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The 14th FAI Paragliding World Championship: Roldanillo, Colombia takes place January 10th -25th 2015. Roldanillo in the Valle del Cauca has hosted top air sport competitions including the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal, Paragliding World Cup 2013 and several National Championships.

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Roldanillo is the principal home for paragliding and hang gliding events in Colombia. Located on the west side of the Valle del Cauca at the foot of the Cordillera Occidental the town sits at an elevation of 966 meters and has an average annual temperature of 23°C.

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The 14th FAI Paragliding World Championship: Roldanillo, Colombia takes place January 10th -25th 2015. Roldanillo in the Valle del Cauca has hosted top air sport competitions including the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal, Paragliding World Cup 2013 and several National Championships. Known for reliable flying conditions, friendly locals, and service oriented organizers the event will surely deliver memorable experiences.

Hotel Reservations and Transport Questions: reservations@airnomads.com

Event questions can be directed to: eventdirector@airnomads.com

Forms found under downloads at the bottom of the site:
• Local Regulations
• NAC Entry Form
• The Waiver Declaration (agreement on release of liability).
• The Certified Glider Statement.

Please send all forms to: eventdirector@airnomads.com

Flying site

Roldanillo is the principal home for paragliding and hang gliding events in Colombia. Located on the west side of the Valle del Cauca at the foot of the Cordillera Occidental the town sits at an elevation of 966 meters and has an average annual temperature of 23°C.

Flying conditions are generally ideal in January and only a handful of tasks over the past few years have been cancelled. Out and return and cats‐cradle type tasks of up to 120km have been successfully flown in recent events using goals to the north, centre and south of the Valle de Cauca.

Primarily an agricultural region, the Valle de Cauca has excellent infrastructure and plenty of open space to land. Main highways runs along the east and west sides of the valley connected by secondary roads. The central valley area is bisected north‐south by the Cauca river. Agricultural roads and tracks provide access to farmsteads and plantations.

The task area is characterised by the foothills of the Cordillera Occidental to the west, the wide open agricultural valley and smaller grassy hills to the east. Primarily a sugar cane growing area, the valley is easily out‐landable in safety. Very few areas are fenced and access is generally unrestricted. Occasional inundation from the Cauca river presents the only landing hazard in certain areas (dependant on preceding rainfall).

Grape plantations and military bases are off limits. These areas will be marked on maps. Goal fields are available in abundance although must be selected on the basis of the cropping and harvesting cycles. They will be defined and verified by the organisation at least 2 weeks prior to the competition.

Airspace and Other Restrictions: There are airports at Cartago in the north and Tuluá to the southeast that have infrequent military traffic. The Meet Director and event team have daily communication with the air traffic controllers and radio contact during the task.

There is traditionally an extremely high level of cooperation with the civil aviation authority, air traffic control and the event organisation. In previous events domestic flights have been rerouted to avoid the task areas.

The area south of Tuluá has a ceiling of 9000 ft (approximately 2700 m) while to the north is 10,000 ft (approximately 3000 m).

Roldanillo and Valle de Cauca is a ‘friendly’ site suitable for all qualified pilots. The conditions are generally light with 3‐4 m/s maximum climbs. Wind is usually negligible.

The only area of strong climbs and known possible turbulence at the quarry to the south is avoided through sensible tasking.

Close attention is paid at all times to the meteo forecast to ensure tasks take pilots away from the mountains in the later parts of the day to avoid any leeside rotor due to the Pacific breeze.

The main Roldanillo take off is called ‘‘Los Tanques’’ It has elevation of 900 m above the valley floor. Thermic breeze enters launch at around 9:00 am and tasks traditionally start at around 11 a.m.

Breeze is generally very light throughout the launchable window with conditions occasionally becoming tail‐wind if the meteo indicates a strong Pacific breeze. Events with 140+ pilots have been successfully run with no impact from the back‐wind during the launch window period.

Site Safety Record: The area has an excellent safety record with few incidents. Thermic conditions are generally regarded as light and conducive to safe tasking for all levels of pilots. The few accidents in recent events have been generally caused by aborted launches or by inexperienced pilots failing to consider the necessary glide to the valley after thermalling up behind the take off area.

Take off ‘‘Los Tanques’’ - 1900 m ASL, 4.4765, -76.1535 or 4°28'35" (4.47645)N; 76°9'12" (76.1535)W
Exposure East. Launch ground is ample approx. 2000 sq. meters with windsocks at both the north and south side. The size of the launch ground is big enough to allow 140+ pilots to take off within 30‐45 minutes. It is covered with grass.
Launch is a 45 minute drive on a dirt road from the main plaza of Roldanillo and can be accessed by all types of vehicles. Participants and organizers will have transport to the launch in event buses or cars. Ample parking is available at launch and in Roldanillo for event and public vehicles.

