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The main paragliding event of 2014 welcomes you in the middle of Europe in the mountains of Serbian Kopaonik. This European paragliding site has already hosted PWC in 2013 and dozens of PrePWC and Serbianl Nationals, which always were successful.

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Flying site

Kopaonik is one of the largest mountain ranges of Serbia. It is located in the central part of the country. Its highest mountain - Pančić's Peak - is 2,017 m ASL. Kopaonik is a National park and the major ski resort of Serbia.

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How to get here

Kopaonik is situated some 270 km from Belgrade and it is in South Serbia.

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Event info

The main paragliding event of 2014 welcomes you in the middle of Europe in the mountains of Serbian Kopaonik. This European paragliding site has already hosted PWC in 2013 and dozens of PrePWC and Serbianl Nationals, which always were successful. Kopaonik is famous for its beautiful nature and landscape, fine infractracture of a popular sky and SPA resort and impressive hystoric background. August is the best flying season in Kopaonik and it makes us expect plenty of flying days with long 100km tasks. But the breathtaking views shall not let 150 participating pilots forget that they must define the best - European Champion and Championess. Good luck and safe landing to all!

Flying site

Kopaonik is one of the largest mountain ranges of Serbia. It is located in the central part of the country. Its highest mountain - Pančić's Peak - is 2,017 m ASL. Kopaonik is a National park and the major ski resort of Serbia. It is situated on a relatively flat region, at an altitude of about 1,700 m. This central Kopaonik plateau is called Suvo Rudište. It is surrounded by mountain peaks. To the north and northwest of this plateau stretches Banjski Kopaonik, which is the location of Jošanička Banja spa, whose strong springs' waters reach the temperature of 88 °C (190 °F). Directly below the Suvo Rudište plateau starts the attractive and picturesque valley of the Samokovska River, characterized by its steep run, numerous rapids, falls and gorges.Kopaonik has over 200 sunny days annually and over 160 days covered by snow.

The area of Kopaonik is famous for its landscape and provides fine flying conditions. The flying seson begins in March-April and ends in autumn. The best flying month is August. Clould base depending upon the weather may reach 3500 m. There is an airport nearby so usuaaly the flights hight is liited to 3000 m.
Tasks exceeding 100 km are possible here during summer time. There ware several great paragling events held in Kopaonik and Golija Raska area in PrePWC 2011, PrePWC 2012, PWC 2013, PreEuro 2013 and many others.
You can watch some videos about the past events and their tasks taken at Kopaonik (sorted chrolologically):
By Nebojsa Rosic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp8mNUasOBQ
By Klaudia Bulgakow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIuUBMPWNMI
By Dmitry Korolev: http://vimeo.com/72353537
By Nicole Fedele and Arduino Persello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIuUBMPWNMI
By Nikola Milivojevic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOB1e2qHNmU

There are 3 main take-off groungs at the mountain Kopaonik.

Take off #1 - Jadovnik 43°19'27" (43.3242)N; 20°44'56" (20.7491)E - 1560m ASL .
S, SSE, SW, WSW exposure. Height above valley is 700-900m. The slope is about 20º-35º and it is covered with grass.
The place is large enough for 150 pilots simultaneous take off. No power lines, no cables or any other hazards. Water for ballast will be provided there as well as mobile toilets. At noon one can find shadow under parasol or trees. There is a helicopter landing place 200m from the take-off and a lot of space for officials and visitors cars parking.
See 360 degree panorama of Jadovnik TO here.
Watch video from Jadovnik TO here.

Take off #2 - Kokorovac 43°21'38" (43.3608)N; 20°46'12" (20.7702)E - 1330m ASL
W, NW, N, NE exposure. Height above valley is 700m.
The slope is 20º - 30º, covered with grass. There is enough space for 20 pilots simultaneous take off. Helicopter landing place is in Josanicka Banja - in the valley in 3,5km away from the take off. Water and toilets are also available.
Watch video from Kokorovac TO here.

Take off #3 - Orlove stene 43°18'40" (43.3113)N; 20°50'21" (20.8392)E - 1740m ASL
E, ENE exposure. Height above valley is 750m.
The slope is 20º - 30º. Can host about 10 pilots for simultaneous take off. No power lines, no cables or other hazards. There is a helicopter landing place 200m from the take-off on the mountain. Big parking area, water, toilets and shadows at your disposal as well.

