The US Open of Paragliding will be a Cat 2 Race to Goal USHPA sanctioned XC Competition held in Chelan this coming June. Registration opens February 1st @ 7pm (Pacific Time Zone...Expand page for more, including Payment & Cancellation info
- left before start of event
- before registration 01/02 19:00 (US/Pacific)
Live trackers supplied
The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring
The region supports helicopter rescues
Medic on takeoff
There will be medical rescue services at launch
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
Live trackers mandatory
Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.
There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch
There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
Maps are supplied
The organisers will give you printed maps at registration
The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed
The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ
There will usually be goal beers for winners
There will be an organised party during or after the event
There will be live music or a DJ at the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
- Sport Overall
Chelan is located 3 hours east of Seattle. Most pilots choose to fly to Seattle, rent a car and drive to Chelan.
The US Open of Paragliding will be a Cat 2 Race to Goal USHPA sanctioned XC Competition held in Chelan this coming June. Registration opens February 1st @ 7pm (Pacific Time Zone).
Selection and entry fee
Top 25 + 5 ladies on NTSS
33 Top ranked international pilots based on WPRS
37 spots allocated to USA based on WPRS points
25 spots other registered pilots
5 organizer wild cards
Any unused international spots will be allocated to US pilots 45 days prior to the event based on sign up date.
Documents required at registration
FAI Sporting Licence
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)
The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.
Signed Application form
You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Signed Waiver/Release 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.
Experience summary required
The organiser wishes for you to provide a summary of your experience on arrival.
Identification documents needed
You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune
May 1st – May 26th $250.00 Fee
May 27th or after, NO REFUND
Entry fees are non-transferable
Prize fund and scoring categories
Sport (ENB - ENC)
Sunday 26th June: Comp day 1 Vans leave 9am
Monday 27th June: Comp day 2
Tuesday 28st June: Comp day 3
Wednesday 29th June: Comp day 4
Thursday 30th June: Comp day 5
Friday 1st July: Comp day 6
Saturday 2nd July: Comp day 7, awards ceremony and closing party
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
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.
How to get here
Kufra District, Libya
Chelan United States