Facilities: Latrines, sunshades, and snacks will be provided on the south side of the launch. A snack kiosk with refreshments is available below launch near the parking and spectator areas. Power and water available if needed. Ballast water is available close to the launch area.
The helicopter landing area is approximately 1000 m from launch to the south. A commercial type weighing scale will be sited in the launch area to allow pilots to check weight prior to the task window opening.

Obstructions/Hazards: In front and below the launch there are high tension power lines. These are visible from the launch and have not caused any obstruction to pilots nor have we encountered any problems or incidents related to these.


Competition tasks setting issues at Roldanillo:
Tasking will generally keep tp the following established logic:

1. Up to start: Start cylinders will be selected to allow pilots to climb and stabilise in various points close to the western foothills and Roldanillo in areas of known thermic activity. Experience and local knowledge allows us to select points that give various options for gaggles to wait, thus relieving congestion.

2. Start > midday : Flying in the western foothills to take advantage of thermic activity before the valley heats up and becomes active.

3. Midday > early afternoon: Flying out & return or cats cradle type tasks in the valley and utilising the eastern hills.

4. Goal: Located in the central / eastern part of the valley. The end of the speed section will be a cylinder, size & position to be decided by the task setting committee. The goal will be either a cylinder or a line for the end of task.

Maps of task area: Pilots will be issued with an A3 printed waypoint map showing waypoints, restricted areas and topography. Excellent base maps are available from the Colombian cartographic institute.(www.igac.gov.co). Large scale task maps will be available at launch / pilot briefing.

Roldanillo take off video

Organizers

AIRNOMADS S.A.S.
Calle 16 No. 103-50
Ciudad Jardin - Cali Colombia
info@airnomads.com
http://www.airnomads.com/
Christopher Charles Federer
Event Director
57 3204832517
eventdirector@airnomads.com
Nicky Moss
Meet Director
Jaime Gardeazabal
Safety Director
Ulrich Muñoz
Launch Director
Diego Espinoza
Goal Director
Federico Rios
Press and Media Director
Pedro Lara
HQ Manager
Paola Andrea Cardenas
HQ Manager
Natalia Jaramillo
Press and Media Assistant

Selection and entry fee

Participants
The maximum number of pilots in the championship is 150.

Entry fee
The Entry fee will be:
• 400 Euro per pilot.
• 200 Euro per team leader / assistant
Note: Team leaders who are also pilots in the competition will pay only the pilot entry fee.

Payment methods:
Entry fees for the top FIVE nations (France, Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland and Spain) are to be paid to the following account
(Please indicate that the payment is the entry fee for 2015 PG Worlds and state the member NAC)

FAI CIVL bank account details:

Crédit Suisse Private Banking
Rue du Lion d’Or 5-7
Case postale 2468
CH- 1002 Lausanne
Switzerland

Account name: FAI-CIVL Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Account Number (Euro): 0425-457968-32-6
IBAN Code: CH63 0483 5045 7968 3200 6
SWIFT/BIC Code: CRESCHZZ80A

All other entry fees are to be paid to following bank account
(Please indicate CIVL IDs of all the pilots you are paying for!):

FEDEAEREOS Bank account details:
Account Name: Federacion Colombiana de Deportes Aereos
Bank Name: Bancolombia
Swift Code: COLOCOBM
Account Number: 89392134421
Checking account.

The exchange rate must be the day of the payment for Local pilots.

Selection Procedure

The nation priority table will be set according to the WPRS September 2014 nation ranking published on 1st October 2014. All allocations will be done based on that table.
All applications made through the official website must be made by the NAC or their official representative starting from 1st September 2014. The entry deadline will be 15th October 2014.
Pilot qualification criteria for the Championship:
The reference ranking is September 2014 ranking published on 1st October 2014. Therefore the rankings to be used will be October 2012 to September 2014 inclusive, a pilot has to have either:
• Ranked in the top 400 WPRS.
• scored a minimum of 45 WPRS points in any single FAI sanctioned event
Applications from unqualified pilots will be disregarded.
First allocation round will be made immediately after the pilot qualification check on 20th October 2014. First pass will allocate to each team a maximum of 1 male and 1 female pilot. Subsequent passes will allocate to each team another pilot in sequence according to the nation priority table until a total of 150 pilots are reached or no more applications are left.
Results from the first allocation round will be published on the official website by 27th October and the entry fee payment process will start. The deadline for payments will be 10th November 2014. Confirmation of payment transfer must be sent to the organisers by email(eventdirector@airnomads.com) before 10th November.
After the payment deadline the team allocation table will be updated. Any unpaid places will be re-allocated in the second round from 11th - 14th November, which will be run until a total of 150 pilots are reached or no more applications are left.
The deadline for final allocation is 14th November. No more places will be allocated after 14th November. The deadline for the second payment will be 24th November 2014.

