Ukrainian and Bulgarian Open Championship 2013 FAI Category 2 will be held in July in Central Balkan mountains, Sopot, Bulgaria. The cross-country paragliding competition will take place from 7 till 12 July 2013.Expand page for more, including Payment & Cancellation info
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Sopot is 140 km to the East of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
Ukrainian and Bulgarian Open Championship 2013 FAI Category 2 will be held in July in Central Balkan mountains, Sopot, Bulgaria. The cross-country paragliding competition will take place from 7 till 12 July 2013. Sopot is the world’s best flying site. And next to Ukrainian Open the World Paragliding Championship 2013 will be held there. Due to live tracking the viewers will have the opportunity to be present right at the stage of competition. And hence more fans will be able to watch their pilots’ success in real time online. The number of participants is limited to 150 pilots.
Selection and entry fee
The number of participants is limited to 150 pilots
The registration is only valid once the organization has received the registration fee.
July 01, 2013
Cancellation of registration
The registration may be cancelled by the pilot, and the registration fee minus bank transfer fees returned, up until two weeks prior to the event. After this deadline the registration fee will only be returned provided another pilot from the waiting list is found to fill the vacant space.
Pilot's documents and eqiupment required during onsite registration:
Valid FAI sporting license
Pilot Registration Form
Signed Release of Liability Document- valid CIVL number
Medical insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)
Third party liability insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)
Satisfactory evidence of glider airworthiness according to Section 7B
Radio 2m ( few radios are available for rent from organizers)
Entry fee payment
130 EUR if payed befor 15 May 2012
150 EUR if payed from 16 May to 06 July 2012
160 EUR if payed on the first day of competition
Bank transfer for foreign pilots
Beneficiary: Oleksandr Perevalov
Beneficiary Bank: Deutsche Bank BLZ 64070024
Account number: 0211540 00
BIC / SWIFT-Code DEUTDEDB640
Please do send payment confirmation to the e-mail: email@example.com
Entry fee includes
Air (flight) permission
Transportation and retrieve accoring to briefing
GPS result calculation
Lunch pack + water
Competition ceremonies and parties admission
Start and finish medial help
Mountain S&R support
Prize fund and scoring categories
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Serial Class: DHV 2-3, EN D
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Sport Class: DHV1 ,1-2, 2, EN A, B, C,
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Woman Overall in the competition (min 7 woman)
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Team in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Ukrainian pilot in the Ukrainian Championship
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Ukrainian woman in the Ukrainian Championship (min 6 woman)
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Bulgarian pilot in the Bulgarian Championship
Prize money goes to first three pilots in SERIAL Class Category.
And for others places - material valuable prizes
Official training day
09:00 - 19:30 Official Registration
19:00 - 20:00 Safety Briefing
starts 20:00 Opening ceremony,
Monday, 08 July - Friday, 12 July, 2013
Competition flying days
Friday, 12 July, 2013
Prize giving and Closing ceremony
08:30 - Briefing
09:00 - Transportation to Take-off
11:00 - Pilots' briefing
12:00 - Take-off window opens
16:00 - Scoring office opens
18:30 - Safe landing report deadline
21:30 - Provisional results announcement
09:00 - Next day – official results announcement
Accommodation and Activities
How to get here
HQ is located near Sky lift in Sopot
Sopot is 140 km to the East of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and is 60 km to the North of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city and its cultural capital. Both cities have international airports and from there you can easily reach Sopot by bus or train.
Sofia International Airport - regular flights to many destinations. You can easily arrive to the city center from Sofia Airport.
There is a underground station at the airport. That is the most convinient way to get to the center or to the Bus/Train station.
After you pass imigration and custom control you exit from the Arrival Hall and enter the public area of the airport. Turn left and walk to the far east end of the the terminal and there you will see the signs for the metro (underground) station. This is the last station so you have only one option (Metro line 2).
To get to the Train/Bus station you have to transfer to Metro line 1 at Serdica station. Tickets are sold in the station and the price is 1BGN ( if you have a big bag - like a paraglider, you have to buy 1 more ticket for the luggage).
The journey time to the Train/Bus station is around 30min
You may as well come to Sopot by bus directly from Sofia or take a bus to reach Sopot from Karlovo if you come from this direction. In Sofia you have 2 bus stations: Central Bus Station and Serdika bus station in front of Sofia Central Railway Station.
From Sofia to Sopot
From Serdika bus station in front of Sofia Central Railway Station there is a bus to Karlovo/Sopot leaving at 12:00 and arriving to Sopot at 14:35
Web site: http://www.union-ivkoni.com
There is a bus leaving Sofia at 14:30/16:30 on Sunday.
Web site: www.kastelexport.com
From Karlovo to Sopot
05.30 - 23.00 (about every 30 minutes)
Web site: www.kastelexport.com
Check Central Bus Station (near Central Railway Station) for buses to Kazanlak. Some of them go via Karlovo, some take the highway to Plovdiv and go via Banya (10 km from Karlovo). There are buses every hour from Banya to Karlovo.
