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Arcus Cup 2016 is an open competition in XC discipline in the flatlands of Lithuania. Competitors will be towed up with winches. Towing will take place in Valkininkai airfield. In case of not suitable weather conditions, organizers will choose optional starting fields to start from.

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Flying site

Valkininkai is a small village in center Lithuania located about 56 km to the west from Vilnius.
The place offers a fine flatland flying. Cloudbase in summer is approximately 1500 m. We can expect lifts from +1,5 to +3,5 m/s.

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Event info

Arcus Cup 2016 is an open competition in XC discipline in the flatlands of Lithuania. Competitors will be towed up with winches. Towing will take place in Valkininkai airfield. In case of not suitable weather conditions, organizers will choose optional starting fields to start from.

Competition regulations are based on and follow Section 7B of the FAI Sporting Code and Lithuanian
Flatlands League (further referred to as LLL) regulations. Protests and disagreements are resolved by
order defined in these rules, FAI Sports Code Section 7B and LLL regulations. In case of information
conflict, the rules priority is considered as follows: 1) FAI Sporting Code S.7B, 2) LLL regulations, 3) local regulations.

Flying site

Valkininkai is a small village in center Lithuania located about 56 km to the west from Vilnius.
The place offers a fine flatland flying. Cloudbase in summer is approximately 1500 m. We can expect lifts from +1,5 to +3,5 m/s.
Take off coordinates 54.374558, 24.846096
Take off is a large grassy field free from obstacles.

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee – 50 EUR.

Entry fee is paid via Bank Transfer to these requisites:
Company: Klubas Arcus
Company Code: 302714317
Company Address: Musninkų g 20-136, Vilnius
IBAN: LT347300010130471137
SWIFT: HABALT22
Swedbank

Entry fee includes:
* Pilots’ pick-up (50-seet bus + 2 buses of 9-seet).
* Lunch packet.
* Souvenir – T-shirt.
* Third part liability insurance.
* Camping facilities (WC, shower, electricity, etc.).
* Dinner on Saturday (08.13) and Sunday (08.14)
* Breakfast snacks, coffee, tea.
* Competition awards and prizes.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Categories (1st, 2nd, 3rd places will be awarded):
- General (all gliders).
- Women.
- Sport (up to EN C gliders).
- Standard (up to EN B gliders).

General schedule

1. Registration / Breakfast
2. Travel to take-off airfield (depending on weather forecast)
3. Briefing / Actual Competition
4. Results delivery.
5. Dinner / Party

Daily schedule

First day (08.13, Saturday)
07:00 Registration of participants.
08:30 End of registration.
08:40 Opening ceremony, briefing.
09:00 Travel to take-off airfield (depending on weather forecast)
11:00 Briefing at take-off, XC-task setting.
11:30 Take-off window open.
17:00 Take-off window close. Travel back to HQ
18:00 Goal deadline.
20:30 Results delivery deadline.
20:30 Dinner.
21:30 Party.

Second day (08.14, Sunday)
07:00 Breakfast (tea, coffee, snacks)
08:00 Travel to take-off airfield (depending on weather forecast)
10:30 Briefing at take-off, XC-task setting.
11:00 Take-off window open.
17:00 Take-off window close. Travel back to HQ
18:00 Goal deadline.
20:30 Results delivery deadline.
20:30 Dinner.
21:30 Party.

Final day (08.15, Monday)
07:00 Breakfast (tea, coffee, snacks)
08:00 Travel to take-off airfield (depending on weather forecast)
10:30 Briefing at take-off, XC-task setting.
11:00 Take-off window open.
17:00 Take-off window close. Travel back to HQ
18:00 Goal deadline.
19:30 Results delivery deadline.
20:00 Closing ceremony, awarding, group photo.

Accommodation and Activities

HQ: "Bona Camping" in Valkininkai
54.369487, 24.831645 (WGS)

How to get here

"Bona Camping" in Valkininkai
It is located about 56 km SW from Vilnius. Location can be reached by car or train.

65437, Lithuania
Valkininkai LT

Plane

The nearest airport is Vilinius.
Web: www.vilnius-airport.lt
A special train runs from Vilnius Railway Station to the airport on a regular basis.

Train

Take a train from Vilnius to Valkininkų (1 hour 30 min) from there take a taxi ( 9 km)
Check time table: www.litrail.lt

Car

Valkininkai is 56 km SW of Vilnius. Take E28 and A4 to get there in about 40-50 min.

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