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Event info

SkyTribe XC 2014 will be a FAI 2 event, the first stage of Romanian Open and also the 1st stage of Romanian League. It will be the first FAI-2 competition held in the area of Retezat National Park. Alternative date in case of non flyable weather will be 7-11 of May.

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Flying site

Clopotiva is part of the Retezat National Park (http://retezat.ro), one of the highest and most beautiful mountain ranges in Romania. The highest peak is Peleaga, altitude 2509 meters. It's a peak that can be reached fairly easy, crossing from Pelegii meadow.

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Event info

SkyTribe XC 2014 will be a FAI 2 event, the first stage of Romanian Open and also the 1st stage of Romanian League. It will be the first FAI-2 competition held in the area of Retezat National Park. Alternative date in case of non flyable weather will be 7-11 of May. Retezat National Park and Clopotiva take off is a place where our club (SkyTribe) pilots are flying most of the year. SkyTribe XC 2014 will be also the Romanian National Championship 2014, PWCA Class 1 Selective Event.

Flying site

Clopotiva is part of the Retezat National Park (http://retezat.ro), one of the highest and most beautiful mountain ranges in Romania. The highest peak is Peleaga, altitude 2509 meters. It's a peak that can be reached fairly easy, crossing from Pelegii meadow. On the way you will pass Bucura lake (the largest glacial lake in Romania, with a surface of almost 90 000 square meters) which can be admired in all its splendor from the top of Peleaga's 2509 meters.

The Retezat mountains are part of the Souterns Carpathians, located in the Retezat-Godeanu mountain chain. They rise between two major valleys, Petrosani and Hateg and lay between two major rivers, Raul Mare which it borders to the north and east and Jiul de Vest which it borders to the south. They are surrounded by the Tarcu mountains to the west, the Godeanu mountains to the south-west and Valcan mountains to the south.

The nearest town close to Clopotiva is Hateg, located in the Hateg valley, which is well suited for flatland flying when it’s overdevelopment in the mountains or a very low cloudbase. Good flying place both for beginners and for more advanced pilots who want to fly over the most beautiful natural reservations in Romania. Beautiful flights were made at Clopotiva, over the mountain or in the plains, on the shoulder of ridges descending from the main ridge.


YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9PQikSuZTA&feature=youtu.be&t=1m51s

Photos from Retezat National Park and SkyTribe.

Organizers

Skytribe Paragliding Club Timisoara
Timișoara, Romania
Tel: +40 (729) 009 619
Email: club@skytribe.ro
Contact person: Valentin Nagy, President
http://skytribe.ro
Ilie Mihai
Meet Director

Email: mihaiiliebalon@yahoo.com
Tel: +40 (723) 245 924
Valeriu Jurca (Croco)
Safety Director

Email: croco@parangsports.com
Tel: +40 (723) 593 424
Luka Gheza
Scorer

Email: lgheza@gmail.com,
Tel: +40 (0)747 025 193
Valentin Nagy
Retrieve Manager

Email: vali@skytribe.ro
Tel: +40 (0)729 009 619
Dorin Paslaru
Meteo

Email: dorin@skytribe.ro
Tel: +40 (742) 090 554

Selection and entry fee

The number of participants for this competition is limited to 60.

Entry fee
60 Euro for all participants. (63,11 € for PayPal payments).
Registration validation: The registration is only valid once the organization has received the registration fee. Payment methods: Bank Transfer, Cash, PayPal

Bank Transfer
Please transfer € 60,- to:
Organisation Name: Club Sportiv Skytribe
IBAN: RO83 RNCB 02491 2698 956 0002
SWIFT/BIC: RNCBROBU
BANK: BCR Timisoara, Romania
Please don't forget to send an email to dorin@skytribe.ro when the payment is complete.

