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2015 XC CrimeaParagliding - "Open distance". This is the stage of the Russian Nationals. Such kind of competition allows to compete not only experienced competitors, but also novice pilots. Because «Open distance» tasks does not consider flight time and speed, and this means that even slow paraglider have chances to set a record.

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Flying site

Crimea is known as a place with the longest flying season duration in Russia. At the same time it is not very easy, but a very interesting place for XC flights. Surrounded by the seas, it's coastal part seldom has high cloudbase – usually 1500-2000 m.

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How to get here

Klementyeva mountain is located 110 km South from Simferopol.

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Event info

2015 XC CrimeaParagliding - "Open distance". This is the stage of the Russian Nationals. Such kind of competition allows to compete not only experienced competitors, but also novice pilots. Because «Open distance» tasks does not consider flight time and speed, and this means that even slow paraglider have chances to set a record. You don't have to reach turnpoints, that sometimes are pretty complicated, and that allow you to focus on the flight itself. We are not limit your flight neither at range or direction. With a good XC weather only geographic borders of the peninsula and restricted areas (information will be given on the briefing) could limit your flight. While performing such kind of tasks, pilots can land at any place, and this is why we cannot organize the retrieve, but it is also some advantages in this situation:
First of all, you don’t have to wait retrieve for hours, or, how it regularly happens, not to use service, that was paid. Now you can return to headquarters right after landing, and you don’t have to waist your time. You won’t have a troubles with a retrieve because of a large road network, covering the entire Crimea, and developed system of shuttle transport.
Secondly, the absence of official retrieve allow to make this competition available in the financial plan. Entry fee is only 10 EUR.
The organizers tried, as possible, to make the competition as «weekend competition», and provide 4 competition days, as at many other competitions. And you don’t have to take a vacation or compensatory holiday, because 1-4 May is official holidays at Russia.
Competition organisation – paragliding club «Crimea Paragliding» already successfully performed one of the most mass competition in Crimea – «Crimea Paragliding CUP».
Place of competition is a “Soaring Mecca” - Klementyeva mountain. It called so not only because of it’s great history, rising up to early XX century, but also for it’s famous unique aerologic. For a present day this is the most popular place for either flight schools and experienced pilots.
Under good weather conditions other nearby launch sites can be used – Bor-kaya, Agarmysh, Ak-kaya, Sary-kaya and others.

Flying site

Crimea is known as a place with the longest flying season duration in Russia. At the same time it is not very easy, but a very interesting place for XC flights. Surrounded by the seas, it's coastal part seldom has high cloudbase – usually 1500-2000 m. In the continental part cloudbase is usually higher. Paragliding height record is 3300 m. Usually the weather is a bit windy and it allows to start XC flight even from places with low altitude, waiting in the dynamics for thermals to start work. This factor also allow to fly open distance XC flights. Distance record in Crimea is 140 km.

The Crimea peninsula is washed by in the Black Sea on the south and west, on the east it is washed by the Azov Sea. In the north it is connected to the mainland by a narrow (8 km) Perecop isthmus. Area - about 26 860 km ² of which 72 % plain, 20% the mountains and 8% lakes and other water bodies. By the nature of the landscape it is divided into two parts: the flatlands (70 % of the territory ) and mountains. The highest point of the peninsula - mount Roman -Kosh has the height of 1,545 m ASL. Distance from west coast of the Crimea to the east – 326 km, from north to south (from Perekop isthmus to Cape Nicholas) - 205 km . Mountain system is formed by the three mountain ridges, from cape Aya (Balaclava region) in the west to Cape St.. Ilya in Feodosia in the east. The length of the Crimean Mountains range is about 160 km, a width is about 50 km. The outer ridge is a series of rocks, that gradually rise to about 350 m. Inner ridge reaches 750 m.

Also the Crimea has a rich competition history. First paragliding competitions took place here at 1999. And after that a lot others among which: 2013 Koktebel Cup, 2012 Crimea Paragliding Cup, 2012 Koktebel Cup Open, 2011 Crimea Paragliding Cup,
2011 Koktebel Cup Open.


