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Cameli XC Open will be held in Cameli - Denizli region from 14th August till 19th of August with 1 training day. It is organized by the Cameli Municipality and Cameli town team ‘CAMBEL’. This event will be sanctioned as Open FAI 2 category competition.

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Flying site

Cameli is located not far from Oludeniz and Denizli. It’s a major XC flights intersection of South-West Turkey. The possibilities to fly in all directions are enormous. This area was discovered by an experienced Turkish pilot Semih Sayir, who used to take small groups for XC tours there.

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Cameli, Denizli, Turkey

Event info

Cameli XC Open will be held in Cameli - Denizli region from 14th August till 19th of August with 1 training day. It is organized by the Cameli Municipality and Cameli town team ‘CAMBEL’. This event will be sanctioned as Open FAI 2 category competition. This place has already held a Pre-PWC in 2013 and 2014, XC Open in 2015 and Turkish Nationals in 2016 as well as a number of other paragliding events.

Flying site

Cameli is located not far from Oludeniz and Denizli. It’s a major XC flights intersection of South-West Turkey. The possibilities to fly in all directions are enormous. This area was discovered by an experienced Turkish pilot Semih Sayir, who used to take small groups for XC tours there.
The best flying conditions are in May, June, end of August and September with excellent thermal strength of 6-7 m/s. July can be windy, so you cannot expect every day to be suitable for flying. In winter the place is not flyable - the road to take off is blocked with snow. Still at any other time of the year the place offers good flying conditions with thermal strength of 4-5 m/s. So both in spring and in autumn till the end of October Camelly welcomes pilots to have fine XC flights.During the flying season the thermals are usually active until 5 p.m. in spring and 6 p.m. in summer. The best time to have a start window is 12. 30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Average flights made there are about 60-80 km. But with S-SW winds this place place has a good potential for XC flights exceeding 200 km. Cloud base is generally 3000 m and more. In the middle of April 2013 the pilots reached the altitude of 3700 m there. But it is rather a new place and the experts are sure that it has more records to come.Average task distances for Camely Open PrePWC 2013 will be 80-100 km. Cloud base in June is usually at 3000 m and average thermal strength is about 4 - 6 meters.

Take off Yaylacik Hill: 2130 ASL (36°58'49.12"N 29°18'50.78"E )
Winds: SW, S SE winds to fly north directions. The take-off ground has been rebuilt by the beginning of 2013. Its size was almost tripled with the help of construction machines in order to host international competitions. Cameli Open Pre World Cup 2013 will be the first competition of this renovated site. Besides the fire watch house of Forestry Department of Turkey has been built there recently. So the road to take off was also reconstructed. Now cars can easily ride up right to the start. It takes about 50 min to drive to the take-off from Cameli.

Organizers

Ahmet SADIC
CAMBEL Committee on behalf of Municipality of Cameli
Ahmet SADIC +90 553 4379838
ahmet.sadic@cambel.com.tr
camelixcopen2017@gmail.com

Selection and entry fee

The total number of participants is limited to 100 pilots.

Entry fee is 350 TL or EUR 100.
Students under 25 (subject to ID proof) will pay TL 250 or EUR 70.

Entry Requirements :
Turkish ranking overall (TPS) 2016.
Foreign pilots must be either top 1000 on WPRS rankings
or
Must score on top 2/3 in Overall results of any FAI Cat2 competitions in 2015-2016.
Reference from an experienced XC pilot.
Final decision will be made by the committee.

Pilots qualified, who will be ''Waiting Payment'' status, should pay after receiving bank details for payment via email from Organizer.

This is going to be a non-profit organisation.
Entry fee includes accommodation at the hostel, breakfast, lunch pack, transportation to take-off, retrieve, maps and closing cerenomies dinner.

Prize fund and scoring categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Woman Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Sports class in the competition (EN-A/B/C)

General schedule

14th August is the registration day and the offical training day.
Transport to the take off will be free of charge and retrieve service will be provided on the designated route.
12:30 Training Task
19:30 Safety Briefing (Mandatory)

15th – 18th August Competition Flying Days
09:00 Meteo Briefing
09:30 Transport to Take Off
11:30 Task Briefing

19th August Competition Flying Day
09:00 Meteo Briefing
09:30 Transport to Take Off
11:30 Task Briefing
18:00 Check in deadline
19:00 Provisional Results
19:30 Prize giving and closing ceremony
20:00 Dinner & Party

Daily schedule

09:00 Meteo briefing
09:30 Transport to Take off area
11:30 Task briefing
18:00 Check in deadline
20:00 Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

We will provide free accommodation and breakfast at Cameli Student Hostel. showers and toilets for general use.
Accommodation is in rooms with bunk beds up to 8 - 12 person.

Alternative accommodation at Ata Hotel http://www.ataotel.com
or
Baskayer Hotel Phone: +90 5302249208
Limited capacity. Fees apply. Please contact the hotel for reservation.

How to get here

HQ will be at the municipality.
Cameli is located on a highway that connects Denizli and Fethiye (Oludeniz).
Nearest Airports are Dalaman and Denizli Cardak Airports. From the airports one should take a bus to come to Cameli.

Yunuspınarı Mahallesi, 20980 Çameli/Denizli, Türkiye
Denizli TR

Plane

Nearest Airports are Dalaman and Denizli Airports. From the aiprots one should take a bus to come to Cameli.

Airport direct transfer
The organizers offer direct transfer for 40 euro for up to 4 pilots but it requires booking in advance.

Bus

It takes nearly 2 hours form Dalaman Airport to Cameli town. Havas Company runs scheduled service from Dalaman Airport to Fethiye and from there you can take a bus to Cameli.
Dalaman Bus company web site.
Departures from the airport at 08:00, 08:30, 11:20, 18:30, 21:45.
Fare price is 5 Euro. There are buses to Cameli from Denizli.
Denizly bus company web site
Bus schedule
08:00 Denizli Cameli
10:00 Denizli Cameli
11:00 Denizli Fethyie
11:45 Denizli Cameli
12:30 Denizli Cameli
14:15 Denizli Cameli
15:00 Denizli Cameli
16:00 Denizli Fethyie
17:00 Denizli Cameli

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Tasks and results

Task 1

15 Aug, 2017

83.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

16 Aug, 2017

63.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

17 Aug, 2017

72.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

18 Aug, 2017

76.8 km — Race to goal

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