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Iquique - Alto Hospicio Paragliding Open 2014, will take place between 23th at 27th of October, being the first event of the Chilean paragliding competitions series. This year it will be the 25th anniversary of this Open comp, and like all previous, Iquique is supposed to give ensured 4 days of flying - thanks to the excellent conditions which we enjoy here.

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Flying site

Iquique is one of the most important flying sites in Chile offering 360 flying days a year with flights up to 10 hours per day.
It is located in Atacama region in the north of the country and is 1852 km away from the capital, Santiago.

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Event info

Iquique - Alto Hospicio Paragliding Open 2014, will take place between 23th at 27th of October, being the first event of the Chilean paragliding competitions series. This year it will be the 25th anniversary of this Open comp, and like all previous, Iquique is supposed to give ensured 4 days of flying - thanks to the excellent conditions which we enjoy here. The categories in competitions will be Serial, Sport and Women.

Flying site

Iquique is one of the most important flying sites in Chile offering 360 flying days a year with flights up to 10 hours per day.
It is located in Atacama region in the north of the country and is 1852 km away from the capital, Santiago. Thanks to its exceptional conditions, the pilots could fly 360 days per year, in a perfect landscape. The take off is a big slope of the costal ridge facing the sea breeze. From the altitudes you can see the complete extension of the city, the harbour and the beaches. We would like to highlight that Iquique city develops air sports and offers a great number of paragliding activities.
The landing areas prepared for the competition, are located in the two main beaches of Iquique (Brave´s beach and Cavancha`s beach), both places offer wide areas, good amplitude and excellent orientation. Also sportsmen enjoy the particular attention of the tourists and visitors who are in this part of the year, starting to fill out the hotels and occupy the beaches.
Is well known that in Iquique you can fly all year round. But we would like to emphasise that in October, November and December; flying conditions allow flights between 7 to 10 hours per day. That gives a base for such spectacular achievements like the 304 km flight of Pál Takás.
But Iquique is much more than flights. On the Cavancha beach you can practice world class surfing and other nautical sports like sailing, kayaking or nautical sky. All these outdoor activities could be done all year round.
The Atacama Desert offers a lot of off road expeditions in mountain bikes or 4x4, and you have the chance to visit old “miner ghost towns” like Humberstone or Santa Laura office the heritage of the golden age of the saltpetre. Both offices look like they were 100 years ago, giving the impression the people left the town just a couple of days ago.
Iquique has population over 200.000 people. There are some old quarters located in the core of the city - the legacy of the saltpetre age like the public walking baquedano, with big Gregorian style porches. There are other attractions as well as duty free mall, the biggest in South America, one public walk with cycle routes rounded of palm trees and attractions like the skate park besides the beach. There are as much as 170 km of beaches to the south of the city, some of them rarely visit by tourists and locals.
The city shows its great tourist potential with the big offer of restaurants and bars, where is possible to find any kind of flavours, different influences of the Chinese and Peruvian cuisine, and of course the national cuisine with a wide variety of sea food. This entire atmosphere is spicy with the on-fire nights of the city.

Restrictions and airspace.
The Diego Aracena airport is located at 35 km to south of the city and it is a restricted flight area, but thanks to the goodwill of our aeronautical authorities, for the date of the Iquique open, we will have one corridor, this will enable us to create tasks across this zone, and take advantage of the costal ridge there and fly in the most technical places of this area just near the airfield.

Flight conditions.
The flight conditions vary in the day between 2 m/s to 6 m/s with winds in range of 8 to 25 k/h, and the Atacama desert give the chance to land almost in every place without obstacles; even over the city, in the big dune of the Dragon hill, for almost 4 km within the same city.

Take offs
Alto Hospicio - 490m ASL 20º16'54.6"S 070º06'28.0"W
This take off has West orientation, with a surface of 2500 square meters and a lot of the open areas around enough to support 150 pilots, with an average launch of 6 pilots per minute. From the main square of the city, it takes 15 minutes to reach the take off ground. You can be there by public transportation (It will bring you to a few meters from the launch graund). During competition days we have special buses for the participants.

