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Welcome to ALPEN CUP 2019 in Gemona del Friuli
Gemona is now widely recognised as a world class paragliding competition venue.

The venue has also hosted countless Paragliding and Hang–gliding competitions for Italian events.

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Flying site

TAKE OFF
The main competition take-off is called “Mont Cuarnan”. It’s large and easily allows for 5 gliders to take off simultaneously (5 slot launch) with ample preparation area for up to 135 pilots. The Mont Cuarnan launch is located on the main Julian Alps mountain range and is south facing.

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Event info

Welcome to ALPEN CUP 2019 in Gemona del Friuli
Gemona is now widely recognised as a world class paragliding competition venue.

The venue has also hosted countless Paragliding and Hang–gliding competitions for Italian events. Reliable, it offers mountain and flatland racing.

In 2016 and 2018 took place PWC Paragliding World Cup, in 2018 the Pre-Hang-gliding World Championship and in 2019 Hang-gliding World Championship (FAI Cat. I) already in calendar from 13th to 27th July.

The local terrain makes for interesting task setting and plentiful land-out options. Gemona also has some enviable safety features and a very fast and dedicated mountain rescue team.
Accommodation is available to suit all budgets with hotel, camping, landing field, HQ, bar, free wifi etc, is very centrally located making for a great atmosphere at this very friendly venue. The organisation team is very experienced and motivated to provide the pilots with a high quality competition.

Flying site

TAKE OFF
The main competition take-off is called “Mont Cuarnan”. It’s large and easily allows for 5 gliders to take off simultaneously (5 slot launch) with ample preparation area for up to 135 pilots. The Mont Cuarnan launch is located on the main Julian Alps mountain range and is south facing. The launch site is 900 metres above the valley floor and faces the flatlands of the Friuli region. To the East you have the expanse of the Julian Alps. To the north the range moves towards the Austrian Alps and to the West you have the Dolomites. Typical tasks would fly in both the Julian Alps and the Dolomites. There are plentiful and easy thermals to keep pilots amused whilst awaiting a start window. There is a large goal field located right next to the town, a short glide from launch.
The access to the launch is by way of a tarmac road suitable for all vehicle types, however the organisers prefer that personal cars are not used by competitors and transport will be arranged for all to get to launch daily, in comfort. The drive is around 40 mins and would typically be done in one drive.
As well as cats-cradle, there are lots of other well-known and reliable skyways to take pilots away from Gemona typically to the South into the flats if the mountain air is particularly unstable, or to the East & West if the air is more stable. There is a nice 30km ridge flight to the border of Slovenia, then returning, or a 10km crossing of the flats, to then continue along the edge of the Dolomites, into the Meduno region.
Temperatures tend to be very comfortable in May and quite warm in July. Typically about 20C+ degrees in May and up to 30C in July.

Cloud base averages about 2,000-2,500metres, but can be as high as 3,000m. Winds tend to be light south-westerly and there are no strong valley breezes to worry about.
This is the Alps, so rain is not unusual, however the dates we have suggested offer fairly reliable periods historically. Gemona offers a very interesting mix of mountain and flatland.
The land out options are usually flat, clear fields. The local people are friendly and sympathetic to the sport. Retrieve roads are sufficient and there are plenty of tracks to pilots that may land in more remote terrain.

LANDING
Goal could be in one of several places, according to the task of the day. The most common place though is likely to be the official landing field, on Bordano town. The field is a large, grassy area to the north-west of the hotel, around 2km.
The transport back to HQ by car is not more five minutes. For the event we've bar services on the landing field and after task beer as guarantiee
The official place for Free Accomodation is the official landing field in Bordano.
Is not allowed to camp in the official landing of Gemona.

Selection and entry fee


GENERAL INFO

Entry Fee: 130€

The entry fee has to be paid as soon as you receive the e-mail from the organizer.

The Organizer will not refund the entry fee to nonappearance pilots. If the competition schedule is not respected and the competition is not validated, the organizer refunds entry fee minus the all organizing costs, in maximum 90 days.

Entry fee includes:
Transport & retrieval,
Take off fees,
Maps with turnpoints,
Livetracking,
Daily lunch packets,
Prizes & awards for winners

Registration :
The Online-Registration is open until April 9th, 2019.
On April 10th, 2019 the chairmen of the 4 participating Paragliding Leagues will nominate their 35 pilots out of the list of registered pilots.

