Joint National Championships of Bulgaria and Poland. The competition will be in Sopot (Bulgaria) from 11 to 17 August 2018...Expand page for more details
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- Polish National (Sports Class)
- Polish National (Team)
- Polish Natitonal (Female)
- Polish National (Overall)
- Bulgarian National
Joint National Championships of Bulgaria and Poland. The competition will be in Sopot (Bulgaria) from 11 to 17 August 2018.
Selection and entry fee
Normal entry fee is 140 Euro. This entry fee includes:
Transport to take-offs (including lift ticket)
Competition map and other printed materials
Daily lunch package
One dinner/party for all competition pilots
Additional "late registration" fee of 20 Euro will be applied if a pilot registers within 1 month before the start of the competition.
There are 2 payment options:
1. Bank transfer
Bank transfer details are:
In favor of: Petya Ivanova Bodurova
Bank Name: Unicredit Bulbank JSC
Bank Address: Bulgaria, Sofia 1000, pl. Sveta Nedelia #7
SWIFT (BIC) code: UNCRBGSF
You must transfer 140 Euro for each pilot. All bank fees must be covered by you. You must confirm your payment with picture/print of the SWIFT document and you must specify the names of the pilots you are paying for!
Send the payment to email firstname.lastname@example.org
The amount you must send is 145.25 Euro (5.25 Euro is the estimated PayPal fee by the current fee policy valid from April 2018)
Prize fund and scoring categories
Scoring categories will be:
Polish National (Overall, Female, Team and Sports Class)
Sunday, 12 August - First competition day
Monday, 13 August - Competition day
Tuesday, 14 August - Competition day
Wednesday, 15 August - Competition day
Thursday, 16 August - Competition day
Friday, 17 August - Last competition day and prize-giving ceremony
11:00 - 13:00 Transport to the take-off
13:00 - Daily briefing
13:00 - 18:00 Competition flying
18:00 - 19:00 Tracklogs are sent to the scorer or downloaded in the HQ
19:30 - Provisional results are published
Accommodation and Activities
In Sopot there are many guest houses and private rooms. Typical price is 5 - 8 EUR per person. Hotel at the center of the town.
There are a few swimming pools in the area. You probably won't need more activities, since in August the weather is perfect and we should be flying on all competition days.
How to get here
Sofia International Airport - regular flights to many destinations. You can easily arrive to the city center from Sofia Airport.
There is a underground station at the airport. That is the most convinient way to get to the center or to the Bus/Train station.
After you pass imigration and custom control you exit from the Arrival Hall and enter the public area of the airport. Turn left and walk to the far east end of the the terminal and there you will see the signs for the metro (underground) station. This is the last station so you have only one option (Metro line 2).
To get to the Train/Bus station you have to transfer to Metro line 1 at Serdica station. Tickets are sold in the station and the price is 1BGN ( if you have a big bag - like a paraglider, you have to buy 1 more ticket for the luggage).
The journey time to the Train/Bus station is around 30min
You may as well come to Sopot by bus directly from Sofia or take a bus to reach Sopot from Karlovo if you come from this direction. In Sofia you have 2 bus stations: Central Bus Station and Serdika bus station in front of Sofia Central Railway Station.
From Sofia to Sopot
From Serdika bus station in front of Sofia Central Railway Station there is a bus to Karlovo/Sopot leaving at 12:00 and arriving to Sopot at 14:35
Web site: http://www.union-ivkoni.com
There is a bus leaving Sofia at 14:30/16:30 on Sunday.
Web site: www.kastelexport.com
From Karlovo to Sopot
05.30 - 23.00 (about every 30 minutes)
Web site: www.kastelexport.com
Check Central Bus Station (near Central Railway Station) for buses to Kazanlak. Some of them go via Karlovo, some take the highway to Plovdiv and go via Banya (10 km from Karlovo). There are buses every hour from Banya to Karlovo.
From Sofia Central Bus Station you can take a bus to Plovdiv (60 km from Sopot/Karlovo).
From Plovdiv to Karlovo
From "Avtogara Ug"/South Bus Station
Plovdiv, blvd Hristo Botev 47
Departure:06.00; 06.30; 07.00; 08.00; 09.00; 10.00; 11.00; 12.00; 13.00; 14.00; 15.00; 16.00; 17.00; 18.00; 19.00; 20.00
From Burgas to Karlovo
Veliko Tarnovo - Banya (Plovdiv) - 08:00; 13:30.
Gorna Oryahovitsa - Karlovo - 06:00 - 9:55
You can alos arrive to Bulgaria by bus. For example there is bus line from Istanbul.
From Istanbul to Plovdiv
Cost about 20 euro
Departure: 09:00, 12:00, 20:30, 21:30 и 23:00
To come to Sopot you can take a train to Sopot or Karlovo. Check Bulgarian railways official website www.bdz.bg for time-table updates. Here are some suggestions.
From central railway station in Sofia
Sofia (05:45) - Sopot (09:17)
Sofia (07:35) - Karlovo (10:01)
Sofia (08:48) - Sopot (11:44)
Sofia (16:10) - Karlovo (18:24)
Sofia (17:00) - Sopot (20:33)
From Plovdiv railway station to Karlovo
Plovdiv (07:43) - Karlovo (09:06)
Plovdiv (11:35) - Karlovo (13:06)
Plovdiv (14:00) - Karlovo (15:25)
Plovdiv (16:30) - Karlovo (18:00)
Plovdiv (18:00) - Karlovo (19:33)
From Burgas railway station to Karlovo
Burgas (05:35) - Karlovo (09:23)
Burgas (14:25) - Karlovo (18:45)
Just keep your GPS navigator guiding you to the headquarters location: 42° 39.285'N 24° 45.386'E
Travelling hint to those who travel to Sopot by car:
Don't confuse Sopot town near Karlovo (south of Stara planina mountains on the road Sofia-Burgas) with Sopot village on the main road Sofia-Varna (north of Stara planina mountains).
Rent a car services:
"Top Rent-a-Car "
Web site: http://toprentacar.bg/en
140 "Mimi Balkanska" str.
Mobile.: +359 888 333 548
Phone.: +359 2 9815381
Mobile.: +359 887 205 813
17 "Tsar Osvoboditel" blvd.
Mobile.: +359 886 282 898
Phone.: +359 52 601 353
Mobile.: +359 882 425 516
Phone.: +359 56 872 309
Burgas Plaza Mall
Mobile.: +359 885 178 819
Phone.: +359 56 521 411
Tel: +359 (0335) 9 22 37
Tel: +359 (0887) 528 431
Tel: +359 (0887) 657 668
Tel: +359 (0878) 82 28 30
Tel: +359 (0899) 25 00 66
From Sofia Airport to Sopot
From the airport you can take a taxi directly to Sopot or to the Central Railway Station or the Central Bus Station. At the arrival hall look for the office of "OK super trance" taxi service. When you exit terminal 1 or 2 you will have the official taxi parking to "OK super trance" to your right.
The trip to Central Railway Station costs about 6 euro during the day and about 8 euro during the night.
Sopot airport taxi service
Taxi Service: "OK super trance"
Web site: http://www.oktaxi.net/cgi-bin/oktaxi.pl?code=main&lang=en
From Karlovo to Sopot
Not more than 10 euro.