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The Hang Gliding Pre-Worlds 2018 will have its HQ in Tolmezzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the NE of Italy.

The competition flying area will develop above extremely different and vaste areas: from the sea to the Dolomites, crossing the flatlands, the Alps and the Prealps.

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THE HEADQUARTERS
The main location of the Championship HeadQuarter will be Tolmezzo.
Located in the Udine district, it is the most important center of the Carnia region and is therefore considered its capital.

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Tolmezzo is near Udine, in the North-East of Italy. Not far from Venice and Trieste, Austria and Slovenia.

Event info

The Hang Gliding Pre-Worlds 2018 will have its HQ in Tolmezzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the NE of Italy.

The competition flying area will develop above extremely different and vaste areas: from the sea to the Dolomites, crossing the flatlands, the Alps and the Prealps. The main competition region will be Friuli Venezia Giulia, but pilots could fly also above some other regions and countires: Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Slovenia and Austria.
Each flying site is no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes far from the HQ.

Flying site

THE HEADQUARTERS
The main location of the Championship HeadQuarter will be Tolmezzo.
Located in the Udine district, it is the most important center of the Carnia region and is therefore considered its capital. With an elevation of 323 m ASL, it’s located between the Tagliamento River and the stream. At the confluence of seven Valleys, it’s surrounded by the Carnic Alps.
The town offers many facilities and it’s the reference point of all the Carnic Valleys.

MAIN TAKE-OFFs
CROSTIS (1860 m ASL)
Take-off Crostis is one of the highest in the region, there’s plenty of room to open hang gliders and can be reached driving along an asphalt road.
The launch site is used with winds between SE and SW, as the thermal wind from the slope always lines up with the take-off.

PASSO PURA (1400 m ASL)
The take-off, used until the mid-90s, has been recently recovered.
There’s plenty of room to open hang gliders and it can be reached driving along an asphalt road; only the last 200m must be run along a dirt road, kept in very good condition.
The launch site is used with winds between E and S and so it’s the most suitable take-off in the first hours of the day. Usually it offers an excellent service-thermal.

CUARNAN (1180 m ASL)
The take-off, already used during Italian Hang Gliding Championship 2012, is also the official launch
site during FAI and PWCA Paragliding competitions.
The launch site is used with winds from SE and SW.
The road to take-off has been realized for the last Italian Hang Gliding Championship 2012 and it’s easily used by normal cars, although the last part is a dirt road, which has a steep slope.

VALINIS (980 m ASL)
The take-off can be comfortably reached driving along an asphalt road and it’s the perfect launch site for hang gliding competitions.
The launch site is used with winds between SE and SW.

MAIN LANDINGS
CERCIVENTO (560 m ASL)
The Cercivento airfield is actually a small airport, regularly used by a small two-seats airplane.
It’s possible to land with winds from S (breezes) or N-E, but it is not suitable with winds between W and N.
The landing area offers water and electric current.
The main roads are not far from here and there is a wide parking area.

BORDANO (530 m ASL)
Already used for numerous Paragliding competitions as well as for the Italian Hang Gliding Championship 2012, it has all the qualities needed to host a large number of pilots.
The landing field conditions will be improved, but, thanks to the constant and laminar winds and to the wide surface, it already configures itself like a perfect goal for a World Championship.

TRAVESIO (226 m ASL)
It has been the official landing place during the Spring Meeting - Friuli Venezia Giulia 2017 (hang gliding FAI 2 cat. competition).
It is situated in the Travesio sportive area and it offers direct access to the local sportive buildings and facilities. It is next to the main road.

