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The Typhoon Race

Content:
Introduction
Hong Kong Pilot's ranking for International F3F competition
The typhoon races before

Introduction
The Typhoon Race is an annual F3F Open competition in the Asia-Pacific region. It is hosted by Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong, rotated every year since 2008. Pilots from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Australia and Japan gather together every year for this most awaited F3F competiton of the region.

The first Typhoon Race was hosted by Taiwan in 2008. Before the Typhoon Race there were F3F Open competitions held independently in different countries. Then in Hong Kong F3F Open 2007, pilots from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Australia sat together and decided that we need a joint F3F of our own. So we have the Typhoon Race now.

HKRCSS is the Hong Kong organizer of the Typhoon Race. Pilots' results in Hong Kong F3F league are used to decide if they can represent Hong Kong in the competition. If you want to join this wonderful event, and I am sure you will like it, be prepared and get good league result, now!


Hong Kong pilot's ranking for Typhoon Race and International F3F competition:
Results of the Hong Kong F3F League are used to qualify pilots who can represent Hong Kong for International F3F contests. For each International F3F contest, the 6 successfully held league races prior to the contest registration deadline will be used for the qualification. For each pilot, the best 5 races out of the 6 will be used as the personal result.




The Typhoon Races before . . .

Typhoon Race 2016, Hong Kong
The weather was not very good but still we've had a good run on the 2nd day. See the official homepage of TR2016, Hong Kong and the facebook page.

Typhoon Race 2015, Korea
The Jeju Island was once again the venue of the Typhoon Race in Korea, and yes flying at volcanoes! Strong wind over the conical volcano slopes was a great challange to the pilots' flying skill. See the offical homepage of TR2015, Korea, and the facebook page.

Typhoon Race 2014, Taiwan
The recording breaking slope of Lung Pun definitely drew the attention of the pilots in the world. And being one of the F3F World Cup competitions, you can expect it is not a "normal" Typhoon Race. And yes, it is a "big" Typhoon race with 64 pilots from 12 countries! Official homepage, facebook  and Andreas Fricke (FRA)'s write up on the competition.

Typhoon Race 2013, Hong Kong
The Typhoon Race is now one of the competitions of the FAI F3F World Cup Series! 48 competitors from 7 countries including the top pilots from Europe, not bad for a competition start out small. The homepage of the competition here and the associate facebook page.

Typhoon Race 2012, Korea
December in Korea, a snow F3F was expected! But the snow was just too heavy that the Korea organizer had to change the venue to JeJu Island which is over hundred of kilometers from Golden Mountain, the original flying site. See the offical homepage of TR2012, Korea.

Typhoon Race 2011, Taiwan
You don't want to miss it! 7 sub-30 by 4 pilots. 4 times world record re-written! Please read Stanley Chan's detail report on the 4th Typhoon Race.

Typhoon Race 2010, Hong Kong
Typhoon Race now turned to our home town! What a challenge to hold an F3F for 50+ pilots in 3 days! Please read Stanley Chan's detail report on the 3rd Typhoon Race.

Typhoon Race 2009, Korea
The beautiful Jeju Island was the venue of the 2nd Typhoon Race. Have you ever though of flying at volcanos? Please read Wang Kung-Ting (Taiwan)'s interesting article on his first International F3F.

Typhoon Race 2008, Taiwan
I am sure the Typhoon Race is blessed by the wind god, cause the first Typhoon Race was running in the rain and ended in a Typhoon! CM Cheng's write up on the first Typhoon Race.