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District Governorship of Cameli and Municipality of Cameli, in collaboration with Governorship of Denizli, will be hosting 2019 Turkish Paragliding XC Championship and 7th Cameli XC Open event, a FAI sanctioned CAT2 event.

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Flying site

Cameli is located not far from Oludeniz and Denizli. It’s a major XC flights intersection of South West Turkey. The possibilities to fly in all directions are enormous.

The best flying conditions are in May, June, July, August and September with excellent thermal activities.

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Event info

District Governorship of Cameli and Municipality of Cameli, in collaboration with Governorship of Denizli, will be hosting 2019 Turkish Paragliding XC Championship and 7th Cameli XC Open event, a FAI sanctioned CAT2 event. The seven day event will run from 27 July to 02 August 2019, with no rest days. 27 July will be an official practice day. Cameli, which is known as Turkey’s extraordinary XC site and XC competition site, has hosted Turkish Nationals in 2016, 3 Pre-PWCs (2013, 2014 & 2018) and 2 XC Opens (2015 & 2017).

Flying site

Cameli is located not far from Oludeniz and Denizli. It’s a major XC flights intersection of South West Turkey. The possibilities to fly in all directions are enormous.

The best flying conditions are in May, June, July, August and September with excellent thermal activities. In winter the place is not flyable - the road to take off is blocked with snow. Still at any other time of the year the place offers good flying conditions with good thermals. So both in spring and in autumn till the end of October, Cameli welcomes pilots to have fine XC flights. During the flying season the thermals are usually active until 5 p.m. in spring and 6 p.m. in summer. The best time to have a start window is 12. 30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Average flights made in Cameli are about 70-80 km. But with S-SW winds, this place place has a good potential for XC flights exceeding 200 km. Cloud base is generally expected as 3000 m and more. In the middle of April 2013, the pilots reached the altitude of 3700 m in Cameli. Average of task distances was 75 km for 4 tasks in 2017 Cameli XC Open and 96 km for 6 tasks in 2018 Cameli Pre-PWC, respectively.

Take off Yaylacik Hill: 2130 ASL (36°58'49.12"N 29°18'50.78"E )
Winds: SW, S SE winds to fly north directions. The take-off ground has been rebuilt under supervision of PWC and opened a new short-cut road in 2017. Its size was almost tripled with the help of construction machines in order to host international competitions. Cameli Pre World Cup 2018 was the great success of this renovated site. Cars can easily ride up right to the start. It takes about 20-25 minutes to drive to the take-off from Cameli.

Selection and entry fee

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
The total number of participants is 110 pilots.
10 extra places are reserved for wildcard.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TURKISH PILOTS
Participation this comp is determined in the following order:
1. National team athletes,
2. Turkish Pilots Rankings (TPS 2018) A category competition pilots,
3. Turkish Pilots Rankings (TPS 2018) B category competition pilots,
4. Pilots who have finished at least one open-distance comp or training comp last year in the first 20%,
5. Pilots who have flown at least one 100+ km or at least two 50+ km prior to comp.

Note: Pilots who have not been flying in any open-distance competition or training competition may not participate in this competition even if they have references from experienced pilots.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-TURKISH PILOTS
International pilots must be either top 1250 on WPRS rankings or must score on top 1/3 in overall of any FAI Cat 2 competitions in 2017-2018.

WILDCARDS
10 places are reserved for wildcards. Top 500 of WPRS and top 10 of Turkish TPS 2018 can register any time with the payment of entry fee.

ENTRY FEE PAYMENT DETAILS
Payment before 14 June 2019, Entry fee is 750 TL for Turkish Pilots or EUR 120 for International Pilots and Turkish Students under 24 (subject to ID proof) will pay 600 TL or EUR 100.

Payment after 14 June 2019, Entry fee is EUR 140 for all and Turkish Students under 24 (subject to ID proof) will pay EUR 120.

Pilots qualified, who will be in ''Waiting Payment'' status, should pay after receiving bank details for payment via email.

