Contest Scheduling Guidelines
All contest dates and rain out dates will be determined prior to the start of the contest season. Those dates are to be posted on the Club Calendar. Currently HL is scheduled for 1st Saturdays, TD for 2nd Saturdays, Fun flies for 3rd Saturdays and Makeup Dates for 4th Saturdays. Guidelines for Unlimited, RES, 2M, and Hand launch (HL) contests as follows:
Unlimited, RES, 2M and HL contest guidelines
Contest dates, once voted on and approved, are firm dates for the season and will not be changed. In the event of bad weather (wind, rain, etc.) or other unforeseeable conflicts that would prevent us from having a contest on the scheduled contest date, the contest can be cancelled by the Contest Director and/or the VP. In the event of cancellation, the make up date then becomes the new official contest date. Make up dates will usually be on the 4th Saturday, but in the event both HL and TD need rescheduling, HL could be rescheduled to the 3rd Saturday if possible, or run concurrently with TD on the 4th Saturday. In the event that the make up date is also cancelled, the contest will not be rescheduled.
Minimum number of contestants
At least three contestants are required for a valid contest for a competition class. In the event that the minimum number of contestants are not present, that particular contest class will not be rescheduled. However, other classes with a valid numbers of entrants may be rescheduled if necessary per the above guidelines.
Conflicts with sport flying
Regularly scheduled contests (including make up events) take priority over fun flyers wanting to use the field, during which time sport flying may take place on other areas of the sod farm as long as they do not present a conflict with the conduct of the contest at the CD’s discretion.