Typhoon Race F3F 2019 Hong Kong

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Announcement

April 11, 2019: Registration for Typhoon Race 2019 is now opened!

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Typhoon Race F3F 2019, Hong Kong

Type of EventFAI World Cup
Event ClassificationOpen International, World Cup Event
Title of EventTyphoon Race F3F 2019, Hong Kong
Date of EventOctober 24 (Thu) to 26 (Sat), 2019
LocationHong Kong
Official LanguageEnglish and Chinese
Event OrganizerThe Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society (HKRCSS)
Contact PersonsSunny Tse

Typhoon Race is an annual open F3F event held in the Asia-Pacific region. It was found by the F3F enthusiasts in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Australia in 2007. The first Typhoon Race was held in Taiwan in 2008 and rotate among Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong each year. This 3 days event attracted the best F3F competitors of the region. Average number of participant was over 40.

Typhoon Race Hong Kong is organized by the Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society (HKRCSS). 2019 is the 12th Typhoon race, which is also one of the competitions of the FAI World Cup Series F3F.

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Registration

Fees

1, Competition - HKD550 (Paypal: HKD574.2)
This covers participation to Typhoon Race F3F 2019 and access to the flight line area, souvenirs and insurance of the 3 competition days.

2, Banquet (Optional) - HKD450 (Paypal: HKD469.8)
This covers paricipation to the Banquet in the evening on October 26, 2019.

3, Shuttle bus (Optional) - HKD400 (Paypal: HKD417.6)
This covers the shuttle bus fee from Regal Riverside Hotel to the nearest access of the flying slope for October 24 to 26, 2019.

All fees are non-refundable. Fees to be transferred to the following HKRCSS account:

BankHang Seng Bank
Account nameThe Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society
Account number359-136991-001

Fees can also be paid by Paypal. Please send the amount (Paypal fee included) to: sunleung2017@yahoo.com (Leung Chi Sang, Kolosun)

Note:

TR2019 is organized entirely by volunteers. There is no profit made from the event. Surplus of the event, if any, will be donated to the Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society (HKRCSS). HKRCSS is registered as a non-profit organization under the Societies Ordinance of Hong Kong SAR Government. Its aim is to promote RC soaring in Hong Kong.

Frequencies

All radios shall use the legal frequencies listed in the Hong Kong Tables of Frequency Allocations issued by the Office of Communications Authority of the Government of Hong Kong SAR. The following frequencies are allocated for radio controlled model aircraft in Hong Kong.

35MHz : 35.150, 35.160, 35.170, 35.180, 35.190, 35.200, 35.210 and 35.220
40MHz : 40.665, 40.675, 40.685 and 40.695
72MHz : 72.010, 72.130, 72.170, 72.190, 72.210 and 72.270
2.4GHz spread spectrum.

We highly recommend using 2.4GHz for easier frequency control.

Note on 72MHz:

72MHz is a busy channel in Hong Kong, shared with high power land mobile transceivers that sometimes could cause interference to certain model channels. We suggest avoid using 72MHz.

Teams

There are awards for teams. Each team consists of 3 competitors. The country of the members of a team need not be the same. Each competitor can only belong to one team. You do not have to fly as a team, but if you want to, please include the team name in the registration.

Registration

The registration will be opened on April 11, 2019. Deadline for registration is August 31, 2019. The number of contestants is limited to 50. Registration will be closed due to over subscription.

Hong Kong16
Korea10
Singapore6
Taiwan10
Other countries8

There is a waiting list. If there are still vacancies after August 31, the vacancies will be openned for all on the waiting list regardless of the quota of country. Registration deadline for waiting list is September 30, 2019.

Registration is only confirmed by successful payment of competition fee.

The organizer can re-allocate the quota subject to the actual registration status upon deadline to maximum participating opportunities.

To register, please send the following information to Sunny Tse.

1,Name (Surname name, name)
2,Team Name (if any)
3,Country
4,Email
5,FAI sporting licence number
6,Frequency
7,Models
8,Banquet (Yes: no. of person/No)
9,Shuttle bus (Yes/No)
10,T-shirt size? (M/L/XL/XXL)

Adwards

Individual - Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up and the Fastest Time
Team - Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up

Prizes

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No.NameTeamCountryFAI LicenseFrequencyModelsBanquetBusSizeStatus
1Andreas FrickeEuropeFrance60122-Pitbull2YesXLCompleted
2Iñaki Elizondo CasadoSpainSpainESP17442.4GHzDevice1-XXLDue
3José Ramón Azcona CarrascoSpainSpainESP29772.4GHzFreestyler 31-XLDue
4Jerzy Mataczyno-PolandPOL72222.4GHzFreestyler / Respect2YesXLDue
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Competition schedule

October 23, 2019 (Wednesday)

08:30 - 13:30Practice day without course set up.
16:00 - 20:00Processing, registration and model inspection in the Regal Riverside Hotel.