Others appropriate sites may be used by the Meet Director, after consultation with the Task committee.

Organizers

Aeronautical Union of Serbia
Uzun Mirkova street 4/1
11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Contact: Zeljko Ovuka
Tel: +38163270974
Email: ovuka@vss.rs

Selection and entry fee

To enter this competition you must hold valid FAI and pilot license and prove the airworthy of your glider. The maximum number of pilots in the championship is 150.The maximum number of pilots that may be entered by a NAC is 15 total and 13 of one gender.The maximum number of pilots constituting a national team is 5 total and 4 of one gender.The nation priority table will be set according to the WPRS nation ranking of 1stMay 2014. All allocations will be done based on that table. The table will be published on the official web site no later than 10th May 2014. All applications made through the official web site must be made by the NAC or their official representative starting from 1st May 2014. The entry deadline will be 6th June 2014. Pilot qualification criteria for the Championship is: The reference ranking is April 2014 ranking published on 1stMay 2014. Therefore the rankings to be used will be May 2012 to April 2014inclusive, a pilot has to have either:• ranked in the top 600 in the WPRS for paragliding XCor• scored a minimum of 45 WPRS points in any single FAI sanctioned eventPilot qualifications will be checked at 6th June 2014. Applications from unqualified pilots will be disregarded.Entry Fee The Entry fee will be: • 395 Euros per pilot. • 250 Euros per team leader. • Team leaders who are also pilots in the competition will pay only pilot entry fee.Entry fees for the top 3 nations only according to May 2014 WPRS are to be paid in to the following account (Please indicate the payment to be entry fee for PG European and the paying NAC): FAI CIVL bank account details:Crédit Suisse Private BankingRue du Lion d’Or 5-7Case postale 2468CH- 1002 LausanneSwitzerland Account name Fédération Aéronautique InternationaleAccount Number (Euro): 0425-457968-32-6IBAN Code: CH63 0483 5045 7968 3200 6SWIFT/BIC Code: CRESCHZZ80AAll other entry fees are to be paid to following bank account (Please indicate CIVL IDs of the pilots you are paying for!):BancaIntesa AD BeogradMilentija Popovica 7BBeograd, Republika SrbijaIn favor of: Vazduhoplovni savez SrbijeUzun Mirkova 4/1, Beograd, Republic of SerbiaAccount Number (IBAN): RS35160005080001900925Bank code (BIC): DBDBRSBGEntry fee includes• Transport to the take-off and retrieve on the main routes for all competition days,• Emergency rescue and first aid medical service• Upload of turn-point’s GPS coordinates• GPS track-log download,• Competitor and glider identification• Color map• ID card & safety/contact information, • Lunch package, water,• competition’s souvenirs,• Free access to all championship events and parties,• Free internet (Wi-Fi) access at the HQ and Scoring Point,• Livetracking service

Prize fund and scoring categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall in the competition1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Women Overall in the competition. This category will be made in case we have 6 or more women on competition.1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Nations in the competition

General schedule

Sunday, August 3, 2014
09:00 - 17:00 - Official Registration and equipment inspection
17:30 - 18:30 - Mandatory Safety Briefing
18:30 - 19:30 - Team Leader Briefing
starts 20:30 - Opening ceremony
Monday, August 4, 2014
07:30 - 09:00 - Official training day
Tuesday, August 5, - Saturday, August 16, 2014
Contest flying days
Saturday, August 16, 2014
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarters open
08:30 - Deadline for protests of the previous day
09:00 - Team leader briefing
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens at the main Headquarter
18:30 - Safe landing report deadline
21:30 - Scoring office closes
22:00 - Provisional results
23:00 - Complaints resolution published

The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be announced by the Meet Director at the Daily Team Leader Briefing or Pilot Briefing.

Accommodation and Activities

There are a number of accommodations offered. Please see special proposal in attachment.

How to get here

The HQ will be situated in Family Hotel Angela in Kopaonik, and it will be open every day from 7:30 to 22:00.

Kopaonik is situated some 270 km from Belgrade and it is in South Serbia. We'll organize a transfer from Belgrade to Kopaonik if you ask for it.

