Dear HLG Enthusiasts:

The Torrey Pines Gulls is pleased to announce the eighth annual International Hand Launch Glider Festival (IHLGF) will take place June 2 and 3 at the TPG Poway Flight Center, Poway (San Diego), California.

The international reputation that the IHLGF has developed over the years is due in great part to a combination of the competition format that the IHLGF has created and the wealth of championship caliber pilots from all over the world that gather each year in Poway to battle for the unofficial World Championship of HLG. The sheer fun of two days (actually three or four for most pilots) of doing what they love to do most, combined with the "social" aspect of the IHLGF is what makes this "event" so popular with all those who are less than world caliber pilots.

We will stay with the same contest format that has proven so popular. You can expect 6 rounds of competition on Saturday, followed by four rounds on Sunday. The top ten pilots, as determined by the 10 rounds of open competition, will compete in a three round fly off to determine the 2001 IHLGF Champion and final standing for the remaining nine pilots. Plaques will be awarded through tenth place. Additionally, we will be awarding a plaques to the top three Junior (age 15 and under) and Eagle (50+) pilots.

The entry fee for the two-day contest will be $40. Included in the entry fee will be a complementary lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Entries will be limited to 90 pilots.

The official registration packet will be mailed the first week in March. If you have participated in the IHLGF in any of the last 3 years, you are on our mailing list. If you have moved during that time or if you know someone who would be interested in additional information or receiving a registration packet, please give me a call at 619-725-5434 or better yet, e-mail me at [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Ron Scharck, Registrar

IHLGF 2001

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