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2012 FAI European paragliding accuracy local regulations published

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The local regulations for the FAI European paragliding accuracy championship are here. The event informations are here.

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Entry registration for the following two FAI Category 1 Championships is now open. Please make sure that your national selectors/teamleaders are aware of the registration procedures, and go to the organiser websites and register their intention to compete in these events. They are:

- 18th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship.

The registration website is here.

- 19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship.

The registration website is here.

FAI 2012 European hang gliding local regulations published

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The local regulations of the European hang gliding championship in Kayseri  (Turkey) have been published here. The event in the FAI calendar is here.

FAI 2012 European Paragliding Local Regulation Published

Local regulations 2012 FAI PG Euro

The local regulations for the 12th FAI European Paragliding Championship in Saint-André-les-Alpes (France) have been published at 

http://www.fai.org/civl-documents

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What will tomorrow’s CIVL competition scene look like?

Valle de Bravo, Mexico

In the wake of Piedrahita, the Task Force report and a general concern for competition safety, several proposals regarding competition formats and structures were presented to the 2012 Jiao-Xi Plenary. The Paragliding Competition Subcommittee underlined the complexity of the topic. The PG Subcommittee recommended setting up a Competition Structure Working Group (CSWG) in order to analyse the pros and cons of the various proposals that were on the Plenary agenda, and to define a longer term strategy. The aim is to make recommendations for proposals to the 2013 Plenary.

 

Having in mind that a Category 1 championship must be a “safe, fair and satisfying contest”, the CSWG will explore the following avenues:

  • To split Individual and Nation World paragliding championships with both safety and fairness issues in mind.
  • To establish separate championships for different classes of paragliders (for example, one championship for Serial and one for Competition). Options include events with multiple classes of glider in the same championship, or separate events, both with multiple titles (for example, Serial and Competition), or to keep championships open to any class of glider and award only one title.
  • To establish a separate new World championship (and ranking system) for PG XC Open Distance.
  • To work with PWCA to improve the organization of Category 1 championships.
  • To analyse the impact of the new Cat 1 hang gliding "Sport" class championship initiated by the Plenary as part of hang gliding’s existing multiclass events.
  • To consider the opportunities for CIVL regarding FAI’s emerging Sports Strategy on competition structures.

 

The CSWG will take into account:

  • The value of a World championship title (symbolic and financial).
  • The benefits and concerns for different parties (FAI, NACs, pilots, organisers, sponsors…).
  • The financial consequences for these parties.
  • The need to find additional competent organisers.
  • How Continental and World championships alternate.
  • How it fits in FAI General Section rules and emerging Sports Strategy.
  • For each of the viable options, the group will define realistic basic rules, cycles and deadlines.
  • In other words, the CSWG has the exciting task to define what will be tomorrow competition philosophy, no less.

 

The CSWG includes:

  • Stephane Malbos (FRA), Chairman.
  • Thomas Brandlehner, high level competition pilot.
  • Calvo Burns (GBR), championship organiser.
  • Goran Dimiskovski (MKD), PWCA representative.
  • Brian Harris (GBR), CIVL Competition Coordinator.
  • Andy Jaxa-Rozen (POL), XC-Open supporter.
  • Eduardo Sanchez Granel (ARG), “small team” NAC representative.
  • Martin Scheel (SWI), “big team” NAC representative.
  • Jamie Shelden (USA), Hang Gliding Sport Class supporter.


And the Winners are…

Flying in Lohan Hill, Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia.

The 2014 FAI Championships have been awarded by the 2012 CIVL Jiao-Xi Plenary:

 

  • 13th European Paragliding Championships 2014 to Serbia, in Kopaonik-Raska.
  • 2nd Panamerican Paragliding Championships 2014 to Argentina, in Loma Bola.
  • 4th European PG Accuracy Championships 2014 to Serbia, in Vrsac.
  • 2nd Asian PG Accuracy Championships 2014 to Malaysia, in Lohan Hill, Ranau, Sabah.

 

2012 European Hang Gliding Championships date change

18th FAI European Hang Gliding Championship 2012The 2012 European Hang Gliding (Class 1) Championships, to be held in Kayseri, Turkey, will now be run one week later than originally scheduled, from 26th August to 8th September 2012.

CIVL Bureau agreed to the request from the organisers to change the dates of this event to avoid overlapping with a national holiday. The FAI Calendar has been updated. For further information as it is published, see: http://www.outdoorfestival.org/2012reg.html

6th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Kuncice: great event for a discipline on the rise !

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Four days after the start of 6th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem, Czech Republic, the suspense as to who will be crowned the next world champion amongst the 84 pilots coming for 15 countries continues.

So far the weather conditions only allowed the completion of one round - but what a fantastic one it has been !

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