Start and finish lines are gates of maximum length 1 km, either clearly
marked on the ground or between two vertical features, with a maximum
height of 1000 m. For championships any reduced length and height shall
be stated in the local regulations. (FAI Section 7 Annex 4 5.7.1) 5
In classes 1 and 2 a pilot is considered to have crossed the finish
line when the nose of the glider cuts the finish line in the correct
direction, using only the energy of the glider but not of the pilot.
In class 3 the line is crossed when a pilot’s foot cuts the line under
the same conditions.
A precision landing task may not be combined with a distance task.
In championships, verification of the landing place may be made
from photographs taken by the pilot.
For records evidence of the landing place must include the signatures
and addresses of at least two witnesses.
Official observers on the ground may time competitors across a finish
Flight terminating beyond the boundaries of the organizers’ country
or state shall score only to the point where a straight line between
the start point or last turn point and the landing place last cuts
the boundary, unless permission to cross such boundaries is given
in the local regulations.
If a pilot lands away from the designated goal for the task he must
inform the organizers by telephone, or radio (if permitted), with the
minimum delay, at the latest by the closing time for the tasks.
On return to base he must go to retrieve control with his report
Failure to follow this procedure without good reason may result
the pilot not being scored for the task, or
in charges for any rescue services which have been called out.
See example: HPAC Form C-11 “Local (Meet) Rules”