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The Pre-European Hang Gliding competition will be held on August 16-23, 2015. Its purpose is to provide fair and safe flying conditions for all pilots, test the organization, location and discipline that will form the European Hang Gliding Championship next year, and reinforce the friendship between the pilots and nations.

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Flying site

Situated at an altitude of 1350m, Krushevo is the highest town in the Balkans, 159 km from the capital Skopje, 55 km from Bitola, 32 km from Prilep, and only 68 km from the Macedonian - Greek crossing border “Medzitlia - Niki”.

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Krusevo is on around a 2 hour drive (160 km) from Skopje.

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Event info

The Pre-European Hang Gliding competition will be held on August 16-23, 2015. Its purpose is to provide fair and safe flying conditions for all pilots, test the organization, location and discipline that will form the European Hang Gliding Championship next year, and reinforce the friendship between the pilots and nations.

Flying site

Situated at an altitude of 1350m, Krushevo is the highest town in the Balkans, 159 km from the capital Skopje, 55 km from Bitola, 32 km from Prilep, and only 68 km from the Macedonian - Greek crossing border “Medzitlia - Niki”. The Krusevo take-off is located on just a 5 minute drive from the small city of Krusevo, the usual place of residence during the competition. It is easily accessible, as the road is tarmac, and there is also a lot of parking space.

Krushevo take off 1400 ASL (41.340331, 21.256859)
It faces East with a grassy slope and is about 45° steep, while the landing valley beneath is at 600 ASL.
In the summer, the general wind direction is NE, E, SE.

With the valley being encircled by mountains, there are a lot of opportunities for closed-circle, and triangular tasks.
Within the valley, there are a lot of large, unfenced and often empty spaces, so landing is never a problem. It also has a well developed road infrastructure, so the retrieval is easy.

Organizers

Goran Dimiskovski
Meet Director
Jamie Shelden
Deputy Meet Director
Ivan Lukanov
Event Director - Organizer
ivan.lukanov@gmail.com
+389 77 77 1507
Vladimir Barakovski
Organizer
Nikola Barakovski
Organizer

Selection and entry fee

The competition is open to all Member and Associated Member countries of FAI who may enter any number of pilots in Class 1 and Class 5.

The organizer, may accept or not the registration of each pilot. Pilots may be excluded from the contest for reasons related to safety or to the inability to take part in the competition, with respect to sport reference carried out before.

Entry fee is 250 € and includes:
• Packed-lunch for all days of competition
• Gadgets
• Ambulance and doctor for all race days
• Tracks downloading and scoring
Transport and retrieval are not included in the entry fee.
If you need transport, write us on hgeu2016@gmail.com and we will organize it for you for a fee depending on your needs.

Payment has to be done not later than 31.7.2015.
Registration of the entries will become effective only after the payment of the entry fees.

After 1.8.2015 late entry fee of 50 € must be payed and the organizer may or may not deliver lunch packets and gadgets to pilots with late entry.

If there is no valid task, part of the paid fee will be refunded to each registered pilot, with a minimum amount of 80 € to a maximum of 150 €, depending on the costs incurred by the organization.

Payment via Bank transfer to the following :

Company name:
ZDRUZENIE SPORTSKI KLUB KROS KANTRI - OHRID
Address: Petar Caulev 38, 6000 Ohrid, R. Macedonia

Account with institution:
OHRIDSKA BANKA AD SKOPJE - SOCIETE GENERALE GROUP
IBAN: MK07530922000002293
SWIFT: OHRDMK 22

Address: Orce Nikolov 54, 1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia

NOTE: All costs for the payments must be paid by the sender (payment with "OUR" clause).
Receipt of payment should be sent to hgeu2016@gmail.com


MANDATORY documents to be shown during registration:
a. Flight Licence
b. Pilot’s valid FAI Card
c. Insurance (in compliance of FAI law)

Note: All documents must be valid

Prize fund and scoring categories

The contest will be valid only if there are two valid tasks during the duration of the competition.

