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Putaleng XC Open 2019 is the first cross country competition ever held in Vietnam.
The competition will be organized by Vietwings Hanoi Paragliding Club and NAC Vietnam Air Sport Association.
This four days event will be held on November 28th - December 1st, 2019 at Vietnam best cross country site in Tam Duong, Lai Chau province.

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Flying site

Tam Duong site is located in North East of Vietnam which seperate from other North region by a high moutain range Hoang Lien Son. The site is surrounded by 2 high moutain ridges with 2 highest peaks of Vietnam which are Fansipang and Putaleng.

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How to get here

Organizer will arrange overnite bus from Hanoi To Tam Duong in case of necessary

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Event info

Putaleng XC Open 2019 is the first cross country competition ever held in Vietnam.
The competition will be organized by Vietwings Hanoi Paragliding Club and NAC Vietnam Air Sport Association.
This four days event will be held on November 28th - December 1st, 2019 at Vietnam best cross country site in Tam Duong, Lai Chau province.
The idea of Putaleng XC Open 2019 is to bring the paragliding pilots from around the world to Hoang Lien Son mountain range to enjoy the love for competition flying.
Competitions have FAI-2 status and will be a part of Vietnam National League season 2020 (Civl ranking).

Flying site

Tam Duong site is located in North East of Vietnam which seperate from other North region by a high moutain range Hoang Lien Son. The site is surrounded by 2 high moutain ridges with 2 highest peaks of Vietnam which are Fansipang and Putaleng.
The beatiful landspace here still reserve quite orginally since tourist still not popular, where we can find local mijority ethnic culture living in high moutian villages with rice terrances and tea fields.
Tam Duong is also nearby a very famous sightseeing spot, Sapa moutain town which is 60km far. Its ideal for pilots retreat and relax after the competition.

Site info
The take off area is at 1400m ASL and it takes 30 minutes from HQ. Official landing zone is at 700m ASL which is a stadium and also very close to HQ with walking distance.
The flying season start from November to March when the farmers harvest the rices and weather getting dry thanks to South West wind and high moutain ridge block all the moisture from the North.
The cloudbase varies from 2500m to 3000m, sometimes could be 3500m. Pilot can make 100km out and return or triangle. The site record now is 110km triangle.
Sunlight time usually long as 7 to 10hours.
Thermal is from 2m/s to 7m/s.
Landing is not troublesome as along the ridge is big valley of rice terrances or tea fields and easy to go to the main road also along the ridge.
Location
Take off
22°21'35.8"N 103°36'06.2"E
22.359937, 103.601725

Landing zone
22°19'25.1"N 103°36'56.2"E
22.323648, 103.615608

Selection and entry fee

100$ entry fee include:
1. Foods & Accommodations during competition days
2. T-Shirt & Competition kit
3. Transportation for Competition

Payment methods: Paypal or Bank transfer (in local currency).
​Details information for entry fee payment:
1. Payment in USD:
Please transfer 100 USD to Paypal account dungvt84@gmail.com.
Or
Bank name: Maritime Bank
Account name: Vu Doan Thuy Duong
Account number: 03101370006470
SWIFT Code: MCOBVNVXXX
Bank address: No 54A Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Dong Da district, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2. Payment in VND:
Please transfer 2.300.000 VND to bank account:
Bank name: Maritimebank, Dong Da branch
Account number: 03101011919435
Account name: Vu Doan Thuy Duong

Deadline for payment is November 15th 2019.

Participation criteria:
[Equipment]
Equipment Requirements:
- Glider Classification: EN, CCC
- Certified EN Harness
- Helmet
- Reserve
- GPS
- 2m Radio
- Smart phone

[Pilot Requirements]
• Valid pilot license and valid FAI sporting license
• IPPI card min. level 4
• Medical insurance covering paragliding with mountain rescue assistance
• Third party liability insurance covering paragliding
• Pilots without IPPI or equivalent rating can participate if they can provide a flight log proof of having done an XC at least once in the past one year covering a distance of at least 20 km and/or recommendation by an instructor or a senior pilot.
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Maximum/Minimum Participants:
The maximum no. of pilots allowed for the comp is 80.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Scoring:
- Overall
- Sports (up to EN C)
- Fun (up to EN B)
- Women
- Team

General schedule

Thursday 28 November , 2019
07:30 - 09:00 - Official training day
09:00 - 17:00 - Official Registration and equipment inspection
17:30 - 18:30 - Mandatory Safety Briefing
18:30 - 19:30 - Team Leader Briefing

Friday, Nov 29, - Sunday, Dec 1st, 2019
Contest flying days

Sunday, Dec 1st, 2019
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definitio
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
20:00 - Provisional results

The daily schedule is subject to change.
Any changes of the daily schedule before the start of the competition will be announced at the website of the competition. After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the official daily briefings and posted on the official board at headquarters.

Accommodation and Activities

Putaleng Hotel is providing all services during the comp.
HQ, parties, Opening and closing ceremony.
Please contact organizer for special requirements.

How to get here

Tam Duong is about 5h30 drive (340 km) from Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport.
Local transportation, from and back to, Hanoi will be arranged by the Organizers, in case of necessary. Fee applies.

Tam Đường, Tam Đường District, Lai Chau, Vietnam
Tam Duong, Lai Chau VN

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Organizers

Vietwings Hanoi
FAI Cat2
CIVL FAI
Long Hoang
Head of Organization Board
Tuan Dung Vu
Meet Director
Bach Le
Task and Score
V6 Johnnie Tran Minh Tu
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Tasks and results

Task 1

29 Nov, 2019

30.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

01 Dec, 2019

50.5 km — Race to goal

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