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We are happy to invite you to Parang Open, 1st round of Romanian Cup - Paragliding Cross Country, FAI cat. 2 event. Parang Open will be held non-stop from 13 till 20 July 2013...

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Flying site

The Parâng Mountains are one of the highest mountain ridges in Romania and Southern Carpathians, with its highest peak Parângu Mare reaching 2,519 m. The Parâng mountains are located in the south-western part of the Central-Meridional Carpathians.

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How to get here

To arrive to Petrosani one may use Timisoara or Bucharest International Airport.

Event info

We are happy to invite you to Parang Open, 1st round of Romanian Cup - Paragliding Cross Country, FAI cat. 2 event. Parang Open will be held non-stop from 13 till 20 July 2013.

Flying site

The Parâng Mountains are one of the highest mountain ridges in Romania and Southern Carpathians, with its highest peak Parângu Mare reaching 2,519 m. The Parâng mountains are located in the south-western part of the Central-Meridional Carpathians. They are the tallest mountains from the local Parang-Cindrel mountain group and the second largest mountains in the Romanian Carpathians after the Fagaras mountains. They are situated between the Şureanu mountains in the North, Latoritei mountains in the NE, Căpăţânii mountains in the East, Vâlcan mountains in the West and the Petroşani depression in the NW. Located south and east of the city of Petroşani, the Parâng mountains begin form the eastern barrier of the Jiu river valley. The mountains occupy a territory 100 km wide from East to West and 70-80 km from North to South.
Usual tasks will include flights between Parangul Mare Peak, Hateg and Jiu valleys, near the towns of Petrosani, Vulcan, Uricani, Baru.
The main take offs are located not far from the town of Petrosani.
Parag flying site is used mainly from April till end of October. Best flying season is between June and September. It is possible to fly in any other season though little sense in it. Still the local pilots keep to a tradition to have a New Year celebration flights from Parang at 12:00 a.m. every year on the 1st of January.
The flying site is operated by a local club and this place is famous amoung paragliders. Parang take off is also a home of Toma Coconea - the famous X-Alps pilot. He was born here. Moderate mountain climate produces stable thermal activity on most of the days. Also the good road condition in the district makes retrieve organization simple.
Cloudbase is usually at 2500 m ASL but onkf a good day in summer it reaches 3500 m ASL. Average thermal strength in summer is more than 4 m/s. Thermal activity starts in the morning and is present till sunset. The best time to have a start is between 12:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. There are about 5 house thermals with a possibily to climb right after the take off.
In spring the cloudbase is low and take offs are covered with clouds. Same for autumn. In winter you may occasionally expect a good day but no reason to plan it. For example the winters of 2012-13 there was a lot fo snow. So the pilots went skiing, not flying.
Best flights made from this site are over 100 km in all directions with several out and return routes and triangles. Flights of 50 km are very easy.

Take-offs

Bancute take-off
Take off: 45.386078º N; 23.482328º E - Elevation : 1850 m.
Landing: 45.395622º N; 23.443731º E - Elevation : 1090 m.
Exposure: NW, W, S.

Croco take-off
Take off: 45.3892620º N; 23.4592730º E - Elevation : 1520 m.
Landing: 45.395622º N; 23.443731º E - Elevation : 1090 m.
Exposure: W, S.

The launch ground is enough for the start of 2/3 pilots at the same time. Grassy slope, no stones, mud, etc. There is a possibility of top landing. This take off is very easy to reach by a cable lift which operates every day from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Organizers

Skytribe Paragliding Club Timisoara
Address: Timișoara, Romania
Tel: +40 (729) 009 619
Email: club@skytribe.ro
Contact person: Valentin Nagy, President
http://skytribe.ro
Ilie Mihai
Meet Director
Email: mihaiiliebalon@yahoo.com
Tel: +40 (723) 245 924
Valeriu Jurca (Croco)
Safety Director
Email: croco@parangsports.com
Tel: +40 (723) 593 424
Florian Agafiu
Scorer
Email: dorin@skytribe.ro
Tel: +40 (742) 090 554
Dorin Paslaru
Scorer
Email: dorin@skytribe.ro
Tel: +40 (742) 090 554

Selection and entry fee

The number of participants for this competition is not limited.