From Sofia Central Bus Station you can take a bus to Plovdiv (60 km from Sopot/Karlovo).
From Plovdiv to Karlovo
From "Avtogara Ug"/South Bus Station
Plovdiv, blvd Hristo Botev 47
Departure:06.00; 06.30; 07.00; 08.00; 09.00; 10.00; 11.00; 12.00; 13.00; 14.00; 15.00; 16.00; 17.00; 18.00; 19.00; 20.00
From Burgas to Karlovo
Veliko Tarnovo - Banya (Plovdiv) - 08:00; 13:30.
Gorna Oryahovitsa - Karlovo - 06:00 - 9:55
You can alos arrive to Bulgaria by bus. For example there is bus line from Istanbul.
From Istanbul to Plovdiv
Cost about 20 euro
Departure: 09:00, 12:00, 20:30, 21:30 и 23:00
To come to Sopot you can take a train to Sopot or Karlovo. Check Bulgarian railways official website www.bdz.bg for time-table updates. Here are some suggestions.
From central railway station in Sofia
Sofia (05:45) - Sopot (09:17)
Sofia (07:35) - Karlovo (10:01)
Sofia (08:48) - Sopot (11:44)
Sofia (16:10) - Karlovo (18:24)
Sofia (17:00) - Sopot (20:33)
From Plovdiv railway station to Karlovo
Plovdiv (07:43) - Karlovo (09:06)
Plovdiv (11:35) - Karlovo (13:06)
Plovdiv (14:00) - Karlovo (15:25)
Plovdiv (16:30) - Karlovo (18:00)
Plovdiv (18:00) - Karlovo (19:33)
From Burgas railway station to Karlovo
Burgas (05:35) - Karlovo (09:23)
Burgas (14:25) - Karlovo (18:45)
Just keep your GPS navigator guiding you to the headquarters location: 42° 39.285'N 24° 45.386'E
Travelling hint to those who travel to Sopot by car:
Don't confuse Sopot town near Karlovo (south of Stara planina mountains on the road Sofia-Burgas) with Sopot village on the main road Sofia-Varna (north of Stara planina mountains).
Rent a car services:
"Top Rent-a-Car "
Web site: http://toprentacar.bg/en
140 "Mimi Balkanska" str.
Mobile.: +359 888 333 548
Phone.: +359 2 9815381
Mobile.: +359 887 205 813
17 "Tsar Osvoboditel" blvd.
Mobile.: +359 886 282 898
Phone.: +359 52 601 353
Mobile.: +359 882 425 516
Phone.: +359 56 872 309
Burgas Plaza Mall
Mobile.: +359 885 178 819
Phone.: +359 56 521 411
Tel: +359 (0335) 9 22 37
Tel: +359 (0887) 528 431
Tel: +359 (0887) 657 668
Tel: +359 (0878) 82 28 30
Tel: +359 (0899) 25 00 66
From Sofia Airport to Sopot
From the airport you can take a taxi directly to Sopot or to the Central Railway Station or the Central Bus Station. At the arrival hall look for the office of "OK super trance" taxi service. When you exit terminal 1 or 2 you will have the official taxi parking to "OK super trance" to your right.
The trip to Central Railway Station costs about 6 euro during the day and about 8 euro during the night.
Sopot airport taxi service
Taxi Service: "OK super trance"
Web site: http://www.oktaxi.net/cgi-bin/oktaxi.pl?code=main&lang=en
From Karlovo to Sopot
Not more than 10 euro.
Contact: Vladimir Perevalov
Contact: Tatiana Mershavka
Tel: +359 31 346 376
Tel: + 359 899118446
Contact: Albina Yasinskaya
We have winners despite the weather!
It's a pity the weather hasn't allowed us to have good competition flying days. We made one full task and one task stopped due to rain on the course. Still the competition is acomplished and we have winners whose efforts are great despite the weather and are very valuable. Congratulations!
- Michal Gierlach (241)
- Ricardo Gomez (99)
- julian andres carreno colonia (727)
- Klaudia Bulgakow (708)
- Daria Krasnova (345)
- Andrea Jaramillo (308)
The first place was shard by Klaudia and Daria. Andrea Jaramillo Jaramillo has the third place. Well done Ladies!Women results
- Aleksandr Khlebnikov (39)
- Gleb Sukhotskiy (119)
- Mikhail Rodichev (48)
- Daniel Dimov (2)
- Valery Tzvetanov (115)
- Yavor Plashilski (171)
- Olga Yarochevska (126)
- Svitlana Belinska (28)
- Svitlana Kaukalova (123)
- Daria Krasnova (345)
- Pavel Titov (313)
- Bogdan Bazyuk (103)