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Event info

The US Open of Paragliding will be a Cat 2 Race to Goal USHPA sanctioned XC Competition held in Chelan this coming July. Registration opens February 1st @ 7pm (Pacific Time Zone). All Pilots must re-register even if you have a confirmed spot from last years event.

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Flying site

The take off at Chelan is on top of the Chelan Butte located between Lake Chelan and the Colombia River. Access to the Butte is via the Chelan Butte Road. All vehicles driving to take off must be equipped with a shovel and a fire extinguisher.

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  • 127 Pilots Confirmed
  • 127 Pilots total registered
  • 580 USD Entry fee
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  • 130 Pilots max allowed
  • 16 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 01/02 19:00 (US/Pacific)
  • 🛰️

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

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
  • 🚁

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 🚁

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

    Airtribune blogging
  • 🗺

    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
  • 🍺

    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
  • 🎉

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

    Plastic reduction

Where is it

Chelan is located 3 hours east of Seattle. Most pilots choose to fly to Seattle, rent a car and drive to Chelan.

Event info

The US Open of Paragliding will be a Cat 2 Race to Goal USHPA sanctioned XC Competition held in Chelan this coming July. Registration opens February 1st @ 7pm (Pacific Time Zone). All Pilots must re-register even if you have a confirmed spot from last years event.

Flying site

The take off at Chelan is on top of the Chelan Butte located between Lake Chelan and the Colombia River. Access to the Butte is via the Chelan Butte Road. All vehicles driving to take off must be equipped with a shovel and a fire extinguisher.

The Butte is a sensitive site managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) we have permission to take off from the designated launches only and launching from any other location on the Butte is strictly forbidden. There are 4 main take offs on top of the Butte - Ants, Between the Rocks, Green Monster and Lakeside. On light wind days each take off will work depending on the time of day and orientation of the sun. Dust devils are very common on the Butte and all pilots must take extreme care when getting ready and especially once they are attached to their gliders.

The designated bail-out landing zone is the Chelan Falls Park soccer fields located east of the Butte on the western edge of the Colombia River. Chelan Falls Park is the daily meeting place for rides to Take Off and is equipped with a large car park, BBQ area and toilets. The Park is managed by the PUD which is the same group that manages Beebes Campground and Park on the eastern side of the river.

It is strictly forbidden to land at Beebes Park. The PUD has made it clear that if pilots are caught landing at Beebe’s the flying community will face loosing access to the Chelan Falls Park.

Selection and entry fee

Automatic Qualification.

Top 25 USHPA NTSS
Top 5 Female USHPA NTSS


$580.




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 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

Cancellation Policy

Cancel before June 1st $50.00 Fee
June 1st – June 30th $200.00 Fee
July 1st or after, NO REFUND
Entry fees are non-transferable

Prize fund and scoring categories

Open
Ladies
Sport (ENB - ENC)
Reynolds Class (Pending comp committee approval)

General schedule

Saturday 17th July: Practice Day. Vans Leave the soccer field 10AM. Registration is at the Chelan Falls Park soccer feild @ (4pm) followed by the MANDATORY pilots meeting (7pm) at the same location.

Sunday 18th July: Comp day 1 Vans leave 9am
Monday 19th July: Comp day 2
Tuesday 20st July: Comp day 3
Wednesday 21nd July: Comp day 4
Thursday 22rd July: Comp day 5
Friday 23th July: Comp day 6
Saturday 24th July: Comp day 7, awards ceremony and closing party

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - Transport to take-off
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definitio
11:30 - Take-off window opens
14:30 - Return Trackers office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Camping:

Most pilots choose to camp at Beebe Campground on the Colombia River. Beebe is an awesome facility with pristine grass, clean bathrooms and nice camp sites. Sites are $25/night and are first come first serve. There is a max of 8 people and 3 vehicles per site.

In order to get a site on the weekend during the summer you usually have to be waiting for someone to leave around mid-morning and grab the site immediately it becomes vacant. Sites are much easier to come by mid-week. Beebe Campground is located 10 minutes drive from Chelan and 5 minutes from Chelan Falls Park.

There is also the Lakeshore RV Park located near downtown Chelan. While the Lakeshore RV park has a more central location within walking distance to restaurants and shops it is not as nice, more expensive - but it does take advance reservations.

http://cityofchelan.us/parks/rv/rv_park.aspx

Hotels:

http://www.momsmotel.com/

http://appleinnmotel.com/

http://lakesidelodgeandsuites.com/

http://www.midtowner.com/

http://www.deepwaterinn.com/

https://campbellsresort.com/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g58395-Chelan_Washington-Hotels.html

Houses:

https://www.chelanvacationproperties.com/vacation-rentals

https://www.vacasa.com/usa/Lake-Chelan/

http://www.rentchelan.com/

How to get here

510 E Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816, USA
Chelan United States

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Northwest Paragliding Club
The Cloudbase Foundation
300 Peaks Paragliding
Scott MacLeod
Volunteer coordinator
Nathaniel Mote
Retrieve Coordinator
Owen Shoemaker
Event Administrator
Mark Larson
Safety director

Contacts

Socials

Confirmed pilots
Allowed pilots
Total registered
Sorting by
Women
Men
# Name WPRS Rank Sponsor Glider Status

Overall

  1. Josh Cohn
  2. Matthew Henzi
  3. Brad Gunnuscio

Overall results

Overall - Women

  1. Galen Kirkpatrick
  2. Bianca Heinrich
  3. Violeta Jimenez

Overall - Women results

EN-C

  1. Colin Rathbun
  2. Mark Simpson
  3. Mike Lester

EN-C results

Masters (M50)

  1. Mike Steed
  2. Bill Belcourt
  3. Stefan Mitrovich

Masters (M50) results

Reynolds

  1. Mark Simpson
  2. Mike Lester
  3. Bianca Heinrich

Reynolds results

Tasks and results

Task 1

18 Jul, 2021

126.4 km — Race to goal

Replay:
Comp. results:

Task 2

19 Jul, 2021

80.1 km — Race to goal

Task 3

20 Jul, 2021

102.8 km — Race to goal

Task 4

22 Jul, 2021

120.3 km — Race to goal

Task 5

23 Jul, 2021

104.5 km — Race to goal

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