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International Hang Gliding Championship of Bulgaria 2022
Vratza is a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Vratza Province.

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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.

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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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    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
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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 ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
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    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
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    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
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    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
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    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift

Where is it

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

International Hang Gliding Championship of Bulgaria 2022
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 €75

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

Selection and entry fee

Registration fee is € 75,00 to be paid before the 14/08/2022 You can also be paid on the spot.
IBAN: BG96UBBS80021084131640
For info : okolchitzaopen@abv.bg

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
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS Any pilot who cancels their registration will be given a refund as follows: Cancellation date more than 30 days before competition.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall category and female category.No prize fund

General schedule

Saturday, August 13, 2022
10:00 - 19:00
Arrival and training day
19:00 h.
Official opening, Pilots briefing
Sunday, 14 August 2022
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Monday, 15 August 2022
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Thursday, 18 August 2022
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Friday, August 19, 2022
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Flight day
Saturday, August 20, 2022
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Standby Flight day
Sunday, August 21, 2022
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.

1004, 3043 Vratsa, Bulgaria
Vratsa Bulgaria

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Organizers

Tourist Association "Vratza"

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Tasks and results

Task 1

15 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 44.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

16 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 40.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

17 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 37.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

18 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 49.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

19 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 40.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

20 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 1 Sport — 40.0 km — Race to goal

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