October 24, 2019 (Thursday, competition day 1)

08:15 - 08:30Pilot briefing at flying site.
08:30 - 17:00Day 1, rounds.

October 25, 2019 (Friday, competition day 2)

08:15 - 08:30Pilot briefing at flying site.
08:30 - 17:00Day 2, rounds.

October 26, 2019 (Saturday, competition day 3)

08:15 - 08:30Pilot briefing at flying site.
08:30 - 15:00Day 3, rounds.
19:30 - 22:00Prize giving ceremony and banquet.

Note: About the end time on competition day 1 and day 2:

Competition of the days could be ended before 17:00, based on CD's decision on the day's flying condition and safety issues. Last round of the day and group spliting to be announced by CD.

Note: About the end time on competition day 3

The last round of day 3 is the round running at 15:00.

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Competition rules

FAI F3F rules

Competition is based on FAI Sporting Code Radio Control Soaring 2019 Edition. The rules can be downloaded at the FAI web site. (Copy)

Local rules

1, Launching failure by the helper
Whether the failure is caused by the competitor or the helper, the competitor will get a 0 mark unless it is under the conditions described in FAI F3F 5.8.5.

2, Model crashed during landing
Model crashed during a landing will not be considered as a landing failure, as long as it crashed in the landing zone.

3, Re-flight procedure
No airborne reflight is allowed. All re-flight must be carried out after a proper landing according to the instruction of the Contest Director (CD). If the landing failed, the re-flight will be cancelled and result in a 0 mark (DNF).

4, Take off and landing areas
All take off and landing must be carried out at the designated take off and landing areas. Failure to do so will result in a DNS or DNF. Details of the take off and landing areas of each flying site will be announced during competition briefing.

Complaints

Pilots are entitled to file a complaint or to lodge a protest. Protest fee is HK$500. If the protest is upheld the deposit is to be returned.

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Slopes and Weather

Slopes

The main slope of the contest is Ma On Shan for Easterly which is located in the North Eastern part of the Hong Kong territory. The flying site is 340m high with a spectacular view of the charming area of Sai Kung countryside. This slope can be accessed by a 20 minutes hike. Check the Map of Ma On Shan flying site here.
There are other three back up slopes for different wind and weather conditions:

Lobster Bay (Lung Ha Wan)NEMap
Po Toi O (Tin Ha Shan)E/SEMap
Cheung Ngau ShanNMap

Weather

According to Hong Kong Observatory meteorological record, the average temperature in October is 24°C and the average wind speed is 8m/s easterly, the most favorable condition for F3F.

Hong Kong Observatory9 Day Weather Forecast
Ma On ShanWeather forecast by Windguru
Lobster Bay (Lung Ha Wan)Weather forecast by Windguru
Po Toi O (Tin Ha Shan)Weather forecast by Windguru
Cheung Ngau ShanWeather forecast by Windguru

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Accommodation and Travel

Accommodation

Nearby hotels:

Regal Riverside Hotel, Shatin (recommended)
Royal Park Hotel, Shatin
Hyatt Regency, Shatin

For ease of arranging transport and pickup for oversea pilots, we recommend oversea pilots staying in nearby Regal Riverside Hotel. A standard twin room costs about US$120 per night.

Going to Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport is one of the largest and most modern in the world. There are more than 40 airlines from around the world that fly into the airport at Chek Lap Kok. Carriers to Hong Kong include: Asiana, British Airways, Canadian, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Continental, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Northwest Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.

Travelling in Hong Kong

Many hotels provide free airport shuttle bus transfer, including Regal Riverside Hotel we recommended. You may like to contact them for more information from the hotel official web site.

HKRCSS provides shuttle bus between the flying site and Regal Riverside Hotel on the three competition days. Please state this in the registration if you want the transportation arrangement.

Alternately, some of the local pilots can also give you a ride. Please contact them individually.

Car rental in Hong Kong is not very popular because of the very limited parking spaces. If you are travelling in the city, taxi and the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) are the most preferred ways.

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Results

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