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Vratza is a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Vratza Province.The city of Vratsa is located in the foothills of "Vrachanski Balkan" (Vratsa Mountain), on the banks of Leva River.

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Starts:

Okolchitza /near Vratza city/ 1050 m
/lat/lon (WGS84):
43.1541 , 23.5869
N 43° 9.24600' , E 23° 35.21400'
N 43° 09' 14.8" , E 23° 35' 12.8"
UTM: 34T X: 710330 Y: 4781176/
Wind: N-NE-E

Pastrina hill /near Montana city/ 550m
/ lat/lon (WGS84):
43.

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How to get here

The quickest way to get from Sofia Airport (SOF) to Vratsa is to taxi which costs 60 - 80 EUR and takes 1h 23m.

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Event info

Vratza is a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Vratza Province.The city of Vratsa is located in the foothills of "Vrachanski Balkan" (Vratsa Mountain), on the banks of Leva River. The city is 116 km away from the national capital Sofia.The competition was last held in 2012.It is an official competition recognized by the FAI (International Aeronautical Federation).Tasks will be between 50 and 100 km and flying area is between Vratza, Berkovitza and Montana city.The starts to be used are 2 depending on the weather conditions:

Okolchitza /Vratza/ 1050 m
/lat/lon (WGS84):
43.1541 , 23.5869
N 43° 9.24600' , E 23° 35.21400'
N 43° 09' 14.8" , E 23° 35' 12.8"
UTM: 34T X: 710330 Y: 4781176/
Wind: N-NE-E

Pastrina hill /Montana/ 550m
/ lat/lon (WGS84):
43.4282 , 23.3032
N 43° 25.69200' , E 23° 18.19200'
N 43° 25' 41.5" , E 23° 18' 11.5"
UTM: 34T X: 686423 Y: 4810944
Wind: W-NW

Landing area is close to Vratza city.The competition will be honored for a minimum of 3 flight days.
The participation fee is €25. Bank account: BG96UBBS80021084131640

Flying site

Starts:

Okolchitza /near Vratza city/ 1050 m
/lat/lon (WGS84):
43.1541 , 23.5869
N 43° 9.24600' , E 23° 35.21400'
N 43° 09' 14.8" , E 23° 35' 12.8"
UTM: 34T X: 710330 Y: 4781176/
Wind: N-NE-E

Pastrina hill /near Montana city/ 550m
/ lat/lon (WGS84):
43.4282 , 23.3032
N 43° 25.69200' , E 23° 18.19200'
N 43° 25' 41.5" , E 23° 18' 11.5"
UTM: 34T X: 686423 Y: 4810944
Wind: W-NW

Organizers

Tourist Association Vratza
00359893759076
Yani Klimentov
Staff tel 00359888556620

Selection and entry fee

Registration fee is € 25,00 to be paid before the 15/08/2019 You can also be paid on the spot.
IBAN: BG96UBBS80021084131640
For info : okolchitzaopen@abv.bg



SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
As required by Bulgarian NAC and by FAI / CIVL, the following requirement are mandatory:
- National pilot Licence
- FAI Licence – Class O
- Receipt of Entry Fee payment
- Third-Party Insurance
Note: All documents must be valid.

The entry fee includes:
- Packed Lunch each competition day
- Medical emergency service
- Prize-giving ceremony

The organization will provide any transport to TO or retrieve service.
If requested, organizers can get in touch pilots with some local shuttle drivers who could provide this service for a fee. The pilots who want to use this service must notify the organization before the start of the competition.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall category and female category.No prize fund

General schedule


August 17, 2019
10:00 - 19:00
Arrival and training day
19:00 h.
Official opening, Pilots briefing
Sunday, August 18, 2019
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Monday, 19 August 2019
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Thursday, 22 August 2019
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Friday, August 23, 2019
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Standby Flight day
Sunday, August 25, 2019
10:00 - 15:00
Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definitio
12:30 - Take-off window opens
15:30 - Scoring office opens
20:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Тhere are a lot of hotels in the Vratza city to accommodate.The best is Hotel Leva, Hotel Hemus, Hotel Chaika!The 'Vratsa Balkan' Nature Reverve.Explore Vratza.
Located just below a steep, narrow gorge in the Vratsa Mountains, Vratsa town is great for exploring the surrounding nature reserve. It is definitely worth visiting as it has a unique charm and a number of attractions that you wouldn’t want to miss.
The ‘Vratza Balkan’ Nature Park is the second largest of the country’s parks and covers a territory of 28 844 ha most of which is covered with limestones. Unique caves and chasms can be seen in the park. Popular ones include interest Ledenika, Temnata dupka (Dark hole), Zmejova dupka (Dragon hole), Haidushka propast (haidushka chasm), Gardujuva dupka, Kalnata propast (Muddy chasm), Nevestina propast (Bride’s chasm) and Sokolova dupka (Eagle hole). The park is a home of 950 plant species, of which more than 80 are considered rare.

How to get here

Sofia airport to Vratza city-The cheapest way to get from Vratsa to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to train which costs 7 - 10 EUR and takes 3h 12m.You can also get a bus from the Central bus station-costs 10 EUR.The quickest way to get from Vratsa to Sofia Airport (SOF) is to taxi and car which costs 60 - 80 EUR and takes 1h 23m.


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