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Welcome to the International Hand Launch Glider Festival!

May 14 & 15, 2016

23 years and counting!

Here we go again DLG enthuisiasts. The Torrey Pines Gulls is getting set up to host the 23rd annual IHLGF and it heavily attended by a few international heavy hitters. I have confirmation from 6 pilots from Brazil (World Champs team pilots Mario and Bruno are returning to Poway), and for sure one, but maybe 2 from Germany including Rolland Somer Jr.!

The IHLGF will be held at the Poway flight center, just north of San Diego California. The Poway field, despite its constraints, continues to offer wide variation in conditions throughout the day and always challenges each and every skill you must have in order to win. With only one dropped round, you just never really know how it’s all going to shake out. However, adding your name to the flyoffs at the IHLGF remains a significant achievement on your contest resume. You have to fly the prelims well, and if you do, at the IHLGF you are rewarded with your score carrying over into the flyoffs (an IHLGF tradition). 10th place can still win. Last year ‘s champion Mike Seid is back and CD’ing this contest, but with the TPG team behind him to help run the contest, and fresh off his hot streak of wins in 2015 it would be a big mistake to count him out.

Meals will be catered at the field. Dinners will be available by prepay for Friday and Saturday night. Friday night will be Mexican taco night, and Saturday night will be pizza night. Pizza this year will be provided by Giant New York Pizza. Lunch both days will be catered by Subway so expect those large party sized submarines with chips, drinks and cookies. See the registration page for these details.

The 2015 t-shirt artwork is being finalized as we speak. Our auction sponsors have already started committing and even shipping goods for our annual fundraiser auction. Within the next few weeks you will be able to take a look at the sponsors page and auction items to see what there is bid on. If you see something you like, come prepared to bid. You will most likely get the product at a deep discount while at the same time adding money to the donation that the TPG gives to the US F3K team every year. We always have great stuff donated by the top vendors in the industry! Our thanks again to our sponsors for supporting the contest. TPG will again make a significant donation to the US F3K team fund. For the last two years running, the TPG donated over $2,000 based solely on you buying great stuff at steal of a deal prices! Please help us hit that $2,000 mark again. If we hit $2k again, that will make a running total f $6,000 to the team and a solid $2,000 for this year’s team. The Torrey Pines Gulls through the IHLGF is the single largest money contributor of all US clubs and contests. So making your purchases hear is a very nice big WIN-WIN!

All of us at the Torrey Pines Gulls look forward to seeing you DLG’ers here in Poway in May. It will be a fun and challenging competition as always. Please go to our registration page and sign up. You can find a list of hotels and motels nearby on the lodging page.

See you soon,
TPG IHLGF Committee.

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