Following titles will be awarded during the competition:

I. 3 Best pilots in Hang Gliding Class I
II. 3 Best women pilots in Hang Gliding Class I (if at least 5 participants)
III. 3 Best pilots in Hang Gliding Class V

General schedule

The dates and timings are subject to change.
Changes will be posted on the website and on the notice board at headquarters

Sunday , August 16th - Training day & Registration 20:00-22:00 @HQ
Monday , August 17th - Training day & Registration 18:00-22:00 @HQ
Monday , August 17th - 20:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing @HQ
Monday , August 17th - 21:00 Welcome refreshment/drink @HQ

Tuesday , August 18th - Saturday, August 22nd - Competition Days

Sunday, August 23rd - Reserve day in case no two valid task achieved.
10:00 Final rankings and prize giving.

Daily schedule

09:00 Daily Briefing (if needed)
10:00 Task Committee and Safety committee briefing (at takeoff)
10:30 Pilots Briefing- Weather Briefing (at takeoff)
12.00 -18:30 task
18:30 - 21:00 Safe landing report and tracks download
22:00 Provisional results of the task publishing
The daily schedule is subject to change.
Any changes to the schedule before the start of the competition will be posted on the website, sent by email, announced during Pilot Briefing and posted on the competition’s notice board.
After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the Team Leaders/Pilots briefing.

Accommodation and Activities

We recommend these places for accommodation:
Hotel Montana Palace is the largest hotel in Krushevo. Also it's the place where the HQ will be located. It is only 3 km from the start place.

How to get here

Krusevo is on around a 2 hour drive (160 km) from Skopje Airport, via Motorway "Alexander of Macedon"/A1/А1 and A1, or on about 1 h 36 min drive (119.7 km) from Ohrid Airport via E65 and R1305 (note that this path is not a highway).

HQ (Hotel Montana, Krushevo, Macedonia) coordinates: 41.364542, 21.253828

Krushevo, Macedonia (FYROM)
Krusevo MK

Plane

International airports in Skopje and Ohrid connects Macedonia with several major European cities. Close regional airports in Belgrade, Sofia and Thessaloniki can also be used, as they are all within a few hours' drive from Macedonia.

Train

An international train, operating daily, twice a day, connects Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Thessaloniki (Greece) via Macedonia. It stops at Tabanovce (the Macedonia-Serbia border crossing point), Kumanovo, Skopje, Veles, Gradsko, Negotino, DemirKapija, and Gevgelija (Greek border crossing point), as well as a few small villages. From Skopje, Veles and Gradsko there are train connections to Prilep (35 km from Krusevo).

Car

The international highway E-75 runs north-south from Serbia to Greece, bisecting Macedonia. This is the most common route for overland tourists to take for entering Macedonia. There are also good roads connecting the country with Bulgaria to the East and Albania to the West.
Krusevo is on around a 2 hour drive (160 km) from Skopje Airport, via Motorway "Alexander of Macedon"/A1/А1 and A1, or on about 1 h 36 min drive (119.7 km) from Ohrid Airport via E65 and R1305 (note that this path is not a highway).

Rent-a-car
Numerous car-rental companies, run by both Macedonian companies and local representatives of recognized Western companies are available in Macedonia. Among the latter there are Sixth, Avis and Hertz, whereas among the most prominent Macedonian companies one should name Biveks, Ineks, Mn, Ni-Mar Komerc and Putnik-Eurodolar.
Rental car prices in Macedonia generally start from 40-50 euros per day, though for longer periods the rate can be somewhat lower. In order to rent a car, be prepared to present a valid passport and driver's license from your home country.


Driving tips
Driving in Macedonia by car: While roads in Macedonia are generally good, drivers should watch out for falling rock zones in mountainous areas, and dogs, cows and sheep in rural areas. Drivers should also note that in Macedonia it is illegal to talk on a mobile phone while driving, seatbelts are mandatory and headlights have to be on during the day.

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Tasks and results

Task 1

18 Aug, 2015

Class 1 — 126.2 km — Race to goal

Comp. results:

Task 1

18 Aug, 2015

Class 5 — 145.8 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:

Task 2

19 Aug, 2015

Class 1 — 79.3 km — Race to goal

Task 2

19 Aug, 2015

Class 5 — 94.8 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:

Task 3

20 Aug, 2015

Class 1 — 73.6 km — Race to goal

Task 3

20 Aug, 2015

Class 5 — 97.3 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:

Task 4

21 Aug, 2015

Class 1, Class 5 — 105.6 km — Race to goal