Take off mountain Klementyeva - 344 ASL (UTM 36 T 676799 4987414 )
Its a part of Uzun-Syrt ridge. Its shape and its profile, and weather conditions allow to fly all year round. If you look at it from above, it resembles a giant bracket that opens to the sea. Ridge stretched from west to east for seven and a half kilometers. The western part of the mountain top ends by Kok-Lyuk. Plateau rises above sea level to a height of 268m, rock Kok-Lyuk – on 344m. Within a radius of 3 km there are a few starts on any direction of the wind (except western). Floor slope steppe grass, small limestone . Height difference of 200 meters of the southern slope gradient of 50 ° -70 °, north start planting drop over 80 meters, the slope of the take-off is 30 ° -40 °. Entrance to the start is the asphalt road, plus a small portion compactor. There are more than 30 launch sites in the Crimea, for almost every wind direction. Some of them are more suitable for competitions. According to weather conditions, some other launch sites can be used – Bor-Kaya, Agarmysh, Ak-kaya, Sary-kaya and others.

Landings
A lot of place for landing on the top and also on the bottom. Also unlimited quantity of landing places while flying XC in the steppe part of Crimea. A mountain forest area of Crimea have limited places to land.

Organizers

JF SLA OF CRIMEA
JOINT FEDERATION OF SUPERLIGHT AVIATION OF CRIMEA
Crimea-Paraplan
Crimea Paragliding Club
Gleb Sukhotskiy
Email: sv_gleb@mail.ru
Phone: +79788099882
Sergey Chepelev
Email: chepelevs@gmail.com
Phone: +79788381513
Viacheslav Kopchinskii
Email: image.sims@bk.ru
Phone: +79788236885

Selection and entry fee

The participation in the Championship is open to all pilots, regardless of their nationality, who reach 18 years and with a valid Sporting License or To participate in competitions allowed pilots with experience flying in conditions of thermal activity.
The quantity of participants can not exceed 150 people. In case of excess applications priority distributed in chronological sequence of pre-registration .
The size of the entry fee is 10 Euro . Payment of the entry fee is required upon check in the national currency exchange rate of the Central Bank of Russia. The fee is to be paid during registration.
Entry fee includes:
- overall competition organization;
- flights control;
- setting comp. tasks;
- weather forecast;
- GPS control;
- results calculation;
- prizes and awards ceremony.

Prize fund and scoring categories

1, 2, 3 - «Overall»
1, 2, 3 - «Serial Class» - DHV 2-3, EN D (minimum 4 participants);
1, 2, 3 - «Sport Class» - DHV 1, DHV 1-2, DHV 2, EN-A, EN-B, EN-C (minimum 4 participants);
1, 2, 3 - «Women» (minimum 4 participants);
1, 2, 3 - «Teams» (minimum 4 teams).

General schedule

Wednesday, 30 April 2015
Arrival, registration, training day.
Thursday, 01 May – Sunday, 04 May 2015
Competition flying days
Sunday, 04 May 2015
20:00 – closing awards ceremony

Daily schedule

9:30 – briefing, forecast, announcement of preliminary results;
10:30 – briefing on the launch site;
11:00 – 19:00 – competition flying;
19:00 – 22:00 – GPS-control – headquarter.

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

HQ is located at paragliding club «Breeze» at Klementyeva. Follow by navigator UTM (36 T 676799 4987414)


Crimea(Koktebel) RU

Plane

Nearest airport is located in 120km to the west from Klementyeva in the capital of Crimea - Simferopol. At the airport «Simferopol» arrives a lot of inner flights (schedule can be found at: http://sipaero.ru/). From the airport to headquarter you can get by: bus, taxi.

Bus

You can get from Simferopol to Feodosia or Koktebel station by bus. Departure is every 35-40 min.

Car

From Simferopol to Klementyeva you can drive by road “Simferopol - Feodosiya”. 5 km before Feodosiya near Nasypnoe turn on the right and after 4,5km again on the right near “Flying” pointer. Next turn is to the left after 2 km and then ride towards buildings.
UTM 36 T 676812 4986859. Overall distance from Simferopol – 110 km. There are alternative routes – at the entrance to the Crimea from the north, in Djankoy there is a left turn to Feodosia, at the entrance to the Crimea from the east – you can drive by road Kerch - Simferopol.

Taxi

From Feodosia or Koktebel to Klementyeva it is possible to get by taxi. Cost of the trip is around 8-12 Euro. List of taxi services in Feodosia. http://taxi-kopeika.com.ua/
Cost of the trip from Koktebel is 4-6 Euro. Taxi are located near the bus station.

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