Organizers

Aero Club Lega Piloti A.S.D.
Via San Miro snc
23867 - Suello (LC)
Flyve Srl
Via Villa 123
33090 - Travesio (PN)

Selection and entry fee

REGISTRATION
As established by FAI-CIVL, organisers of test events for 1st Cat. events must leave as much room for a specific class as they will for the Cat 1, at least until 90 days before the event (April 28, 2018).
However, we really would like to open the comp also to Class 5 pilots. So, according to this rule and to our aim:

- Class 1 pilots will have the priority until April 28, 2018
- Class 5 pilots can register starting from October 16, 2017, but they will know if they can be accepted into the comp only after April 28 and only if Class 1 confirmed pilots are less than 150
- Class 1 and Class 5 pilots will be selected indistinctly after April 28, 2018 and they will be confirmed on the basis of the payment date.

If after the deadline (April 28, 2018) Class 1 confirmed pilots (who have registered and paid) are more than 150, organisers will make the selection on the basis of WPRS (update: March 31, 2018) and excluded pilots will be fully refunded.

Registration opens from October 16, 2017

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ENTRY FEE
Regular entry fee is 350,00 euros (300,00 euros for UNDER 30).
Discounted entry fee: 300,00 euros (250,00 euros for UNDER 30) if payment is done within December 31, 2017.

If any Team Leader wants to join the competition, he/she can register sending an email to the organisers (info@italy2019.com). The entry fee is 100,00 euros.

The entry fee includes:
• Event T-Shirt
• Packed Lunch (sandwiches, a fruit/sweet) and water each competition day
• Complimentary dinner
• Medical emergency service
• Opening and closing Ceremonies
• Open buffet during opening and closing Ceremonies
• Prize-giving Ceremony
• Gadgets and promotional items
• LT devices
• ID card with contact information

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PAYMENT
Payment options will be sent to selected pilots by email.

Prize fund and scoring categories

- 1st Class 1 OPEN
- 2nd Class 1 OPEN
- 3rd Class 1 OPEN

- 1st Class 1 Female
- 2nd Class 1 Female
- 3rd Class 1 Female

- 1st Class 1 Under 30
- 2nd Class 1 Under 30
- 3rd Class 1 Under 30

- 1st Class 5
- 2nd Class 5
- 3rd Class 5

To withdraw the prize, pilots have to be present at the Prize-giving Ceremony.
No proxy will be accepted.
Undelivered awards will remain to the organisation.

DAILY PRIZE-GIVING
Each day the first pilots classified in each category (Class 1 Open, Class 1 Female, Class 5) will receive a special prize.

General schedule

Thursday, July 26, 2018
17:00 - 20:00 - Registration

Friday, July 27, 2018
08:00 - 19.00 - Official Registration
10:00 - Practice task
19:30 - Safety Mandatory Briefing
20:30 - Opening Ceremony

Saturday, July 28 - Saturday, August 4, 2018
Contest Flying days

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

09:30 - Pilots briefing @ HQ
11:30 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
12:00 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
20:30 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Tolmezzo offers many accommodations, both in the town center and in the suburbs (1 km far
from center).

An interesting alternative to the traditional hotel experience is named “albergo diffuso”: small
apartments (up to 12 beds each) located in private houses, usually historical ones, which have been recently renovated. All beds are part of a single organization and are served by a single reception.
They are situated in Tolmezzo or in the nearby villages, in quiet places, easily reachable from the center of the town.
The local tourist agencies take care of reservations and payments, so organizers entrust to their cooperation and websites.

Camping in the nearby are not so numerous: only three at 15 minutes from HQ.

How to get here

BY CAR
Highway A4 from Trieste and Venezia, then highway A23 to Austria - EXIT Tolmezzo
From Austria, through Plöckenpass or highway from Villach

BY PLANE
Nearest airports:
ITALY
- Venezia "Marco Polo" - 01:30 min
- Trieste "Ronchi dei Legionari" - 00:50 min
- Treviso "Antonio Canova" - 01:50 min

SLOVENIA
- Ljubjana "Brnik" - 01:45

AUSTRIA
- Klagenfurt "Kärnten" - 01:35

BY TRAIN and BUS
By bus from Udine Train Station it takes ca 50 min.

33028 Tolmezzo UD, Italia
Tolmezzo IT

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