it is with regret that we have to announce you that we decided to cancel the 2018 Belgian Open. We simply did not get sufficient participation by Belgian pilots. The decision to cancel the competition was voted by the majority of the organising committee.Expand page for more details
Kobala is a famous flying site in Soca river valley in Slovenia. With the landing place in Tolmin it is intended for flying hang gliders and paragliders, for sport flying, competitions, events and training hang glider and paraglider pilots.Expand page for more details
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Prize funds and scoring categories
- Belgian Nationals
- Women's Open
- Tom Haagdorens
- Jochen Zeischka
it is with regret that we have to announce you that we decided to cancel the 2018 Belgian Open. We simply did not get sufficient participation by Belgian pilots. The decision to cancel the competition was voted by the majority of the organising committee. We very much wish to apologise to the pilots who already made arrangements to take part in this competition. This is definitely not the scenario we had in mind.
Tom, William & Jochen
Selection and entry fee
- an IPPI 5 or equivalent hang gliding license issued by your NAC
- an FAI sporting license
- a 3rd party liability insurance
There's an early bird fee of 80 euro (until May 1st). After that, the entry fee will be 110 euro.
Pilots are admitted to the competition on a first come, first serve principle: the first 50 pilots to pay the entry fee will be on the competition list, other pilots will end up on the waiting list. 15 Spots are reserved for Belgian pilots (across all classes). In case we have less than 15 Belgian pilots by May 1st, these places become available for foreign pilots.
The entry fee can be paid by bank transfer to
IBAN: BE 93 9731 5186 6567
Account holder: Tom Haagdorens
Bank name & address: Argenta Heide-Kalmthout
We will also provide a PayPal option soon.
Prize fund and scoring categories
- Belgian Open
- Belgian Women's Open
- Belgian National Championship
Each of those in the following categories (at least 5 competitors are required to have a valid category):
- Class 1
- Class 1 Sport
- Class 5
18:00 - 20:00 - Registration
Monday, July 2nd
9:00 - 9:30 - Mandatory Safety Briefing
Monday, July 2nd - Friday, July 6th
Contest flying days
Friday, July 6th
19:00 - Prize-giving, dinner & party
Accommodation and Activities
How to get here
5220 Tolmin, Slovenia
The nearest international airports are Ljubljana (85 km away) and Trieste (70 km away) in Italy. From there you can catch a bus to Tolmin.
You can get to Tolmin by bus from most of the major cities in Slovenia.
If you travel from Ljubljana, you will find the timetable here:
If you travel from Nova Gorica, you will find the timetable here:
There is a train station at the nearby town of Most na Soci. It is about 10 minutes by taxi to Tolmin. Connecting trains are hard though as it is a small service. You can come from the north, through from Austria, with a change at Jesenice. You can also board at Nova Gorica in the south.
There is a Car Train service from the north than can turn a 1 hour car drive into a 35 minute ride through the beautiful valleys. But there are only 3 or 4 services a day, from Bohinska Bistrica.
You can get to Tolmin either from Kobarid, Nova Gorica or Ljubljana/Idrija. The Headquarters are located at Gabrje Campsite, which is ca. 4 km NW from Tolmin by the Soca river.
- Tom Haagdorens
- Jochen Zeischka