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The 22nd FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship will have its HQ in Tolmezzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the NE of Italy.

The competition flying area will develop above extremely different and vaste areas: from the sea to the Dolomites, crossing the flatlands, the Alps and the Prealps.

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THE HEADQUARTERS
The main location of the Championship will be Tolmezzo.
Located in the Udine district, it is the most important center of the Carnia region and is therefore considered its capital.

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How to get here

Tolmezzo is near Udine, in the North-East of Italy. Not far from Venice and Trieste, Austria and Slovenia.

Event info

The 22nd FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship will have its HQ in Tolmezzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the NE of Italy.

The competition flying area will develop above extremely different and vaste areas: from the sea to the Dolomites, crossing the flatlands, the Alps and the Prealps. The main competition region will be Friuli Venezia Giulia, but pilots could fly also above some other regions and countries: Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Slovenia and Austria.
Each flying site is no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes far from the HQ.

Flying site

THE HEADQUARTERS
The main location of the Championship will be Tolmezzo.
Located in the Udine district, it is the most important center of the Carnia region and is therefore considered its capital. With an elevation of 323 m ASL, it’s located between the Tagliamento River and the stream. At the confluence of seven Valleys, it’s surrounded by the Carnic Alps.
The town offers many facilities and it’s the reference point of all the Carnic Valleys.

MAIN TAKE-OFFs
CROSTIS (1860 m ASL)
Take-off Crostis is one of the highest in the region, there’s plenty of room to open hang gliders and can be reached driving along an asphalt road.
The launch site is used with winds between SE and SW, as the thermal wind from the slope always lines up with the take-off.

PASSO PURA (1400 m ASL)
The take-off, used until the mid-90s, has been recently recovered.
There’s plenty of room to open hang gliders and it can be reached driving along an asphalt road; only the last 200m must be run along a dirt road, kept in very good condition.
The launch site is used with winds between E and S and so it’s the most suitable take-off in the first hours of the day. Usually it offers an excellent service-thermal.

CUARNAN (1180 m ASL)
The take-off, already used during Italian Hang Gliding Championship 2012, is also the official launch
site during FAI and PWCA Paragliding competitions.
The launch site is used with winds from SE and SW.
The road to take-off has been realized for the last Italian Hang Gliding Championship 2012 and it’s easily used by normal cars, although the last part is a dirt road, which has a steep slope.

VALINIS (980 m ASL)
The take-off can be comfortably reached driving along an asphalt road and it’s the perfect launch site for hang gliding competitions.
The launch site is used with winds between SE and SW.

MAIN LANDINGS
CERCIVENTO (560 m ASL)
The Cercivento airfield is actually a small airport, regularly used by a small two-seats airplane.
It’s possible to land with winds from S (breezes) or N-E, but it is not suitable with winds between W and N.
The landing area offers water and electric current.
The main roads are not far from here and there is a wide parking area.

BORDANO (530 m ASL)
Already used for numerous Paragliding competitions as well as for the Italian Hang Gliding Championship 2012, it has all the qualities needed to host a large number of pilots.
The landing field conditions will be improved, but, thanks to the constant and laminar winds and to the wide surface, it already configures itself like a perfect goal for a World Championship.

TRAVESIO (226 m ASL)
It has been the official landing place during the Spring Meeting - Friuli Venezia Giulia 2017 (hang gliding FAI 2 cat. competition).
It is situated in the Travesio sportive area and it offers direct access to the local sportive buildings and facilities. It is next to the main road.

Download the map of flying site
https://mega.nz/#!tQUzVaoK!W0gqo5aK_pAWSQBqE66o__AB9tnU4L09N7MNiY_HlOk

Organizers

Aero Club Lega Piloti A.S.D.
Via San Miro snc
23867 - Suello (LC)
Flyve Srl
Via Villa 123
33090 - Travesio (PN)

Selection and entry fee

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PILOTS
The maximum number of pilots in the Championship is 125.


The maximum number of pilots constituting a national team is 6.
The maximum number of pilots that may be entered by a NAC is 10.

RANKING REFERENCE
The ranking reference date for qualification criteria, nation priority table and allocation is March 2019, ranking published on 1/4/2019.

ALLOCATION
The allocation will be done according to Section 7A – 2.
Will be allocated only pilots qualified by their NAC.

The first allocation round will be made and results published on April 13, 2019. 

1st ALLOCATION
Allocation has been made on the basis of the pilots registered from 01.01.2019 to 12.04.2019 through Airtribune web page.
Registered pilots: 155
Allocated pilots: 125

According to S7 2.3: Places have been allocated to nations, one by one, in order from the top nation in the WPRS nation ranking down to the last ranked nation; at any place still available, the process started at the top again, until the maximum number of pilots was reached.

1st Allocation document with the detail of AirTribune Pilots Status can be downloaded here:
https://airtribune-production.s3.amazonaws.com/media/contest/files/2019/04/bRy3qoRpF5Vi.pdf


ENTRY FEE
The entry fee is:
• 500 Euro per pilot.
• 200 Euro per team leader/assistant.
Team leaders who are also pilots in the competition will pay only the pilot entry fee. 

Payment details are in the approved Local Regulations.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall
National teams

General schedule

July 13, 2019
9 am  –  5 pm: Official Registration
7 pm: Opening Ceremony

July 14, 2019
8:00 am: Team Leader Briefing
 9:00 am:   Mandatory Safety Briefing
10 am  –  5 pm:
 Official Training Day

July 15, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Contest Flying Days

July 27, 2019
Prize-giving & Closing Ceremony

Daily schedule

8 a.m.: Headquarters open

8:30 a.m.: Team Leader Briefing

9 a.m.: Transportation to take off

10:30 a.m.: Task and Safety Committee briefing

11:00 a.m.: Pilots briefing/Task briefing

12:00 a.m.: Take-off window opens

5 p.m.: Scoring office opens

9 p.m.: Provisional results published

The hours are subject to change. 

Any changes to the schedule before the start of the competition will be posted on the official website and on Airtribune event’s page.
After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the Team Leaders’ briefing.

Accommodation and Activities

Tolmezzo offers many accommodations, both in the town center and in the suburbs (1 km far
from center).

An interesting alternative to the traditional hotel experience is named “albergo diffuso”: small
apartments (up to 12 beds each) located in private houses, usually historical ones, which have been recently renovated. All beds are part of a single organization and are served by a single reception.
They are situated in Tolmezzo or in the nearby villages, in quiet places, easily reachable from the center of the town.
The local tourist agencies take care of reservations and payments, so organizers entrust to their cooperation and websites.

Camping in the nearby are not so numerous: only three at 15 minutes from HQ.

How to get here

BY CAR
Highway A4 from Trieste and Venezia, then highway A23 to Austria - EXIT Tolmezzo
From Austria, through Plöckenpass or highway from Villach

BY PLANE
Nearest airports:
ITALY
- Venezia "Marco Polo" - 01:30 min
- Trieste "Ronchi dei Legionari" - 00:50 min
- Treviso "Antonio Canova" - 01:50 min

SLOVENIA
- Ljubjana "Brnik" - 01:45

AUSTRIA
- Klagenfurt "Kärnten" - 01:35

BY TRAIN and BUS
By bus from Udine Train Station it takes ca 50 min.

Piazza XX Settembre, 9, 33028 Tolmezzo UD, Italia
Tolmezzo (UD) IT

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Tasks and results

Task 1

15 Jul, 2019

Class 1 — 86.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

16 Jul, 2019

Class 1 — 135.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

17 Jul, 2019

Class 1 — 75.1 km — Race to goal

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