The Naviter Open is a friendly paragliding XC comp, run in the same vein as, and directly following, the GIN Wide Open, in Krushevo, Macedonia from 13-19 August 2017.
Why a NEW competition?
The GIN Wide Open has become SO popular that for every pilot that we accept, we’re turning several away. By creating an additional competition we hope to give you a better chance of grabbing one of the much sought-after places. The Naviter Open is a competition in its own right, but will share many philosophies with the GIN Wide Open.
The venue for 2017 is Kruševo, Macedonia. Registration will open on January 29th 2017 at 14:00 CET (13:00 UK time, 14:00 Central Europe)
“The BP Cup is an entry-level paragliding competition for Pilot rated pilots. No previous competition experience is necessary but you do need to be confident thermalling. Our aims are – flying, fun and learning – in that order! The intention is to provide a friendly, supportive environment to facilitate pilots’ development, pushing PB boundaries and achieving competition goals”.
The Krushevo round HQ will be the Hotel Montana Palace, just above the town of Krushevo, Macedonia.
The first Ozone Krushevo Open friendly paragliding competition will take place from 22-28 July 2018.
“The Krushevo Open is designed in the spirit and model of the Legendary Ozone Chabre Open, a stress-free paragliding cross-country competition with an emphasis on fun and learning through in-depth XC coaching and setting achievable tasks.
It is aimed primarily at pilots with some XC experience, who want to get more into competitions or further hone their XC skills. Daily briefings and de-briefings by Jocky Sanderson set the stage for a week of intense learning in a perfect location for fun XC flying”.
Scores will be categorised by wing classes, Fun, Recreation and Sport, which are defined by the wing’s aspect ratio. There is also a Rookie, and Women’s class.
The British Paragliding Championships is being run as a single round in 2018, and it will take place at Kruševo, Macedonia from 11-17 August.
“The British Championship will be contested as a single open competition, the British Championship Open, instead of as in previous years being contested over two open competitions, the rationale being that an increasing number of British pilots with time, family, or financial pressures simply can’t afford to attend both open competitions.
“The meet director will be Goran Dimiskovski. In line with our new FAI status as a Category 2 nation we now offer very good quality PWC qualification letters. Krushevo will be hosting the World Championships in 2019 too and so our Championship Open should be perfect for other nations’ team pilots looking for racing experience in this paragliding Mecca.
“Immediately after Krushevo there’s also a PWC in nearby Sopot, Bulgaria and Goran has offered to put on transport (5hours by coach) for those pilots interested in doing both competitions. As in previous years we expect to be joined by the Dutch for their Championship.
“Pilots registering for the competition will be required to have a minimum level of competition experience in line with previous years’ British Open Competitions. The approved pilot list will be ordered by pilots’ highest World Pilot Ranking System (WPRS) position in the past two years and pilots will be invited to pay in ranked order. Registration for the competition will open on 3 February 2018 and pilots will be invited to pay beginning 17 February”.
The 2018 Argentinean Paragliding Championships will take place at La Rioja from 14-20 October.
Organisers say you can expect excellent thermal conditions, and enjoy the newly transformed 500m² launch, complete with synthetic grass.
Register at Airtribune.com
The first Flymaster Open paragliding XC competition is set to take place in Krushevo, Macedonia from 21-27 July 2019. “The first of many”, organisers say.
It also serves as the Macedonia paragliding championship. It’s an FAI 2 competition for pilots of all wing classes. Flymaster are sponsoring the event with live tracking for all pilots and instruments to be awarded as prizes in a draw.
The entry fee is €190 until 30 May, €220 thereafter, and includes a colour map, tracking and retrieves, packed lunches, SIM cards and parties.
Register at Flymasteropen.com
The 16th Paragliding World Championships take place in Krushevo, Macedonia this August.
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The 2019 Gin Wide Open competition is to take place in Kruševo in southern Macedonia, from 18-25 August 2019.
The location has been chosen for its reliable flying conditions, interesting mixed mountains and flatland terrain and plentiful land-out options.
It’s “less about full-bar racing and more about flying with friends old and new. This is a social event with the emphasis on fun and learning”, says organiser Toby Colombé.
The Gin Wide Open is primarily aimed at EN-B and EN-C pilots, and is a good introduction to competition flying with the opportunity to learn from experienced Gin team pilots.
There are lots of prizes, too including a Gin wing, harness and holiday!
A The Argentinean Championship takes place from 13 October 2019 at La Rioja, and it is also a pre-PWC event.
Organisers say the launch site is well known for its excellent thermals, and the take-off has been recently improved, with 500m² of synthetic grass to lay your wing out on.