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.
Gatskop 2021 will take place from 24-26 September.
Headquarters will be Element Adventures at the bottom of the Du Toits Kloof pass.
Contact Werner on 079 601 8677 to book a campsite (R200 per day).
Ria Moothilal has kindly provided a map of the area for reference:
There will be bucketloads of prizes.
- 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
T-shirts are R150.
A Gatskop 2021 WhatsApp group will be created as well as FB site.