Typhoon Race 2010
8-10, October 2010, HONG KONG

***Click for Contest Report***

The Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society

The Contest
The contest will be conducted according to FAI rules for F3F slope soaring. Each pilot is allowed to register three models for the contest. The organizer will try to run as many rounds as possible. If more than three rounds were flown the lowest round score of each competitor will be discarded and the others added to obtain the final score which will determine his position in the final classification. If more than fourteen rounds were flown, the two lowest round scores will be discarded. The award is for individuals. There will be a team award and an award for the best run.

7 October 2010 (Thursday)
Practice day without course setup
      1st pickup from Hotel at 9:00am
      2nd pickup from Hotel at 1:00pm
      return pickup from Ma On Shan at 6:00pm

8 October 2010 (Friday)
Full day competition
      Pilot briefing: 7:00am
      Contest: 8:00am to 18:00pm

9 October 2010 (Saturday)
Full day competition
      Pilot briefing: 7:00am
      Contest: 8:00am to 18:00pm

10 October 2010 (Sunday)
Full day competition
      Pilot briefing: 7:00am
      Contest: 8:00am to 17:00pm
      Banquet and Award Presentation: 19:30pm

Contest Director:  Y.C. Lui

Pilot briefing will generally be carried out one hour before the contest in the Regal Riverside Hotel lobby each morning.


The Slope
The venue of the contest is Ma On Shan east slope which is located in the northeastern part of Hong Kong territory. The flying site is 340m high with a spectacular view of the charming area of Sai Kung countryside. The slope can be accessed by a 20-minute easy hike. For more information, please see the description and location map.


Please note that there is a backup slope in Fei Ngo Shan for southerly wind. More information is in here. Note that we have a few more slopes around the territory for different wind directions, details will be given if needed.

The Weather
According to Hong Kong Observatory meteorological record, the average temperature in early October is 24C and the average wind speed is 30km per hour easterly, the most favorable condition for F3F.


The Prizes

Trophies, special prizes sponsored by r/c manufacturers.

Champion: To be announced
1st Runner-up: To be announced
2nd Runner-up: To be announced
Best Run: To be announced
Team Award: To be announced



Due to the availability of time for competition, the number of contestants is limited to 60. Please also note that the start time of the contest each day is earlier at 8:00am unless otherwise specified. Please see the current Pilot Entry List.

Deadline: 31 August 2010 (Registration closed due to over subscription)
Contest Fee:
HK$320 (or US$40)
(This fee includes a wind jacket, three lunch boxes for the 3-day event and
 local transportation from Hotel to the flying site)

HK$320 (or US$40).
         19:30pm, 10 October 2010
Regal Seafood Restaurant, Regal Riverside Hotel

For registration, click Typhoon Race 2010 Registration



Nearby hotels:
Regal Riverside Hotel, Shatin (recommended)
Royal Park Hotel, Shatin

Hyatt Regency, Shatin

Travel Arrangement
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, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic

Useful links:
HKSAR - Immigration Department
Discover HongKong


Please note that Regal Riverside Hotel has free airport shuttle bus transfer, you may like to contact them for more information from the hotel official web site

Social Functions

8 October 2010 (Friday)
BBQ Reception Night, on a cost sharing basis at about HK$120 per person
Time: 19:30-21:30pm
Venue: Tolo Paradise BBQ Garden, Lake Egret Nature Park

10 October 2010 (Sunday)
Banquet and award presentation
Time: 19:30-22:30pm
Regal Seafood Restaurant, 2nd floor, Regal Riverside Hotel


More sponsors will be available later.





Useful Links
For more information, please contact the organizer at HKRCSS.
News update:
  • (11/9/2010) The contest information package is available at TR2010_info.pdf
  • (24/9/2010) Information on model inspection is available at TR2010 Model Inspection.pdf
  • (4/10/2010) Pilot start list is available at pilot_list.pdf. Please note that a lucky draw on site will determine the number of the first pilot to kick start the contest.



Day One: TR2010_day1.pdf

Day Two: TR2010_day2.pdf

Final Result: Ranking and Detailed Score Sheet

Final Report is here