I say lets not make it very complicated with a bunch of rules. We can have a couple of classes and keep it simple. We should focus on improving our piloting skills and catching up with Loopy(in this case) than pulling him down to our level with some weird rules. Plus weather is waaaaay more important than wing performance for XC flights. We are not racing. An EN B might be a slower wing but can fly further than a comp wing on a nice day as long as pilot makes good decisions!
The goal is not winning this contest. Its all about motivating pilots to have long, good flights, and have some fun at the rewards party.
We can have some classes to increase the competitiveness and give out more trophies.
1. Open Class (EN D + Comp+anybody who has a lower rated wing but wants to be in this class as well as serial class)
2. Serial Class (EN A+B+C)
I do not know about hanggliders. With more HG participants we can have a HG class if not they are welcome to join PG Open class
Leonardo takes best 6 flights of the pilots to make the list. Following picture is alltime Turkish Leonardo XC League results. We will have something like this.
FYI 1st guy flies a Niviuk Peak, 2nd guy Boom6-7, 3rd MantraM2
, 4th MantraM3, 5th Mustang (EnC
). There are pilots who fly R10,IP3, Boom7 at the bottom of the list. 2nd guy is the Turkish Champion, 1st guy is not even in top 10. This proves XC is completely different than racing comps. An EN C wing already has a chance to win our event why would we make even more rules for it.