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Para fomentar el Parapente a nivel Nacional, invitamos a todos los pilotos con Certificado de Idoneidad intermedio o superior, a Participar de este Evento, será un OPEN FAI II, estan cordialmente invitados.

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Roldanillo is the principal home for paragliding and hang gliding events in Colombia. Located on the west side of the Valle del Cauca at the foot of the Cordillera Occidental the town sits at an elevation of 966 meters and has an average annual temperature of 23°C.

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Roldanillo is located in Valle de Cauca.

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Para fomentar el Parapente a nivel Nacional, invitamos a todos los pilotos con Certificado de Idoneidad intermedio o superior, a Participar de este Evento, será un OPEN FAI II, estan cordialmente invitados.
1st Open Rolda will take place in Roldanillo, Colombia from 12 Jan to 19 Jan 2016. This is a FAI Second Category Event (Event ID: 10770) in Cross Country discipline. The competiton is organized by Cesar Augusto Rengifo Gutierrez.

Important: This will be mandatory to use the AIRTRIBUNE-APP live tracker, in your smartphone mobile, it will be necessary for recovery and rescue.

Using data for the mobile, has a cost of $ 15,000 pesos, for a week, and we recommend for better coverage, Movistar

Flying site

Roldanillo is the principal home for paragliding and hang gliding events in Colombia. Located on the west side of the Valle del Cauca at the foot of the Cordillera Occidental the town sits at an elevation of 966 meters and has an average annual temperature of 23°C.

Flying conditions are generally ideal in January and only a handful of tasks over the past few years have been cancelled. Out and return and cats‐cradle type tasks of up to 120km have been successfully flown in recent events using goals to the north, centre and south of the Valle de Cauca.

Primarily an agricultural region, the Valle de Cauca has excellent infrastructure and plenty of open space to land. Main highways runs along the east and west sides of the valley connected by secondary roads. The central valley area is bisected north‐south by the Cauca river. Agricultural roads and tracks provide access to farmsteads and plantations.

The task area is characterised by the foothills of the Cordillera Occidental to the west, the wide open agricultural valley and smaller grassy hills to the east. Primarily a sugar cane growing area, the valley is easily out‐landable in safety. Very few areas are fenced and access is generally unrestricted. Occasional inundation from the Cauca river presents the only landing hazard in certain areas (dependant on preceding rainfall).

Grape plantations and military bases are off limits. These areas will be marked on maps. Goal fields are available in abundance although must be selected on the basis of the cropping and harvesting cycles. They will be defined and verified by the organisation at least 2 weeks prior to the competition.

Airspace and Other Restrictions: There are airports at Cartago in the north and Tuluá to the southeast that have infrequent military traffic. The Meet Director and event team have daily communication with the air traffic controllers and radio contact during the task.

There is traditionally an extremely high level of cooperation with the civil aviation authority, air traffic control and the event organisation. In previous events domestic flights have been rerouted to avoid the task areas.

The area south of Tuluá has a ceiling of 9000 ft (approximately 2700 m) while to the north is 10,000 ft (approximately 3000 m).

Roldanillo and Valle de Cauca is a ‘friendly’ site suitable for all qualified pilots. The conditions are generally light with 3‐4 m/s maximum climbs. Wind is usually negligible.

The only area of strong climbs and known possible turbulence at the quarry to the south is avoided through sensible tasking.

Close attention is paid at all times to the meteo forecast to ensure tasks take pilots away from the mountains in the later parts of the day to avoid any leeside rotor due to the Pacific breeze.

The main Roldanillo take off is called ‘‘Los Tanques’’ It has elevation of 900 m above the valley floor. Thermic breeze enters launch at around 9:00 am and tasks traditionally start at around 11 a.m.

Breeze is generally very light throughout the launchable window with conditions occasionally becoming tail‐wind if the meteo indicates a strong Pacific breeze. Events with 140+ pilots have been successfully run with no impact from the back‐wind during the launch window period.

Site Safety Record: The area has an excellent safety record with few incidents. Thermic conditions are generally regarded as light and conducive to safe tasking for all levels of pilots. The few accidents in recent events have been generally caused by aborted launches or by inexperienced pilots failing to consider the necessary glide to the valley after thermalling up behind the take off area.

