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Event info

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.

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Flying site

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.

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  • 109 Pilots Confirmed
  • 109 Pilots total registered
  • 200 EUR Entry fee
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  • 125 Pilots max allowed
  • 13 Countries presented
  • ✅ All certified wings allowed
  • 🏆 FAI Status = CAT 2 🏅
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    26/03 18:00 (Europe/Rome)

  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
  • ⚕️

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 📱

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 📻

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🚐

    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
  • 🥾

    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
  • 📢

    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
  • 🥪

    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
  • 🗺

    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
  • 💳

    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
  • 🍺

    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

  • 🅰

    This event awards PWCA letters

    PWCA Letters
  • ♻️

    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

    Plastic reduction

Prize funds and scoring categories

  • OPEN

Event info

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.

Flying site

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.
Flying season lasts from May till October.
Take off - decollo del Monte Caio
Coordinates 440 27′ 48” N 100 10′ 15” E ASL 1450 orientation South. The place is reacheable by car and then about 200 m on foot.

Selection and entry fee

Regular registration will be open until May 9, 2021.
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
- Gadgets*
- 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

  • 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)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application 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.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance

Cancellation Policy

The organization is optimist and trustfull about the possibility to have the event, despite the pandemic situation.
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 title of “ITALIAN CHAMPION 2021”, with a minimum of 1500 points.
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)
- Team

OPEN Class:
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.

General schedule

Saturday, July 24, 2021
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

Daily schedule

08:00 - Pilots Meteo Briefing (HQ)
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

Camping: http://www.campingschia.it/Il_Campeggio.html

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


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



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
Parma Italy


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.


Waypoint files


ASD Volo Libero Monte Caio - D.C. Melloni
Michele Boschi




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Women     confirmed

Men     confirmed

# Name Rank Sponsor Glider Status
Category Tagline Participant Email Phone Description Price
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Tasks and results

Task 1

26 Jul, 2021

43.0 km — Elapsed time

Comp. results:

Task 4

29 Jul, 2021

66.1 km — Race to goal

Task 5

30 Jul, 2021

30.0 km — Elapsed time

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