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Prize fund and scoring categories

Skytribe XC 2014 is a cross country (XC) open competition. Its results will be calculated for Romanian League and Romanian Cup. All categories compete for FAI points (WPRS). The Romanian League results are submited to the PWCA and this way you can get letters for this criteria. Women participate in Overall and women’s ratings. Minimum number of participants for women’s rating is 5.
• Overall
• Teams
• Sport Class (EN-C, LTF/DHV 2)
• Fun Class (EN-B, LTF/DHV 1-2)
• Woman

General schedule

Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Official Registration and Training Day
18:00-21:00 Registration
Thursday, 08 May, 2014
09:00-11:00 Registration
11:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing
12:00 Competition day
Friday, 09 May - Sunday, 11 May, 2014
Competition days
Sunday, 11 May, 2014
19:00 Prize giving ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - Deadline for the previous day protests
10:00 - Daily briefing and transportation to Take off
Any other schedule items are subject to Meet Director regulations

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

The headquarters will be located in La Doctorelu Pension in the town of Clopotiva, aprox. 20 km from the city of Hateg.

Please contact Croco (aka Valeriu Jurca) if you have any travel problems or questions. by phone +40-723593424 or by email croco@parangsports.com

Clopotiva, La Doctorelu Pension
Clopotiva RO

Plane

Main Airports that you may use:
Timisoara (LRTR/TSR), 157 km by car to Clopotiva
Cluj (LRCL/CLJ), 203 km by car to Clopotiva
Sibiu (LRSB/SBZ), 154 km by car to Clopotiva
Bucharest (LROP/OTP), 434 km by car to Clopotiva

Bus

You have to travel to the city of Hateg.
You can use the http://www.autogari.ro/?lang=en website for bus information.

Car

Timisoara: 157 km to Clopotiva via DN6/E70 and DN68 http://goo.gl/maps/FwZx1
Cluj: 203 km to Clopotiva via DN1/E81 http://goo.gl/maps/SAooQ
Sibiu: 154 km to Clopotiva via A1 and DB66/E79 http://goo.gl/maps/kY0Px
Bucharest: 434 km to Clopotiva via A1/E81 and DN7 http://goo.gl/maps/rdlrf

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Heading towards prePWC!

So SXC is done, after 5 days we are happy! It’s crazy May and we managed to have 3 tasks out of 4 days, and 2 were valid. And actually it was pretty good, pilots got together and had good time, flying was also good for most of them. Nature in this part of the country is beautiful but the rain we had before made it spectacular, everything was green and you could still see the snow on the crest of the mountain. After first training day when everyone made several hours of flying with cloudbase around 1800 meters we had a dark day with many clouds threatening to rain, but we were lucky to have an opening of 2 hours to fly, still, the elapsed time task was stopped and cancelled because of some raindrops over the takeoff, and then on the third day we had first valid task, with generous clouds and decent thermals, cloudbase started at 1500 meters and later in the day grew up to 2200 meters high. Again some pilots flew for 4 hours and a half. On the fourth day the wind was blowing strong from aside so we had to cancel the day, people just went into the mountains. Retezat is a natural reserve park and there are plenty of stuff to see in the area. Last day was promising and indeed it was good, cloudbase over 2500 meters with climbs over 6 m/sec, pilots enjoyed the high view over the mountain in the back. At the end we have seen happy faces, most pilots had a very good competition, exchanging knowledge and interacting to each other in their culture. So, we think SXC was a success, that’s why we decided to make a prePWC here next year from 8-14 June 2015. Watch SkyTribe video about the event! Feel the spirit :) http://youtu.be/341oMEdR08g

Overall

  1. Srdjan Ristanovic (338)
  2. Predrag Dudic (690)
  3. Vladimir Bacanin (320)

Overall results

Women

  1. Ilea Iamina (82)
  2. Katalin Juhasz (28)
  3. Tatiana Noskova (4)

Women results

Romanian

  1. Balan Antoniu Cristian (303)
  2. Dragu Catalin (69)
  3. Ioan Baia (10)

Romanian results

Sport

  1. Dorin Paslaru (555)
  2. Ilea Iamina (82)
  3. Gyula Horak (1125)

Sport results

Fun

  1. Balan Antoniu Cristian (303)
  2. Ioan Baia (10)
  3. Deak Ervin (46)

Fun results

Tasks and results

Task 2

09 May, 2014

67.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

11 May, 2014

50.9 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:
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