Not sure if the original post's meaning was lost in thread.
Whilst it has been established that you use a IGC file to set a task and conditions. I think that there is also a interest in possible converter which will convert igc files into ftr files. I know that this not possible at the moment.
What this does mean that Condor or even real life igc files could be used to provide "ghosts" on Condor. Whilst to some this may seem a bit sad, but we are all Condor addicted and the prospect of using an actual real life racing task igc files to re-inact an real race in which we can compete against actual tracks is something that many may like.
Just my view. Anybody clever enough to produce this converter?