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Polish and Serbia Paragliding Open 2017 is the unique competition for the first time in history uniting these two nations famous for thier paragliding achievements. Kopaonik-Raska - the most reckoned Serbian flying site, the place for European Championship 2014, PWC 2013, and a number of prePWCs.

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Flying site

Kopaonik is one of the largest mountain ranges of Serbia. It is located in the central part of the country. Its highest mountain - Pančić's Peak - is 2,017 m ASL. Kopaonik is a National park and the major ski resort of Serbia.

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  • 150 Pilots max allowed
  • 16 Countries presented
  • ✅ All certified wings allowed
  • 🏆 FAI Status = CAT 2 🏅
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Prize funds and scoring categories

  • Overall
  • Women
  • Polish National Overall
  • Serbia National Overall
  • Polish Women
  • Serbia Women
  • Polish Clubs
  • Serbia Clubs
  • Sport Class
  • Polish Sport Class
  • Serbian Sport Class
  • Serbian Juniors

Event info

Polish and Serbia Paragliding Open 2017 is the unique competition for the first time in history uniting these two nations famous for thier paragliding achievements. Kopaonik-Raska - the most reckoned Serbian flying site, the place for European Championship 2014, PWC 2013, and a number of prePWCs. So this comp is supposed to enjoy a great international attention. But the main intrigue remains - two Nations have very strong and talented pilots. The event will have race visualisation based on live tracking so come and support your favourites and let it be a fair and fascinating comp. Welcome to Kopaonik!

Flying site

Kopaonik is one of the largest mountain ranges of Serbia. It is located in the central part of the country. Its highest mountain - Pančić's Peak - is 2,017 m ASL. Kopaonik is a National park and the major ski resort of Serbia. It is situated on a relatively flat region, at an altitude of about 1,700 m. This central Kopaonik plateau is called Suvo Rudište. It is surrounded by mountain peaks. To the north and northwest of this plateau stretches Banjski Kopaonik, which is the location of Jošanička Banja spa, whose strong springs' waters reach the temperature of 88 °C (190 °F). Directly below the Suvo Rudište plateau starts the attractive and picturesque valley of the Samokovska River, characterized by its steep run, numerous rapids, falls and gorges.Kopaonik has over 200 sunny days annually and over 160 days covered by snow.

The area of Kopaonik is famous for its landscape and provides fine flying conditions. The flying seson begins in March-April and ends in autumn. The best flying month is August. Clould base depending upon the weather may reach 3500 m. There is an airport nearby so usuaaly the flights hight is liited to 3000 m.
Tasks exceeding 100 km are possible here during summer time. There ware several great paragling events held in Kopaonik and Golija Raska area in PrePWC 2011, PrePWC 2012, PWC 2013, PreEuro 2013 and many others.
You can watch some videos about the past events and their tasks taken at Kopaonik (sorted chrolologically):
By Nebojsa Rosic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp8mNUasOBQ
By Klaudia Bulgakow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIuUBMPWNMI
By Dmitry Korolev: http://vimeo.com/72353537
By Nicole Fedele and Arduino Persello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIuUBMPWNMI
By Nikola Milivojevic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOB1e2qHNmU

There are 3 main take-off groungs at the mountain Kopaonik.

Take off #1 - Jadovnik 43°19'27" (43.3242)N; 20°44'56" (20.7491)E - 1560m ASL .
S, SSE, SW, WSW exposure. Height above valley is 700-900m. The slope is about 20º-35º and it is covered with grass.
The place is large enough for 150 pilots simultaneous take off. No power lines, no cables or any other hazards. Water for ballast will be provided there as well as mobile toilets. At noon one can find shadow under parasol or trees. There is a helicopter landing place 200m from the take-off and a lot of space for officials and visitors cars parking.
See 360 degree panorama of Jadovnik TO here.
Watch video from Jadovnik TO here.

Take off #2 - Kokorovac 43°21'38" (43.3608)N; 20°46'12" (20.7702)E - 1330m ASL
W, NW, N, NE exposure. Height above valley is 700m.
The slope is 20º - 30º, covered with grass. There is enough space for 20 pilots simultaneous take off. Helicopter landing place is in Josanicka Banja - in the valley in 3,5km away from the take off. Water and toilets are also available.
Watch video from Kokorovac TO here.

