Here we are again... after the cancellation due the Pandemic last year! About the 2021 edition the organization is optimist and trustfull that it will be possible to have the event depsite the Covid-19 health emergency.Expand page for more details
Decollo Monte Caio is located in Comune Palanzano of Schia Montecaio in Provincia di Parma. It offers a number of fine XC routes in all directions.Most interesting are the flights made along Appenina mountain chain in the directions of the border with Toscana.Expand page for more details
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Registration will open on
26/03 18:00 (Europe/Rome)
Live trackers supplied
The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring
The region supports helicopter rescues
Medic on takeoff
There will be medical rescue services at launch
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
Live trackers mandatory
Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.
There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch
There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
There will be daily lunch packs for pilots
Maps are supplied
The organisers will give you printed maps at registration
The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed
The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ
There will usually be goal beers for winners
There will be an organised party during or after the event
This event awards PWCA letters
The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles
- ITA SERIAL
- ITA OPEN
Here we are again... after the cancellation due the Pandemic last year! About the 2021 edition the organization is optimist and trustfull that it will be possible to have the event depsite the Covid-19 health emergency.
The Italian Paragliding Open 2021 edition will take place in Schia, Tizzano Val Parma, in the heart of one of the most famous food valley in the world.
The takeoff of Monte Caio is about 10 minutes by car from the village and the area around it, part of the National Park Appennino Tosco Emiliano, offers multiple outdoor activities.
Selection and entry fee
All registrations made after this time will be considered "late registration".
Selection will start on 10 May, 2021 and the final list will be published within 13 May, 2021.
Spots will be assigned to Italian pilots according to Italian Overall Ranking (reference date 31 October, 2020).
Other pilots will be selected according to the FAI WPRS ranking system (reference date 1st May 2021).
The Payment process, will start in June but the pilots will have to confirm they partecipation once selected.
- 60% of available spots are reserved to Italian pilots (until the second selection round). The selection will be made following the Italian Overall Ranking (reference date 31 October, 2020).
- 10 spots are reserved to female pilots (until the first selection round).
- 10 wild cards (to be assigned by the organizers and the Italian Team Leader)
- other available spots will be assign to foreign pilots (according to Section 7 for FAI 2 Events)
In case of equal rankings, priority will be given to the first pilot who made the registration.
Registration to the competition becomes effective only after the entry fee payment, which has to be done within 7 days from the confirmation date. Confirmation will be sent to pilots by email and published in the list of confirmed participants.
Pilots who won’t pay within the payment deadline, will be moved at the bottom of the selection list and their status will be changed in "waiting list".
Organizers have the right to not accept the registration of pilots considered not eligible or in case the compliance with legal requirements cannot be verified.
- Regular entry fee is 200 €
- If registration is made after May 9, 2021 or if payment is made after the established deadline, the entry fee is 230 €.
We accept Bank Transfer
The entry fee includes:
- Flying Site Fly Card valid 1 year
- Transport to take-off and retrievals
- Medical emergency service
- Live tracking
- Complimentary dinner*
- Packed Lunch each competition day
- Prize-giving ceremony*
*Due the covid-19 emergency some non-essential services may be changed in favor of healt care services
Documents required at registration
FAI Sporting Licence
Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)
The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.
Signed Application form
You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Signed Waiver/Release form
You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents
A final decision will be taken before the Payment process begins.
In case of no valid tasks, the organisation will return to any participant part of the entry fee. The amount will be defined on the basis of the expenses afforded by organizers.
If a pilot withdraws from the competition by June 31, 2021, the entire registration fee will be refunded, minus 30%, to cover organizational costs. The refund will be made at the end of the competition.
Cancellations from July 1, 2021 and until the start of the competition won't be refunded.
Prize fund and scoring categories
The Competition will assign the “Trofeo dei 100 Laghi 2021 OPEN”, with a minimum of 1 (one) flown task.
The following rankings will be produced:
- Open Class – International
- Open Class – Italian Championship
- Female Category – International (with at least 5 participants)
- Female Category – Italian Championship (with at least 5 participants)
- Serial Class - International
- Serial Class - Italian Championship
- Sport Class – International (with at least 5 participants)
Includes all the partecipants (up to CCC certified gliders)
Includes all the partecipants, except pilots using:
- CCC (CIVL Competition Class) certified gliders;
- Any certified glider with Flat Aspect Ratio over 7.0;
Includes all the partecipants using B or C certified gliders
Winners must be present at the awards ceremony to collect the prize.
