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Ready to Race?
Welcome to the Sports-Class Racing Series, a series of international high-level competitions to crown a Sports-Class Champion at the end of 2024. If you enjoy racing mid-aspect wings, you’ve come to the right place!

The SRS is for pilots who have outgrown fun and national competitions, and are looking to take the next step.

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Flying site

Pie de Chinche is located in El Cerrito mountains in Cordillera Occidental between Cali and Tulua. While flying you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Valle de Cauca fields surrounding river Cauca and it's numerous tributaries.

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  • 130 Pilots Confirmed
  • 130 Pilots total registered
  • 300 EUR Entry fee
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  • 130 Pilots max allowed
  • 26 Countries presented
  • ✅ EN-C and below allowed
    ❌ CCC & EN-D wings prohibited
  • 🏆 FAI Status = CAT 2 🏅
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    15/10 13:31 (America/Bogota)

  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • ⚕️

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 📱

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 📻

    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
  • 🥾

    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 💩

    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
  • 📢

    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
  • 🏋️

    There will be ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
  • 🥪

    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
  • 🗺

    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
  • 💳

    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
  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
  • 🌲

    The organisers have commmitted to Carbon Offset the event and/or Plant a Tree for each competitor

    Carbon offset / Plant a Tree
  • ♻️

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

    Plastic reduction

Prize funds and scoring categories

  • TEAM
  • OVERALL |
  • FEMALE |
  • STANDARD |
  • LIGHTWEIGHT |
  • MIDWEIGHT |
  • PRIZE DRAW

Event info

Ready to Race?
Welcome to the Sports-Class Racing Series, a series of international high-level competitions to crown a Sports-Class Champion at the end of 2024. If you enjoy racing mid-aspect wings, you’ve come to the right place!

The SRS is for pilots who have outgrown fun and national competitions, and are looking to take the next step. It’s also for experienced EN-B & EN-C pilots who want to finally be able to race on a level playing field. In the SRS, pilots will enjoy all the thrills of high-level racing without needing to fly an EN-D or CCC wing.

In short, it’s paragliding racing for a new generation.
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This is the 1st event of the 2024 series. The OZONE edition.

For this event, we are going to the famous Piedechinche venue, in Colombia. Our meet director will be Seb Ospina. Seb is a British/Colombian pilot, ranked in the top 10 in the world, and a thoroughly nice guy. He is the absolute perfect person to lead us into a fantastic Colombian adventure.

The event will have 7 racing tasks.

PRIZES
Win an OZONE prize!
At the end of the event, there will be a prize draw for one lucky pilot to win a prize from Ozone*

There will also be some other prizes... including a Naviter Oudie N
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You can find out a lot more about the SRS series on the FAQ section of our website:
https://sportsracingseries.org/faq/

Register now to receive more information.

Like the other spectacular events Ozone have helped to create (Ozone Caribbean Open, Ozone Krushevo Open), this will be a professionally run competition organized by local experts. The Airnomads Team has a 14 year history of successful competitions, including 3 PWC, 2 Super Final PWC events, 3 British Opens, One FAI World Championship, and other international opens.
This is a smaller than average event and slots are limited, so we recommend securing your place ASAP.

Cheers from all the Team, we’ll see you in the tropics!

WINTER IN COLOMBIA: A note from Lucho, comp organizer.

Over the past thirteen years Colombia has become more and more popular with foreign pilots as a winter destination. The first reason is of course that during the northern hemisphere’s winter, Colombia experiences the best of our two summer seasons that we have here in the tropics. As the paragliding scene has developed here, a more important factor has emerged: The citizens of the Cauca Valley have come to embrace paragliding and its importance to the local economy. The influx of free flight visitors has greatly improved the economy. Cooperation between civil authorities and private enterprise has strengthened infrastructure and improved things for both the locals and visitors. Today Colombia and the Cauca Valley region is a destination not only because of excellent flying conditions, but also because it is recognized as a safe and culturally interesting place to visit. Brilliant natural landscapes, welcoming local people, and a thriving multi-ethnic society make this a wonderful place to visit. exploring natural marvels and exchanging the happiness of the multi-ethnic society.
Colombia is more than a paragliding trip, is an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and discover the real comfort of being welcome anywhere you go -- it is a place to enjoy the air but, more importantly, a place to learn the meaning of simple life while you are on the ground.

Colombia will welcome you with wide open arms, come alone, with your family, or with your friends! If you are interested in different activities contact Airnomads Colombia:

http://www.airnomadscolombia.com, https://www.instagram.com/airnomadscolombia/

Flying site

Pie de Chinche is located in El Cerrito mountains in Cordillera Occidental between Cali and Tulua. While flying you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Valle de Cauca fields surrounding river Cauca and it's numerous tributaries.
The take off Pie de Chinche is situated not far from the creek of El Cerrito and the Hacienda Pie de Chinche famous for its Museum of Cane.
The place offers a fine flying with ceiling of up to 2700 m ASL and prevailing south winds.

