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The Typhoon Race

The typhoon races

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 and all over the world 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!

Typhoon Race 2023
Typhoon Race has returned! The 2023 Typhoon race will be hosted by Korea. See

Typhoon Race 2022
Typhoon Race 2022 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 (Wuhan pneumonia) pandemic.

Typhoon Race 2021
Typhoon Race 2021 has been cancelled due to the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic.

Typhoon Race 2020, Taiwan
Typhoon Race 2020 has been cancelled due to the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic.

Typhoon Race 2019, Hong Kong
While Hong Kong is famous for its "gentle F3F", the 2019 was probably the most successful Typhoon Race in Hong Kong so far. We have good wind in all the three days' competition! Only on the first day we have a short interruption in the second round. Total 23 rounds were completed. See Official home page and Facebook group.

Typhoon Race 2018, Korea
The Typhoon Race 2018 in Korea was fantastic! Our friends in Korea expored some new exciting coastal sites in Jeju. Strong North wind blowing on the first two days and we had two sub-30! Fine weather with moderate North-Easterly on the third day finished the event perfectly. Please see the official web site and the facebook group for photos and videos. Mr. Sung from Taiwan also has some excellent records of the event.

Typhoon Race 2017, Taiwan
It is the 10th anniversary of the Typhoon Race. Over 70 pilots joined make it the largest Typhoon Race since it was found. This year we were back to Lungpan, Taiwan, the famous record-breaking flying site! Please see the Official web site and the Official facebook community. You also don't want to miss Rick Chen's excellent video recording of the event. Results can also be found on F3X Vault.

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.