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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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  • 108 Pilots Confirmed
  • 108 Pilots total registered
  • 250 EUR Entry fee
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  • 150 Pilots max allowed
  • 17 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 28/05 14:29 (Europe/Paris)
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    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
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    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
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    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
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    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
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    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
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    There will be ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
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    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
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    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
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    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
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    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
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    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
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    This event awards PWCA letters

    PWCA Letters
  • ♻️

    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

    Plastic reduction

Where is it

North Macedonia
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Macedonia receives all tourists from all over the world.
You can get to Macedonia by plane

Event info

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!

Selection and entry fee

Eur 250,- before 1 July
Eur 280,- after 2 July

Enter Fee will include:
-Transport, shuttle buses to the take-off from HQ and Retrieval at main road
-Emergency service (Ambulance on the take-off, fully equipped and mobile, moving in the direction of the landing for the particular task and Helicopter if necessary)
-Rescue team for mountain operations, equipped and licensed.
-Daily weather info
-Live tracking
-Scoring
-Maps
-T-Shirt of the competition
-Lunch packet
-Welcome pack
-Prizegiving party for the pilots (If it is permissible according to quarantine rules)

Approved pilots will be invited to pay for the competition according to registration date.

Your place at the competition is not confirmed until we have received your payment. The Pilot List shows the current status of your registration.

Pilots will be ranked for the competition as follows:

All pilots will be ranked by date/time of registration (NOT date/time of payment).
45 of the places is set aside to Ukrainian pilots until 1 July 2021.
After that date the places is given to the pilots after registration date.

The 25 first non-national pilots registered will receive an email from us inviting them to pay their entry fee and will have 1 week to do so before the place is offered to the next pilot on the list.

Once the competition is full, pilots will be added to a waiting list and then if a place becomes available it will be offered to the next pilot on the list.

FAI License is expected to be shown to the organization by registration before the competition starts.

PAYMENT DETAILS:
Will be given in invitation email.

Entry fee must be paid in full. All bank transfer charges must be covered by the participant. Missing funds will be collected in cash at HQ on registration.

Documents required at registration

  • Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence

    FAI IPPI Card
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

Pilots should note our cancellation policy, inkeeping with all major events;
Any pilots who cancels their registration will be given refunds as follows:
> Cancellation within 7 days of paying = 95% refund
or
> Cancellation date more than 60 days before competition start date = 50% refund of entry price
> Cancellation date less than 60 days before comp start = 0% refund of entry price
Cancellations must be informed by email and the date at which the email is received will be used to calculate your refund.
Please ensure you have adequate holiday travel insurance to cover any losses if you later find you are unable to participate!
If competition is cancelled from the organizer due to Covid 19, all pilots will be refunded 90%.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall Class
Womens Class
Sports Class (EN-C and below)
Leisure Class (EN-B and below)
Ukrainian Overall
Ukrainian Women

1-st Place Prize Overall - harness VIBE (or Genesis Race) Nearbirds https://harnesses-nearbirds.com/paragliding-harnesses/xc/vibe/ or https://harnesses-nearbirds.com/paragliding-harnesses/xc/genesis-race/
2-nd Place Prize Overall - harness Zippy2 NearBirds https://harnesses-nearbirds.com/paragliding-harnesses/xc/zippy-2/
3-rd Place Prize Overall - harness Bingo!XC NearBirds https://harnesses-nearbirds.com/paragliding-harnesses/xc/bingoxc/

1-st Place Prize Ukrainian Overall - Harness VIBE NearBirds
https://harnesses-nearbirds.com/paragliding-harnesses/xc/vibe/
Prizes in the Women Сlass from brand ChiciRicki https://www.chiciricki.com/female

All categories will award prizes and cups to the winners

We will however be offering several prizes by way of a prize draw/lottery

General schedule

Sunday, 8. August 2021
09:00 - 17:00 Official training day
16:00 - 18:30 - Official Registration and equipment inspection
18.30- 19:30 - Safety briefing
19.30 - Opening ceremony

Monday, 9. August, - Saturday, 14. August, 2021
Contest flying days

Saturday, 14 August 2021
19:00 - Prize-giving party including dinner and some drinks

Daily schedule

9:00 Informational briefing at HQ, results from the previous task
10:00 Transport to the take-off
11:00 Distribution of lunch packs and Live Trackers at T.O.
11:45 Task Briefing
12:30 Window opening
18:00 Safe landing report deadline
19:00 Downloading process, trackers recuperation
21:00 Provisional Results

Accommodation and Activities

Headquarter (HQ) will be at Hotel Montana.
http://www.montanapalas.com.mk/Krusevo.html
Hotel Montana is providing accommodation for pilots from 24.5€ per night with breakfast, per person in a double room ( 49 € per night double room)
Single room 29€ with breakfast

How to get here

International airports in Skopje and Ohrid connects Macedonia with several major European cities.
There is a direct flight from Ukraine on Thursdays by Windrose https://windrose.aero/
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

Влашко Маало, Крушево, Македония (БЮРМ)
Krusevo North Macedonia

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.

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Paragliding Club NearBirds
The main organizer
Perevalov Volodymyr
Main organizer
Mershavka Tetiana
Event Director/ Organizer
Igor Todevski
Safety Director
Elena Filonova
Scoring/ Retrivel Coordinator
Paragliding Federation of Ukraine
Федерація Парапланерного спорту України

Contacts

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Tasks and results

Task 1

09 Aug, 2021

66.0 km — Race to goal

Replay:
Comp. results:
Tracks:

Task 2

10 Aug, 2021

51.9 km — Race to goal

Task 4

12 Aug, 2021

52.2 km — Race to goal

Task 5

13 Aug, 2021

101.4 km — Race to goal

Task 6

14 Aug, 2021

69.3 km — Race to goal

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