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American Cup Hang Gliding Continentals Past, Future Events

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The American Cup - Historical Research Project.
(Once completed, reference to "Historical Research Project" will be deleted, leaving this as the thread for upcoming events over the next few decades.)

Tracy Knauss of Chattanooga Tn USA created the Hang Gliding American Cup event and trophy.
See: http://www.chattanoogan.com/2006/2/20/8 ... nauss.aspx
Edit: Tracy Knauss The Photo Doctor (423.629.537 Email: tracy at ultralightflying dot com (Thanks goes out to michaelb51 for this!)

Tracy Knauss was famous as publisher of Glider Rider magazine (Predecessor to the USHPA Magazine.)
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hang_gliding

The American Cup Trophy, resides in the UK, (in Gordon Rigg's house)
The British were the last "CIVL Cat 1" American Continentals Hang Gliding Championships National winning team.

The American Cup Rules include that the Winning National Team's National Association is to be the next event's Host Nation.

Obviously, I am posting this in the hopes that more American Continentals Cat 1 Hang Gliding Championships will result from this.

Thanks for this to Gordon Rigg. (Who promised an even better picture.)
Edit: Who wants the information needed to put the plaques on the Trophy.

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Four American Cup Hang Gliding Championships have been held in the Americas
- One was hosted at and at least

1978: Lookout Mt, Chattanooga Tn. Winning National Team:

1979: Lookout Mt, Chattanooga Tn. Winning National Team:

1980: Crystal Mt. & Lookout Mt, Chattanooga Tn.
Winning National Team: USA.

1986: Fairmont Hotsprings Ski Hill Launch, Invermere British Columbia Canada.
Winning National Team: Australia

? 1987: Tumut NSW Australia.
Winning National Team: France
(The 1981 HPAC Newsletter, predecessor to the HPAC Air, is the only publication found on any of the American Cup Events.to date.)

? 1988 France. In Europe (in which France competed as the National Host Team.) Winning National Team: United Kingdom.

Stay tuned for updates here...
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As I said, the BHPA and http://bhgc.wikidot.com/ would therefore be the host of the next event.

I met with the owner of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and he confirmed interest in allowing us to host the event there again.
Note: the site is NOT open to free flying. The launch is only available for Major Competitions and Pre-Qualifier Events.
Contact info will be edited in here later. Stay tuned.

The Fairmont Airport (Columbia Airport Society) (also owned outright by Fairmont Hot Springs Resort) allows Hang Gliders to land there in Emergency Situations ONLY. At the present time they are unwilling to negotiate access to the site as main LZ for any event there.

The Municipality of Canal Flats ± 15 Km south, has agreed to allow us to use their airport at any time for free flying and as goal for out and return Event Tasks that head south down the Columbia Valley Trench. - and include an invitation to camp / Park RV's there.

Fairmont Hot Springs Launch Site:

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1980 American Cup, Information + Part 1 and 2.

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Edited: The 1980 American Cup - Crystal Mt. & Lookout Mt, Chattanooga Tennessee USA.

Tasks: Figure 8 Pilons, Reversing 360's, Spot Landings.

Winning National Team: USA.
The US & Brazilian teams all flew UP Comets, while all other national teams flew 1970's vintage Hang Gliders.
(Other than Canada's Randy Rauck who flew his prototype Topless ASG 23 and Willi Muller who switched to a UP Comet part way through.)

The Raven Aviation ASG 23 Topless Hang Glider

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Organizational Team: Sean Dever (Meet Director) Stew MacDonald (Master of Ceremonies)

US Team: Brian Allen, Graham Hobson, ± Dave Ledford ?
UK Team: Bailey, Brian Milton (Coach)
France Team: Gerard Thevvenot, Rousset,
Brazilian Team:
Australian Team: Steve Moyes,
Canadian Team: Willi Muller, Lary Croome, Randy Rauck, Andrew Barber-Starkey, Howard Vandall, Lloyd Mathews, Michael Tremblay, Alex Sseeney (Coach) Lloyd Mathews (Alternate) Dwayne Barrett (Launch Assistant) Luc Boucher (Wind Dummy) Jan Cameron (Manager)

1980 American Cup HPAC Newsletter Article: Part 1

(The 1981 HPAC Newsletter, predecessor to the HPAC Air, is the only publication found to date.
My apologies for the image quality, but the HPAC Newsletter was printed on very poor paper to begin with, which is now old.
- The image has been Photo-Shopped to be best of my ability
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1980 American Cup Part 2

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1980 American Cup Part 3 and 4

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1980 American Cup Part 3

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1980 American Cup Part 4

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1980 American Cup Part 5

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1980 American Cup Part 7

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1980 American Cup Part 8

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1986 American Cup, Inveremere BC.

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The USHPA Hang Gliding Mrazine 1980 American Cup Article.

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The USHGA Hang Gliding Magazine 1980 American Cup Article. Page 3.

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The 1979 American Cup.

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