A new committee, and more of what you want in the new season..gliding. A link to full minutes is below but a summary of the key changes for the 2016/2017 season are:
Number of events to count towards the Thermal, F3K, F5J league results
The number of events to count towards the Thermal, F3K and F5J leagues will be 50% of the events flown (rounded up if an odd number) - grand champhionship is unchanged.
Previously it was a set number of 5 events. Therefore the number of events to count vs flown is as follows: Count Towards Result / Total Flown (1/1, 1/2, 2/3, 2/4, 3/5, 3/6, 4/7, 4/8, 5/9, 5/10). If 9 or 10 events are flown then the number to count will be 5 as with previous years however this methods allows for a more accurate reflection of the standings midway through the season.
League points system
The points system for the league results will now be as follows: 100 points will be awarded to the competition winner, 99 points for 2nd, 98 points for 3rd and so on. Additionally for every 10 pilots in the event an additional bonus point will be awarded to each pilot. A pilot will be deemed to be 'in the event' if they have posted at least one round score. Pilots who enter a competition but do not post a score will not be included in the calculation for the bonus points. For example if 61 pilots enter an event but only 59 post at least one score then only 59 pilots will be used in the calculation of the bonus points.
Example one of bonus points: If there are 23 pilots in an event then the winner will receive 102 points, 2nd 101 points, 3rd 100 points, etc.
Example two of bonus points: If there are 59 pilots in an event then the winner will receive 105 points, 2nd 104 points, 3rd 103 points, etc.
In the event any of the top 3 pilots are tied on the same points the results will be separated based on the pilot with the most 1st places, if these are equal then the pilot with the most number of 2nd places and so on until the results are separated.
Finally, events that include a fly-off will have the results calculated based on the fly-off results order. Not the prelimiary results order (for those in the fly-off).
Seems complicated but it really isn't!!
RCGA new membership fee option
RCGA Members can now pay $60 for both membership to the RCGA and entry to all of the local RCGA events at Diggers Rest, Longwood and the State Flying field. This options saves you walking back to the car to find your $5 on the day!! The current $20 membership fee and pay as you go option is still available as before.
The membership form is available here: http://www.rcga.org.au/about/membership.html
AGM Minutes and Financial Report
AGM Minutes here... rcga_agm16-07-2016.pdf
Financial report here... rcga_financial_report_fy_2016.pdf
JOIN US NOW - MEMBERSHIP
Membership of the RCGA is open to all but only currently affiliated members of the MAAA will have full rights within the Association.Membership is $20 per year. Members enjoy discounted entry fees at all RCGA events.
Alternatively a $60 per year fee is available and includes RCGA membership, and covers event fees for all RCGA local events at Diggers Rest, Longwood and State Flying field (see event fees below).
To join us please download and complete the member_application_2016_2017.pdf and send and pay per the details in the form.
FLY WITH US - EVENT FEES FOR MEMBERS AND FOR NON-MEMBERS
RCGA events are conducted in a friendly and supportive manner.If you are new to competition then come along, see what happens and give it a try.You will always be welcome and friendly, expert help will be freely given.
All affiliated members of the MAAA are able to fly at RCGA run events.The fee is $5 for RCGA members and $10 for non-RCGA members.New pilots pay a concessional $5 fee for their first two events.There may be an additional 'field use' fee for certain venues. This is passed on to the owner.
Note that some events may be listed that are not run by the RCGA. These have their own fee structure.In these cases contact the organisers for details of their fees.
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The RCGA sends out emails to notify that an event is coming up and later, when the event results have been published.There may be other emails sent that are of general interest to members.
Anybody, members and non-members, can subscribe to receive RCGA emails. Unsubscribe at any time.To subscribe for RCGA emails, click here.
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Come down to one of our events and we will be sure to show you what its all about and point you in the right direction.