Take off #3 - Orlove stene 43°18'40" (43.3113)N; 20°50'21" (20.8392)E - 1740m ASL
E, ENE exposure. Height above valley is 750m.
The slope is 20º - 30º. Can host about 10 pilots for simultaneous take off. No power lines, no cables or other hazards. There is a helicopter landing place 200m from the take-off on the mountain. Big parking area, water, toilets and shadows at your disposal as well.

Others appropriate sites may be used by the Meet Director, after consultation with the Task committee.

Selection and entry fee

PAYMENTS ARE OPEN ONLY FOR POLISH QUALIFIED PILOTS!!! After June 1st we'll announce if it's gonna be more free places!!!
The maximum number of participant is limited to 150 pilots.

Entry fee

The Entry fee will be:
110 Euros per pilot / before 1st May 2017 (it is enough to pay only 50 EUR before 1st May, to save your place on competition, and rest to pay after coming to competition)
130 Euros per pilot / after 1st May 2017
150 Euros per pilot / after 1st June 2017

70 places is reserved for Polish pilots (Selection of the Polish pilots for guaranteed 70 places will take place on May 5. Selection rules will be announced by the Polish PG&HG Commission. Payments for selected Polish pilots will be accepted after May 5.
40 places is reserved for Serbian pilots until 1st May 2017
Payment will start from 17. February 2017

Note: All bank charges are going on your account, otherwise you will have to pay on registaration day!

PayPal payment:
For payments via PayPal you can pay 5 EUR more, because of PayPal fee!

Instruction for customer transfers in EUR
1. Intermediary:
Intesa Sanpaolo spa
2. Account with instructions:
Banca Intesa ad Beograd
Milentija Popovica 7b, 11070 Novi Beograd
Republic of Serbia
3. Beneficiary Customer
Predrag Dudic
Sesta vlasovska 19, 36350 Raska, Srbija
Remittance information (mandatory field)

Racun u Srbiji: Paraglajding klub Golija: 160-117151-54 Banca Intesa

All entry fees are to be paid to following bank account (Please indicate CIVL IDs of the pilots you are paying for!):

The Entry fee includes
• Transport to the take-off and retrieve on the main routes for all competition days,
• Emergency rescue and first aid medical service
• Upload of turn-point’s GPS coordinates
• GPS track-log download,
• Color map
• ID card & safety/contact information,
• Lunch package, water,
• competition’s souvenirs,
• Free access to all championship events and parties,
• Free internet (Wi-Fi) access at the HQ and Scoring Point,
• Livetracking service

Prize fund and scoring categories

1,2,3 ranking in Overall (1. rescue, 2.-3. pg equipment)
1,2,3 ranking in Women (1,2,3 pg equipment)
1,2,3 sport class (EN A-B-C) 1. place 500 EUR, 2. place 300 EUR , 3. place 200 EUR (If it's gonna be more than 120 pilots). 300-200-100 EUR If it's gonna be less than 120 pilots
1,2,3 ranking in Serbian National (club, overall, woman)
1,2,3 ranking in Polish National (club, overall, woman)

General schedule

Sunday, August 13, 2017
14:00 - 20:30 Official Registration
21:00 Opening ceremony
21:30 Mandatory Safety Briefing
Monday, August 14, 2017
11:30 First competiton briefing
Monday, August 14 - August 18, 2017
Contest flying days
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Reserve day (if it's gonna be less than 3 valid tasks)
20:00 Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarters open
08:30 - Deadline for protests of the previous day
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:20 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:00 - Scoring office opens
18:30 - Safe landing report deadline
21:30 - Scoring office closes
22:00 - Provisional results
23:00 - Complaints resolution published

The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be announced by the Meet Director at the Daily Pilot Briefing.

Accommodation and Activities

Oficial hotel and event HQ will be in "Kraljevi cardaci SPA". That's one of the top 3 hotels in Kopaonik and we managed very low price for pilots during competition.