Patillos - 170 m. ASL 20º44'20.2"S 070º09'23.5"W
This take off has West orientation, with a surface of 300 square meters and open area to support 100 pilots, with an average of 3 pilots per minute. From the main square of the city, it takes 45 minutes to reach the take off spot. During competition days we have special buses for the participants.

Alto San Marcos - 602 m ASL 21º04'25.8"S070º06'37.0"
This take off has West orientation, with a surface of 10.000 square meters and wide open areas to support a lot of pilots, here 10 pilots per minute can take off easily. From the main square of the city, it takes an hour and 30 minutes to reach the ground. During competition days we have special buses for the participants.

Selection and entry fee

Max number of participants is limed to 100 pilots.
Requirement for Pilots to enter this competition:
• FAI license
• Radio
• GPS
• Mobile Phone
• Certified Equipment.
To have live tracking a pilot should have an Android smartphone with mobile internet connection during the whole comp.

Entry fee:
CPL 80,000 (U$ 150)
Accounts:
Name: CARLOS CURI DAVILA
RUT: 21642011-K
Bank: Banco de Chile
Account: 0570198904
Email: zcalcar@yahoo.es
E-mail: iquiqueparaglidingopen@gmail.com
Paypal: zcalcar@yahoo.es
If you pay by Paypal deposit add CPL 3,000 (USD 6) for paypal fees.

The Entry Fee includes:
• Tag Id
• Event t-shirt
• Transport to Take off
• Retreive from Landing Place
• 1 lunch pack per day
• Prize giving dinner

Prize fund and scoring categories

1, 2, 3 ranked in Serial Class (EN D)
1, 2, 3 ranked in Sport Class (EN B and EN C)
1, 2, 3 ranked in Female

General schedule

Thursday October 23, 2014
18:30 Registrations (The place is to be defined later)
Friday, 24 October- Monday 27 October, 2014
Competition days
Monday, 27 October, 2014
Evening Prize giving ceremony

Daily schedule

8:30 Transport to take off (24 and 27 october )
7:00 Transport to take off (25 and 27 october)
9:30 Briefing on take off.
10:30 - 16:00 Task
18:00 Start downloading GPS in the HQ
21:00 GPS download dead line.
22:00 Publication of provisional task results.

Accommodation and Activities

Altazor Hostel,
(+56 9) 88261860
(+56) 57-380110
info@altazor.cl
Hotel Sunfish
Amunátegui 1990.
Hotel Sunfish Iquique, Chile
http://www.sunfish.cl/index.php?opc=hotel

How to get here

Mandala Restoart, located 2 blocks from cavancha beach
http://serviciosgastronomi0.wix.com/mandala#!

Iquique is located in Atacama region in the north of the Chile, 1852 km away from Santiago.

HQ Fuenzalida # 1028
Iquique Chile

Plane

You can arrive by plane to Iquique, International airport Diego Aracena, is located 40 km south of Iquique

Bus

If you come from Santiago de Chile, take a bus from terminal Santiago bus station. Ticket price is about 55 Euro or 40 euro.

Taxi

Iquique Airport – Iquique city – 13 dollars or 10 euros .

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Organizers

Carlos Curi
Main Organizer
Raul Fernandez
Retrieve Director
Sergio Padilla
Organizer
Weather forecast
Keno Solana
Meet Director &
Scorer
Jorge Fernandez
Safety Director
Glinka Vega
HQ coordinator

Contacts

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Confirmed pilots
Allowed pilots
Total registered
Women
Men
# Name WPRS Rank Sponsor Glider Status

Serial Class

  1. francisco Mantaras (249)
  2. Edinson Alvarez Suarez (121)
  3. Ruben Munoz (2869)

Serial Class results

Sport Class

  1. Patrick MacKinnon del Pozo (49)
  2. Javier Galvez (3107)
  3. Simba Ineichen (66)

Sport Class results

Women

  1. Andrea Jaramillo (37)
  2. SHAUIN KAO (383)
  3. Marina Olexina (700)

Women results

Tasks and results

Task 1

24 Oct, 2014

51.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

25 Oct, 2014

83.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

26 Oct, 2014

79.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

27 Oct, 2014

57.5 km — Race to goal

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