Take offs:

- 2080 m ASL, 3°38'47" (3.64662)N; 76°10'10" (76.1697)W

- 1765 m ASL - N 03 38 47.7 W 076 10 11.0 (3.646493, -76.169775)
The launch ground is a spacious grassy slope. Connected by a dirt road.

Nearest landing - 1171 m ASL , N 3°37'25", W 76°11'40" (3.62375, 76.1947)
While flying one must observe airspace restrictions of Cali and Tulua airports.

Selection and entry fee

QUALIFYING
The event is a Sports Class only competition. That means no CCC or EN-D gliders. But EN-C's and below are allowed. 2-liner C's are also allowed.

The event is open to all pilots, but those with prior competition experience on Sports wings will have priority.

SELECTION
Selection is based on an algorithm that considers WPRS scored on a Sports wing. The organisers decision is final.

SRS MEMBERSHIP
All participants of the SRS series of events must be a member of the SRS Organisation. You only need to join once per season, regardless of how many SRS events you participate in. The annual cost of membership is 25 euro. You do not need to pay until after your registration is accepted into the first SRS event. Details will be sent when you register and are accepted to this event. The membership fees is used towards the administration costs of linking all the SRS events.

EVENT PAYMENT
♦ Payment will be made by Paypal. Details will be sent by email if your application to participate is accepted.
♦ If you receive a payment offer you should pay immediately, otherwise we will offer your place to another pilot on the waiting list.
♦ Do ensure you have read the cancellation policy before making any payment!

INCLUDED
The payment will get you:
♦ Daily transport to launch for all tasks
♦ Retrieves daily
♦ Daily lunch packs
♦ Trackers, for safety and scoring
♦ Typical tasking/scoring services
♦ T-shirt & other souvenirs as we are able
♦ Discounts for alternative activities in the event of bad weather
♦ Other event benefits, as they are made available
♦ Access to social evenings
♦ Entry to any prize draws

REQUIRED BY YOU
All Pilots must hold the following:
♦ An FAI IPPI 4 licence
♦ An FAI Sporting Licence (Don't confuse this with an IPPI card)
♦ Medical/Travel insurance
♦ Third party liability insurance (usually from your National Organisation)
♦ A mobile phone
♦ Recently repacked reserve parachute
♦ Helmet, certified for paragliding use
♦ Harness with certified back protection (Check rules for harness restrictions)
♦ 2M Radio capable of 143.900 Mhz FM
If you do not have ALL of the above you will NOT be permitted to participate.

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 FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence

    FAI IPPI Card
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION BY YOU
Pilots who want to cancel their registration should do it as soon as possible.

♦ A pilot who cancels at least 45 days before the event start can ask for a refund of the entry fee (an administrative fee of €60 will be deducted).
♦ Cancellations received less than 45 days before the event start will be refunded 50% of the entry fee.
♦ Cancellations received less than 2 weeks before the event start will not be refunded.

Cancellations must be informed by email and the date at which the email is received will be used to calculate your refund, if one is due.

♦ Refunds are not immediate. We have one admin day per month.
♦ Your deposit and/or payment is NOT transferable to another pilot. There is a strict selection process and you cannot bypass this by passing your payment to another pilot.
♦ Please ensure you have adequate holiday travel insurance to cover any losses if you later find you are unable to participate.

CANCELLATION BY US
In the event the organisers deem it necessary to cancel, relocate, or reschedule the competition you will be entitled to a partial refund:
♦ Up to 45 days 45 days before the event start : 100% less a 30€ admin charge
♦ Less than 45 days before the event start: 75% refund
♦ Less than 7 days before the event start: A percentage of funds once any costs incurred by the local organiser have been deducted.
♦ After the start of the competition any refunds will be at the sole discretion of the organisers.

The organisers will not be liable for any costs incurred by anyone attending, or intending to attend the event, or any consequential losses arising from the cancellation, relocation, or rescheduling of the event.

Prize fund and scoring categories

EVENT AWARDS & PRIZES
Overall - All gliders in the competition
Standard - All gliders EN-B and below
Women - All females
Lightweight class - Pilots 85kg or under
Medium weight class - Pilots between 85kg -100kg

♦ A Ozone prize*. The winners name to be drawn at random.
♦ A brand new Naviter Oudie N. The winners name to be drawn at random.

There will not be any cash prizes at the event. This is an amateur racing competition.

More info here: https://sportsracingseries.org/trophies/

SRS SERIES PRIZES
Constructors Trophy
♦ A share of a 1,600€ prize pool for the winning teams
♦ 6 free places for 2025 events

More about the CONSTRUCTORS TROPHY

♦ Each manufacturer can select up to four pilots per event
♦ The top two pilots from each team will score for the day
♦ The team with the highest score at the end of the season wins the trophy for the manufacturer
♦ The team with the highest score wins the prizes

See website for more information on entering as a Constructor team pilot.
https://sportsracingseries.org/constructors-trophy/

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*if one of the prizes will be a wing, it is going to be limited to EN-C or below. The wing must be for the pilots own use and be selected based on their abilities. No cash alternatives.

