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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.

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Flying site

The flying site is situated in the north of Portugal with high mountains and open valleys, surrounded by vast plains in several directions, the place is perfect and secure for cross-country flights. Especially good for local triangles up to 100km as demonstrated in the last World Cup events.

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  • 97 Pilots Confirmed
  • 180 Pilots total registered
  • 300 EUR Entry fee
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  • 125 Pilots max allowed
  • 40 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
    01/03 19:00 (Europe/Lisbon)

  • 🛰️

    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
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    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
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    There will be ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
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    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

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

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 3rd event of the 2024 series. The SRS edition.

For this event, we are going to the Montalegre venue, in Portugal.

The event will have 6 racing tasks.

PRIZES
At the end of the event, there will be a prize draw for one lucky pilot to win a prizes from Skywalk and Naviter

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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.

Flying site

The flying site is situated in the north of Portugal with high mountains and open valleys, surrounded by vast plains in several directions, the place is perfect and secure for cross-country flights. Especially good for local triangles up to 100km as demonstrated in the last World Cup events.

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.
More details can be find here: https://sportsracingseries.org/about-us/selection/

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 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 under 85kg
Medium weight class - Pilots between 85kg -100kg

♦ A Skywalk prize*. The winners name to be drawn at random.
♦ A brand new flight instrument. 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

Sunday July 7, 2024
Practice Day (Task & general site safety on launch. 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

Monday, Jul 8 - Saturday Jul 13, 2024
Competition flying days.

Saturday, Jul 13, 2024
Time to be announced - Prize giving, celebration meal and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens

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

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

Accommodation and Activities

Accommodation

You can check the extended list of accommodation possibilities here



Activities

Rock climbing
Kitesurfing
Windsurfing
Kayaking
Paintball
Walking routes
Mauntain biking
Visit meseums

How to get here

Travel info

The HQ of the comp is located in Montalegre center, The “Pavilhão Multiusos”. Montalegre nearest international airports are:

Porto (OPO)- 170 km
Lisbon (LIS)- 460 km
Vigo VGO (Spain) - 160 km
Madrid MAD (Spain) - 490 km

Airport Local Transfer:

Local transfer from Porto airport to Montalegre and back will be organized on a personal basis with each pilot that requests it. The fees for these services will be around 40 EUR per way. Minibuses will be used (price is calculated for full base 8 pilots). Please note that early notice is expected in order to organize this service properly.

Av. Nuno Álvares Pereira 413, Montalegre
Montalegre Portugal

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