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Welcome to the first international NRW Cup 2023! Our Club "Sauerlandair e.V." invites local und international pilots for this new event. Thanks for your interest in flying and competing at our great sites.

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  • 104 Pilots Confirmed
  • 104 Pilots total registered
  • 200 EUR Entry fee
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  • 100 Pilots max allowed
  • 10 Countries presented
  • ✅ All certified wings allowed
  • 🏆 FAI Status = CAT 2 🏅
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  • Registration will open on
    11/11 11:11 (Europe/Berlin)

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    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
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    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

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

    Airtribune blogging
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    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

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

    ID Cards
  • 🍺

    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
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    There will be a social evening with food

  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

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    There will be live music or a DJ at the event

    Live music
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    The organisers have commmitted to Carbon Offset the event and/or Plant a Tree for each competitor

    Carbon offset / Plant a Tree
  • ♻️

    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

  • Overall
  • Serial
  • LM NRW
  • Female Overall
  • Sport
  • Team
  • NRW Sport
  • NRW Serial
  • Damen NRW

Event info

Welcome to the first international NRW Cup 2023! Our Club "Sauerlandair e.V." invites local und international pilots for this new event. Thanks for your interest in flying and competing at our great sites. For those who are unfamiliar with the area, we are located in the eastern part of Nordrheinwestfalen, our big take offs allow us to manage up to 100 pilots. Spring time offers a range of big flights with the wind and propably tricky closed tasks with decent cloudbases and strong climbs. Highest ranges are about 900meter NN, scenic flying above lakes and lost of bigger and smaller valleys. Safe landings everywhere.
Sponsored landing beers by the local Veltins brewery for every pilot crossing the goal line and of course cold bomb out drinks in our retrief cars are the final part of a nice flight and safe landing.
More Informations will be provided within next weeks on on the Airtribune Blog!

Unser Club Sauerlandair e.V lädt alle ambitionierten lokalen wie internationalen XC Piloten zum ersten NRW Cup ein. Die Landesmeisterschaft Nordrheinwestfalen ist wieder eingebettet in einen internationalen FAI 2 Wettbewerb, findet aber erstmalig in unseren top Geländen statt. Die großen Startplätze erlauben ein Teilnehmerfeld von maximal 100 Piloten. NRW Piloten und Newcomer lesen bitte "alle" die deutsche Ausschreibung.
Die Veltinsbrauerei verwöhnt übrigens jeden Piloten nach einer sicheren Landung mit einem Landebier, egal ob Goal oder Bomb Out :) Hauptsache safe!
Alle weiteren Informationen erscheinen in den nächsten Wochen hier im Blog.

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Selection and entry fee

Comp Info 1th NRW CUP 2023
Entry fee: 200,-€
Banc Account: named after selection
Organising NAC: DHV
Organising Committee: Sauerlandair e.V.
Meet Director: Oliver Blonske
Jury Members: according German Sporting Code 2023 named at the 1st briefing
Location: Flying Sites of Sauerlandair. How to pay entry fee will be informed by email.

Participiants : Maximum of 100 Pilots

Requirement for Pilots to enter this competition:
-All pilots must hold a valid licence and FAI license and shall be of sufficient standard to meet the demands of an international competition.
-To guarantee tracking and retrieve a pilot must have Flymaster Tracker. It is mandatory. If pilots do not own a Fylmaster Tracker these trackers can be rented by Sauerlandair Orga Team.
- Radio
- Mobile Phone
- Certified Equipment.
- Flymasterlive device/tracker

Attention: no Tracker, no livetracking and no retrief granted!

45 places are reserved for the state titles NRW, including:
- 10 spots for female pilots
45 places for national and international pilots, selection by WPRS Dec 2022, including:
- 10 spots for female pilots
10 spots for wildcards by the organizers discretion

Landesmeisterschaften NRW
45 Plätze inklusive 10 garantierte Spots für weibliche Teilnehmerinnen
Plätze 1-5 jeweils nach WPRS Ranking, Stand Dezember 2022
Alle weiteren Plätze werden durch das XC Cup Ranking Saison 2022 vergeben.
Stichtag für die Selektion ist der 31.12.2022

Attention Pilots: The entry fee will not payed before you are selected.
Deadline for Selection will be 31st of december 2022.

All qualified Pilots will receive an email with payment details and have time to pay their entry fee within 3 weeks.

After the 3 weeks payment period, free places (caused by non payed entry fees) are handed to the Pilots on waiting list. There is no ranking for pilots on the waiting list.