General schedule

Saturday January 6, 2024
Practice Day (Task & general site safety on launch at 10.00am. No trackers, no downloads, nor scoring)

14:00 - 18:00 Official Registration and Equipment Inspection.
Official Venue of the Event

20:00 - Mandatory Safety Briefing

Sunday, Jan 7 - Saturday Jan 13, 2024
Competition flying days.

Saturday, Jan 13, 2024
19:00 -Prize giving, celebration meal and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - De-Briefing of Latest Task
10:00 - Transport to take off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
12:00 - Pilots briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take off window is Open
17:00 - Scoring Office Opens
20:00 - Provisional results - Mentoring Speech

*** Daily schedule can change, depending of the weather conditions.

Accommodation and Activities

The HQ will be based at Hotel Siga La Vaca.

There are some rooms at the hotel itself, otherwise there is various accommodation in the region.

How to get here

The HQ will be based at Hotel Siga La Vaca.

If for any reason you come late, you want to get by yourself to the hotel these are the best two ways from the Airport in Cali:

TAXI: When you go out of the national arrival gate, you fill find on the right side of the luggage claim room an office for the Taxis, there you must give your personal information and the direction where you want to go. In this case Santa Helena, El Cerrito Valle Del Cauca.

BUS: In case you like adventure, the process of getting by bus to Santa Helena is something like a real one. Just after you land at the Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International airport, outside the local flights gate in front, you will find the local buses that will take you to PALMIRA. Once you are in Palmira you must ask for a bus to El Placer - Amaime. When you arrive at El Placer - Amaime, the bus will let you down by the main road, where you must take a taxi in Direction to Santa Helena or the HQ (Restaurante Siga La Vaca).

MQ24+WH El Cerrito, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Piedechinche Colombia

Plane

The nearest airport is Cali. That is connect by Avianca flights to Bogota.

Bus

At the first floor of the airport building there is a bus station, Take a bus to Palmira, and there change for a bus to El Placer. From there take a taxi to headquarters:
https://goo.gl/maps/9Es5Y

Taxi

It take about 1 hour to get there by taxi. Take a taxi from Cali airport to Palmira and El Placer. See route: https://goo.gl/maps/Wbo7y

Desde el terminal de transportes de Cali, Coodetrans Palmira Versalles, El Placer, tomar taxi sede Siga la vaca Santa elena https://goo.gl/maps/Wbo7y

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Airnomads - Lucho Jimenez
Local Organizer
SRS Org
Series Organisers
Juan Sebastian Ospina Restrepo
The person in charge to set the tasks, take safety decisions about start, stop tasks, cancelations and related things.

Contacts

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OVERALL |

  1. Dylan Mansley (311)
  2. Mark Hayman (1)
  3. Nuno Gomes (33)

OVERALL | results

FEMALE |

  1. Summer Barham (43)
  2. Esther Dielissen (317)
  3. Lidia Cabrerizo (347)

FEMALE | results

MIDWEIGHT |

  1. Esther Dielissen (317)
  2. Jhojan styven Marin orozco (330)
  3. Christiaan Durrant (304)

MIDWEIGHT | results

LIGHTWEIGHT |

  1. Summer Barham (43)
  2. Grant Foad (386)
  3. Lidia Cabrerizo (347)

LIGHTWEIGHT | results

STANDARD |

  1. Riley Ferre (366)
  2. Isaac Michel (327)
  3. Justin Hawkins (341)

STANDARD | results

TEAM

  1. OZONE 1
  2. OZONE 2
  3. FLYMASTER

OZONE 1 - Matias Nombarasco Summer Barham Mark Hayman Matthijas Groeneveld | OZONE 2 - Dylan Mansley Ulric Jessop Monika Takats David Hanning | FLYMASTER - Nuno Gomes Paulo Silva Filipe RIBEIRO - PHIL Rui Mila

TEAM results

PRIZE DRAW

  1. Julie Spiegler

Gerhard Depner won a brand new Oudie N+ instrument from Naviter Instruments. | Julie Spiegler won a brand new Ozone Henress Forza 2, with her name being drawn in the lottery.

Tasks and results

Task 1

07 Jan, 2024

71.3 km — Race to goal

Task 2

08 Jan, 2024

80.7 km — Race to goal

Task 3

09 Jan, 2024

54.7 km — Race to goal

Task 4

10 Jan, 2024

67.4 km — Race to goal

Task 5

11 Jan, 2024

47.6 km — Race to goal

Task 7

13 Jan, 2024

45.4 km — Race to goal

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