Gatskop 2021 is nearly here! This festival of friendly competition will once again be an opportunity for novice pilots to join in the fun, get some coaching and experience the thrill of flying with new friends.
Gatskop has a long history. It was started in the mid 1990s (nobody seems to know when the first one was held – old age dims memories) as a friendly competition for novice pilots and challenge between the two clubs at the time, namely the Glen Club and the Overberg Club. Invitation was extended to the local paragliding schools who were encouraged to enter their students and newly qualified students. Prizes were awarded on an honesty system for spot landings, personal bests in height gain and distance flown. Instructors would fly with and lead their students.
The 2021 Gatskop (24-26 September) Headquarters will be Element Adventures at the bottom of the Du Toits Kloof pass, (nr Paarl Western Cape ) Get hold of Werner on 079 601 8677 to book a campsite (R200 per day).
The primary flying site will be Du Toits Kloof (DTK) , but roving to Franschhoek(FH), Sir Lowry’s Pass (SLP) etc and other sites depending on wind conditions
There will be bucketloads of prizes
Cool non-flying activities include morning yoga class, the ever popular chess challenge, swimming and more.
Catering will be informal – Ted will be doing breakfasts and there will be a Braai at Element Adventures each evening with a fire provided – bring your meat, salad and crockery
Entry fee is R350 including Elements daily costs, Tshirts are R150. Registrar via formsite to be announced shortly.
A Gatskop 2021 WhatsApp group will be created as well as FB site.
Watch this space