We do not accept proxies. Prizes not claimed will remain at the organization.
11.00 - 17.00: Training Day
17.00 - 21.00: Registration
Sunday, July 25 to Saturday, July 31, 2021
Contest flying days
Saturday, July 31, 2021
19:00: Prize-giving and closing ceremony
08:30 - 1st Transport to take-off
09:00 - 2nd Transport to take-off
09:30 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:30 - General Briefing, Meteo briefing, Task Briefing
11:30 - Take-off window opens
16:00 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results
Accommodation and Activities
Appartments Schia - 200 mt from HQ - Call after May 1st 2021 - 0039 0521 860169
Francesca Lastella - Locanda Moragnano - 0039 0521 361013
Agriturismo Il Filare - BAZZANO - 0039 340 529 5254
La Locanda nel vento - CALESTANO - 0039 335 662 1523
B&B IL BOSCHETTO - CALESTANO - 0039 0525 528224
Sacre Terre Room And Breakfast - CAPOPONTE - 0039 333 173 4800
IL BOACO DELLE FATE - CORNIGLIO - 0039 339 624 7251
La casa delle Vele - LANGHIRANO - https://www.facebook.com/La-casa-delle-vele-102182438225846/
Podere Cristina B&B Villa Rossana - LESIGNANO - 0039 324 791 2643
Locanda Della Pieve - MORAGNANO - 0039 0521 361013
LA MAESTA - MULAZZANO - 0039 0521 852540
LA TANA DEL PICCHIO - NEVIANO - 0039 393 091 9600
B&B La Ca' Tòrta - NEVIANO - 0039 349 510 6295
Agriturismo Petrarosa - NEVIANO - 0039 348 316 0524
Agricola Tre Rii Sidreria - TRE RII - 0039 349 412 0109
CENTOLAGHI ROOMS - VALDITACCA - 0039 334 633 8813
Villa Anna - Strognano - 0039 331 839 4362
L'Angolo Di Verlano - CANOSSA - 0039 0522 876109
B&B Al Glicine - LANGHIRANO- 0039 0521 864244
tenuta i musi lunghi - LANGHIRANO - 0039 339 412 5494
La Locanda del Borgo - TORRECHIARA - 0039 0521 355010
B&B Villa al Parco - FELINO - 0039 348 871 6131
Villa Nanà - SAN MICHELE GATTI - 0039 327 972 9068
Room and Breakfast Torre - SAN CHIELE TIORRE - 0039 338 347 3526
CASA DI AROLA - TORRECHIARA - 0039 351 946 8768
CORTE BONOMI - CAMPORA - http://www.lacortebonomini.com/#contact
AGRITURISMO CASA NUOVA - TIZZANO - 0521868278
AGRITURISMO AL VIGNETO - BARBIANO - 0039 0521836356
How to get here
Nearest Airports: Parma (PMF), Bologna (BLQ), Milan Orio Al Serio (BGY), Milan Malpensa (MXP), Milan Linate (LIN).
From there you can take a train+bus or car to arrive to Schia.
From Parma Bus Station take Line 12 to Langhirano. From Langhirano Bus Station Take Line 2640 to arrive to Tizzano Val Parma from there organization will organize transport to HQ.
In case of need contact the organization.
Parma Train Station is the nearest to arrive by train.
Via Casagalvana, 44, 43028 Schia PR, Italia
The nearesta irport is Bologna. Fro there you can take a car to get to the Monte Caio.
By A1 high way to Parma and then by SP665 to Schia.
Come arrivare in auto: Da Parma seguire le indicazioni per Langhirano, quindi proseguire in direzione Tizzano val Parma (nei week end e festivi il ritrovo dei volatori locali è presso la pasticceria del paese). Da qui seguire le indicazioni per Musiara, superare gli impianti di risalita della stazione invernale Pian delle Giare e immettersi nella strada sterrata recante l’indicazione decollo.
Si ricorda che l’ultimo tratto di strada sterrata è consentito ai veicoli solo se muniti di apposita autorizzazione.
- Michele Boschi