GCR 2013 - NAR REGIONAL model rocket contest Sanction # 4001-14-R. Contest Factor 3. Weighting Factors 80.
ONLINE PREREGISTRATION ENDS 23 OCT 2013
Johnson Space Center is a secured facility. Gaining access to the field requires security access. The Contest Director will arrange access for contestants who pre-register. Click here for directions and information.
Gulf Coast Regional 2013
2-3 November, 2013
8:30am to 4:00pm each day
Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
If you are new to NAR competition, click here: NAR Competition 101
Event Tips and Rules Explanations
Altitude will be determined by electronic altimeter
And a FUN EVENT which we will announce soon
Click here to learn how to become an Approved Supporting Vendor
You will be able attempt to set United States Model Rocket Performance Records in Duration or Altitude. See: http://www.nar.org/pinkbook/17_Records.html
You must coordintate with the contest director prior to making your record attempt. You must use an electronic altimeter per USMRSC rules to set an altitude record. You are responsible for knowing and fulfilling the requirements for a qualified flight.
Electronic Altimeters in NAR Competition
Port-a-potty available at venue; public restrooms also available at venue.
The Johnson Space Center front gate is on Saturn Lane. See the map at the right for directions to the front gate.
Click here for directions from the front gate to the launch site.
Special Note: $25.00 deposit required before flying altitude event if you want to borrow an altimeter. Altimeter must be returned intact and undamaged to get refund of deposit.
Registration fee: $10.00 onsite
Registration fee: $5.00 online (plus $1.27 handling charge)
Registration fee: $5.00 if sent by mail to Sam N. Saenz, Contest Director, 5718 Fifth Street, Katy, Texas 77493
Event T-Shirt: $13.54 if you register, $15 on the field (if available) - you will be asked for sizes during registration
All NAR Junior members in A/B levels will receive a certificate of participation
All 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners will receive appropriate place ribbons.
Article and photo submission will be sent to Sport Rocketry Magazine for publication in the spring issue if possible.
An ‘away pad’ will be assigned to accommodate HPR sport rocketry on Saturday November 2, 2013
National Record Attempts:
The Contest Director will allow you to attempt to set or break an NAR national model rocket performance DURATION record or ALTIMETER record. You must coordinate with the Contest Director before making your attempt. Read TCC's Compeition Primer for the event (see below). You must supply your own eggs and/or payloads. You are responsible for arranging for timers. Read this message from the NAR Southwest Regional Contest Board Chaiman: Setting an Altimeter Record
Competition Primers - a service of The Competition Consortium
TCC Safety Report - Preventing Heat Stress Injury
Current Texas County Burn Ban Information from the Texas Forest Service and County web sites
Have questions about Gulf Coast Regional 2013?
Contact NASA/Houston Rocket Club (NHRC) #365