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Welcome to the first ever Polish sport class paragliders only competition. This event is meant to be a training competition for young polish pilots, but open to other nations too, with FAI cat. 2 level.

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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”.

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How to get here

The competition HQ is located in Krusevo, Macedonia.

Event info

Welcome to the first ever Polish sport class paragliders only competition. This event is meant to be a training competition for young polish pilots, but open to other nations too, with FAI cat. 2 level.
Organizers aim to provide high level of sportivness, friendly learning atmosfere and task set up to latests standards, so participants have chance to fly, learn and understand them.
Organizers will provide debriefings after each task. There will be lectures from top pilots and more.

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!

Organizers

Michal Gierlach
Organizer and coach
Klaudia Bulgakow
Organizer and coach
Igor Todevski
Organizer
Stefan Dzugovski
Scorer

Selection and entry fee

Competition is open to all pilots flying under maximum EN C paraglider.

All Pilots must hold the following:
- A minimum of IPPI4 (or equivalent national licence),
- GPS which records a 3D track log,
- Medical insurance (including rescue and repatriation),
- Third party liability insurance.
All the above will be checked at registration

Till 1st of May 2018 70 places are reserved to Polish pilots. After that date who pays first gets the place.

Entry fee:
before 15th of May 2018 - 170 Euros
after 15th of May 2018 - 190 Euros

Includes:
- transport and retrieval
- color map
- lunch package
- competition shirt
- access to all events and parties
- live tracking

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall
Woman
Best EN B
Best EN A

General schedule

Sunday 1st July 2018
Training and registration day

Monday 2nd July 2018 - Friday 6th July 2018
Competition days

Saturday 7th July 2018
Last competition day
Closing ceremony and party

Daily schedule

Sunday 1st July 2018
09:00 Transportation to the take off for training task
17:00-19:00 Registration
19:00 Opening ceremony and mandatory safety briefing
19:30 Opening party

Monday 2nd July 2018
08:00-09:00 Late registration
09:00 transportation to Take off
11:00 Task briefing
12:00 WIndow open
16:00 Scoring office opens
20:00 debriefing and lecture
21:00 provisional results

Tuesday-Friday 3rd-6th July 2018
09:00 transportation to Take off
11:00 Task briefing
12:00 WIndow open
16:00 Scoring office opens
20:00 debriefing and lecture
21:00 provisional results

Saturday 7th July 2017
09:00 transportation to Take off
11:00 Task briefing
12:00 Window open
16:00 Scoring office opens
20:00 Provisional results
21:00 Closing ceremony and party

Accommodation and Activities

There are many accomodation possibilities in town, start from low budget privat houses to nice hotels

How to get here

By plane
Mean aeroport of Macedonia is located next to Skoje - Alexander the Great Aeroport
Other opional aeroports are Ohrid, Macedonia, and Thesaloniki, Greece.

We can organise you transportation from aeroport to Krusevo. Depending on how much people will arrive on similar time it can be a mini van or taxi. Please contact us for details.

By car
Good road network leads you to Krusevo. Just use google.

By Bus
If you want to travle on budget, bus is a great option for it. Buy tickets in official offices.

By 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).

Charchija / Center, Krushevo, Macedonia (BJRM)
Krusevo MK

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.

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