This is a contest between GLIDER PILOTS flying the Venerable ASTIR CS (PigBucket)
Pilots flying less pure breeds may also compete at the discretion of Concours d'Pigbucket HeadQuarters (CDPBHQ) and on a potentially inclined playing field!
The goal of the competition is to encourage pilots who choose to fly PigBuckets to get out there over the fence as much as possible.
Generally PigBucket drivers (“porc-seau chauffer”) fall into two groups:
- New to cross-country
- Have limited opportunities to fly
In either case we aim to have some friendly competition where beginners or occasional pilots have a reasonable chance of winning.
The CDPB will be held this 21/22 season from 1/10/2021 to 30/4/2022.
Only 2 scoring flights can be submitted in any seven-day period (TD7DR - The Dreaded Seven Day Rule)
To be eligible for scoring all flights must be submitted to WeGlide (weglide.org)
Piglet Class is open to any BSS pilot who has not yet gone cross-country or who has only limited cross-country experience. Like every other rule, interpretation of this will be subject to the discretion of the CDPB committee.
1 piglet point shall be earned for every turn point reached around the Clayton's triangle task.
2 points for every turn point reached on the Le Grand Tour task
Start at Beverley BUT you can only complete the task in a CLOCKWISE direction.
Task and Waypoint details are below.
Completing the TASK i.e. START, all 3 turn points and FINISH will double your points.
The following bonus points can also be won while flying EITHER task:
5 bonus points for the highest number of turn points reached during a single flight
5 bonus points for the highest average climb rate achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season
2 bonus points for the highest altitude achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season
2 bonus points for anyone flying a personal best distance
2 bonus points for anyone flying a personal best average speedThe following bonus points can ONLY be won while flying the Le Grand Tour task:
5 bonus points for the fastest average speed around all of the task
5 bonus points for the lowest % circling achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season
Points will be calculated with reference to Weglide website - make sure you upload your flights to Weglide or they will not count.
Coaching or mutual flights in any 2-seater are allowed, but will be discounted in the following manner:
Flights with someone deemed to be a "coach" i.e. any experienced cross-country pilot will receive 50% of the points they would otherwise have earned for the flight and no bonus points will be awarded
Mutual flights with another CDPB competitor - each pilot will receive 50% of the points they would otherwise have earned for the flight if flown solo (split the points) and no bonus points will be awarded
Bacon & Boar Classes
Entry to Bacon Class is open to any BSS pilot flying the mighty Grob Astir CS (or allowable substitute**) cross-country and uploading the flight to Weglide.
Only 2 scoring flights can be submitted in any one week ("The Dreaded Seven Day Rule" aka "TD7DR")
· 1 point for every cross-country 50 km flown
· 5 bonus points for the longest cross-country flight of the season
· 5 bonus points for the fastest cross-country flight of the season
· 2 bonus points for the highest flight of the season
· 2 bonus points for anyone flying a personal best distance
· 2 bonus points for anyone flying a personal best average speed
For all classes the pilot with the most points at the end of the season (30/4/2022) wins a) glory, b) a trophy.
As is the tradition, the rules are subject to interpretation by CDPBHQ and no further correspondence will be entertained into once a decision is made.
A reminder that during the course of last season TPTB (The Porkers That Be) ruled that a competitor may compete simultaneously in 2 classes, however the flight can only be scored in one class.
President Geoff has confirmed that there will also continue to be a monthly prize of a $50 credit to your flying account for the "most meritorious" flight of the previous month - in any class, but with a bias towards the Piglets.
Piglet Task Library
|Waypoint File(s)||Clayton's Triangle||Le Grand Tour||Task File(s)|
|default PIG2021 (3 KB)||[coming soon!]|
General Task Setup
Start and Finish - 3km START LINE
Turnpoints - DAeC Type (Combination 500m Circle with 3km Sector)
Example Task Map (PIG21LGT1NW)
Start at BEVAIR by crossing the Start Line from SE to NW Then pass through TP1 Rocky Farm, Turn East toward TP2 Corner Farm and then SW toward TP3 Big Forest. Cross the Finish Line to complete the task at BEVAIR