2014 Roldanillo Pre Worlds and Colombian Open will take place from 6th till 13th of January 2014 in Roldanillo, Colombia. It is a test Event for World Paragliding Championship that will be held there in January of 2015.Expand page for more details
Roldanillo is the principal home for paragliding and hang gliding events in Colombia. Located on the west side of the Valle del Cauca at the foot of the Cordillera Occidental the town sits at an elevation of 966 meters and has an average annual temperature of 23°C.Expand page for more details
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2014 Roldanillo Pre Worlds and Colombian Open will take place from 6th till 13th of January 2014 in Roldanillo, Colombia. It is a test Event for World Paragliding Championship that will be held there in January of 2015. Roldanillo in Valle del Cauca is a famous paragliding site that has hosted various high level air sport competitions like Paragliding World Cup 2013 and Roldanillo Open as well as many others. Its excellent flying conditions and organizers reckoned hospitality promises us an interesting and spectacular event.
Selection and entry fee
From Opening Registration until October 31st Payment fee Euro 160
From November 1st until December 15th Payment fee Euro 180
From December 16th until January 5th Payment fee Euro 200
For Colombian Pilots the value in pesos is COP 400.000
International Payment: Paypal, account email@example.com
Regular Inscription (until 31-Oct-2013) €160.00 EUR
Second Date (01 Nov to 15 DIC 2013) €180.00 EUR
Last Chance (16-DIC-13 to 5-JAN-14) €200.00 EUR
Name Account: Airnomads S.A.S.
Saving Account: 127470038432
The exchange rate must be the day of the payment for Local pilots.
Entry fee includes:.
Transportation to take off and retreive every day
Map of the Region
Prize fund and scoring categories
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Sport class in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Woman Overall in the competition
Mandatory Safety meeting
First competition briefing
Tuesday 7th January 2014
Wednesday 8th ‐ Monday 13th January 2014
Contest flying days
Monday 13th January 2014
Prize‐giving, closing ceremony
07:00 - Deadline for the previous day protests
07:30 - Transportation to Take off
09:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:00 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results announcements / Task definition
11:00 - Window open
16:00 - Scoring office opens
19:00 - Scoring office closes
20:00 - Provisional results announcement / Headquarter closes
Accommodation and Activities
How to get here
Club “Los Gorrones” is the event headquarters and is located on the main plaza of Roldanillo.
There is a large auditorium suitable for briefings, equipment checking, team leader meetings and functions. GPS / scoring, retrieve management and media facilities are available in ancillary areas. A bar / restaurant, swimming pool, wi‐fi connection are located at the HQ.
For those who do not bring their laptops, desktop PCs will be provided. An office will be available for CIVL officials with office equipment as required. Team ‘’pigeon‐holes’’ will be provided for paper‐communication with team leaders where necessary. The preferred communication will be by email if agreed at the first team‐leader meeting.
Wired internet will be available for the event organisation to ensure full functionality of live tracking, retrieve and media requirements.
Country entry details
Details of any vaccinations recommended for competitors: Typhoid and Hepatitis are recommended by some authorities. No vaccinations are officially required to enter Colombia.
Details of visas required for visitors from FAI member nations: There are no nationality restrictions for travel to Colombia. A visa is required, except for citizens of the following countries (who stay strictly for tourism purposes and for a maximum of 90 days): Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Roldanillo, Carrera 7, 7-20
Most international flights layover in Bogota's "El Dorado International Airport". The international and domestic terminals are connected by a shuttle. From Bogota take the quick domestic flight to Armenia, Pereira, or Cali where you can easily find ground transport to Roldanillo. For cost and convenience we highly recommend you fly into Pereira.
If you would like the organization to pick you up from Cali or Pereira please contact us with a detailed itinerary and plan. We would also appreciate a call or email during your layover in Bogota confirming your on time arrival.
Local airport taxis are safe and offer competitive pricing for 1 or 2 pilots with gear. Groups should contact the organization for pickup. Budget travelers can find buses to Roldanillo from Pereira, Cali, or Armenia. The bus terminals and airports are separate.
Recommended city to fly into. 1 and 15 minute drive to Roldanillo.
The second most important airport in Colombia. Cali's “Alfonso Bonilla Aragon” airport services domestic and international flights and adds new international routs regularly. 2 hour drive to Roldanillo.
Smaller airport and city with less service. 1 and 30 minute drive to Roldanillo.
From the bus terminals in Pereira, Cali, or Armenia look for the Roldanillo's local bus company De Occidente for safe and comfortable transport.
De Occidente: www.deoccidente.com/roldanillo/
The company is comfortable servicing international Paraglide pilots and very helpful.
Tel: + (57) 3127915387
+ (57) 3104535415
Contact person: Luis Fernando Jimenez
Tel: + (57) 1 6918819
+ (57) 3143502270
Contact person: Roberto Martinez Segur
Challenge from beginning to the end!
We had 5 fine tasks in rather challenging conditions. The greatest difficulties came from airspace restrictions that set a limit to 2300 m. With the take of at about 1750 it was not not an easy start for pilots. Besides the task committee introduced conical type of ESS for all the tasks. Added to weak conditions making Goal became not easy either. At the beginning of the competition we had a number of rainy days and forecast was bad but the famous Roldanillo paragliding weather soon restored. One task was cancelled and one stopped in others we had winners on Goal. The last task was long and we had a fine sunny day. Its results helped us to define the winners as every task we had a new set of leaders. Till last day the three nations showing best results were Colombia, USA and Russia. But at the end Great Britain managed to get the third place.
- Julian Andres Carreno Colonia (4)
- Gavin McClurg (775)
- BERNARDO MEDINA SASTRE (611)
- Andrea Jaramillo (37)
- Isabella Messenger (153)
- Daria Krasnova (123)
- Great Britain