Registration: Please make sure you register on the 14th of March 2020 and collect your entry pack and your entry number from the Birdman Information stand situated at the Outram Hall Murrays Bay before 11 am on the day. Every person in the entry - even if they are not jumping they must register on the Saturday 14th of March 2020 and confirm they have read and signed a disclaimer form.
Safety Brief: 11.30 am Entrants to assemble outside the Outram Hall for safety brief
Pre-flight Parade: 12.00 pm Birdman entrants get to fluff their feathers & strut their stuff along Beach Road, have a quick interview with the MC and line up for takeoff.
Start time: 12.30 pm Time for takeoff!!
Competitors are advised to bring a towel & warm clothing!
Judges will be looking for:
The Ultimate Flying Challenge - the longest distance able to fly and must be a flying contraption with wings
Fibers and Feathers - this must be constructed with natural materials and fibers. String and manmade fibers can hold it together.
The Crowd Favourite - can be any material but it is handmade
Most Creative Craft - can be any material but it is handmade
Best Team - Team is to consist of no more than 5 participants with only 3 allowed to jump. Every person in the entry, even if they are not jumping must register and sign a disclaimer form.
Battle of the Schools - Team is to consist of no more than 5 participants with only 3 allowed to jump. Every person in the entry, even if they are not jumping must register and sign a disclaimer form.
The Murrays Bay Birdman Festival or their judges reserve the right to alter/amend the Rules at any time prior to the competition commencing. The Judges’ decision will be final in relation to all matters.
Top Tips for an Awesome Birdman Jump!
Perform a routine
Don’t lie down on the wharf - we can’t see you!!!
IMPORTANT! as we need good quality sound
Recordings off YouTube are poor sound quality
To maximise your act we need good quality music. If you can’t access it let us know exactly what you want 2 weeks prior to the event and we may be able to assist you.
The best thing is to get your song off an application like Spotify and give it to us on memory stick. If you are having trouble doing this let us know 2 weeks out and we can help you
All crafts must be assembled before they are on the launch pad therefore they must take into account the access way to the launch pad
The dimensions of the Launch Platform are still to come - They are approximate and intended to aid competitors’ preparations. It is not a detailed specification. The dimensions may restrict some crafts so please check your specifications.
All contestants are strongly advised to take out personal accident insurance. 'Wings' may be clipped in extreme wind conditions