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Norwegian national championship in hang gliding is to be held in Vaagaa with the national center as base. It's also an CAT 2 Open Competition open for all and a Sports Class Competition. It'll be arranged social and fun events outside of the competition schedule.

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Flying site

Vågå is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The municipality comprises 1,330 km2. The administrative centre is the village of Vågåmo. The two take off of the Vaga flying site are Vole and Salknappen.

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How to get here

Put your glider on the roof of your car and drive North until you're there.

Event info

Norwegian national championship in hang gliding is to be held in Vaagaa with the national center as base. It's also an CAT 2 Open Competition open for all and a Sports Class Competition. It'll be arranged social and fun events outside of the competition schedule.

Transportation to launch and retrevial will be available at pretty reasonable rates (remember this is Norway). Transport to and retrevial is priced according to the distance away from Vågå.

The max number of 50 pilots will be increased if the interest is great. The number is based on a historical average number and is not based on limits on launch or other site restrictions.

Flying site

Vågå is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Gudbrandsdal. The municipality comprises 1,330 km2. The administrative centre is the village of Vågåmo. The two take off of the Vaga flying site are Vole and Salknappen.

Take off Vole
1080 m ASL, Elevation 700 m,
61.892224,9.142313 - N 61° 53' 32'' E 9° 8' 32'' (32V 507476 6862182 (WGS84))
Winds SE SW. W and E also possible. Great and wide start without obstacles, and suit all levels. HG take off is just near the parking. A little further to the left is PG take off, at which which also HG can start.
One sees the landing field from take off. The landing at the national center is located in a small funnel, which makes it a bit exposed when the wind blows in the valley. If it blows up, so look at the river, and never fly over the river during approach in windy. On strong west may be considered to land closer to downtown (less drip effect), by Lalm or state land. Talk often with local pilots about the phenomenon.
Vole a great place to hang, thermal hung, and thermals. Both local flight and distance.
Link on Flight Log


Take off Salknappen
1430 m ASL Elevation 110 m
61.892224,9.142313 - N 61° 54' 1'' E 9° 14' 43'' (32V 512889 6863095 (WGS84))
Salknappen is a slightly more west facing take off than Vole. It can be reached by continuing to run up the road, from Vole (before taking into right to Vole take off).
The start is wide and clear of obstacles and suitable for all levels. It is very gentle that may give challenge to get "over the edge" if the wind blows, especially by western component. There is anyway no problem to land there, it just gets a little longer and go afterwards.
Nice base for both XC and local tour. Even an action flight down to Riksenteret becomes long because over about 1100 meters altitude difference!
Landing at the National Center (See vole-start, for further description of the landing.)

Link on Flight Log

Organizers

Olav opsanger
Event Organizer, olav.opsanger@canon.no

Selection and entry fee

Registrationfee:

Before 1.March: 750,- NOK
After 1,March: 1 000,- NOK
Other Scandinavians, 500,-NOK (For 2018 only)

To get the 750,- rate Norwegians must pre-pay, foreigners is allowed to pay at registration.

After 1. of March the fee is increased for the last time but we still would appreciate a pre-payment but it's not mandatory. Just show up with a sweaty bundle of cash.

For pre-payment in Norway, use account 1644 33 33 200. Kontonavn Norgestreffet, Merk med dit navn i KID-feltet!

Prize fund and scoring categories

1,2,3 in Open Overall.
1,2,3 in the Nationals
1,2,3 in Sport Class
Spot landing prize(s) will also be awarded.

General schedule

Saturday, June 23:
10:00 Welcomebriefing and information. Current forecasts.
10:30 Transport to launch.
13:00 Training task.
21.00 Todays video/photos at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Sunday, June 24:
10:00 Briefing.
10:30Transport to launch.
12:00 Briefing at launch.
21.00 Todays video/photos at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Monday, June 25:
10:00 Briefing.
10:30Transport to launch.
12:00 Briefing at launch.
21.00 Todays video/photos at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Tuesday, June 26:
10:00 Briefing.
10:30Transport to launch.
12:00 Briefing at launch.
21.00 Todays video/photos at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Wednesday, June 27:
10:00 Briefing.
10:30Transport to launch.
12:00 Briefing at launch.
21.00 Todays video/photos at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Thursday, June 28:
10:00 Briefing.
10:30 Transport to launch.
12:00 Briefing at launch.
21.00 Todays video/photos at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Friday, June 29:
10:00 Briefing.
10:30 Transport to launch.
12:00 Briefing at launch.
21.00 Todays video/photos at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Saturday, June 30:
10:00 Briefing.
10:30 Transport to launch.
12:00 Briefing at launch.
21.00 Prize giving dinner at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Daily schedule

10:00 Briefing.
10:30 Transport to launch.
12:00 Briefing at launch.
21:00 Todays video/photos at Pizzabaker'n / Klubben

Accommodation and Activities

If you wonder where to sleep in Vågå, you have several options:

The National hang and paragliding center in Vågå offers cheap accommodation, but have now only 10 places inside. The center will also have two minibuses in action during the event to get people to the start and pick up pilots all around afterwards. You can put up your tent there or stay in your "mobile home"

For booking use: rikssenteret@gmail.com or call +47 95521275 (You may have to wait a litle before they answer)

Other places to stay in Vågå

Vågå Hotel Tlf: 61239550 Fax: 61239551 e-post:post@vagahotel.no

web:www.vagahotel.no

Smedsmo Camping & Fritid 61 23 74 50 Vågåvegen 70, 2680 Vågå

Holongsøy Camping Tlf: 61 23 72 70

Valbjør gard Nordherad, 2680 Vågå. Tlf 908 22 989, post@valbjoer.no

for more info please visit: www.visitvaga.no

How to get here

Main landing and accomodation.

