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Con la idea de fomentar el Deporte Nacional, invitamos a todos los pilotos con Certificado de Idoneidad intermedio o superior, a Participar de este Evento como remate del Mundial de Naciones , 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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Con la idea de fomentar el Deporte Nacional, invitamos a todos los pilotos con Certificado de Idoneidad intermedio o superior, a Participar de este Evento como remate del Mundial de Naciones , será un OPEN FAI II, estan cordialmente invitados.

With the idea of promoting the National Sports we invite all pilots with Certificates of Intermediate or higher suitability, to participate in this event. Roldanilllo OPEN FAI II will begin right after the closing of World Championship and all who would like to continue enjoying Rolda's fine flying conditions are cordially invited.

Web site: http://todoriegocolombi1.wix.com/campeonato-nacional

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 Augusto Rengifo Gutierrez
Event director
Address:
Calle 14B n°9 A-11 Roldanillo Colombia
Telephone:
+573186992805
Email:
cesarrengifo2@hotmail.com
Ulrich Muñoz
Meet director
3006004512
Ulrichhm@hotmail.com
Luis Fernando
Scorer - General Info
airetupal@gmail.com
3117647270
Juan Pablo Osorio
Transport and Hostel
juanpablosorio18@hotmail.com
Luz Angela Rodriguez
General Coordinator

Selection and entry fee

Maximum number of participants is 150.
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.

Cash in hand before the first day of competition.

VALUE OF REGISTRATION:

PAYMENTS UNTIL JANUARY 27, 2015: $ 430.000, oo COP
PAYMENTS UNTIL DECEMBER 27, 2014: $ 400.000, oo COP
PAYMENTS UNTIL NOVEMBER 27, 2014: $ 370,000 oo COP

Savings Accounts:

Davivienda: 0125-0003-7291
Bancolombia: 732-1616-5125

A name César Augusto Rengifo Gutierrez By Transfer has no cost to national appropriation of the transaction value is $ 10,000, oo COP


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.

VALUE OF REGISTRATION:

PAYMENTS UNTIL JANUARY 27, 2015: $ 430.000, oo COP

PAYMENTS UNTIL DECEMBER 27, 2014: $ 400.000, oo COP

PAYMENTS UNTIL NOVEMBER 27, 2014: $ 370,000 oo COP
Savings Accounts:

Bank Accounts:

Davivienda: 0125-0003-7291

Bancolombia: 732-1616-5125

A name César Augusto Rengifo Gutierrez By Transfer has no cost to national appropriation of the transaction value is $ 10,000, oo COP

Prize fund and scoring categories

There will be awards in the following categories:
Open Class (EN-D 2 liners)
Sport (EN-C)
Women

Prizes:
Toffees for 1st place in each Category
Toffee 1st place Women's Open
Medals for 2nd and 3rd place in each category
Daily prizes for tasks winners in each category
Prizes for first 3 places in each category
Prize for first place Women's Open

General schedule

January 27, 2015
Registration and Training flights.
January 28, 2015 - February 03, 2015.
Competition flying days.
February 03, 2015
Prize giving ceremony.

Daily schedule

Transportation to Take off
Preparation of equipment
Briefing
Window open
GPS download
Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here


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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Confirmed pilots
Allowed pilots
Total registered
Women
Men
# Name Sponsor Glider Status

2015 Open FAI II Roldanillo Colombia

Open Class

  1. Peter Vyparina (21)
  2. Jamie Messenger (320)
  3. Jared Anderson (319)

Open Class results

Women

  1. Klaudia BULGAKOW (708)
  2. Yvonne Dathe (370)
  3. Patricia Garcia de Letona (91)

Women results

Sport class

  1. Kuba Sto (101)
  2. andres agredo perez (9)
  3. Glenn Meurrens (342)

Sport class results

Colombian Nationals

  1. henry alexander alcazar rincon (929)
  2. Christian Garcia Correa acro_christian (1994)
  3. Daniel Montejo (676)

Campeonato, Colombiano

Colombian Nationals results

Tasks and results

Task 1

28 Jan, 2015

80.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

29 Jan, 2015

97.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

30 Jan, 2015

76.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

31 Jan, 2015

44.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

01 Feb, 2015

64.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

02 Feb, 2015

80.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

03 Feb, 2015

50.0 km — Race to goal

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