All registered pilots, which are not nominated, will move to the waiting list.
Nominated pilots will be informed by e-mail with the call to pay the entry fee.
If the entry fee is not paid until April 16th, 2019 the pilot will be discard and a pilot from the waiting list will move in.

Waiting list:
The order of the waiting list will be by nation and world ranking, reference date April 23rd, 2019.
If a place becomes free, the best placed pilot of this nation will move in.
If their is no pilot of this nation on the waiting list anymore, the best placed pilot will move in, irrelevant which nation.

Participation requirements:
Valid pilot license and valid FAI sporting license
- IPPI card level 5 - if you don't have it contact us by mail,
- Medical insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration),
- Third party liability insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration),
- an unmodified and certified helmet (EN 966), harness (EN 1651) and paraglider (EN 926/2 ), rescue parachute, VHF radio & mobile phone. Your glider must have valid proof of airworthiness (valid technical check if gliders is older than 2 years), you need to fly the glider within certified weight range!!!

Eligibility requirements: Gliders Authorization Form, Pilots License, FAI-Sporting license, Insurance against damage to third parties, Equipment according to Aerobatic annex S7b.

Doping: by Italian law anytime you may reckon that there could be doping controls.

The participation in this competition is at own risk of each pilot. The organizer takes no responsibility for pilots or any other third parties. Any transfer to take off and retrieval shuttle service are at own risk of pilots.
It is the responsibility of each competing pilot to ensure that he has valid insurance cover public liability risk, personal accident/hospitalsiation/repatriation

For more information please visit: http://www.vololiberofriuli.it/alpen-cup-gemona/

Prize fund and scoring categories

Austrian League
German League
Italian League
Slovenian League
If any nation is not exhausting all 35 places, non-nominated pilots from the waiting list will move in. (see “registration” for further details).
The organizer can give 10 wildcards.

General schedule

Flying day
09.00 General briefing
09.30 Transport to the take off
11.30 Start of the race
19.30 End session

Every day transport is free for the pilots participating in the competition.

For more information please visit: http://www.vololiberofriuli.it/alpen-cup-gemona/

Daily schedule

6th May 1° Practice day
10.00 a.m. Transport to the take off

7th May 2°Practice day
10.00a.m. Transport to the take off

8th May 3°Practice day
10.00a.m. Transport to the take off
17.00 – 20.00 Registration
20.30 Mandatory Briefing

9th May
08.00 Registration (last minute.. Closed at 08.45)
09.00 General briefing
09.30 Transport to the take off
11.30 Start of the race
19.30 End session

10th -11th May
09.00 General briefing
09.30 Transport to the take off
11.30 Start of the race
19.30 End session

12th May
09.00 General briefing
09.30 Transport to the take off
11.30 Start of the race
18.30 End session
19.30 Prize Giving Ceremony
20.30 General party

Accommodation and Activities

Hotel Willy

Hotel Willy is the base for the week. It is a large hotel, also with camping alongside.
Inside the hotel will be the daily briefings.
The hotel has a restaurant, bar, tavern, beer garden, take away pizza and other facilities.
Camping typically costs € 10 (person and tent / camper). Rooms locally cost from € 25-50 depending on the standard wanted. There are some self-catering options and the campsite also has a restaurant that serves breakfast.

FOR BEST PRICE, RESERVE YOUR ROOM OR CAMPSITE PLACE (INTO HOTEL WILLY) DIRECTLY info@hotelwilly.com

Camping Lago Tre Comuni

The best campsite near Gemona is the "Lake Tre Comuni Camping" one of the most beautiful places in the region (Lake of Tre Comuni).
It's about 8 km from the HQ.

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The turist office of Gemona del Friuli

Via Bini 9 - c / o Museo Civico Palazzo Elti
33013 Gemona del Friuli UD
Tel. (0039) 0432 981441 ufficioiat@gemonaweb.it

How to get here

Gemona is situated approximately 150Km from Venice, which has two international airports.
A shuttle service to and from Venice airport will be available immediately preceding and following the competition, if it is needed. Venice airport is around 90 minutes drive from the venue. At Venice airport you can hire cars, use the competition transport or use the rail network for an easy transfer to the Gemona region.

Via Taviele, 62, 33013 Gemona UD, Włochy
Gemona IT

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Organizers

Aeroclub Blue Phoenix via Palladio 90, 36030 Caltrano (VI)
email: info@vololiberofriuli.it

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Tasks and results

Task 1

10 May, 2019

57.1 km — Race to goal

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