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19th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 & 7th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championships will be held on July 16-30, 2016. Its purpose is promoting new European and World Champions in their respective classes, to provide fair and safe flying conditions for all pilots, and and reinforce the friendship between the pilots and nations.

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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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How to get here

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

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Event info

19th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 & 7th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championships will be held on July 16-30, 2016. Its purpose is promoting new European and World Champions in their respective classes, to provide fair and safe flying conditions for all pilots, and 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

XSC
hgeu2016.mk
Goran Dimiskovski
Meet Director
Ivan Lukanov
Event Director - Organizer
ivan.lukanov@gmail.com
+389 77 77 1507
Vladimir Barakovski
Organizer

Selection and entry fee

Applications for European and non-European pilots alike must be made through the following web:
hgeu2016.mk, starting from 1/1/2016 and finishing on 15/4/2016.

The Entry fee will be:
* 450 Euros per pilot.
* 250 Euros per team leader/assistant.
Team leaders who are also pilots in the competition will pay only the pilot entry fee.

The Entry fee includes:
• Color map of task area showing take-off, turn points, landing fields and restricted airspace and
areas;
• ID card & safety/contact information.
• Contest numbers.
• Upload of turn-points with GPS coordinates.
• GPS track-log downloads.
• Live tracking.
• Competitor and glider identification.
• Daily snack package, water.
• Competition souvenirs.
• Free access to all championship events and parties.
• Free internet (Wi-Fi) access at the HQ.
• Emergency rescue and first aid medical service

Prize fund and scoring categories

Following titles will be awarded during the competition:
• European Champion Class 1
• European Champion Team Class 1
• World Champion Class 5
• World Champion Team Class 5

General schedule

Official Registration: 16/07/2016 – 6 pm – 10 pm – @HQ, Krushevo.
Official Registration: 17/07/2016 – 08:30 – 11:30 – @HQ, Krushevo.
Opening ceremony/Parade: 17/07/2016 – 6 pm – Krushevo City Center.
Team leader meeting: 18/07/2016 – 08:30 – HQ.
Mandatory Safety Briefing: 18/07/2016 – 09:30 – HQ.
Official training day: 18/07/2016.
Complimentary Dinner: To be advised.
Contest flying days: 19/07–29/07.
Prize-giving & Closing: 30/07/2016 – 12:00 – HQ.

The programme is subject to change with CIVL approval. Any changes before the start of the
competition will be posted on the website.

Daily schedule

Daily Schedule
On training and competition days:
08:30: Headquarters open
09:00: Team Leader meeting
09:30: Transportation to take off
09:30: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:30: Pilot briefing/Task briefing
12:00: Take-off window opens.
7 pm: Scoring office opens
10 pm: Provisional results, published printed in HQ
The daily schedule is subject to change.

Any changes to the schedule before the start of the competition will be posted on the website.

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

Municipality of Krushevo, Macedonia (FYROM)
Krushevo 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

19 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 84.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

20 Jul, 2016

Class 1 — 85.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

20 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 114.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

21 Jul, 2016

Class 1 — 120.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

21 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 152.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

22 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 127.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

22 Jul, 2016

Class 1 — 101.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

23 Jul, 2016

Class 1 — 132.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

23 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 150.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

24 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 192.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

24 Jul, 2016

Class 1 — 145.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

27 Jul, 2016

Class 1 — 93.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

27 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 117.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 8

28 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 127.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 8

28 Jul, 2016

Class 1 — 116.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 9

29 Jul, 2016

Class 1 — 100.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 9

29 Jul, 2016

Class 5 — 117.9 km — Race to goal

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