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For the first time in history Polish, Czech and Slovak pilots decided to determine their national champions together. And we will be doing it in one of the most weatherwise reliable places in Europe...

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Situated at an altitude of 1350m, Krushevo is the highest town in the Balkans, 159 km from the capital Skopje, 55 km from Bitola, 32 km from Prilep, and only 68 km from the Macedonian - Greek crossing border “Medzitlia - Niki”.

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Krusevo is located 150 km south of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia that has an international airport.

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Event info

For the first time in history Polish, Czech and Slovak pilots decided to determine their national champions together. And we will be doing it in one of the most weatherwise reliable places in Europe.

Flying site

Situated at an altitude of 1350m, Krushevo is the highest town in the Balkans, 159 km from the capital Skopje, 55 km from Bitola, 32 km from Prilep, and only 68 km from the Macedonian - Greek crossing border “Medzitlia - Niki”. Main takeoff places are East and West starts. Very comfortable even for beginners they also enjoy excellent (in mountain terms) roads connections.
East Start 1420m ASL (41.340802, 21.256547)
It is facing east - northeast towards Pelagonia Valley. It is several minutes drive from the town and an asphalt road goes almost through the launch. When you take the paraglider out from the car, it is already on the place where it should be open. Lazy pilots will love this launch. East Start is a grassy shallow slope bordered by big trees from the South, which offers thick shadows in sunny days.
Home thermals are everywhere: on the left, on the right side from the take off and sometimes straight ahead.
All kind of different cross-country flights can be made from East start. Usual flights are out-and-return to town Prilep to the East, all kind of triangles and zigzags in the valley or over the ridge or distance flights to the South up to the Greek border. Coming back from the South is quite difficult because in "normal" summer afternoon light north wind is blowing through the valley. A good road connection helps coming back.
West Start 1440m ASL
It's a secondary smaller take off place facing west - southwest, it is 500 meters away from East Start. Cars, again, can be driven right up to the launch.
The same cross-country flights can be done from here. Landing fields under this launch are smaller than on the other side of mountain where there are very large fields, mostly grassy. This launch can also be used for beginners so landings should suit competition pilots too!

Organizers

Polish Paragliding Association
http://psp.org.pl
sport@psp.org.pl
ul. Nad Wisłą 4A
Warszawa
Poland
Heli XC
http://paraglidingmacedonia.com/
info@paraglidingmacedonia.com
Karolina Kociecka
Meet Director
Igor Todevski
Safety Director, General Organiser

Selection and entry fee

130 EUR until 21.06.2015
150 EUR from 22.06.2015

120 places reserved for the Polish, Czech and Slovak pilots.
The remaining 30 places will be allocated to foreign pilots according to their WPRS ranking.
Selection will be announced on 5th May 2015 - the selected pilots will receive an email with payment details.

The entry fee includes:
• Transport to take-off
• Retrieve
• Lunch packet
• T-shirts, maps and other gadgets
• Medical emergency services
• Prizegiving

Prize fund and scoring categories

At this moment, at least 1000 EUR in cash plus in-kind prizes awarded in the following categories:
Overall
Serial Class
Sport Class
Women

*Serial class (max EN-D either with less than 6.51 aspect ratio or three-liners)

General schedule

Saturday, July 25, 2015
17:00 - 20:00 - Official Registration

Sunday, July 26, 2015
07:30 - 09:00 - Official Registration
9:00 - Mandatory Safety Briefing and Opening Ceremony
10:00 - Transport to the Take-off, first official task

Sunday, July 26 - Friday, July 31, 2015
Contest flying days

Saturday, August 1
Reserve day in case of less than 4 tasks

Friday, 31 July OR Saturday, Aug 1, 2015
20:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
9:30 - Briefing at the HQ
10:00 - Transport to the take-off
11:00 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:00 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

In Krusevo there are a lot of possibilities for accomodation - a hotel, private rooms and even a wild campsite. The rooms start at around 8 EUR per night per person with a typical price for bed and breakfast at around 13 EUR.
A list of recommended accomodation will be published soon.

How to get here

You can reach Krusevo either by car or you can fly into Skopje international airport.
If you want to get from Skopje to Krusevo, please contact Igor about the transport possibility.
We can organise a car from Krusevo to pick you up at the airport. The cost is ca. 50-60 EUR per car, that can take between 3 and 4 people.


Kruševo MK

Plane

International airports in Skopje and Ohrid connects Macedonia with several major European cities. Close regional airports in Belgrade, Sofia and Thessaloniki can also be used, as they are all within a few hours' drive from Macedonia.


