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Vršac Open competition is the 1st round of Serbian XC Paragliding league and also the first FAI cross country event in the country for the season of 2013. It will be held non-stop from 19 till 21 of April.

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Flying site

Flights are usually made to the south from Vrsac, in the direction towards Bela Crkva, or with possibility of triangles or crossing Danube towards Pozarevac, Bor or Nis. Vrsac hills are famous for their beauty and are very specific in nature due to the fact that they are island mountains which were once a part of the Pannonian Sea.

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How to get here

Vrsac is situated in southeast part of Banat, 80 km away from Belgrade.

Event info

Vršac Open competition is the 1st round of Serbian XC Paragliding league and also the first FAI cross country event in the country for the season of 2013. It will be held non-stop from 19 till 21 of April.

Flying site

Flights are usually made to the south from Vrsac, in the direction towards Bela Crkva, or with possibility of triangles or crossing Danube towards Pozarevac, Bor or Nis. Vrsac hills are famous for their beauty and are very specific in nature due to the fact that they are island mountains which were once a part of the Pannonian Sea.

Main take-offs:

Kula
• Take-off: Kula, at 400 m. (GPS N 45’07.379, E 021’19.529)
• Landing: Airport Vrsac at 100 m. (GPS N 45’07.956, E 021’18.929)

Djakov vrh
• Take-off: Djakov vrh, at 400 m. (GPS N 45’07.316, E 021’20.833)
• Landing: Magareće brdo, at 150 m. (GPS N 45’06.376, E 021’20.771)

Organizers

Club Ares Beograde
Contact: Ovuka Zeljko
E-mail: ovukazeljko@gmail.com
Tel: +381 63 27 09 74
http://www.ares.org.rs/
Zeljko Ovuka
General Organization
Srdjan Stanojevic
Goal Marshall & Scorer
Goran Djurkovic
Meet & Safety Director
Take-Off Marshall

Selection and entry fee

The Championship is open to all pilots from countries that are members or associated members of
FAI. Entry Forms will be filled during the registration.

Selection

Teams
The maximum team size is 6 pilots (4 any gender + 2 junior or female).
Team score for each task will be assembled from best 3 results (any gender) or junior or female.

Pilots
The requirements for a pilot to enter this competition are:
to hold valid FAI and pilot license.
to prove the airworthy of his glider.
not to exceed the maximum number of participants (the limit is 80).

Entry fee
39 Euro per pilot
30 Euro per guest pilot (no scoring).
Entry fees will be paid by bank transfer till April 14 or during the registration.

Please make payment to:
ARES, Beograd
240-0574412701500-16
Amount: 4000 RSD
Purpose: membership for competition
Or by PayPal to ovukazeljko@gmail.com

The Entry fee includes:
transport to the take-off and retrieve on the main route for all the registered pilots during all competition days
upload of turnpoint’s GPS coordinates
GPS tracklog download
color map
ID card
lunch package, water
competition shirt
free access to all championship events and parties

Prize fund and scoring categories

Vrsac Open is competition in cross country discipline and it is an open competition.
Its results will be calculated for Serbian league, single and team results (4+2).
Its results will be calculated in open category as single.
Its results will be calculated in serial (max DHV 2-3 or EN-D), sport (max DHV 2 or EN C) and fun category (max DHV 1-2 or EN B) if there is 6 competitors per category.
Woman and junior category are also scored separately, if they have minimum 4 competitors.
All categories compete for FAI points (WPRS).
Please, look at the local rules as well as FAI Rule book (section 7, class O), as this competition is FAI 2 category, which autmomatically implies all FAI rules.

General schedule

Thursday, April 18, 2013
20:00 - 22:00 Registration
Friday, April 19, 2013
08:00 - 10:00 Registration:
Friday, April 19, 2013
10:00 - Opening ceremony
Friday, April 19, 2013
10:15 - Mandatory safety meeting
Friday, April 19, 2013
11:30 - First competition briefing
Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21, 2013
Contest flying days
Sunday, April 21, 2013
19:00 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarters open
09:00 - Protest result deadline
10:00 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots briefing / Task definition
12:00 - Take-off window opens
17:00 - Scoring office opens at the main Headquarter
18:00 - Safe landing report deadline
20:00 - Scoring office closes
21:00 - Provisional results
22:00 - Complaints deadline or 1 hour after 1st provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

HQ office will be located in Hotel Vetrenjaca (Hotel Windmill) with working hours every day from 8:00 to 10:00 and 19:00 to 22:00.
Coordinates are 45 06'11.68" N, 21 16'27.76" E. If you are coming from Belgrade, it is on the entrance of Vrsac. When you pass the first gas station from left side just turn left and you'll see Hotel Windmill.

Vrsac, Hotel Vetrenjaca
Vrsac RS

Plane

The nearest is Belgrade International airport. Vrsac is situated in southeast part of Banat, 80 km away from Belgrade.

Bus

The local bus company http://www.stup.rs/ with routes from and to Belgrade and Novi Sad on an hourly basis.

Car

If you are aproaching Vrsac from Belgrade side, it would be the best to look for Pancevacki most in Belgrade, cross it and follow rute Pancevo – Vrsac.
If you are approaching from interior of Serbia by highway, it would be good to take turn off at Smederevo and Kovin. When crossing Danube river and enter Kovin, one should follow road sign towards Bela Crkva and after that towards Vrsac (additional 30 km from Bela Crkva).
If you are comming from north or western Vojvodina, you should follow road for Zrenjanin and then take road from Zrenjanin over Plandiste, towards Vrsac.

You should be careful about police patros and radars!!! They are based mostly ahead of cities or smaller cities, but aso on the road before Vrsac.

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Women
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Three sunny days event. Three tasks flown!

Vršac Open was the 1st competition of Serbian XC Paragliding league and also the first FAI cross country event in the country for the season of 2013. It was held from 19 till 21 of April. The weather was good and three tasks were successfully flown.

Overall

  1. Vladimir Bacanin (43)
  2. Zeljko Ovuka (212)
  3. Mladen Nikolic (69)

Overall results

Sport and Fun

  1. Fun class winner – Adrian Ciuplea (ROU)
  2. Sport class – Boldizsar Bajor (HUN)

Teams

  1. Adrenalin
  2. Ares
  3. Golija

Tasks and results

Task 1

19 Apr, 2013

46.5 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:
Tracks:

Task 2

20 Apr, 2013

48.4 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:
Tracks:

Task 3

21 Apr, 2013

48.5 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:
Tracks: