Contest Dates

The contest will run from the 28th of December 2017 to the 5th of January 2018 at Leeton Airfield, NSW.
The 27th of December will be a practice day. Launching may be available from the 26th of December (Boxing Day)

Why come to Formula 1.0?


Real racing for the masses. Can't afford the latest and greatest? Bring the club Astir!


Fun social atmosphere for pilots, families and spectators - just like gliding competitions used to be


This contest is not designed to make a profit for a hosting club or business.


Greg Schmidt

Contest Director

Adam I'Anson

Operations Director & Organising Committee

Graeme Cant

Safety Officer

Jessica Stauss

Operations Manager

Laura Sullivan

Operations Manager

Ingo Renner

Contest Patron

Tom Gilbert

Task Setter

Nathan Johnson

Task Setter & Organising Committee

Scott Lennon

Task Setter

Alex Wallis

Weather Forecaster

Angus Stewart

Media & Social Media Manager & Organising Committee

Nick Gilbert

Organising Committee

Adam Webb

Organising Committee

Andrew Maddocks

Organising Committee

Nick Maddocks

Organising Committee


What's this about?

We have a brand new competition for you this season, based in NSW.

The contest is called "Formula 1.0, as it revolves around the Club Class Handicap of 1.0, allowing a bracket either side.

To account for the small variability in the handicaps, the high performing aircraft will be required to go closer to the turnpoints than the lower performing aircraft. As an example, a Jantar Std 2 might have to go to within 500 metres of a turnpoint, but a Standard Libelle might only have to go to within 4km.

As it is a Grand Prix format competition, the start line opens at a pre-determined time, and nominally the first to cross the finish line wins the day. There would of course be some verification after to fact to ensure than aircraft have rounded turnpoints, but aside from this there is very little scope for applying penalties. To avoid penalising for low finishes, those who are suitably rated should be able to complete competition finishes in a safe and predictable manner.

The idea would not be to use the whole day, but to fly in the best part of the weather, encouraging racing.

Eligible Gliders

  • Jantar Standard 3
  • Jantar Standard 2
  • Jantar Standard (SZD-41A)
  • LS1 (A,B,C,D,F)
  • Marianne
  • Standard Cirrus
  • DG-100
  • Hornet
  • Open Libelle
  • ASW-15B
  • Standard Libelle
  • Cobra
  • Astir CS
  • Astir CS 77
  • HP-14
  • Platypus


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