Low cost airlines flying to Macedonia
TurkishAirlines http://www.turkishairlines.com - Turkey, Russia, Brazil, India, Israel, Spain, Canada, China, Korea, Norway, France, CzechRepublic, SouthAfrica, Japan, UnitedStates,Ukraine.
SWISS http://www.swiss.com - Denmark, Brazil, India, Israel, Spain, Canada, Norway, Poland, France, CzechRepublic, Japan, SouthAfrica, UnitedStates
WizzAir, WizzAirUkraine http://wizzair.com/ - Great Britain, Italy
Air Berlin http://www.airberlin.com, TUIfly http://www.tuifly.com/de/index.html - Germany, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, UnitedStates
Pegasus http://www.flypgs.com - Denmark,Israel,Ukraine
CroatiaAirlines http://www.croatiaairlines.com -Netherlands, France, Croatia
Adria http://www.adria.si/ - Slovenia

Bus

A number of bus lines connect Macedonia with all neighbouring countries and other European cities. Buses are frequent, and offer relatively inexpensive fares and professional service. Usually they depart from Skopje bus station.
Travelling on public inter-city buses in Macedonia used to be quite an interesting experience, since it usually included loud folk music and the risk of having to travel next to very different people with sometimes not so pleasant habits, subject to many urban legends and jokes. At present, public buses have improved and most of them have air-conditioning as well. Still, if you decide to travel by a public inter-city bus, do check it first before buying a ticket.

Train

An international train, operating daily, twice a day, connects Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Thessaloniki (Greece) via Macedonia. It stops at Tabanovce (the Macedonia-Serbia border crossing point), Kumanovo, Skopje, Veles, Gradsko, Negotino, DemirKapija, and Gevgelija (Greek border crossing point), as well as a few small villages. From Skopje, Veles and Gradsko there are train connections to Prilep (35 km from Krusevo).

Car

The international highway E-75 runs north-south from Serbia to Greece, bisecting Macedonia. This is the most common route for overland tourists to take for entering Macedonia. There are also good roads connecting the country with Bulgaria to the East and Albania to the West.
Krusevo is on around a 2 hour drive (160 km) from Skopje Airport, via Motorway "Alexander of Macedon"/A1/А1 and A1, or on about 1 h 36 min drive (119.7 km) from Ohrid Airport via E65 and R1305 (note that this path is not a highway).

Rent-a-car
Numerous car-rental companies, run by both Macedonian companies and local representatives of recognized Western companies are available in Macedonia. Among the latter there are Sixth, Avis and Hertz, whereas among the most prominent Macedonian companies one should name Biveks, Ineks, Mn, Ni-Mar Komerc and Putnik-Eurodolar.
Rental car prices in Macedonia generally start from 40-50 euros per day, though for longer periods the rate can be somewhat lower. In order to rent a car, be prepared to present a valid passport and driver's license from your home country.


Driving tips
Driving in Macedonia by car: While roads in Macedonia are generally good, drivers should watch out for falling rock zones in mountainous areas, and dogs, cows and sheep in rural areas. Drivers should also note that in Macedonia it is illegal to talk on a mobile phone while driving, seatbelts are mandatory and headlights have to be on during the day.

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

Overall

  1. Peter Vyparina (65)
  2. Michal Gierlach (241)
  3. Alex TARAKANOV (339)

Overall results

Sport

  1. Stan Radzikowski (333)
  2. Tomas Podmanik (88)
  3. Maros Kravec (7)

Sport results

Serial

  1. Radek Vecera (74)
  2. Stan Radzikowski (333)
  3. Tomas Podmanik (88)

Women

  1. Petra Slivova (116)
  2. Klaudia BULGAKOW (708)
  3. Dominika Kasieczko (51)

Women results

Czech Championship

  1. David Ohlidal (141)
  2. Stanislav Klikar (19)
  3. Petr Kostrhun (168)

Czech Championship results

Slovak Championship

  1. Peter Vyparina (65)
  2. Tomas Podmanik (88)
  3. Maros Kravec (7)

Slovak Championship results

Polish Championship

  1. Michał Gierlach
  2. Bartosz Moszczyński
  3. Paweł Kumorek & Tomasz Janikowski

Polish Championship results

Tasks and results

Task 1

27 Jul, 2015

75.2 km — Race to goal

Task 2

28 Jul, 2015

94.9 km — Race to goal

Task 3

29 Jul, 2015

68.9 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:

Task 4

30 Jul, 2015

67.4 km — Race to goal

Task 5

31 Jul, 2015

57.1 km — Race to goal

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