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This year Ukrainian Open is held together with Hungarian Nationals so it will be Ukrainian-Hungarian Open 2014. We invite pilots of all the countries to take part in these competitions in Macedonia.
Every year Ukrainian Open welcomes pilots from all over the world.

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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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Prize funds and scoring categories

  • Overall
  • Women
  • Sport
  • Teams
  • Ukrainian
  • Ukrainian Women
  • Ukrainian Sport
  • Hungarian
  • Hungarian Women
  • Hungarian Sport
  • Russian
  • Russian Women
  • Russian Sport
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Event info

This year Ukrainian Open is held together with Hungarian Nationals so it will be Ukrainian-Hungarian Open 2014. We invite pilots of all the countries to take part in these competitions in Macedonia.
Every year Ukrainian Open welcomes pilots from all over the world. Pilots who has taken part in UKROP within these years represent almost all paragliding geography.
It will be sixth time when NearBirds team and Vladimir Perevalov host UKROP in Macedonia. In 2013 it was held together with Russian cup and in 2012 together with Polish Open.
Krushevo has become one of the favorite flying sites of PWC top ranking pilots that is proved by the fact that a PWC event will be held here from 19 t0 26 July right after UKROP. Club NearBirds and Vladimir Perevalov will be the organizers of this PWC round as well. We are sure that many PWC participants will come to UKROP to get training before the Cup.
Competitions in Macedonia are usually characterized by a sift flying weather, long and interesting tasks both in the valley and mountains. Tasks are set taking into consideration all pilots levels. In 2013 a second task of 84 km resulted with 75 pilots on Goal. Macedonia has very good flying days statistics, within 6 years of UKROP we had only 4 non-flying days.
We have always try to make an unique atmosphere at our competitions which unites the contest spirit during the flights with friendly meetings afterwards. We are always open to pilots advice and opinions in order to make our competitions better.

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

Paragliding club NearBirds
Director Perevalov Volodymyr
Tel. +38050-364-0133
Fax. +38044-410-3528
Email: near_birds@ukr.net
http://www.nearbirds.com
Airtribune
22/5 L’va Tolstogo Street,
Moscow, 119021, Russia
Contacts: Alexei Tarakanov
Tel: +7 (985) 762-72-38
Email: info@airtribune.com
http://www.airtribune.com
Vladimir Perevalov
General organizer

Tel.: +38050-364-01-33
Email: near_birds@ukr.net
Tetiana Mershavka
Organizer administrator

Tel.: +38097-627-78-28
Email: morza@ukr.net

Selection and entry fee

The number of participants is limited to 150 pilots

Entry fee
130 Euro if paid before May 20, 2014 г.
150 Euro if paid after May 20, 2014 г.
170 Euro if paid during registration to the comp at HQ

The entry fee is to be paid to:

Card Visa 4149497801359524 Mershavka Tetiana
or
By SWIFT (please add 0.5% for commission and send us a notification to email near_birds@ukr.net.)

BENEFICIARY: MERSHAVKA TETIANA
ACCOUNT: 5168742012367235
BANK OF BENEFICIARY: PRIVATBANK
SWIFT CODE: PBANUA2X
CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT: 400886700401
IBAN: UA443802690005168742012367235
BENEFICIARY ADDRESS: UKRAINE, 04205, OBOLONSKYU PRT.12/100
ADDRESS BANK: UKRAINE, 49094, DNEPROPETROVSK, NAB.POBEDU 50


For Russian pilots payment is to be done here: http://www.tornado.kursk.ru/materials/snaraga/oplata.htm
For Ukrainian pilots payment is to be done via Autolux (Kiev Lugovaya street) or Nova Pochta (N39, Kiev) in the name of Perevalov Vladimir Leonidovich ТТ127214, issued by Obolonsky RO GUGMS Ukraina.
For CIS Pilots (Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belorussia) monet transfer by Contact, Zolotaya Corona etc. in the name of Mershavka Tetyana.


Registration validation:
The registration is only valid once the organization has received the registration fee.

Cancellation of registration
The registration may be cancelled by the pilot, and the registration fee minus banktransfer fees returned, up until two weeks prior to the event. After this deadline the registration fee will only be returned providing another pilot from the waiting list is found to fill the vacant space.

Pilot's documents and eqiupment required during on site registration:
Valid FAI sporting license
Pilot Registration Form
Signed Release of Liability Document - valid CIVL number
Medical insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)
Third party liability insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)
Satisfactory evidence of glider airworthiness according to Section 7B
Radio 2m ( few radios are available for rent from organizers)
Entry fee payment

Prize fund and scoring categories

1, 2, 3 – Serial Class: DHV 2-3,EN D
1, 2, 3 – Sport Class: DHV1,1-2, 2, EN A,B,C, Afnor Standard, Performance
1, 2, 3 – Women Overall ( min 7 women)
1, 2, 3 – Teams
1, 2, 3 – Ukrainian best pilot
1, 2, 3 – Ukrainian best female pilot (min 6 women)
1, 2, 3 – Hungarian best pilot
1, 2, 3 – Hungarian best female pilot (min 6 women)
1, 2, 3 – Russian best pilot
1, 2, 3 – Russian best female pilot (min 6 women)

General schedule

Friday, 11 Jul, 2014
Registration and training day
10:00 - 19:30 Official Registration
19:00 - 20:00 Safety Briefing
starts 20:00 Opening ceremony,
Saturday, 12 July - Wednesday, 16 July, 2014
Competition flying days
Wednesday, 16 July, 2014
evening Prizegiving and Closing ceremony
Thursday, 17 July, 2014
Reserve day

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Briefing
10:30 - Transportation to Take-off
11:30 - Pilots' briefing
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:00 - Scoring office opens
18:30- Safelanding report deadline
21:30 - Provisional results announcement
09:00 - Next day – official results announcement

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

HQ locating in Hotel "Montana"

Hotel Montana, Krushevo
Krushevo 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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We had fine time together

We were not very lucky with the weather but had 3 tasks in 5 days and in a warm atmosphere of old friends meeting. We used Airtribune Android live tracking for 94 pilots out of 150 and are satisfied with the results. See how it was in a nice video report prepared by the Hungarian team. Video

Overall

  1. Takats Pal (113)
  2. Stefan Vyparina (312)
  3. Martin Jovanoski (9999)

Overall results

Sport

  1. Stefan Vyparina (312)
  2. Boldizsar Bajor (611)
  3. Boris Dudnik (1972)

Sport results

Women

  1. Emi Igawa (385)
  2. Emoke Lukacsi (417)
  3. Tetiana Mershavka (23)

Women results

Ukrainian

  1. Mikhail Rodichev (48)
  2. Maksym Kulykovskyy (777)
  3. Boris Dudnik (1972)

Ukrainian results

Ukrainian Women

  1. Tetiana Mershavka (23)
  2. Svitlana Belinska (128)
  3. Kateryna Sukhotskaya (110)

Ukrainian Women results

Hungarian

  1. Takats Pal (113)
  2. Racz Balazs (11)
  3. Balazs Vertes (263)

Hungarian results

Hungarian Women

  1. Emoke Lukacsi (417)
  2. Katalin Juhasz (28)
  3. Adel Honti (9090)

Hungarian Women results

Teams

  1. Hungary 1
  2. ERBY-GAZI
  3. Hungary 2

Teams results

Tasks and results

Task 1

13 Jul, 2014

63.9 km — Race to goal

Task 2

14 Jul, 2014

61.9 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results: