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Event info

To participate, a proof is needed that you have:
been vaccinated against COVID-19,
received a negative test result or
recovered from COVID-19.
The best is EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Kobala open is one of the greatest hang gliding competitions with great tradition and normally excellent flying conditions in this part of Europe

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Flying site

Kobala is a famous flying site in Soca river valley in Slovenia. With the landing place in Tolmin it is intended for flying hang gliders and paragliders, for sport flying, competitions, events and training hang glider and paraglider pilots.

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  • 34 Pilots Confirmed
  • 34 Pilots total registered
  • 160 EUR Entry fee
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  • 50 Pilots max allowed
  • 12 Countries presented
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 09/04 12:06 (Europe/Ljubljana)
  • 🛰️

    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
  • 🛰️

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

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 💩

    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    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 have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
  • 🍺

    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift

Event info

To participate, a proof is needed that you have:
been vaccinated against COVID-19,
received a negative test result or
recovered from COVID-19.
The best is EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Kobala open is one of the greatest hang gliding competitions with great tradition and normally excellent flying conditions in this part of Europe

Flying site

Kobala is a famous flying site in Soca river valley in Slovenia. With the landing place in Tolmin it is intended for flying hang gliders and paragliders, for sport flying, competitions, events and training hang glider and paraglider pilots. Kobala ia a popular paragliding and hang gliding take-off, as well as an excellent starting point for long cross-country flights on the southern crest of the Julian Alps and a well-known competition site. The best conditions for long cross-country flights are with a very weak general N or E wind. However, the western wind, more suitable for local flying, will normally predominate. Allowed airspace up to 2900 m AMSL.

Kobala take-off 1080 m ASL, N46° 10.86, E13° 46.76.
Suitable wind direction: E, SE, SW, W.
A very large ,nicely maintained meadow on the pointed top of the forest-covered Kobala hill. Two take-off directions are possible depending on the direction of the wind. It is located above the town of Tolmin offers good conditions to launch in a wide range of winds, from ENE to WNW. Although not too big, on a flying day gentle breeze allows many pilots to launch quick without any problems. Access 4 km by car, right to the take-off area.

Landing: official Kobala landing is 2 km after the city of Tolmin on the road going to Kobarid, rigth side of the road along a dirt road, 500m from main road. good reference point is the helipad, there're two windsocks on this field. the emergency landing field is in front of Tolmin, where the road splits like figure V. During the competition we will be using the main landing by the campsite Gabrje, located 2,5 km NW from the official Tolmin landing.

Selection and entry fee

https://www.hg-slo.si/index.php/en/basics - Offical webpage of the competition. You can find registration form, pre-payment and details here etc.

Kobala Open is a slovenian (open) national league. Class 1 hangliding and Sport class.

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 FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence

    FAI IPPI Card
  • 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 will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

Pre-payment refund: the refund will be done only if competition is cancelled before it even starts. The refund amount is 10 EUR.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Entry fee includes: Info folder, a souvenir with competition logo, lunch packet, closing ceremony, GPS data management, weather forecasts, take-off and landing fees.

Prizes:

Medals and other practical prizes.
Medals for top 3 overall (O1) class and money prizes for the top 3.
Medals for top 3 Sport class.
Medals for Slovenian national competition class (O1)

General schedule

Competition schedule

Sunday, August 15th 2021
17:00 - 20:00 Registration
August 16th – 20th: Competition days, 21st August being a reserve day

Monday, August 16th
9:00 Mandatory safety briefing
daily schedule

Friday, August 20th
daily schedule
Evening: Closing ceremony

August 21st - competition day and closing ceremony ONLY! if comp is not valid yet on August 20th

Daily schedule

9:30 - Information on daily flying (published also on News on web site and in HQ)
10:00 - Transportation
12:00 - Pilot's briefing on the launch site
13:00 - Window opens
18:00 - Last landing
18:15 - Report back deadline, unofficial results
19:15 - Official results

Accommodation and Activities

Camp Gabrje and other camps in the valley, Hostel Paradiso, ...

How to get here

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Tolmin Slovenia

Plane

The nearest international airports are Ljubljana (85 km away) and Trieste (70 km away) in Italy. From there you can catch a bus to Tolmin.

Bus

You can get to Tolmin by bus from most of the major cities in Slovenia.
If you travel from Ljubljana, you will find the timetable here:
http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/en/
If you travel from Nova Gorica, you will find the timetable here:
http://www.avrigo.si/potniski_prevozi/linijski_promet/vozni_red/

Train

There is a train station at the nearby town of Most na Soci. It is about 10 minutes by taxi to Tolmin. Connecting trains are hard though as it is a small service. You can come from the north, through from Austria, with a change at Jesenice. You can also board at Nova Gorica in the south.

There is a Car Train service from the north than can turn a 1 hour car drive into a 35 minute ride through the beautiful valleys. But there are only 3 or 4 services a day, from Bohinska Bistrica.

Car

You can get to Tolmin either from Kobarid, Nova Gorica or Ljubljana/Idrija. The Headquarters are located at Gabrje Campsite, which is ca. 4 km NW from Tolmin by the Soca river.

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Klub zmajarjev Maribor
Rok Kukovec
Director of competition

Contacts

Socials

Confirmed pilots
Total registered
Allowed pilots
# Name Nation Sponsor Glider Status
Women
,
Men
,
# Name Sponsor Glider
Class
Status
,

SLOVENIA National

  1. Franc Peternel (322)
  2. Jure Becan (372)
  3. Stanislav Galovec (362)

SLOVENIA National results

OVERALL class

  1. Primoz Gricar (345)
  2. Dan Vyhnalik (373)
  3. Balazs Ujhelyi (371)

OVERALL class results

Tasks and results

Task 1

16 Aug, 2021

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 71.4 km — Race to goal

Replay:

Task 2

19 Aug, 2021

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 132.1 km — Race to goal

Replay:

Task 3

20 Aug, 2021

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 89.3 km — Race to goal

Replay:
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