Rules: DHV-Wettbewerbsordnung 2023 - FAI Section 7

Technical req.: Each competing glider shall be of sufficient performance and standard of airworthiness to meet the demands of international championships. It must be based on a Paraglider certification. The organisers have the right to refuse any glider not of acceptable standard or configuration.
Documentary proof in English or German of insurance covering public liability risk to a value of 1.5 Mio. Euro must be presented to the Organisers before the start of the Championships, as well as a personal accident insurance covering medical assistance and reparation. Helicopter Rescue insurance is obligatory.
All pilots fly on their own responsibility. All pilots accept without restriction to hold the Organisers, its bodies and members harmless and waive all claims to compensation. – See page 3; DHV-Liability Disclaimer .
The scorering office provides cables according to standards of 2022. Be aware of that and bring your own cable if you use some of these seasoned instruments.

Retrieve: Retrieve and official shuttle service to take off/bomb out will be organized. No private drive to take off! No private parking on take off or roads leading to the take off!

What is included?

- Red Cross Team every day at Take Off
- Shuttle Service to HQ from designated camp sites
- Retrieve
- Lunch Packets (meat+veggie) from a local butcher,
- Cold liquids for adults at goal,
- Scoring
- Live Tracking
- Regular updates and informations on Airtribune
- Trophys for Taskwinners and extra ordanory performance
- Pilot Party
- Trophys for the winners for several categories
- Back Office with scorer and staff all day

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
  • 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

Refund Policy

If you decide to drop out then it is NOT possible to nominate someone to replace you - you will be refunded and the slot will be filled by another pilot at the organiser's discretion.
Refund after 1rst of March 150,-€
No refund for cancelations after 25th of March 2023.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall Male/Female
State Titles NRW Male/Female*
Serial Class Male**/Female*
Sport Class Male/Female*
*needs minimum of 5 female pilots to be scored
**minimum of 5 pilots to be scored

General schedule

We meet every morning latest 9:30 am at the HQ. Short briefing before pilots jump the busses to access our take offs. According to the weather we drive between 10 and 45 mins. up to our take offs. Strictly no private driving or parking on take off or roads leading to the take off.
Detailed and longer briefing on take off.

Changes and daily informations are provided at the HQ or the Airtribune Blog!

Daily schedule

Thursday 27th of april:
Training day with training task shown here on Airtribune,
16pm Official sign in/, download and registration

Friday April 28th:
DOWNLOAD and reggo for late arrivals 8:00 to 9:00 am.
Mandadatory safety briefing 9:00 am at the HQ or a quick start to take off.

Saturday April 29th:
9:30am short briefing before leaving to take off at 10:00am

Sunday April 30th:
9:30am short briefing before leaving to take off at 10:00am
Pilots Party in the evening

Monday May 1st:
9:30am short briefing before leaving to take off at 10:00am
19:00pm price giving ceremonie

Accommodation and Activities

There will be a designated campsite with bigger aminities (showers+toilets) at the local sportsground in Elpe for all pilots with motorhomes and vans.
More infos for accomodation, camping, private rooms or B&B will presented in close future, read the blog!

How to get here

That rural area is not really close to one of the bigger airport cities in Germany. Next airports are Dortmund aproximately 1 hour by car or Düsseldorf 2 hrs by car. Pilots coming by train could be picked up at the next trainstation "Olsberg", pretty close to our HQ.

In d. Brabecke 3, 59939 Olsberg, Deutschland
Hochsauerlandkreis Elpe Germany


Waypoint files


Martin Risse
Media & PR, Event Manager
Werner Stempel
Wheelman, Retrief and Liquid Coordinator
Manuel Moreno
Waypoints, Tasks, Meteo and more
Michael Winter
Waypoints, Tasks, Meteo and more
Oli Blonske
Meet Director
Andreas Malecki
Tasksetting and more




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Thanks to all Pilots for coming and beeing patient with this terrible and cold camping conditions. Finally we got one proper task and a challenging Micky Mouse yesterday.
Thanks to our Staff , the all made a big, big job!
The Team


  1. Jouni Makkonen
  2. Maurice Knur
  3. Pepe Malecki

An outstanding top Pilot from Finnland, Jouni Makkonen with his XL Enzo 3 from Ozone Gliders, was not to beat after two challenging and tricky tasks. Congrats to Jouni. German flatland expert Maurice Knur, flying a Spectra 2 from Flow Gliders, knows how to fly 505km distance and of course 94km very fast on day one. Second Place Overall for Maurice, followed by former World Champion and serveral times German Champion, Pepe Malecki, Ozone Team Pilot flying with an Enzo3, made third place overall. 4th place Overall Nicolas Gössle , a coming man from Bavaria/Allgäu,5th place Lars Budack, 6th place Jan Phillip Rebhahn, Lode Spruyt from Belgium number 7, Swiss Pilot Peter Hürlimann 8th overall, he came in pretty fast as 3rd on day one, 9th place Overall for Manfred Zenker, Strong guys with extremly good skills on our podium. Congrats to everybody.

