Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:42
In 2011, the qualification criteria for all Category 1 hang gliding events were modified by the Plenary. The idea was to make criteria harder, so safety would be improved. Unfortunately, the Plenary did not realize that the new requirements, if adapted to Class 1 championships, are just not working for Class 2, 5 and Sport, and for Women Class 1 specific championships.
Saturday, 18 January 2014 19:09
The Paragliding Pre-Worlds in Roldanillo, Colombia, came to a successful conclusion last week. Four tasks were flown in 6 days and 147 pilots had the opportunity to try out CIVL’s experimental ‘Final Glide Decelerator’ techniques, the conical end of speed section (CESS) and the arrival altitude time bonus (AATB).
Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:18
2013 was a very active year for paragliding accuracy in Asia. In addition to numerous FAI Cat 2 sanctioned events, towards the end of 2013 two significant test competitions were organized: the first for 2nd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Malaysia and the second, for the air sports events within the Asian Beach Games.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:58
The local regulations for the 13th FAI Women's World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship, 1st FAI World Hang Gliding Class Sport Championship,19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship and 6th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship in Annecy, France, are now published.
Monday, 19 August 2013 17:09
The latest completely revised edition of ‘Practical Guidelines for Organising CIVL/FAI Category 1 Championships’ can be found at: http://www.fai.org/civl-documents under Event Organisers/Practical Guidelines... You can also click on the links in the table of content under.
This comprehensive document covers the entire process of organising a CIVL Category 1 event from preparing the bid to post-championship tasks. It can be downloaded as a compete document or by chapters.
1.1 Objectives of this Guidelines document
1.2 Summary of FAI structure and objectives
1.3 Summary of CIVL structure and objectives
2.2 Championships to be awarded
2.3 Bidding Procedures
2.4 Bid Preparation
2.5 Bid Documentation
2.6 Bid fee & Sanction Fee
3.2 Before the Practice Event and Championships
3.5 Administration & Information Technology
3.6 Liaison with External Authorities
3.8 Ceremonies & Social Events
3.9 Venues & Logistics
3.10 Liaison with Meet Director
4.2 Summary of the Role and Responsibilities of the Meet Director:
4.3 Liaison with the FAI-appointed Steward
4.4 Local Regulations
4.5 Launch preparations
4.6 Pre-Competition Task Schedule
4.7 First Team Leader Briefing
4.8 Mandatory Safety Briefing
4.9 Daily Briefings
4.10 Meteorological Briefing
4.11 Task Setting
4.12 Task Briefing
4.13 During the Task
4.14 After the Task
4.15 Dealing with Complaints and Protests
5.2 Summary of the role and responsibilities of the Safety Director:
5.3 Liaison with the FAI-appointed Steward
5.4 Local Regulations
5.5 Pre-Competition Task Schedule
5.6 Safety Committee
5.7 Mandatory Safety Briefing
5.8 Daily briefings
5.9 Meteorological briefing
5.10 Task Setting
5.11 Task Briefing
5.12 During the Task
5.13 After the Task
5.14 Dealing with complaints and protests
5.15 After the Event
6.2 Entry Requirements
6.3 Pilot Qualifications
6.4 Team Size & Allocation Procedures
6.5 Local Regulations
6.6 Online Registration Schedule
6.9 Physical Registration
6.10 Post Registration
7.3 Goalfields and Target Area
7.5 Transport & Retrieve
7.8 Food, Beverages & Lunch packs
7.9 Event Programming
7.10 Flight Verification & Scoring
7.11 Production & Publication of Results
7.12 Dealing with complaints and protests
7.13 Post event duties
8.2 Planning and Preparation
8.3 Dealing with an Incident
8.4 Aftermath of an Incident
8.5 Dealing with rumours
8.6 Releasing information
8.7 Next Actions
9.2 Media Plan
9.3 Logos & Titles
9.4 Website & Social Media
9.5 Press Liaison
9.6 Creating a Media/Spectator Friendly Event
10.6 Financial Implications
10.7 CIVL Steward
10.8 Steward’s Report
10.9 Local Regulations
10.11 Following the Rules
10.12 Complaints and Protests
10.13 Pilot Feedback
Monday, 05 August 2013 17:14
The 13th FAI World Paragliding Championship came to an end in Sopot, Bulgaria, on July 26th.
The French are the big winners with the Overall and Team titles. Poland takes the Women title.
Thanks to the organisers for their very good work and website. The following excerpts are taken from it.
"During this main paragliding event of the year 2013 we had 5 unique tasks. Each task had its special weather conditions. From first task with absolutely covered sky and slow thermals till final fifths race with strong sunny conditions which are really common for Sopot actually at this time. Each day weather became stronger requiring more and more speedy flying manner and skills from pilots. But exactly those who were able to show best self control and ability to make independent decisions and “read” weather could set the advantage from the first competition day and keep it till the end of this great championship."
"These pilots demonstrated an outstanding ability not to follow the mass instincts and judge rationally. This helped them to get advantage in the first most difficult task. And later all they had to do just to keep their achievements."
"During all the races we witnessed the acute competition of Klaudia Bulgakow and Seiko Fukuoka. Klaudia had a win! The third place belongs to a famous Italian pilot Nicole Fedele. Congratulations and applause for these brave ladies!"
"The stable fine positions of French pilots during the race have brought them a deserved victory. The Italian team has won the second place due to excellent flights of its members who twice were first in the Task results. Venezuela team have deserved the third winning place by its incomparably vivacious team spirit!"
Friday, 05 July 2013 15:39
The World Games, which are the most important event in 2013 with 31 sports and 4000 participants, will take place in Cali, Colombia, from 24 July to 4 August 2013.
Here is the presentation video:
Friday, 24 May 2013 13:01
The profile of all athletes participating to the Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting events of the World Games 2013 is now available on the FAI website.
Friday, 17 May 2013 08:26
José Manuel (Juaki) Sánchez García, co-organizer, is proud to announce that for July 2014 the 19th FAI European Hang Gliding Championship will take part in Arangoiti - Navarra – Spain. Therefore this year the test event, Pre-European HG championship in Class 1, is ran.
The dates for the Pre-Euros are in August, 2013 from 12th to the 18th both inclusive.
The website that is holding all the information of the event is www.arangoiti2014.com
This year is run an International Open, tagged as a category 2 event in the CIVL calendar, that is open to all pilots. The entries are already available at the web site in the Registration section.
All are invited to join and fly in one of the best flying sites of Spain.