Take off ‘‘Los Tanques’’ - 1900 m ASL, 4.4765, -76.1535 or 4°28'35" (4.47645)N; 76°9'12" (76.1535)W
Exposure East. Launch ground is ample approx. 2000 sq. meters with windsocks at both the north and south side. The size of the launch ground is big enough to allow 140+ pilots to take off within 30‐45 minutes. It is covered with grass.
Launch is a 45 minute drive on a dirt road from the main plaza of Roldanillo and can be accessed by all types of vehicles. Participants and organizers will have transport to the launch in event buses or cars. Ample parking is available at launch and in Roldanillo for event and public vehicles.

Facilities: Latrines, sunshades, and snacks will be provided on the south side of the launch. A snack kiosk with refreshments is available below launch near the parking and spectator areas. Power and water available if needed. Ballast water is available close to the launch area.
The helicopter landing area is approximately 1000 m from launch to the south. A commercial type weighing scale will be sited in the launch area to allow pilots to check weight prior to the task window opening.

Obstructions/Hazards: In front and below the launch there are high tension power lines. These are visible from the launch and have not caused any obstruction to pilots nor have we encountered any problems or incidents related to these.


Competition tasks setting issues at Roldanillo:
Tasking will generally keep tp the following established logic:

1. Up to start: Start cylinders will be selected to allow pilots to climb and stabilise in various points close to the western foothills and Roldanillo in areas of known thermic activity. Experience and local knowledge allows us to select points that give various options for gaggles to wait, thus relieving congestion.

2. Start > midday : Flying in the western foothills to take advantage of thermic activity before the valley heats up and becomes active.

3. Midday > early afternoon: Flying out & return or cats cradle type tasks in the valley and utilising the eastern hills.

4. Goal: Located in the central / eastern part of the valley. The end of the speed section will be a cylinder, size & position to be decided by the task setting committee. The goal will be either a cylinder or a line for the end of task.

Maps of task area: Pilots will be issued with an A3 printed waypoint map showing waypoints, restricted areas and topography. Excellent base maps are available from the Colombian cartographic institute.(www.igac.gov.co). Large scale task maps will be available at launch / pilot briefing.

Roldanillo take off video

Organizers

Cesar Rengifo
Event Organiser
Cesar Augusto Rengifo Gutierrez

Address:
Calle 14B # 9A-11 Colombia

Telephone:
+57 318 699 2805
Email:
cesarrengifo2@hotmail.com
Steven Ham Ham
Meet Director
Luis Fernando Paredes Vallejo
Scoorer
Andres Felipe Andrade Andrade
Scoorer 2
Juan Pablo Osorio Aguilar
Accomodation and airport transfer

Selection and entry fee

IMPORTANT
payment must be made through Western Union

to name: LUZ ANGELA RODRIGUEZ PERLAZA,
ID: 1113788008,
Address: Cra 9 # 8-32,
city: Roldanillo,
State: Valle del Cauca
Country: Colombia,
Tel: +57 092 2298022,

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Bank:
Banco Davivienda saving acount
César Augusto Rengifo
0125-0003-7291

!PLEASE SEND THE TRANSACTION COPY to cesarrengifo2@hotmail.com¡

CESAR Wathsapp : +573186992805,
at the time the deposit are completed, please indicate to us which accredit event, and the same can confirm, however I recommend you make the payment before December 10 to pay the lower fee, do not worry about the fit, I know you are, but please try to pay before 10,

I am delighted that you are here

Regards,

César

Requirements for participants
- Valid FAI pilot license
- Flying equipment: paraglider, harness, rescue, helmet, radio, GPS
- Active cell phone with Colombian number - Smartphone with internet access (for live tracking) - Aitribune APP downloaded into your smartphone
- Radio
- External power units for recharging cel phones
- Registration fee payment stub
- Complete registration form ready before Day 1
- Accept local valid regulations.
- Medical insurance. Must be valid for paragliding in Colombia. Must show contract copy to prove so. If pilot does not have this insurance, it must be purchased locally, the organization of the event will offer you an option.

Entry fee:
Colombian pilots:
EL PAGO LO PUEDEN HACER POR WESTERN UNION ó POR LA ZONA DE PAGOS DE DAVIVIENDA EN EL SIGUIENTE LINK, BUSCAR “TODO RIEGO” de César Augusto Rengifo
https://www.zonapagos.com/PortalesV2/Categoria/Index/12148
únicamente por estos dos canales, el costo de ambos eventos va a ser de USD-200 hasta el 10 de Diciembre 2015 y USD-250 hasta el día del evento (para ambos eventos). A name César Augusto Rengifo Gutierrez by Transfer has no cost to national appropriation of the transaction value is $ 10.000 COP