Vaga is located in the Otta valley and there is several options to get there, the most commen is: From Oslo and Trondheim take road E6 in the Gubrandsdal valley. When you arrive at Otta turn of E6 and follow the signs to Lom. After 30 minutes of driving you will arrive at Vågåmo. There will be a sign to the national center of Hang and paragliding.

Vågå; Norway
Vaagaa NO

Plane

Oslo Airport (http://www.osl.no/en/osl), located 140 km south of Lillehammer. A major international airport with flights from the USA and major European cities. Northbound trains (to Lillehammer and Oppland) pass through the station in the basement of the airport. The E6, the main northbound road, is close to the airport.
The small Fagernes airport (http://www.fagernesairport.com/) serves the Valdres region, few daily flights.

Bus

Express buses mainly traveling on E6 (Oslo-Lillehammer-Trondheim, Oslo-Lillehammer-Skjåk, Oslo-Lillehammer-Måløy, Oslo-Lillehammer-Kristiansund) and E16 (Oslo-Fagernes-Årdal-Sogndal, Lillehammer-Fagernes-Bergen)

Nor-Way Bussekspress (http://www.nor-way.no/). edit. Most express buses running through the region are operated by this company. Connections to Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, Nordfjord and Møre
Valdresekspressen (http://www.valdresekspressen.no/), ☎ +47 61 36 59 00, fax: +47 61 36 16 00, e-mail: post@valdresekspressen.no. edit. Route (Up to six daily departures): Oslo-Hønefoss-Valdres-Sogn and Oslo-Hønefoss-Valdres-Jotunheimen.
Øst-Vest Xpressen (http://www.ostvestxpressen.no/), ☎ +47 61 36 59 00, fax: +47 61 36 16 00, e-mail: jvb@jvb.no. edit. Route (One departue per day): Bergen-Voss-Lærdal-Valdres-Land-Lillehammer.
Gudbrandsdalekspressen (http://www.gudbrandsdalekspressen.no/). edit. Route: Oslo-Gardermoen-Lillehammer-Gudbrandsdalen.
JVB (http://www.jvb.no/ local buses), ☎ +47 61 36 59 00, fax: +47 61 36 16 00, e-mail: jvb@jvb.no. 08-16. edit. Connections to Gjøvik, Gol, Lærdal and Gjende.
There are a number of buses into the Jotenheim including the Fjord 1 service along the Sognefjellet to Sognal from Otta and Lom, and buses to Gejnde.

Train

Oppland is served by three lines: The Gjøvik line from Oslo (terminates at Gjøvik), the main line north to Trondheim runs through, and the Rauma line Åndalsnes-Dombås:

NSB's regional trains (http://www.nsb.no/) run 1-2 times per hour between Oslo and Lillehammer. They stop at the Oslo airport and in Hamar.
NSB regional trains go Oslo-Gjøvik, stopping at several places.
NSB intercity trains go between Oslo and Trondheim, 3-4 times per day. In Oppland, they stop at Lillehammer, Hunderfossen, Ringebu, Vinstra, Otta, Dombås.
NSB Rauma line from Åndalsnes to Dombås.

Car

Norway's main road, the E6, runs south-north through Oppland and connects most of Oppland to other parts of Norway. Road E16 runs western (Valdres) and southern Oppland, the E16 connects Oppland to Bergen in the west and central Sweden in the east.

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Vågå Open Podiums

Class 1 Open

  1. Olav Opsanger (2112)
  2. Josh Woods (777)
  3. Jens Krotseng (86)

Class 1 Open results

Class 1 Nationals

  1. Olav Opsanger (2112)
  2. Jens Krotseng (86)
  3. Dag Ring (50)

Class 1 Nationals results

Sportsclass

  1. Jan Dersjoe (2)
  2. Vidar Wahlberg (42)
  3. Henrik Kindem (7)

Sportsclass results

Tasks and results

Task 1

24 Jun, 2018

Class 1 — 60.4 km — Race to goal

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24 Jun, 2018

Class 1 Sport — 60.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

26 Jun, 2018

Class 1 Sport — 45.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

26 Jun, 2018

Class 1 — 77.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

27 Jun, 2018

Class 1 — 47.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

27 Jun, 2018

Class 1 Sport — 20.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

29 Jun, 2018

Class 1 — 55.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

29 Jun, 2018

Class 1 Sport — 38.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

30 Jun, 2018

Class 1 — 69.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

30 Jun, 2018

Class 1 Sport — 49.8 km — Race to goal

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