Hotel Angela, National Park Kopaonik, Kopaonik, Serbia
Kopaonik RS

Plane

General entry requirements for Serbia
1. Valid passport/travel document;
2. Valid visa in the passport, if a Serbian visa is required for passport holders of the respective country;
3. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia. Sufficient funds are considered to be 50 Euros per day of stay, proved by possession of the appropriate amount of cash, bank statement, traveller's cheques, credit cards or a letter of guarantee;
4. Certificate of vaccination or a note that he/she has not contracted a contagious disease despite coming from an area affected by a pandemic, as defined by the information of the Ministry of Health.
5. If underage children are travelling with one of their parents, it is necessary to submit a relevant certified authorization by the other parent; or if the child is travelling with a third person such authorization is required from both parents or guardian;
6. It is recommended to have a health insurance for the period of stay in Serbia, covering possible medical costs to the amount of not less than 20,000 Euros.


The main airport of Serbia is Belgrade International Airport “Nikola Tesla”. For the info about the Airport, flights departures and arrival please refer to www.beg.aero

Direct transfer Belgrade Airport – Kopaonik
On request, we’ll organize a direct transfer to Kopaonik. The price depends on the number of passengers in the van. Please send us an arrival info (date, flight number, arrival time), your name, and we’ll inform you about the shuttle to Kopaonik.

You can also use public transport (bus) to arrive to Kopaonik from Belgrade.

Bus

You can take a bus to Kopaonik from Central Bus station in Belgrade. Take an Airport shuttle service or taxi to Central bus station, and after that a bus to Kopaonik or Raska.

Shuttle service Airport – Centre of Belgrade
Bus number 72
Departure 05:20 AM, departs approx every 30 min until midnight.
Ticket fare: 170 RSD to be paid in the bus.
1 EUR = 113 RSD (prices of 2013)
Bus stop at the Airport:
In front of the terminal building (between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2)
Travel time: About 30-40 min, depending on traffic density.


Mini bus Line A1
Departure 05:00 AM, departs every 20 min until 6,40 PM.
After 6,40 PM departs every 60 min.
Ticket fare: RSD 300 in the bus.

A detailed schedule of shuttle service is provided at web site www.beg.aero
http://www.beg.aero/passengers/to_and_from_the_airport/bus_transport.326.html


Intercity bus line Belgrade Central Bus Statiion – Kopaonik
Detailed schedule is provided at www.bas.rs
Travel time is aprox 5 hours.

Also, it is possible to travel to the city of Raska, from where we can organize transport to Kopaonik on request. Please send us your name and the time you plan to arrive to Raska, and we’ll inform you about the shuttle to Kopaonik.

Car

If you come from Belgrade the easiest way to reach to Kopaonik is to drive down the highway to Krusevac and then to take the road for Kopaonik. If you want to take a worse road which again is a shorter one then use motorway Belgrade-Kraljevo-Josanickabanja-Kopaonik.

Rent-a-car service
You can rent a car on Belgrade Airport (counter Terminal 2 Level -1), or somewhere in the city:
www.autotehna.com
www.avis.rs
www.rentca.rs
www.budget.rs
www.europcar.rs
www.hertz.rs
www.sixt.rs

Taxi

Taxi Airport – Belgrade Central Bus Station
Available non-stop from Airport. Ask from driver to go to Central Bus Station (in Serbian – „glavna autobuska stanica“).
Fare: aprox 10 EUR.

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Challenging competition in unusual conditions

This year was very difficult for paragliding comps all over the world. And our championship was not an exclusion. When in previous years we got used to 4000+ cloud base this year we were limited to 3000 at most. Besides strong winds and rains forced us to cancel many days. Still with all possible respect to safety we managed to have 4 valid tasks. Our team worked hard for the organization of this event and we are glad all pilots returned back safe. We congratulate the winners and wish every one new achievements and happy landings!

Overall

  1. Torsten Siegel (3)
  2. latour clement (351)
  3. Jurij Vidic (361)

Congratulations!

Overall results

Women

  1. Seiko FUKUOKA NAVILLE (5609)
  2. Petra Slivova (112)
  3. Yvonne Dathe (330)

First ladies-pilots in Europe!

Women results

Nations

  1. Switzerland
  2. Germany
  3. Italy

Bravo!

Nations results

Tasks and results

Task 1

09 Aug, 2014

59.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

10 Aug, 2014

62.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

11 Aug, 2014

88.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

12 Aug, 2014

59.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

15 Aug, 2014

54.5 km — Race to goal

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