Foreign pilots: By Western Unión

The entry fee includes:
- Shirt
- Badge
- Waypoint list
- Transportation from Roldanillo to the take off
- Retrieve on main roads for daily tasks
- Daily snack and hydration
- Trofies and medals

1.The use of 2m radios for national and foreign pilots in this event will be managed by local authorities. The communication system will be as follows: a radio station with air band and 2m radios operated by qualified people with valid licenses. This radio station will be in charge of communication between control towers, meet director and will be generating reports in case of emergencies, rescue and other needs between pilots and the organization.
2. There will be a live-tracking system during the event used by pilots owning smartphones which will be used by transportation and rescue entities. For this, pilots must have a valid local number with internet connectivity and download the Airtribune App on their phones. Each pilot must have an external power backup which may be purchased in most electronic stores worldwide.
3. Teams will consist of 4 pilots (Colombian only). These pilots must belong to a club of a same department. Teams made by pilots of different clubs in different departments will not be allowed. The name of the team will be chosen by the team itself but must include the name of the department in it.

Important: This will be mandatory to use the AIRTRIBUNE-APP live tracker, in your smartphone mobile, it will be necessary for recovery and rescue.

Prize fund and scoring categories

There will be awards in the following categories:
Open Class (EN-D and EN-CCC)
Sport (EN-A, EN-B, and EN-C)
Women
el plan de premios para “1st OPEN ROLDA 2016” ES EL SIGUIENTE (COP):

OPEN PRIMER PUESTO : HARNNES DE COMPETICION

General schedule

January 12, 2016
Registration and Training flights.
January 13, 2016 - January 19, 2016.
Competition flying days.
January 19, 2016
Prize giving ceremony.

Daily schedule

07:00 - Headquarter opens
08:00 - Transport to take-off
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definitio
10:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
20:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

La Casa del Viento, Restaurante - Hotel
Hotel Iyoma
Hotel Oasis Blue
Hotel Balcones del Parque
Hotel La Posada

How to get here

Club Los Gorrones

By air to Cali or Armenia. Then there will be taxi or transfer to Roldanillo. Contact organizers to fix the appointmemt.

Calle 7 carrera 7
Roldanillo CO

Plane

Most international flights layover in Bogota's "El Dorado International Airport". The international and domestic terminals are connected by a shuttle. From Bogota take the quick domestic flight to Armenia, Pereira, or Cali where you can easily find ground transport to Roldanillo. For cost and convenience we highly recommend you fly into Pereira.
If you would like the organization to pick you up from Cali or Pereira please contact us with a detailed itinerary and plan. We would also appreciate a call or email during your layover in Bogota confirming your on time arrival.
Local airport taxis are safe and offer competitive pricing for 1 or 2 pilots with gear. Groups should contact the organization for pickup. Budget travelers can find buses to Roldanillo from Pereira, Cali, or Armenia. The bus terminals and airports are separate.

Pereira
Recommended city to fly into. 1 and 15 minute drive to Roldanillo.

Cali
The second most important airport in Colombia. Cali's “Alfonso Bonilla Aragon” airport services domestic and international flights and adds new international routs regularly. 2 hour drive to Roldanillo.

Armenia
Smaller airport and city with less service. 1 and 30 minute drive to Roldanillo.

Bus

From the bus terminals in Pereira, Cali, or Armenia look for the Roldanillo's local bus company De Occidente for safe and comfortable transport.
De Occidente: www.deoccidente.com/roldanillo/
The company is comfortable servicing international Paraglide pilots and very helpful.

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CHAMPIONS - Open FAI II Roldanillo Colombia 2016

Great competition. Many kilometers flown, perfect finish. Great performance by Colombian pilots.

OPEN

  1. Brad Gunnuscio (120)
  2. BERNARDO MEDINA SASTRE (611)
  3. Julian Andres Carreno Colonia (1001)

OPEN results

Colombia Open

  1. BERNARDO MEDINA SASTRE (611)
  2. Julian Andres Carreno Colonia (1001)
  3. Carlos Andres Hernandez C. (641)

Colombia Open results

WOMEN

  1. Daria Krasnova (123)
  2. Iseli Daniela (656)
  3. Adel Honti (990)

WOMEN results

SPORT

  1. Sebastian Pardo (666)
  2. Gerald Demetz (333)
  3. Daria Krasnova (123)

SPORT results

Tasks and results

Task 1

13 Jan, 2016

69.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

14 Jan, 2016

92.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

15 Jan, 2016

67.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

16 Jan, 2016

78.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

17 Jan, 2016

75.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

18 Jan, 2016

68.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

19 Jan, 2016

71.5 km — Race to goal

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