Soca Open Valley 2014

25.09.2014 to 28.09.2014

Traditional FAI-2 paragliding competition, located in Soca Valley. We postponed the competition (due to the weather from season opening to season ending!) 

Dates of the competition: 25. - 28.9. 2014. 
Location: Soca Valley, Slovenia.

 

Event news

We had amazing flying conditions today. In the morning we have covered sky, but the prediction was it should clear up during the day.

We have 62 km long task today. At the beginning we have really stable conditions, so we  opened the window later in the day.

Today we decided for aprox. 50 km long task in Soca Valley with take off Kobala. In the morning we have closed sky, but it opened in time.

Today we had a task in Lijak area. We were all waiting at the landing for predicted clear sky after 2pm and flying conditions.

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Competition info

Introduction

SOCA OPEN VALLEY is traditional 4- days FAI-2 official paragliding competition, located in Soca Valley. 

Dates of the competition: 25. - 28.9. 2014. 
Location: Soca Valley, Slovenia. Take offs Kobala, Kobariški Stol, Lijak
The HQ of the competition will be located at the campsite.

More about flying area

Program

Wednesday, 24.9.

  • 18.00 - 21.00 Registration of the event

Thursday, 25.9. - competition day

  • 9.00 - 10.00 Late registrations  (no waypoints uploading)
  • 10.00 - 11.30 Transport to the take off
  • 12.30 General briefing at the take off

Friday, 26.9. - Sunday, 28.9. - competition days

  • 9.30 - 10.30 Transport to the take off
  • 12.00 Briefing at the take off
  • 19.00 Unofficial results, prize giving ceremony

Pilots

The competition is open for 100 pilots, flying certified wings (EN/LTF A, EN/LTF B, EN/LTF C, EN/LTF D). Registrations will be accepted on the first come first serve basis.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid pilot license and valid FAI sporting license Medical insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)
  • Third party liability insurance covering paragliding (proof will be checked at competition registration)
  • Unmodified and certified helmet (EN 966),  harness (EN 1651), and paraglider (EN 926/2), rescue parachute, VHF radio & mobile phone. 
  • IPPI card level 5 - if you dont have it you should contact us by mail before competition - without the card we will not allow you to compete!

Trophies & awards

Trophies for top pilots in categories:

  • OPEN (all competitors)
  • SPORT CLASS (all competitors with gliders up to EN-C)
  • FUN CLASS (all competitors with gliders up to EN-B)
  • FEMALE RANKING (female competitors)
  • NEW GENERATION (all competitors below 23 years, flying gliders up to EN-B)

It needs to be at least 3 pilots in the category in order to deliver trophies. Top 3 pilots in overall ranking will receive also practical awards in value of 600 €!

Entry fee

Entry fee payments:

  • 100 € REGULAR payments for pilots confirmed after 80 pilots

Reserve your place at the event with pre-payment of 30 EUR! The rest you will pay at your arrival to Soca Valley.

Payment and refund rules:

  • 30 days before first competition days we refund all entry fee (reservation fee + other part of entry fee payment) in case of pilot cancelation
  • after 30 days before competition we do not refund reservation fee in case of pilot cancelation (we will refund only other part of the payment if it will be paid)
  • in case of organisers cancellation of event based on weather prediction we will keep 10 € per pilot for covering organising costs, all other part of payments we will refund to competitors

Entry fee payment

Entry fee should be paid by bank transfer or by paypal:

  • Bank transfer details:
    IBAN: SI56 1010 0005 1995 584, SWIFT: BAKOSI2X
    Account name and address: Športni klub TANDEM , Volarje 57, 5220 TOLMIN, Slovenia
    Bank details: BANKA KOPER D.D., Pristaniška 14, 6502 Koper, SLOVENIA

 

  • Paypal payment:

SOCA OPEN VALLEY 2014