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Russian Open Cup is the international paragliding competitions which is divided in several stages thourghout a year followed by a final stage.
In 2012 the organizers of final stage are Nickolay Bragin, known as very cheerful person, and his team from the Russian side and Semih Sair, known as very professional organizer of different level paragliding competition, and his team from the Turkish side.

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Flying site

Erzincan is one of the famous flying sites in the World. First major event are held here since 2002. Then it was a Paragliding World Cup organized by Semih SAYIR and his organization team. It was a success with 6 tasks out of 7 days.

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How to get here

To get to Enzincan one must fly to Ankara airport and then take a domestic flight. We can pick up pilots from Airport on 20th and 21st of September.

Event info

Russian Open Cup is the international paragliding competitions which is divided in several stages thourghout a year followed by a final stage.
In 2012 the organizers of final stage are Nickolay Bragin, known as very cheerful person, and his team from the Russian side and Semih Sair, known as very professional organizer of different level paragliding competition, and his team from the Turkish side.
Such scheme of organization has already proved and established itself as very effective capable of securely holding competitions with a number of participants up to 150 pilots.
According to Russian rules this competition is a qualifying event for national Russian team for the first category events for next year. According to Paragliding World Cup decision this event also is qualifying for PWC tour 2013 for all participants. By the way this year probably Iran Nationals of about 30 pilots will join this event as well! So it's going to be an interesting and mass competition.

Flying site

Erzincan is one of the famous flying sites in the World. First major event are held here since 2002. Then it was a Paragliding World Cup organized by Semih SAYIR and his organization team. It was a success with 6 tasks out of 7 days.
Erzincan is the capital of Erzincan Province in the eastern Anatolian region of Turkey. Erzincan has a continental climate with freezing, snowy winters and hot and very dry summers. Spring is the wettest season whilst summer is the driest. The city is located at 1185 m ASL.
Cloud base is sometimes around 5500 meters and thermal strength of 6-8 mps are quite common here. Perhaps most interesting side from pilots point of view is the Mars like landscape When you look from above, place looks like another planet. Valley floor is around 1200 m high and highest peaks are approaching to 3500 meters. Small valley of Erzincan are nearly 50 to 20 km wide, providing all possibilities mountain flying and flatland flying.
Its also possible to fly next valley of Tercan on the east, for a longer distances.This valley is also quite high around 1100 - 1400 m with plenty of landing options and tarmac roads.
There is an Airport near to flying site of Erzincan but it is not a very busy one. All tasks are planned with cooperation with air tower almost to any directions. Usual flying directions on the south face of Cakirman village and towards east, to Tercan lake.
Its also possible to fly across the valley and flats on the front, depending on the conditions.
Hazards: The place can be considered as suitable for expert pilots as it often has strong turbulent and windy conditions. The wind speed can rise up to 27 km/h. The thermal activity is also very strong It originates in narrow but fast rising currents.

Organizers

Semih Sayir
Tel +905323566888
Email: semihsayir@yahoo.com
Nikolay Bragin
Email: bragin65@mail.ru

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee
-130 EUR if payed befor 1 August 2012
-150 EUR if payed from 1 August to 19 September 2012
-160 EUR if payed on the HQ registration from 20 September 2012

Payment method:
by Bank Transfer
YAPI KREDI BANK KEMER/ ANTALYA ,TURKEY
EUR ACC.NO: 83440970
CUSTOMER NUMBER:03752499
RECIEVER:HORIZON TUR. TEKS.TIC.ITH.IHR.LTD.STI.
IBAN:TR260006701000000083440970
Do not forget e-mail to Semih Sayir - semihsayir@yahoo.com about payment

Prize fund and scoring categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Woman (min 7 woman)
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Team
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Sport Class: DHV1,1-2, 2, EN A,B,C, Afnor Standard, Performance
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Russian pilot in the Russian Open Cup
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Russian Women in the Russian Open Cup (min 6 woman)

General schedule

Saturday, 22 September, 2012
11:00 - 19:30 Training, equipment inspections, registration and accomodation
19:30 - 20:00 Opening ceremony, mandatory safety meeting and first competition breefing -
Sunday, 23 September - Thursday, 27 September, 2012
Competition flying days
Friday, 28 September, 2012
Reserve day
Rewarding and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

09:00 Meteo briefing
10:00 Transport to Take off area
11:30 Task briefing
18:00 Task deadline
20:00 Provisional results
Daily schedule is a subject to change by Meet director.

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

HQ is located at Eriza Boutique Hotel

Erzincan, 13. Subat Street. No:6
Erzincan TR

Plane

There is an active Airport in Erzincan and Turkish Airlines flies this airport 3 times from İstanbul and 4 times from Ankara in a week.

Bus

There are buses from Ankara to Erzincan everyday. Travel may take around 10 hours. From İstanbul is quite a long way (16 Hours) and its not recommended.
Major bus companies in Erzincan
ERZİNCAN FIRAT TURİZM 224 09 76 53
ERZİNCAN LÜX TURİZM 224 18 24 11
ERZİNCAN NAZAR TURİZM (0446) 2146211 – 2147413 – 2234724

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Russians on Mars

It has been a fine competition in very challenging conditions. One one hand we were fascinated by the beauties of the Mars like Enzincan landscape on the other wind and thermals never gave us time to relax. Still Russain Open proved to bring forth the best Russian pilots: the first two in overall are Sergey Latyshev and Yury Mishanin. The third is a Turkish pilot - Murat Çiftçi. In Russain overall Darya Krasnova and Dmitry Korolev followed. Pilots of 8 countries took part in this international competition. The biggest National teams were Russian, Turkish and Iranian.

Overall

  1. Sergey Latyshev (416)
  2. Yury Mishanin (2)
  3. Murat Ciftci (1001)

Overall results

Women

  1. Daria Krasnova (16)
  2. Yuki Sato Izawa (1111)
  3. Emi Igawa (89)

Women results

Tasks and results

Task 1

23 Sep, 2012

54.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

24 Sep, 2012

48.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

25 Sep, 2012

56.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

26 Sep, 2012

62.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

27 Sep, 2012

69.7 km — Race to goal

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