**OzGap 2005**

**Michael Zupanc 09-2005 **

**OzGap 2005** **has
been developed to simplify the sometimes confusing saga of “****Departure Points****”**

**Put
simply, all the pilot has to do****, is get to goal early!**

**Your Departure Time is
irrelevant. The Departure time of any other pilot is irrelevant. All you have
to do is time your exit from the launch so that you get to goal before anyone
else.**

**Departure
points are gone.**

**Place
based Arrival Points are gone.**

**OzGap 2005 is simply a time
based Arrival Points system that constitutes ¼ of the available speed points,
that means that if the maximum Distance Points available is 600 points, 300
will be available to speed and 100 points will be available for arrival points.
The rate at which the points drop of is fixed. The graph below shows the rate
at which the points drop off. **

**You need to get to goal
within 45 minutes of the first person in goal to get much in the way of usable
arrival points. After about an hour the points are getting close to zero.
Technically, the points are zero, one and a half hours after the first pilot in
goal.**

**Points drop away quickly at
first. 20 minutes after the first pilot arrives, approximately half of the
available points are gone. Three quarters of an hour after the first pilot, the
points are down to only approximately 15% of what was available.**

**Get to goal
early!**