Woodrat Cup Tasks

Woodrat Cup 2024 tasks

Task 1 May
WOODRA 2000M EXIT
BURNT 400M
RABIES 400M
RAB-PK 400M
SUGARL 1600M
LW-RAB 400M
BURNT 400M
WOODRA 400M
OFF-RG 1000M
WELAND 1300M ES
WELAND 400M GOAL

Cautions:
Give yourself plenty of altitude crossing to Burnt Ridge. 5000 ft over the spine is a good guide unless the headwinds are strong. Don’t arrive below ridge height and in rotor from north winds.

Play it safe and make sure you have plenty of altitude to get back to the Hunter LZ bailout as you travel up the spine to Rabe’s Peak and Sugar L. 5600 feet is reasonable. The air in China Gulch can be turbulent and landing areas are limited. Having to land in China Gulch has resulted in many tree landings and injuries over the years.

Finally make sure you have plenty of altitude at Woodrat Peak for the glide to Off-RG. That last leg is almost always into a strong headwind.

Task 2 June
WOODRA 2000M EXIT
BURNT 400M
RAB-PK 2000M
SQUIRS 1500M
BURNT 400M
RAB-PK 2000M
WDLAUN 400M
BURNT 400M
RAB-PK 2000M
LONSWD 1000M ES
LONSWD 400M GOAL

Cautions:
Give yourself plenty of altitude crossing to Burnt Ridge. Don’t arrive below ridge height and in rotor from north winds. 5000 ft over the spine is a good guide unless the headwinds are strong.

Play it safe and make sure you have plenty of altitude to get back to the Hunter LZ bailout as you travel up the spine to Rabe’s Peak. 5600 feet is reasonable. The air in China Gulch can be turbulent and landing areas are limited. Having to land in China Gulch has resulted in many tree landings and injuries over the years.

Make sure the LZ is open and if not fly another task. But if you have a little extra altitude you can always tag goal and glide on to Wells Land.

Task 3 July
STERLI 5000M EXIT
RABIES 400M
SQUIRS 1500M
BURNT 400M
CEMETA 1500M
DONATO 2500M ES
DONATO 400M GOAL

Cautions:
Give yourself plenty of altitude crossing to Burnt Ridge. Don’t arrive below ridge height and in rotor from north winds. 5000 ft over the spine is a good guide unless the headwinds are strong.

Play it safe and make sure you have plenty of altitude to get back to the Hunter LZ bailout as you travel up the spine to Rabe’s Peak. 5600 feet is reasonable. The air in China Gulch can be turbulent and landing areas are limited. Having to land in China Gulch has resulted in many tree landings and injuries over the years.

Gain as much altitude as possible before leaving Burnt. With a north wind and 8000 ft. you probably have goal on glide.

There is a ridge for you to cross as you fly from CEMETA to Donato. Your instrument will tell you that you have goal on glide but the ridge that is at the end of speed will block that path if you are low. 4500 feet over Dark Hollow is generally a safe altitude.

Task 4 August
WOODRA 2000M EXIT
BURNT 400M
RAB-PK 600M
SQUIRS 1000M
MT-ISA 3000M
WOODRA 2000M
SUGARL 4000M
LONSWD 1000M ES
LONSWD 400M GOAL

Cautions:
Give yourself plenty of altitude crossing to Burnt Ridge. Don’t arrive below ridge height and in rotor from north winds. 5000 ft over the spine is a good guide unless the headwinds are strong.

Play it safe and make sure you have plenty of altitude to get back to the Hunter LZ bailout as you travel up the spine to Rabe’s Peak. 5600 feet is reasonable.

Give yourself plenty of altitude getting to MT-ISA so you can get back to the Hunter Bailout LZ if necessary. If you don’t find lift there are fields along Forrest Creek as an option. The air in China Gulch can be turbulent and landing areas are limited. Having to land in China Gulch has resulted in many tree landings and injuries over the years.

Make sure the LongSword LZ is open and if not fly another task. But if you have a little extra altitude you can always tag goal and glide on to Wells Land.

Task 5 September
WOODRA 1000M EXIT
SQUIRS 400M
BURNT 400M
MT-ISA 1000M
SUGARL 1000M
WEL-RG 400M
QTZ-PK 400M
TLWBOX 1000M
SQUIRS 400M ES
WELAND 400M GOAL

Cautions:
Give yourself plenty of altitude crossing to Burnt Ridge. Don’t arrive below ridge height and in rotor from north winds. 5000 ft over the spine is a good guide unless the headwinds are strong.

Play it safe and make sure you have plenty of altitude to get back to the Hunter LZ bailout as you travel up the spine to Rabe’s Peak. 5600 feet is reasonable.

Give yourself plenty of altitude getting to MT-ISA so you can get back to the Hunter Bailout LZ if necessary. If you don’t find lift there are fields along Forrest Creek as an option.

Check the “no lands” before flying in case you sink out while flying from WEL-RG to goal.