Overall results

Female Overall

  1. Nanda Walliser
  2. Julia Menzel
  3. Yvonne Dathe

No surprise to see Swiss Woman Nanda Walliser on first place. An always smiling female top Pilot in the world ( leaving lots of male pilots behind) Congrats and thank you for coming the long way from Switzerland.

Female Overall results


  1. Lars Budack
  2. Boris Staehly
  3. Marius Wigge

Die Serienklasse gewonnen hat ein Kölner Pilot, Lars Budack, als ehemaliger X Alps Teilnehmer, dem härtesten Rennen der Welt, scheut er keine Außenlandungen im extremsten Gelände weit ab von jeder Strasse und hat an beiden Tagen hervorragend abgeliefert. Der dritte Platz geht an einen jungen Nachwuchs-Piloten aus dem Allgäu, Marius Wigge. Den wird man noch häufiger sehen.

Serial results

NRW Serial

  1. Lars Budack
  2. Boris Staehly
  3. Markus "Sunny" Börner

Der erste Platz geht der Logik folgend auch an Lars Budack auf Einem Ozone Zeno2 :), starke Leistung von Markus Börner als dritter auf einem leistungsschwächeren Schirm.

NRW Serial results


  1. Sunny Börner
  2. Lucian Haas
  3. Holger Pauly

Eine Überraschung war der New Comer Markus "Sunny" Börner. Erster Wettbewerb und kräftig abgeräumt. Mit einem Tester, also Erstflug auf einem Ozone Photon, zur Verfügung gestellt von Pepe Malecki, ist er nach 95km, (ohne GPS) am Ziel vorbei gegast (oh mann) und weiter Richtung Düsseldorf :) Chapeau! Starke Leistung auch vom Test Pilot , Blogger und Journalist Lucian Haas, er war am 1. Task glücklicher letzter von 17 Piloten im Goal, der wirklich nicht einfach zu starten noch zu beenden war. Last but not least Robby Loeltgen auf Platz Drei.

Sport results


  1. Team Ozone
  2. Team DGLC
  3. Team Ozone Belgium

Team Ozone mit Pepe, sowie der unangefochtene Nummer 1 in Deutschland und Weltklasse Top Pilot Phillip Haag, er wurde 2. im World Cup Finale 2023, ebenfalls ein World Cup Teilnehmer, Jan Phillip Rebhahn, und Daniel "Marese" Maratz, war jetzt keine Überraschung, aber ein geiles Team, oder? :-)

Team results


  1. Pepe Malecki
  2. Lars Budack
  3. Boris Staehly

Der Landesmeistertitel Nordrheinwestfalen geht an Pepe Malecki aus Münster, als Weltmeister, mehrfacher deutscher Meister, ehemaliger Nummer 1 der Weltrangliste und 99 geflogenen Worldcups ist er nach wie vor immer noch schwer zu schlagen, aber es ist nicht unmöglich:), Vizemeister und Dauergast auf dem Podium heute: Lars Budack aus Köln, ebenfalls mit einem Ozone Glider, dem Zeno 2. Platz 4 geht an den Mettmaner Jens Kierdorf mit einem Enzo 3 von Ozone Gliders, dahinter mit unglaublichen wie anstrengenden 6 Restarts (also 8 insgesamt) immer noch gut gelaunt mit einem Dauerlächeln, ein weierer "Kölner", Stephan Schöpe unter einem Niviuk X One.

LM NRW results

NRW Sport

  1. Sunny Börner
  2. Lucian Haas
  3. Robby Loeltgen

Der Titel geht auch wieder an Sunny Börner, der nach dem ersten Testflug seinen geliehenen Ozone Photon sicherheitshalber für den zweiten Tag und viele weitere Flüge und Wettbebwerbe gekauft hat :) Lucian Haas auf dem 2. Podestlatz und Robby Loeltgen als Dritter.

NRW Sport results

Tasks and results

Task 3

30 Apr, 2023

93.6 km — Race to goal

Overall results:

Task 4

01 May, 2023

28.6 km — Race to goal

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