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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 March 1st @ 8am (Pacific Time Zone...

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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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How to get here

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

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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 March 1st @ 8am (Pacific Time Zone)

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 50 USHPA NTSS
Top 10 Female USHPA NTSS
Top 33 International Pilots - WPRS (FAI CAT 2 Requirements)


In the event of over subscription the remaining spots will be allocated on April 7 to the registered pilots with the highest WPRS points minus 20 Event Wildcards.

$540.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancel before June 1st $50.00 Fee
June 1st – June 22 $200.00 Fee
June 23 or after, NO REFUND
Entry fees are non-transferable



Prize fund and scoring categories

Open
Ladies
Sport (ENB - ENC)

General schedule

Saturday 6th July: Practice Day. Vans Leave the soccer field 10AM. Registration is at Chelan Senior Center, 534 E Trow Ave, Chelan @ (4pm) followed by the MANDATORY pilots meeting (7pm) at the same location.

Sunday 7th July: Comp day 1 Vans leave 9am
Monday 8th July: Comp day 2
Tuesday 9th July: Comp day 3
Wednesday 10th July: Comp day 4
Thursday 11th July: Comp day 5
Friday 12th July: Comp day 6
Saturday 13th 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. YOU CANNOT RESERVE SITES. 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

513 East Woodin Avenue, Chelan, WA 98816, Chelan, WA 98816, United States
Chelan US

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300 Peaks Paragliding
Northwest Paragliding Club

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Tasks and results

Task 1

07 Jul, 2019

0.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

09 Jul, 2019

132.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

11 Jul, 2019

121.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

12 Jul, 2019

40.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

13 Jul, 2019

78.0 km — Race to goal

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