When paid, please send your receipts to TRNationalsCameli2019(at)gmail.com for confirmation.

SELECTION
70 places will be allocated to Turkish pilots and 30 places will be allocated to International pilots until 01 June 2019. After this date, no allocation.

Pilot Requirements:
Valid SGM Sporting License (for Turkish Pilots)
Valid FAI Sporting License (for International Pilots)
Medical Insurance (covering Turkey)

Equipment Requirements:
Glider Classification: EN, CCC
Certified Harness
Helmet
Reserve
GPS and cables
2m radio

Cancellation Policy:
50% refund if cancelled 45 days or more before the start of the competition (14 June 2019). No Refund after this date

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES
Accommodation in the student hostel
Transportation to takeoff
Lunch pack
Retrieval
Event dinner
Closing ceremony
Maps
T-shirt

Prize fund and scoring categories

TURKISH CHAMPIONSHIP
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Turkish Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Turkish Woman Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Turkish Clubs in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Turkish Sports class in the competition (EN A / EN B / EN C)

OVERALL
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Woman Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Sports class in the competition (EN A / EN B / EN C)

General schedule

Saturday, July 27, 2019
09:30 - Official Training Day
16:00 - 19:30 - Official Registration
20:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing
Venue: Cameli Stone Lodge

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - Friday, August 02, 2019
Competition Flying Days

Thursday, August 01, 2019
20:30 Event Dinner
Venue: Cameli Stone Lodge

Friday, August 02, 2019
17:00 - Check-in deadline
17:30 - Provisional Results
18:00 Prize-giving and Closing Ceremony
Venue: Cameli Stone Lodge

Daily schedule

08:00 - HQ opens
09:30 - Transportation to takeoff
11:00 - Task briefing
17:00 - Scoring Opens
19:00 - Check-in deadline
19:30 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

For pilots only, free accommodation and breakfast will be provided at new Student Hostel located 1,20 km to Cameli city center. Accommodation is in rooms for 3 - 4 person. Showers and toilets are for general use at floors. 32 rooms in total with max capacity 120 person.

In Town
Ata Hotel
+90 258 5715828, http://www.ataotel.com , info@ataotel.com
At city center. Limited capacity. Fees apply. Please contact the hotel for reservation.

Besides, it's beauty and the magnificient landscape, Cameli has a great local traditional food, distinguished from the other territories of the Aegean.

How to get here

HQ will be at Cameli Stone Lodge.
Cameli is located on a highway that connects Denizli and Fethiye (Oludeniz).

By Plane
Nearest airports are Dalaman and Denizli Cardak Airports.
From the airports one should take a bus to come to Cameli.
Or you can take a car or hire a taxi to get to Cameli.

By Bus
It takes nearly 2 hours from Dalaman Airport to Cameli town. Havas Airport Bus Company runs scheduled services from Dalaman Airport to Fethiye Bus Station. Fare price is around 5,00 Euro.
Then you can take a bus from Fethiye to Cameli.

If you are landed to Denizli Cardak Airport, you should first move to Denizli Bus Station. Then you can take a bus from Denizli to Cameli.

There are scheduled buses from Fethiye to Cameli and from Denizli Bus Station to Cameli.

By Car
Dalaman Airport to Cameli Google Maps directions
Denizli Cardak Airport to Cameli Google Maps directions

Yeni Mahallesi, Atatürk Blv., 20980 Çameli/Denizli, Türkiye
Denizli TR

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Organizers

Çambel
Çambel Tarım Turizm Tanıtım
Akin Gokbulut
Organizer
Tecelli Aydin Gorgulu
Meet Director
Özgür Aydin
Scorer
Ercan Uysal
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Tasks and results

Task 1

28 Jul, 2019

92.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

29 Jul, 2019

61.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

30 Jul, 2019

95.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

31 Jul, 2019

76.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

01 Aug, 2019

100.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

02 Aug, 2019

62.1 km — Race to goal