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The Naviter Open is a CAT 2 competition open to all Sports Class pilots (Pilots flying EN-A to EN-C wings). It is being held in Tolmin, Slovenia. The event is being supported by Naviter and is being organised on their behalf by FlyEvent.

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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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Prize funds and scoring categories

  • Womens Class
  • NAVITER TEAM
  • Reynolds (Sub 95kg)
  • Leisure Class (EN-B and below)
  • Sports Class (EN-C and below)
  • Overall Class
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How to get here

Travel to Tolmin, Slovenia, by car, by train, by air.

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Event info

The Naviter Open is a CAT 2 competition open to all Sports Class pilots (Pilots flying EN-A to EN-C wings). It is being held in Tolmin, Slovenia. The event is being supported by Naviter and is being organised on their behalf by FlyEvent.org.

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.

Organizers

Brett Admin
Event Organiser and Meet Director

Selection and entry fee

If you'd like to participate then please organise your payment as soon as possible. Once the event is full, it is full!

Remember, the event is a Sports Class only competition. That means no EN-D gliders and no 2-liners. We want to have a fun week where everyone feels like they have a chance of scoring well, regardless of what they fly.

And also remember, we will be giving away lots of prizes at the end, all through our famous 'names in a hat'. There will be Naviter Oudies, Hypers, Flytec instruments and more. But you have to be there to win.

Slovenia is a beautiful venue and the flying is awesome. We look forward to flying with you here!

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CANCELLATION POLICY
Pilots should note our cancellation policy, inkeeping with all major events;
Any pilots who cancels their registration will be given refunds as follows:
> Cancellation date more than 60 days before competition start date = 50%
refund of entry price
> Cancellation date less than 60 days before comp start = 0% refund of entry price
Cancellations must be informed by email and the date at which the email is received will be used to calculate your refund.
Please be aware, refunds 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.
Please ensure you have adequate holiday travel insurance to cover any losses if you later find you are unable to participate!

ENTRY FEE ADMINISTRATION
All competition Payments are being handled by Brett Janaway, on behalf of the competition. They shall be transferred into and kept in a separate holding account for the purposes of administrating the competition.

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The event is open to all pilots, however, a strict selection process will be applied to participants and a place is not assured. 2-liner gliders and EN-D gliders are not allowed. Entry fee is EUR 270.

All Pilots must hold the following:
- An FAI IPPI 5 licence
- An FAI Sporting Licence
- GPS which records a 3D track log,
- Medical insurance (including rescue and repatriation)
- Third party liability insurance
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)

All the above will be checked at registration

Also:
- SMS text phone
- Recently repacked reserve parachute
- Helmet
- Harness with certified back protection
- 2M Radio capabale of 143.900 Mhz FM

If you do not have ALL of the above you will NOT be permitted to participate.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Sports - All gliders EN-C and below
Leisure - All gliders EN-B and below
Women - All females

Please note. CCC and EN-D gliders are not allowed. There will be no overall class, save for the WPRS points allocation.

General schedule

Naviter Open Programme 2019

Saturday 15 June:
14.00pm- 20.00pm: Registration

Sunday 16 June Task 1
9am: “Mandatory Safety Briefing” - Brett Janaway
10.30: Transport to launch
ASAP on landing - GPS Download @HQ
19.00 - Talk...

Monday 17 June Task 2
9:00am: Safety Briefing , upstairs main hall
10.30am: Transport to launch
ASAP on landing - GPS Download @HQ
6pm - 7pm: Debrief
7.15pm - 8.30pm: Talk: Guest speaker...

Tuesday 18 June Task 3
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
ASAP on landing - GPS Download @HQ
6pm - 7pm: Task debrief with detailed track log analysis - Naviter Team
7.30pm onwards - "Party in town"

Wednesday 19 June Task 4
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
ASAP on landing - GPS Download @HQ
6pm - 7pm: Task debrief with detailed track log analysis
7pm - 8pm: Talk: Guest speaker...

Thursday 20 June Task 5
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
5pm - 6pm: GPS Download @HQ
6pm - 7pm: Task debrief with detailed track log analysis
7pm - 8pm: Talk: Guest speaker...

Friday 21 June Task 6
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
ASAP on landing - GPS Download @HQ
7pm Drinks - Debrief

BAD WEATHER CHANGES*
If the weather continues to be a poor forcast for Saturday then we will end with the Prize draw and Trophies this evening, so the campers can exit prior to the arrival of the rain on Saturday.

If weather is good then ---->>>>
Saturday 22 June Task 7
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
ASAP on landing - GPS Download @HQ
6-7 pm The Naviter Open Prize Draw

Daily schedule

On competition days:

08h30: Headquarters open
09h00: Morning briefing @ HQ
09h30: Transportation to take off
10h15: 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 FlyFurther this year. 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:
CampGabrje http://www.camp-gabrje.com/

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

Booking.com https://www.booking.com/
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.

How to get here

By car:
Tolmin is about a 14 hour drive from Calais/Dunkirk, about 6 hours from southern France and around 2 hours from Venice, Italy.

Airports
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.

Minibus transfer to and from Airports:
The Fly Further organisers might organise airport transfers on the Thursday if there is enough interest. Please register your airport transfer by emailing brett@xtc-paragliding.com.

Transfers from Tolmin back to the airport might also be available on similar terms on the following Thursday, as required. If you have any special transfer requests please email us.

Train:
Trains from Venice to the Tolmin region (Most na Soci) cost about 40 Euro.

Taxis:
Taxis from Venice to Tolmin cost about 300Euros.

Car hire:
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.

5220 Gabrje, Słowenia
Tolmin SI

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.

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