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Juniors Receive Rebate on Contest Fees
The SSA Competition Committee is offering any qualified Junior pilot a rebate of 90% of their contest fees for a sanctioned Regional or National contest during the 2013 season. There is a limit of one rebate per pilot.
2010 SSA Contest Forms Minor Update
The SSA Contest Forms have been updated for 2010. Special thanks to John Good. See Sailplane Racing > Other Resources > Contest Forms
US Contest Pilots, Register Online in 2009
The SSA recently upgraded online contest pilot registration. All US contest pilots are encouraged use the new online registration this season.
There are many advantages to registering online including complete entry and waivers using the new 2009 form along with a handy document checklist. Plus your information is remembered for future registrations. Contest managers will be happy as your entry will show up in their email box and the scorer can import online registrations directly to scoring software. Keep your Contest Manager happy and register online in 2009.
To register online go to the SSA web site (www.ssa.org) under the Sailplane Racing > Online Registration menu. You must be logged into the SSA web site to register.
Register online in 2009!
The SSA Contest and Rules Committees organize a number of important contest resaources as detailed below.
Contest Forms, Manuals and Guides for contestants and contest managers. Click here.
Scoring Programs, Turnpoints, and Pilot Ranking
Contest scoring programs, turnpoint information and pilot rankings are available. Click here.
Sports Class Handicaps
Current and proposed sports class handicap information for sailplanes. Click here.
How to apply for a contest number, the number policy, application guidelines, and current database of assigned numbers. Click here.
Rules and Process
Current rules for all sanctioned contests and proposed rule changes and process documents. Click here.
Contest site selection guidelines and process. Click here.
Rules Committee Election and Poll
The annual SSA Rules Committee election and SSA/SRA Pilot Opinion Poll are open at http://adamsfive.com/survey/surveys.php. Both close on October 8. You are eligible to participate if you're on the Pilot Ranking List (basically if you've flown an SSA-sanctioned contest in the past 3 years). Please take a few minutes to vote and respond to the poll - they're your Contest Rules.
Ken Sorenson, SSA Contest Committee Chair
SSA/SRA Contest Rules Poll is Open
The annual Rules poll is open to all pilots on the SSA Pilot Ranking List. The poll closes on November 14. The Rules Committee relies heavily on the Poll input during its annual November meetings to update the Contest Rules. Please take the time to give us your input. The poll is at
Rules Committee Election Results
Congratulations to John Cochrane for his recent election to the Contest Rules Committee. Thanks to all those who voted and to the other nominees for their participation.
The SSA policy on member posting is located here