Prize fund and scoring categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Women
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Nations

General schedule

Registration:
Saturday 10th January 2015 14:00 – 18:00
HQ Club Gorrones

Official Registration:
Sunday 11th January 2015 09:30 – 12:00
HQ Club Gorrones

Opening ceremony / Parade:
Sunday 11th January 2015 12:30 – 17.00
Sports Stadium

Mandatory Safety Briefing:
Sunday 11th January 2015 18:00 – 19:30
HQ Club Gorrones

Team leader meeting:
Sunday 11th January 20:00 – 21:00
HQ Club Gorrones

Welcome Dinner:
Sunday 11th January 21:30 – 23:00
HQ Club Gorrones

Official training day:
Monday 12th January 2015

Contest flying days:
Tuesday 13th January to Saturday 24th January 2015 07:30 – 19:00

Prize-giving & Closing Ceremony:
Saturday 24th January 2015 22:30 – late
Plaza Central, Roldanillo

Daily schedule

06:00 - Headquarter opens
06:30 - Team leader meeting
07:30 - Deadline for the previous day protests
07:30 - Transportation to Take off
09:15 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results announcements / Task definition
11:15 - Window open
15:00 - Scoring office opens
20:00 - Provisional results announcement / Headquarter closes

Accommodation and Activities

Accommodation or Transport Questions? Please contact: reservations@airnomads.com

Some information on accommodation con be found at:

https://airtribune.com/media/contest/files/2014/12/qy4F9GA0KWQt.pdf

Watch for updates!

How to get here

Headquarters “Los Gorrones” sits on the main plaza of Roldanillo. The space is suitable for briefings, equipment checking, team leader meetings and social functions. GPS/scoring, retrieve management and media facilities are available in ancillary areas. A bar/restaurant, swimming pool, and wi‐fi make it the perfect social spot. An office will be available for CIVL officials with office equipment as required. Team ‘’pigeon‐holes’’ will be provided for paper‐communication with team leaders where necessary. The preferred communication will be by email if agreed at the first team‐leader meeting. Wired internet will be available for the event organisation to ensure full functionality of live tracking, retrieve and media requirements.

Country entry requirements
Vaccinations recommended for competitors: Typhoid and Hepatitis are recommended by some authorities. No vaccinations are officially required to enter Colombia.

Details of visas required for visitors from FAI member nations: There are no nationality restrictions for travel to Colombia. A visa is required, except for citizens of the following countries (who stay strictly for tourism purposes and for a maximum of 90 days): Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Colombia , Roldanillo , Carrera 7, 7-20
Roldanillo CO

Plane

Most international flights layover in Bogota's "El Dorado International Airport". The international and domestic terminals are connected by a shuttle. From Bogota take the quick domestic flight to Armenia, Pereira, or Cali where you can easily find ground transport to Roldanillo. For cost and convenience we highly recommend you fly into Pereira.
If you would like the organization to pick you up from Cali or Pereira please contact us with a detailed itinerary and plan. We would also appreciate a call or email during your layover in Bogota confirming your on time arrival.
Local airport taxis are safe and offer competitive pricing for 1 or 2 pilots with gear. Groups should contact the organization for pickup. Budget travelers can find buses to Roldanillo from Pereira, Cali, or Armenia. The bus terminals and airports are separate.

Pereira
Recommended city to fly into. 1 and 15 minute drive to Roldanillo.

Cali
The second most important airport in Colombia. Cali's “Alfonso Bonilla Aragon” airport services domestic and international flights and adds new international routs regularly. 2 hour drive to Roldanillo.

Armenia
Smaller airport and city with less service. 1 and 30 minute drive to Roldanillo.

Bus

From the bus terminals in Pereira, Cali, or Armenia look for the Roldanillo's local bus company De Occidente for safe and comfortable transport.
De Occidente: www.deoccidente.com/roldanillo/
The company is comfortable servicing international Paraglide pilots and very helpful.

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Confirmed pilots
Total registered
Allowed pilots
Women
Men
# Name Sponsor Glider Status

Overall

  1. Honorin HAMARD (2)
  2. Michael Maurer (127)
  3. Torsten Siegel (666)

Overall results

Women

  1. Seiko FUKUOKA NAVILLE (128)
  2. Keiko Hirakie (50)
  3. Nicole Fedele (107)

Women results

Nations

  1. Germany
  2. Slovenia
  3. Spain

Nations results

Tasks and results

Task 1

13 Jan, 2015

88.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

14 Jan, 2015

106.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

15 Jan, 2015

44.6 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

16 Jan, 2015

82.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

18 Jan, 2015

57.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 6

19 Jan, 2015

72.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 7

20 Jan, 2015

102.6 km — Race to goal

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Task 8

21 Jan, 2015

94.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 9

23 Jan, 2015

66.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 10

24 Jan, 2015

122.3 km — Race to goal

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