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Parang Open 2015 is a FAI-2 paragliding cross country (XC) open competition, the second stage of the 2-stage Romanian Championship and the second stage of Romanian Cup. It will held in the area of Parang Mountains – Jiului Valley between 14 – 19 July 2015.

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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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Event info

Parang Open 2015 is a FAI-2 paragliding cross country (XC) open competition, the second stage of the 2-stage Romanian Championship and the second stage of Romanian Cup. It will held in the area of Parang Mountains – Jiului Valley between 14 – 19 July 2015.

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
Timișoara, Romania
Tel: +40 (729) 009 619
Email: club@skytribe.ro
Contact person: Valentin Nagy, President
http://skytribe.ro
Valeriu Jurca
Safety Director

Email: croco@parangsports.com
Tel: +40 723 593 424
Dorin Paslaru
Scoring

Email: dorin@skytribe.ro
Tel: +40 742 090 554
Valentin Nagy
Organisation

Email: vali@skytribe.ro
Tel: +40 729 000 619
Roventa Mihai
Accommodation Manager

Email: mihai@skytribe.ro
Tel: +40 723 306 191

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee
90 Euro for all participants. (93,53 € for PayPal payments).
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 € 90,- 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.

Paypal
You can also pay securely via PayPal. Click this PayPal link to get to the payment page.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Parang Open 2015 is a cross country (XC) open competition. Its results will be calculated for Romanian Nationals and Romanian Cup. All categories compete for FAI points (WPRS). The Romanian Nationals results are submited to the PWCA and this way you can get letters for this criteria. Women participate in Overall and Women’s ratings. Minimum number of participants for women’s rating is 5.

• Overall
• 1st Team
• 1st Sport Class (EN-C, LTF/DHV 2)
• 1st Fun Class (EN-B, LTF/DHV 1-2)
• Woman

Romanian Nationals: This year the Romanian National Champion will be selected from 2 competitions, SkyTribe XC 2015 and Parang Open 2015.

General schedule

Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Official Registration and Training Day
18:00-21:00 Registration
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Competition Day
09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing
11:00 Transportation to take off
Thursday, 16 July - Sunday, 19 July 2015
Competition days
Sunday, 19 July 2015
19:00 Prize giving ceremony

Daily schedule

09:00 - Headquarter opens
10:00 - Deadline for the previous day protests
11:00 - Daily briefing and transportation to take off

Any other schedule items are subject to Meet Director regulations.

Accommodation and Activities

For accomodation, please contact Mihai Roventa by email mihai@skytribe.ro

Prices for Vila Parang:
• Double: 80 lei (min. 4 nights); 100 lei for 1 night.
• Single: 70 lei (min. 4 nights); 90 lei for 1 night.
• Bed in a four or five bed room: 25 lei (min. 4 nights); 30 lei for 1 night.

How to get here

Please contact Croco (aka Valeriu Jurca) if you have any travel problems or questions. by phone +40 (0)723 593 424 or by email croco@parangsports.com


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

Overall

  1. Dragu Catalin (100)
  2. Hugo Robben (3)
  3. Deak Ervin (46)

Overall results

1st Sport Class (EN-C, LTF/DHV 2)

  1. Deak Ervin (46)
  2. Daniel Pop (2)
  3. Tudor Dorobantu (333)

and 1st Fun Class

1st Sport Class (EN-C, LTF/DHV 2) results

1st Teams

  1. Air Adrenaline
  2. SkyTribe
  3. Sky Dreamers

1st Teams results

Tasks and results

Task 1

17 Jul, 2015

80.3 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:

Task 2

18 Jul, 2015

41.1 km — Race to goal

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