Now in it's 6ᵗʰ year, pilots love the fun and friendly atmosphere, the in-depth daily briefings and the easy access to some of the best pilots in the world. You will find this to be the perfect springboard into competition flying, or maybe you will see it as the ideal environment in which to improve your XC skills.Expand page for more, including Payment & Cancellation info
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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
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
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 a social evening with food
There will be an organised party during or after the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
The organisers have commmitted to Carbon Offset the event, including competitior travel to & from the venue
The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles
- Team Trophy
- Womens Class
- Leisure Class (EN-B and below)
- Sports Class (EN-C and below)
- Overall Class
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Now in it's 6ᵗʰ year, pilots love the fun and friendly atmosphere, the in-depth daily briefings and the easy access to some of the best pilots in the world. You will find this to be the perfect springboard into competition flying, or maybe you will see it as the ideal environment in which to improve your XC skills. Or simply enjoy flying in an international, friendly setting where the flying and social experience counts for much more than the results.
Naviter are specialists for instruments, so expect there to be plenty of teaching on how you can improve your flying in this area. Indeed, Naviter are considered the leading instrument manufacturer for XC & Competition flying, and you will rarely see a top pilot without one.
The Naviter Open is a CAT 2 competition open to all Serial Class pilots (Pilots flying EN-A to EN-D wings). It is being held in Tolmin, Slovenia. The event is being supported by Naviter and and the Naviter Team.
At the end, we will be giving away lots of prizes through our famous 'names in a hat' system we have used each year. There will be Naviter Oudie N's, Hypers, Flytec instruments and more. But you have to be there to win. For 2022 you can expect a few of the new Oudie 'N' series instruments to be up for grabs!
The week before the Naviter Open is the Freedom Open. If you would also like to participate in that then you can find the details here: Freedom Open
Slovenia is a beautiful venue and the flying is awesome. Set in the heart of the Julian Alps, you have it all. Grassy launches, amazing scenery and huge landing fields. Typical tasking is 40-80km flying in a pure Alpine environment. The Soca valley is very friendly, with landouts throughout in generally large, open fields. Typically we do not have strong valley winds. The backdrop of the Julian Alps is stunning, often still with Snow capped mountains in June. The camp site, where the event is based, makes the perfect venue for us to be hosted, with a bar, food and landing field all on hand. Otherwise, it is just a short drive to the town where you can find an array of hotels and accommodations to suit all budgets.
We look forward to flying with you here!
Selection and entry fee
If you receive a payment offer, you will have 7 days to pay, otherwise we will offer your place to another pilot on the waiting list.
For this year we will again only be asking for a deposit, with the balance of payment being due to the local organisers at the event, in June.
Do ensure you have read the cancellation policy before making any payment!
The event is a Serial Class only competition. That means no CCC gliders. But EN-D's and below are allowed. We want to have a fun week where everyone feels like they have a chance of scoring well, regardless of what they fly.
The entry fee will be €280 euro and details of how to pay will be sent to the selected pilots. The short version though: 80€ will be paid now, as a deposit. The balance of 200€ will be paid to the local organisers, at the event.
All Pilots must hold the following:
- An FAI IPPI 5 licence (contact us in advance if you need one)
- An FAI Sporting Licence (Don't confuse this with an IPPI card)
- Medical/Travel insurance
- Third party liability insurance (usually from your National Organisation)
In addition, you must supply a copy of a Certificate of Airworthiness valid in the 2 years prior to the event start & a photo of the certification label in the wing (for wings less than 2 years old and with the manufacture date published in the wing, that is sufficient). You can upload this in Airtribune
All the above will be checked at registration
- A mobile phone
- Recently repacked reserve parachute
- Helmet, certified for paragliding use
- Harness with certified back protection
- 2M Radio capable of 143.900 Mhz FM
If you do not have ALL of the above you will NOT be permitted to participate.
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)
FAI IPPI Card
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
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
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune
CANCELLATION BY YOU
Any pilots who cancels their registration will be given refunds as follows:
> Cancellation date more than 30 days before competition start date = payment this season: entry price less 80€. If you did not pay the full entry fee then only the amount over 80€ will be refunded (ie 0€ refund of 80€ deposit).
> Cancellation date 30 days or less before comp start date = 0% refund of entry price
> If you are unable to attend, please contact us in advance of the event start. This allows us to adjust our infrastructure, where we are able. If we do not hear from you or you simple do not show then there will be no refund. No shows will cause us unacceptable losses through pre-organised infrastructure, staff etc.
Cancellations must be informed by email and the date at which the email is received will be used to calculate your refund, if one is due.
Please be aware, refunds, if due, are not immediate. If we are busy in the main flying season then we only do admin 1 day per month. Your deposit and/or payment is NOT transferable. There is a strict selection process and you cannot bypass this by passing your payment to another pilot. Prior year payment refunds, according to terms that season.
Please ensure you have adequate holiday travel insurance to cover any losses if you later find you are unable to participate. Covid cancellations are no longer an excuse for a refund.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Sports - All gliders EN-C and below
Leisure - All gliders EN-B and below
Women - All females
Teams - Top 3 score of a team of 5 persons
Please note CCC gliders are not allowed.
Sunday 12 June:
16.00pm- 20.00pm: Registration
Monday 13 June Task 1
8.45am: “Mandatory Safety Briefing”
Task days are Monday to Saturday, 6 tasks.
Saturday 18 June Task 6
6-7 pm Trophies & Naviter Open Prize Draw
08h30: Headquarters open
09h00: Morning briefing @ HQ
09h30: Transportation to take off
10h30: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11h15: Pilot briefing/Task briefing
11h30: Take-off window opens (depending on the actual weather conditions)
16h00: Scoring office opens
19h00: Provisional results (depending on the last pilot being retrieved)
The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the whiteboard in HQ. Changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the Daily briefing
Accommodation and Activities
Slovenia has accommodation options to suit all budgets. The camping options are ideal because they are centrally located and within 2 minutes walk of the competition headquarters.
Camper vans and Tents:
The Camping Gabrje campsite are the hosts for the Naviter Open. All the facilities you need including electricity, toilets & showers, restaurant & bar, Wifi, and the competition HQ are within 2 minutes walk of the camping pitches. For camping there is no need to pre-book, simply register at the front desk on arrival.
Further details of the campsite can be found at:
Hotels & Pensions:
There are several pensions and hotel options in and around Tolmin.
The Tolmin Tourist website: https://www.dolina-soce.com/en/
Local goings-on and services.
In: English, Italian, German, French & Slovene
A large selections of hotels in the region available for booking.
NOTE: Almost all hotels will require some form of transport to get to the HQ as they are minimum 1km from the camp site. We will try to provide morning transfers from the town centre to HQ though, on task days.
How to get here
Camping and caravans
Tolmin is about a 14 hour drive from Calais/Dunkirk, about 6 hours from southern France and around 2 hours from Venice, Italy.
The nearest main international airport is Venice(VCN) (3 hours drive). Trevesio (3 hours), Trieste (45 mins) and Ljubljana (90 mins) airports represent attractive alternatives. Venice airport is serviced by many airlines.
Trains from Venice to the Tolmin region (Most na Soci) cost about 40 Euro.
Taxis from Venice to Tolmin cost about 300Euros.
There are a multitude of car hire companies operating out of all the airports. If hiring your car in Italy please make sure you have insurance and permission to cross the border into Slovenia. There is not normally any additional charge for this.
Tolmin, Gabrje Slovenia
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.
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:
If you travel from Nova Gorica, you will find the timetable here:
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.
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.