Registration start date: 08 May, 2013
Payment deadline - 13 July 2013
Selection criteria: Payment of the fee

Entry fee
• 60 Euro for all participants of Parang Open
• the first 54 pilots who will pay the entry fee will aslo have a free accommodation at “La Mario” Lodge.
• 40 Euro for pilots not taking part in the competition as wind dummy and freeflyers who want retrieval and logistics.

Registration validation: The registration is only valid once the organization has received the registration fee. Payment methods: Bank Transfer, Cash, PayPal

Bank Transfer
Please transfer € 60,- to:
Organisation Name: Club Sportiv Skytribe
IBAN: RO83 RNCB 02491 2698 956 0002
SWIFT/BIC: RNCBROBU
BANK: BCR Timisoara, Romania
Please don't forget to send an email to dorin@skytribe.ro when the payment is complete.

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Entry fee includes:

Transport to the take-off and retrieval on the main route for all the registered pilots during all competition days
upload of turnpoint’s GPS coordinates
GPS tracklog download and competion scoring
Competiton map
ID badge
Lunch package, Water
Competition shirt

Prize fund and scoring categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked Woman Overall in the competition
1st ranked Sport Class (EN-C) in the competition
1st ranked Fun Class (EN-B) in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked Team in the competition

General schedule

Saturday, 13 July, 2013
Official registration and training day
09:00-21:00 Registration
12:00 Training Day.

Sunday, 14 July 2013
10:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing at the HQ Takeoff

Sunday, 14 July - Saturday, 20 July, 2013
Contest flying days

Sunday, 14 July - Friday, 19 July, 2013
19:00 Evening entertainment programs:
14-16 July Serious Dub Afterparty (lot's of dj's – dubstep / techno / breakbeat / drum 'n' bass)
17 July Gulas Evening @Mario
18 July Astronaut Kru Afterparty
19 July Recas Wine tasting

Saturday, 20 July, 2013
19:00 Prize giving ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - Deadline for the previous day protests
10:00 - Daily briefing transportation to Take off

Any other schedule items are subject to Meet Director regulations

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

The headquarters will be located at La Mario hotel.
GPS: N 45º 25' 20,92'', E 23º 27' 35,40''

Petrosani Parang
Petrosani RO

Plane

Main Airports that you may use:
Timisoara (LRTR), 214 km by car to Petrosani
Cluj (LRCL), 250 km by car to Petrosani
Sibiu (LRSB), 180 km by car to Petrosani
Bucharest (LROP), 400 km by car to Petrosani

Train

Railway station is Petrosani. From there one can take a taxi to Parang Chairlift.
Timetables: Please us the austrian railway portal, it is up to date with all the romanian trains http://www.oebb.at/en/

Car

Distances:
Timisoara: 214 km to Petrosani
Cluj: 250 km to Petrosani
Sibiu: 180 km to Petrosani
Bucharest: 400 km to Petrosani

From the city of Petrosani you have take the road to Parang Resort. When the paved road finishes, you have to take the unpaved road until you reach the first lodge on the summit.

Taxi

From the city of Petrosani you have take the road to Parang resort (or a taxi € 5,-), up to Parang cable lift (€ 2,5), which drops you at the 5 minutes walking distance from Parang take off.

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Confirmed pilots
Total registered
Allowed pilots
Women
Men
# Name Sponsor Glider Status

Happy pilots!

At Pre-PWC "Parang Open 2013" we received a well done task setting, retrieve and entertainment. A strait and pragmatic competition organization with only one focus: "Happy Pilots". "I would love to compete a PWC here!" - Rene Bormann (GER). "Very happy to have won sports class and 6th overall at the Parang Open prePWC in Romania...taken nearly 20 years to finally win :)" - Grey Hamilton (NZL).

Overall

  1. Bestel Xavier (83)
  2. Jacques Fournier (117)
  3. GOUESLAIN sun (114)

Overall results

Women

  1. Marina Olexina (700)
  2. Emi Igawa (385)
  3. Agnieszka Schwenk (103)

Women results

Sport

  1. Grey Hamilton (34)
  2. Pavel Titov (333)
  3. Szymon Sapeta (104)

Sport results

Teams

  1. French Connection
  2. Lasharas
  3. SkyTribe

Teams results

Tasks and results

Task 2

15 Jul, 2013

58.6 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

17 Jul, 2013

70.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

18 Jul, 2013

35.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

19 Jul, 2013

42.7 km — Race to goal

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