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Es un formato de competencia, que inicia con carrera de montaña generalmente ascenso hasta el despegue de parapente, donde los competidores encuentran sus equipos, para luego volarlos en una pequeña tarea de cilindros virtuales guiada con gps, teniendo como destino aterrizar en la zona de transición (bicicleta mtb), para emprender la última parte del recorrido, que termina en el punto de arranque.

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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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Tricota Coffe Bar
Carrera 6 centro Roldanillo
Estadio Noel Salcedo
Calle 11 Roldanillo

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Event info

Es un formato de competencia, que inicia con carrera de montaña generalmente ascenso hasta el despegue de parapente, donde los competidores encuentran sus equipos, para luego volarlos en una pequeña tarea de cilindros virtuales guiada con gps, teniendo como destino aterrizar en la zona de transición (bicicleta mtb), para emprender la última parte del recorrido, que termina en el punto de arranque.

Is a contest that mix run cross country, paragliding and mountain bike. It goes following in the same sequence

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

Selection and entry fee

USD$40 (COP $120,000) por competidor
http://aerothlon.com/home/register/

Seguro.
Los pilotos deben tener un seguro con cobertura para parapente en Colombia, los pilotos deben verificar la validez de su seguro administrado por el gobierno o empresa privada en el país donde se realiza la competencia (Roldanillo-COLOMBIA).
Se recomienda encarecidamente informar al contacto local de su compañía de seguros para evitar demoras.
Es responsabilidad del piloto asegurarse de que su propia cobertura de seguro sea adecuada.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Habrá premios en las siguientes categorías:

Individual :
Aquí, un mismo competidor@ hace los tres deportes siendo indispensable ser pilot@ de parapente.
Relevos duo:
En esta categoría, dos miembros integran un equipo; Un piloto tandem y un Duatleta

Al duatleta le corresponderá correr al despegue, ahí encontrará con su co-equipero piloto quien lo llevará volando hasta la zona de transición 🚲 para que el duatleta realize la etapa de bici de montaña

Relevos 3x3:
En esta categoría está compuesta por tres participantes.

Cada uno hace su especialidad un corredor un piloto y un ciclista conforman el equipo

General schedule

sábado 01 febrero 2020
3:00 p.m Registro oficial y Entrega de paquetes
4:30 p.m Charla técnica obligatoria

Location:
Tricota Coffe Bike




Daily schedule

Domingo 02/febrero/2020
Locación Estadio Noel Salcedo
7:00 am Recepción en zona de transición
7:30 am transporte al despegue
8:30 am Arranque de competencia
11:30 cierre de despegue
1:00 pm cierre de carrera

6:00 pm Ceremonia de premiaron
Parque Elias Guerrero


Accommodation and Activities

https://www.facebook.com/Roldanillopueblomagico/

How to get here

Roldanillo es el sitio principal para eventos de parapente y Ala Delta en Colombia. Ubicada en el lado oeste del Valle del Cauca, al pie de la Cordillera Occidental, la ciudad se encuentra a una altura de 966 metros y tiene una temperatura promedio anual de 23 ° C.

Las condiciones de vuelo son generalmente ideales en todo el año y solo unos pocos días son de lluvia que pueden cancelar el día de vuelo. El Valle del Cauca se expande de Roldanillo 70 km al norte y 170 kilómetros al sur.

El ancho del valle varía de 8 a 40 kilómetros. Todo el valle es casi plano y 90% de las plantaciones son de caña de azúcar. Las carreteras principales se extienden a lo largo de los lados este y oeste del valle, conectadas por carreteras secundarias.


En el clima tropical húmedo, las térmicas son suaves y grandes, cuando hay períodos secos de larga duración, las condiciones de vuelo pueden llegar a ser más fuerte y turbulento


Página Web de Interes
http://www.roldanillo-valle.gov.co/
https://www.clubvuelolibreroldanillo.org/

Cl. 12 #6-69, Roldanillo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Roldanillo Valle del Cauca 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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Organizers

Pablo Lopez
Director General
+ 52 1 7225300155
renato@aerothlon.com
Jorge Presiga
Director del evento
tel +57 3192506956
jorgepresiga@icloud.com
Juan Florez
Director de carrera
+57 319 2506956
colombia@aerothlon.com
Nathalia Pinzon
Jefe de pista
+57 3204545467
parapentecolombia@hotmail.com

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