15EUR + 1EUR (tourist tax) BB - bed and breakfast per a person in apartments part of the resort. SPA not included in price. RECOMMENDATION - We have to fill apartments for this price, but not full capacity (for example apartment for 6 persons can be with 5 persons, 5-4, 4-3). The best option for you is to find 3-5 friends and than book apartment for all of you. Apartments are big enough, you can visit website
HB half board in apartments part of the resort (bed, breakfast, dinner) is 23EUR, Spa not included
Hotel part of the resort, 2-3 persons in room, HB (half board), included SPA - 33EUR day per a person
Hotel part of the resort, single room, HB (half board), included SPA - 46EUR per a day


We managed big discount for all pilots hotel guests. Price for using SPA center is 7EUR per a day. Regular and price for other pilots accommodated out of Kraljevi cardaci is 15EUR per a day.

Polish & Serbia Paragliding Open 2017



Contact Kraljevi cardaci SPA

For all questions you can also write to us and we'll help you enything what we can.

How to get here

Kopaonik, Serbia

210, Србија
Raska - Kopaonik Serbia


General entry requirements for Serbia
1. Valid passport/travel document;
2. Valid visa in the passport, if a Serbian visa is required for passport holders of the respective country;
3. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia. Sufficient funds are considered to be 50 Euros per day of stay, proved by possession of the appropriate amount of cash, bank statement, traveller's cheques, credit cards or a letter of guarantee;
4. Certificate of vaccination or a note that he/she has not contracted a contagious disease despite coming from an area affected by a pandemic, as defined by the information of the Ministry of Health.
5. If underage children are travelling with one of their parents, it is necessary to submit a relevant certified authorization by the other parent; or if the child is travelling with a third person such authorization is required from both parents or guardian;
6. It is recommended to have a health insurance for the period of stay in Serbia, covering possible medical costs to the amount of not less than 20,000 Euros.

The main airport of Serbia is Belgrade International Airport “Nikola Tesla”. For the info about the Airport, flights departures and arrival please refer to www.beg.aero

Direct transfer Belgrade Airport – Kopaonik
On request, we’ll organize a direct transfer to Kopaonik. The price depends on the number of passengers in the van. Please send us an arrival info (date, flight number, arrival time), your name, and we’ll inform you about the shuttle to Kopaonik.

You can also use public transport (bus) to arrive to Kopaonik from Belgrade.


You can take a bus to Kopaonik from Central Bus station in Belgrade. Take an Airport shuttle service or taxi to Central bus station, and after that a bus to Kopaonik or Raska.

Shuttle service Airport – Centre of Belgrade
Bus number 72
Departure 05:20 AM, departs approx every 30 min until midnight.
Ticket fare: 170 RSD to be paid in the bus.
1 EUR = 113 RSD (prices of 2013)
Bus stop at the Airport:
In front of the terminal building (between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2)
Travel time: About 30-40 min, depending on traffic density.

Mini bus Line A1
Departure 05:00 AM, departs every 20 min until 6,40 PM.
After 6,40 PM departs every 60 min.
Ticket fare: RSD 300 in the bus.

A detailed schedule of shuttle service is provided at web site www.beg.aero

Intercity bus line Belgrade Central Bus Statiion – Kopaonik
Detailed schedule is provided at www.bas.rs
Travel time is aprox 5 hours.

Also, it is possible to travel to the city of Raska, from where we can organize transport to Kopaonik on request. Please send us your name and the time you plan to arrive to Raska, and we’ll inform you about the shuttle to Kopaonik.


If you come from Belgrade the easiest way to reach to Kopaonik is to drive down the highway to Krusevac and then to take the road for Kopaonik. If you want to take a worse road which again is a shorter one then use motorway Belgrade-Kraljevo-Josanickabanja-Kopaonik.

Rent-a-car service
You can rent a car on Belgrade Airport (counter Terminal 2 Level -1), or somewhere in the city:


Taxi Airport – Belgrade Central Bus Station
Available non-stop from Airport. Ask from driver to go to Central Bus Station (in Serbian – „glavna autobuska stanica“).
Fare: aprox 10 EUR.


Waypoint files


Paragliding club Golija
Organizing club
Contact: golija.raska@yahoo.com
+381 64 111 77 24
+381 64 8 244 288
Aeronautical Union of Serbia
Aeroclub of Poland
Predrag Dudic
Event director
Contact: golija.raska@yahoo.com
Phone +381 64 111 77 24
Zoran Nikolic
Meet director
Contact: zokiraska@yahoo.com
Phone +381 64 8 244 288
Marko Miletic
Retrieve manager




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Tasks and results

Task 1

15 Aug, 2017

65.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

18 Aug, 2017

79.6 km — Race to goal

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