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Georgia-Ukraine Friendship Open Cup – the first category FAI2 international competitions to be held in in Georgia: the event -– cross-country flights. The unique location of Kakheti allows round-trip flights of 100+ km.

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Flying site

The Greater Caucasus Mountains (altitude 3000–3300 m, length 90 km) shelter the valley from all wind.
The thermal wind formed by the Alazani Valley (90 x 30 km) is always more dominant than other winds, resulting in unique calm conditions being formed in the mountains.

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How to get here

Airport: the nearest international airport is in Tbilisi (2 hours’ drive).

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Event info

Georgia-Ukraine Friendship Open Cup – the first category FAI2 international competitions to be held in in Georgia: the event -– cross-country flights. The unique location of Kakheti allows round-trip flights of 100+ km.

Flying site

The Greater Caucasus Mountains (altitude 3000–3300 m, length 90 km) shelter the valley from all wind.
The thermal wind formed by the Alazani Valley (90 x 30 km) is always more dominant than other winds, resulting in unique calm conditions being formed in the mountains. High sunshine duration here together with a lack of rain and wind create ideal conditions for paragliding. The mountain slopes are completely covered with forest, which greatly smoothes the flows and means the turbulence here is moderate. . In summer severe inversions occur in the valley, making it difficult to ascend to the cloud base.In the summer the valley is subject to an acute temperature inversion, and this sometimes means the base is engulfed in cloud. This problem is solved at the upper start, which is above the inversion layer. The large valley in front of the mountains provides a safe landing place in the event of a thunderstorm or other adverse conditions. A well-developed network of pick-up routes and friendly local inhabitants complete the picture of an ideal flight location.

Upper start (Goloyani) - 1650 m, 41°57’16.69″N 46°04’30.25″E. Drop to landing point - 1250 m. Large start point for 10+ simultaneously starting gliders. After starting, the pilot enters the forest zone. Before landing, the pilot must fly 5 km along the ridge. Due to the lack of background prevailing winds, there is no problem conducting a safe flight before landing, although it is recommended to fly 2 km along the ridge to reach the front part of it. The road to the start takes 30-50 minutes, and is navigable by 4WD vehicles.

More about flying in Georgia you can find here http://xcgeorgia.com

Organizers

Anton Balytskyi
http://xcgeorgia.com
Phone, Whatsapp, Viber: +995 595 16 22 55
info@xcgeorgia.com
Irakli Kapanadze
http://paragliding.ge
Phone: +995 595 424 298
i_kapanadze@yahoo.com
Anton Balytkyi
Main organiser
Phone, Whatsapp, Viber: +995 595 16 22 55
info@xcgeorgia.com

Selection and entry fee

Event cost: 150 Euros (after 1 august -180 Euros, on HQ 11 august - 200 Euros)

You have been invited to pay, however your entry is not confirmed until you have paid. You now have 7 days to pay. If you have not paid in that time, your entry may be moved back to the waiting list and you will be moved to the end of the waiting list.

If you need extra time to make a payment then please email us so we can consider giving you a little longer. Be aware, your payment is usually non refundable*, and it cannot be transferred to another pilot.

IMPORTANT The event is full when enough people have paid. Acceptance into the event is according to the order of PAYMENT, not registration. If you are slow to pay then you lose the offer of a place.
BANK TRANSFER
To pay by bank transfer please also email us to confirm the details of your transfer so that we can identify your payment.
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BANK TRANSFER in Euros; €150 Euro (after 1 august -180 Euros)
Bank: JSC Bank of Georgia, 29a Gagarin Str., Tbilisi 0160, Georgia
SWIFT CODE: BAGAGE22
IBAN; GE70BG0000000554175100
Anton Balytskyi
PAYPAL
You can arrange payment via our Paypal account, which is secure and accepts international payments.
To pay by PAYPAL, please send €160 = €150 + €10 (Money Transfer Fee | PayPal) to email address "balitsky.anton@gmail.com". Or use http://paypal.me/wildguru

Please include your name in the messages box if using someone elses Paypal.

Paying by Paypal means your entry fee is paid immediately, unlike bank transfers which can take several days. This ensures you do not miss out on your place if you are close to the payment deadline.
CANCELLATION POLICY
Pilots should note our cancellation policy, inkeeping with all major events;
Any pilots who cancels their registration will be given refunds as follows:
> Cancellation date more than 60 days before competition start date = 50%
refund of entry price
> Cancellation date less than 60 days before comp start = 0% refund of entry price
Cancellations must be informed by email and the date at which the email is received will be used to calculate your refund.
Please be aware, refunds are not immediate. If we are busy in the main flying season then we only do admin 1 day per month. Your deposit and/or payment is NOT transferable. There is a strict selection process and you cannot bypass this by passing your payment to another pilot.
Please ensure you have adequate holiday travel insurance to cover any losses if you later find you are unable to participate!
The event is open to all pilots. 2-liner gliders and EN-D gliders are allowed. Entry fee is EUR 150(after 1 august -180 Euros, on HQ 11 august - 200 Euros).

All Pilots must hold the following:
- GPS which records a 3D track log,
- Medical insurance (including rescue and repatriation),
All the above will be checked at registration

Also:
- smartphone,
- Recently repacked reserve parachute,
- Helmet,
- Harness with back protection,
- 2M Radio.
If you do not have ALL of the above you will NOT be permitted to participate.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall
Sport Class (EN-A, EN-B, EN-C)
Women

General schedule

11 august: 10pm - 18pm: Registration
12 august: Training day
13-17 august: competition days
17 august: prize giving ceremony

Daily schedule

On competition days:

08h30: Headquarters open
09h00: Morning briefing
09h30: Transportation to take off
12h00: Task and Safety Committee meetings
12h15: Pilot briefing/Task briefing
12h45: Take-off window opens (depending on the actual weather conditions)
16h00: Scoring office opens
21h00: Provisional results (depending on the last pilot being retrieved)

The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the whiteboard in HQ. Changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the Daily briefing

Accommodation and Activities

HQ will be located in the hotel-wine cellar Shaloshvillicellar. It is convenient to stay here, since this is where the morning and evening meetings will be held.

To book this hotel, you
can contact the owners directly: https://www.facebook.com/ShaloshvilisMarani/

It is possible to stay in tents at or near the start point, but the lack of
electricity may cause problems for participants.

Many options can also be found on www.booking.com for staying in the town of Kvareli.

NOTE: You will need some means of transport each day to get to and from HQ.

How to get here

Transfer Tbilisi-Kakheti-Tbilisi. The organisers can arrange transfers to and from the airport. Timetables
for shuttle buses will be finalised once the organisers have received all the necessary flight arrival and
departure details from participants. Please send your flight details to info@xcgeorgia.com.

Taxis:
Taxis from Tbilisi to Kvareli cost about 100Euros.

Car hire:
There are a multitude of car hire companies operating out of all the airports.

Кахетия, Грузия
Kvareli GE

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