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This year we're organising the Bulgarian Championship at a new location - the village of Bistritsa, just a couple of km above the south-west city of Dupnitsa.

There were three main reasons to choose it over other possible locations:
1) The two main takeoffs above the village are newly established and thus offering new direct access to some of the best XC terrain in the country.

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Flying site

Ostrogan and Robovitsa in Rila mountain...

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How to get here

Arriving by plane: get Metro to the Bus Station. Buses Sofia - Dupnitsa are on every hour. From Dupnitsa - get a taxi to Bistritsa.

Event info

This year we're organising the Bulgarian Championship at a new location - the village of Bistritsa, just a couple of km above the south-west city of Dupnitsa.

There were three main reasons to choose it over other possible locations:
1) The two main takeoffs above the village are newly established and thus offering new direct access to some of the best XC terrain in the country.
2) That terrain itself around the main takeoffs is tried and tested for cross country flying of the highest order in a stimulating mix of mountains, hills, and flatlands.
3) The local developer of the takeoffs is very keen to help us with the comp as meet director and organiser.

The two main takeoffs (Ostrogan and Robovitsa) and the HQ are at the northwestern edge of Rila mountain, which is the tallest in Bulgaria.

The combination of big mountains and low flatlands in the peak of summer means on a sunny day you can expect cloud base between 2000 and 3000 meters above the valley floors.

Compared to Sopot (which is the paragliding spot in Bulgaria most foreign pilots are familiar with), the terrain is more technical and variable, with slightly taller mountains and cloud base.

It's a 1h 15min drive from Sofia airport.

p.s. The dusty-looking takeoff with a carpet from the photos is Ostrogan. By the time of the competition it will be covered with green grass

p.p.s. You can see how some of the terrain looks on a good day in the attached Vimeo link. There are even subtitles, so you'll know where everything is:). Before 0:50 you can see the terrain between Sofia and the main takeoff of the comp; then at 0:50 we connect to Rila right above the main takeoff; then heading east along the northern Rila peaks and back north to Sofia.

p.p.p.s. Most photos attached, by Yassen Savov.

Flying site

Ostrogan and Robovitsa in Rila mountain

Selection and entry fee

The competition is open for all pilots holding a valid FAI sporting license. Places allocation will be on first-pay-first-serve basis. Entry fee is 90 Euro. Services included in the entry fee:
Turnpoints upload
Transport to the take-offs
Retrieval from asphalt roads
Tracklog download and scoring
Competition printed materials (map, turnpoints list, badge, additional info)
Livetracking devices
Livetracking service

Entry fees must be paid by bank transfer:

In favor of: Petyo Valeriev Kyurkchiyski
IBAN: BG51UNCR70001522960553
Bank Name: Unicredit Bulbank JSC
Bank Address: Bulgaria, Sofia 1000, pl. Sveta Nedelia #7
SWIFT (BIC) code: UNCRBGSF

Prize fund and scoring categories

Scoring categories will be:
Overall
Overall Female
Bulgarian National
Standard class (up to EN-C)

General schedule

Sunday, 14th July - arrival and registration day

Monday, 15th July - first competition day

Tuesday, 16th July - competition day

Wednesday, 17th July - competition day

Thursday, 18th July - competition day

Friday, 19th July - competition day

Saturday, 20th July - last competition day and awarding ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - HQ opens
10:00 - transport to the take-off
12:00 - task briefing at the take-off
13:00 - 18:00 - competition task
19:00 - scoring office opens
21:00 - provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

There are few Guest houses in Bistritsa for about 8 - 10 Euro per night.

Next good option is complex "Mariana" - http://www.vilimariana.com/

There are also many hotels in Dupnitsa (the prices will be probably higher that the above options)

How to get here

If you arrive by plane in Sofia - get the Metro to the Central Bus Station (you must switch Metro lines at "Serdika" station). There are buses from Sofia to Dupnitsa on every hour (cost about 5 Euro). When you arrive at Dupnitsa Bus Station - the best option is to take a taxi to Bistritsa (cost no more than 5 Euro).

2644 Bistritsa, Bulgaria
Dupnitsa BG

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Organizers

BNAC
Bulgarian National Aero Club
Club Free Flight - Dupnitsa

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Tasks and results

Task 1

15 Jul, 2019

49.6 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

17 Jul, 2019

40.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

18 Jul, 2019

86.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

20 Jul, 2019

58.6 km — Race to goal

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