from the individual scoring according to 2.1 are taken into account.

2.2.1.1 Ranking list of women

The rated cross-country flights by women are also summarized in a ranking list of the women's distance rankings. The individual winner is the participant with the highest number of points from three flights.

2.2.1.2 Ranking list of junior

The cross-country flights rated by juniors are also summarized in the junior distance ranking list. The individual winner is the participant with the highest number of points from three flights.

2.3 Team distance ranking

Three participants from a participating club form a team with their highest point cross-country flight from the distance evaluation ranking according to 2.2.1. Several teams per club are possible. The team winner is the participating club with the highest number of points on its team.

2.4 National League

The National League takes place every weekend between October 1st and March 31th. Each weekend forms a round. The round result of the respective participating club on a weekend is calculated as the sum of:

  • the three best results from different participants from the route scoring according to 4.1 weighted with 10%
  • the three best results from different participants from the speed rating according to 4.2 weighted with 100%

The participants from the distance and speed evaluation can be identical. The winner of the National League is the participating club with the highest number of points.

3 Flight certification

The certification of flights is only possible with IGC-approved GNSS flight recorders or with position recorders with WeGlide approval. Cross-country flight tasks can be registered online or via a GNSS flight recorder: For GNSS flight recorders, the last valid declaration (C record in the flight recorder) applies.

The online declaration is made via weglide.org. If there is an online declaration, the declaration in the GNSS flight recorder or in the position recorder is void. The online declaration is only valid if it takes place before the start and no other online declaration is made after take-off until the flight is reported. The IGC file must have a valid signature (G record). This includes that this file can be validated using standardized procedures.

The participant is responsible for the proper certification. A flight is only rated if the flight from the point of departure to the end point was carried out without engine assistance and an uninterrupted altitude record and proper certification of the flight path from take-off to landing can be proven. If engine support is used between take-off and reaching the end point, the flight is only counted up to the last coordinate that can be proven to have been reached without engine support.

The interval between two recording points should not exceed four seconds. If technical problems occur, failures in the flight recording of a maximum of 120 seconds are tolerated. The flights must be reported online by 12 a.m. (local) two days after the landing.

4 Scoring flights and procedures

The minimum score for distance flights is 50 points and 25 points for speed flights.

4.1 Distance flights

Routes from one point of departure via up to three turning points (a maximum of four turning points for a rectangle flight) to an end point can be scored. The difference in altitude between the lowest possible departure point and the highest possible end point must not exceed 1000m.

4.1.1 Declared flights

In the case of a declared flight, all destination points of the flight (departure, turning and end point) must be clearly defined in the specified order by specifying their geographical coordinates before take-off as a flight task in the flight recorder or via the online declaration. In the case of closed flights, the departure and end points must be identical. A flight with different flight tasks in different flight recorders is not permitted and will be assessed as a deliberate violation of the rules. The target points are to be approached in the intended order.

4.1.2 Free flights

In the case of non-declared, so-called "free" flights, only recorded coordinates of the flight path are evaluated as departure, turning and end points. Free flights are considered closed if the departure and finish points are no more than 1 km apart. Free flights are only possible through a maximum of three turning points.

4.1.3 Documentation of departure, finish and turning points

Turning points are considered to have been achieved if the entry into the 90° sector (according to the Sporting Code) has been proven. The departure and finish points are considered to have been achieved if the entry into a circle with a radius of 1 km around the departure / finish point has been verified.

4.1.4 Scoring

The number of points for scoring flights results from the scoring distance in kilometers (km), plus the sum of the possible bonuses on the scoring route, divided by the index / 100 of the respective aircraft.

4.1.5 Bonus

Declared tasks that are successfully documented according to 4.1.3 receive a bonus of 30%.

4.1.5.1 Triangle flight

In the case of a closed triangle flight, an additional bonus of 40% is added if

  1. the shortest leg is at least 28% of the total distance, or
  2. for a scoring distance of 500km or more, the shortest leg amount to at least 25% and the longest leg to a maximum of 45% of the total distance.

In the case of triangular flights, the route between the three turning points is counted as a scoring route. The departure point can be between two corner points of the triangle.

4.1.5.2 Rectangle flight

In the case of a closed rectangle flight, an additional bonus of 40% is added if the area between the turning points or the turning points and the departure / finish point can be described by two triangles, for which the following applies:

  • both triangles must meet the same requirement according to 4.1.5.1.1 or 4.1.5.1.2
  • the triangles must lie against each other with an identical leg
  • the triangles must not be on top of each other

The scoring route for rectangle flights is the circumference of the rectangle. The departure point can lie between two corner points of the rectangle. Free rectangle flights are not allowed for the scoring.

4.1.5.3 Out & Return flights

In the case of a closed out & return flight, an additional bonus of 30% is added for a route from the point of departure via a turning point back to the point of destination.

4.2 Speed scoring

From the recorded flight path, the maximum possible speed distance in kilometers (km) over a maximum of two turning points and a maximum of three legs over a period of maximum 120 minutes in glider flight without motor assistance is determined for the speed evaluation. The departure altitude for determining the speed limit must not be higher than the arrival altitude. The speed points result from the speed distance corrected by the index with a 75% weighting.

5 Additional rules for motorgliders

The motorglider must have a flight recorder with a propulsion time recorder suitable for the engine system in accordance with the Sporting Code Section 3.

6 Error Codes

The flights are checked on the basis of the Error Codes stored by the provider WeGlide.