Tocumwal Soaring Centre extends a warm welcome to the competitors, families, crews and spectators attending the Australian Multi Class Gliding Championships at Tocumwal, NSW.
The event will be hosted from the WW2 hangar known as Sportavia, established by the late Bill Riley in the late 70’s. Sportavia has a rich gliding history with a reputation for great soaring conditions, no airspace limitations, great gliding landscape which attracts pilots from all over the world. Tocumwal was ranked fourth on this year’s OLC for distances flown during last season. Ingo Renner who has been based at Tocumwal since 1970, continues to inspire pilots, passing on his local knowledge of the area and weather conditions.
The town is located along the Murray River and has a town beach to go swimming and enjoy the ambience of river lifestyle. Tocumwal businesses are supporting our National gliding event and have been generous sponsors, please pass on your appreciation by supporting these whilst in Tocumwal.
We recommend that you stay at the Bakery Park Motor Inn, located close to the aerodrome at 83-89 Deniliquin Street. The rooms are comfortable with queen or single beds, air conditioning, remote control LCD TV and free WI-FI. Your host Sally has offered a discounted rate of $70 per night, instead of the normal $90 per night. You need to mention Tocumwal Soaring Centre or Lumpy Paterson for the discount. Call 03 5874 2490 or go to https://www.bakerypark.com.au/ to make your booking.
Bushlands on the Murray Tourist Park have self-contained 2 or 3 bedroom cabins, powered and unpowered camp sites. They are located at Lot 4 Bushlands Road situated in a tranquil bush setting on the banks of the Murray River. There is a café on site as well as a pool and tennis courts. There is plenty of room to sit back and relax. http://www.bushlandsonthemurray.com.au/
Tocumwal Tourist Park is also operated by Bushlands on the Murray. Located at 13 Bruton St the Tourist Park is a short walk to the shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and many other attractions. The Tourist Park is quiet and shady, with grassy sites, new amenities, deluxe ensuite Cabins, as well as budget-priced accommodation, camp kitchen, ensuite sites and a sparkling solar-heated swimming pool. http://www.tocumwaltouristpark.com.au/
Accommodation prices for Bushlands and the Tourist par are on the web pages. Your hosts Clare and Craig have discounted the 7th night free and one breakfast and coffee during your stay. Let them know you are with the National Gliding Competition on arrival to receive your vouchers and 7th night free discount.
Tocumwal and surrounding areas have an assortment of activities to see and do. Visit the information centre while you are in town. You can’t miss it with the glider placed on top of the building. There will also be a market on a Saturday in December so you can get your last minute gifts for Christmas.
Please support and acknowledge the local business sponsorship and generosity being:
Bakery Park Motor Inn
Bushlands on the Murray Tourist Park
Tocumwal Guardian Pharmacy
Mark 2 Automotive
Old Bank Restaurant
We would also like to thank event sponsors such as,
Aviation Risk And Insurance (ARI)
The final Awards Dinner will be held at the Bridges Restaurant function rooms at the Cobram Barooga Golf Resort. Transportation will be available. The restaurant is a 15 minute drive from Tocumwal on Golf Course Road, Barooga NSW. A map is provided on their web page, http://cbgc.com.au/dining/ . Meal prices are not included in the competition fees. Please contact the restaurant directly if you have particular food requirements.
The Berrigan Shire owns and operates the Tocumwal aerodrome and local rules require all vehicles airside must have a working flashing light and complete the airside application form. This can be filled out at registration and will require, make, model, registration and insurance details. Cars which have been approved will be provided with a sticker which for display as conformation. (Hazard lights only will not be acceptable)
Hand held radios are required for taxi calls on and around the runways.
Below is the link to the aerodrome layout, please take the time to get familiar
We will be launching from the bitumen runways and utilising both grass and bitumen for landing during the competition.
Multi Class National rules and Handicaps will be added soon.