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Paragliding World Cup 2021 is the unique competition for the second time in history uniting many nations famous for thier paragliding achievements. Kopaonik-Raska - one of the most reckoned Serbian flying site, the place for European Championship 2014, PWC 2013, and a number of pre PWCs.

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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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  • 260 EUR Entry fee
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  • 125 Pilots max allowed
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  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event
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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
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🚐

    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 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
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
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    There will usually be goal beers for winners

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

    Plastic reduction

Event info

Paragliding World Cup 2021 is the unique competition for the second time in history uniting many nations famous for thier paragliding achievements. Kopaonik-Raska - one of the most reckoned Serbian flying site, the place for European Championship 2014, PWC 2013, and a number of pre PWCs. So this comp is supposed to enjoy a great international attention. 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 QUALIFIED PILOTS ACCORDING TO PWCA RULES!!!
The maximum number of participant is limited to 125 pilots.
See https://pwca.org/events in order to register, and find additional info

Entry fee
The Entry fee will be according to PWCA rules.

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 (optional)
• competition’s souvenirs,
• Free access to all championship events and parties,
• Free internet (Wi-Fi) access at the HQ and Scoring Point,
• Live tracking service

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 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 liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance
  • 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

According to PWCA rules

Prize fund and scoring categories

1,2,3 ranking in Overall
1,2,3 ranking in Women
1,2,3 teams

General schedule

Saturday, July 10, 2021
10:00 Free flying -departure from HQ to TO
16:00-20,00 Official Registration
20:15 Mandatory Safety Briefing
20:45 Opening ceremony

Sunday, July 11, 2021
11:30 First competition briefing
Sunday, July 11 - Saturday July 17, 2021
Contest flying days

Saturday, July 17 2021
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 good price for pilots during competition.

• Night in accommodation units: single, double and triple rooms, four-bed apartments (all located in the main hotel building and have a warm connection with the Spa)
• Breakfast or half board service (breakfast and dinner)
•Congress hall
• wifi in the whole complex
• use of the room for storing paragliding equipment
• use of the headquarters room

• The price of accommodation is 18.9 euros (2,200 dinars) per night per person in rooms 1/3 and 1/4.
• The price of accommodation is 22.4 euros (2,600 dinars) per night per person in room 1/2.
• The price of accommodation is 36.10 euros (4,200 dinars) per night per person in room 1/1.

The price of bed and breakfast is 25 euros (2,913 dinars) per night per person in rooms 1/3 and 1/4.
The price of bed and breakfast is 28 euros (3,262 dinars) per night per person in room 1/2.
The price of bed and breakfast is 41 euros (4,777 dinars) per night per person in room 1/1.

The price of accommodation with half board is 33 euros (3,845 dinars) per night per person in rooms 1/3 and 1/4.
The price of accommodation with half board is 36 euros (4,194 dinars) per night per person in room 1/2.
The price of accommodation with half board is 49 euros (5,709 dinars) per night per person in room 1/1.

Possibility of additional payment (optional):
• for unlimited use of the contents of the SPA & WELLNESS center is 10 euros (1,165 dinars). The spa center is spread over 1500 m2 and contains: indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools, Finnish sauna, bio sauna (Russian spa), aroma-steam (Turkish) bath, hammam, salt cave, Kneipp pool, tepidarium benches and float spa capsule . Float spa relaxation treatments, body treatments and massages are booked separately and paid extra. The use of the fitness center is also included in the price
Local tax and insurance are not included in the price, and are charged 140 dinars per day per person.

BOOKING
We need your name, with whom you will be in the room, do you need breakfast, or half board, or without food, etc. You will get booking note back. Payment will be in HQ.
Email for booking:
sport@vss.rs

Shuttle bus from Belgrade
We shall organize transportation from Belgrade airport to HQ.
Please send your flight details to sport@vss.rs in order to book your seat.
Transport cost is 35 EUR per person in one way.

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

How to get here

Kopaonik, Serbia

Municipality of Raska, Serbia
Raska Serbia

Plane

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.

Bus

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
http://www.beg.aero/passengers/to_and_from_the_airport/bus_transport.326.html


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.

Car

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:
www.autotehna.com
www.avis.rs
www.rentca.rs
www.budget.rs
www.europcar.rs
www.hertz.rs
www.sixt.rs

Taxi

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.

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Organizers

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Zeljko Ovuka
General Organizer
Predrag Dudic
Meet Director
Zoran Nikolic
Event Organizer
Jelena Kracun
Transport Manager

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