The FAI Drone Racing World Cup concerns the F3U class (Radio Control Multi-rotor FPV Racing)

2017 World Cup calendar


Event Name Place Date
2017 Open Internacional Ciudad de Sevilla Seville (Spain) 24 Mar to 26 Mar 2017
2017 Lyon FPV World Cup Lyon (France) 29 Apr to 30 Apr 2017
2017 Drone Festival - Race Gdynia (Poland) 13 May to 14 May 2017
2017 Kyiv Rotor Cup Kyiv (Ukraine) 10 Jun to 12 Jun 2017
2017 Seoul Drone Race World Cup Seoul (Korea) 10 Jun to 11 Jun 2017
2017 Leiria Drone race World Cup Leiria (Portugal) 10 Jun to 11 Jun 2017
2017 International Drone Race Slovakia - Trencin FPV Cup Trencin (Slovakia) 8 Jul 2017
2017 Setubal Drone Race Setubal (Portugal) 29 Jul 2017
2nd Mitteldeutscher FPV Race Cup Bitterfeld (Germany) 19 Aug to 20 Aug 2017
2017 Royal Adelaide Show FPV World Cup Adelaide (Australia) 09 Sep to 10 Sep 2017
2017 Noosphere Race Cup Dnipro (Ukraine) 23 Sep to 24 Sep 2017
2017 Air Masters World Cup Spielberg (Austria) 29 Sep to 30 Sep 2017
2017 F3U Bulgaria Cup Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 30 Sep to 01 Oct 2017
2017 Phoenix World Cup Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia) 14 Oct to 15 Oct 2017
2017 Daegu Drone Race World Cup Seoul (Korea) 27 Oct to 29 Oct 2017
2017 World Cup Spain - La Rinconada Seville (Spain) 10 Nov to 12 Nov 2017

2017 World Cup documents and results

At the moment, 13 events are taken into account. For those events, 381 participants from 33 countries (AUS, AUT, BEL, BLR, BUL, CRO, CZE, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, HKG, HUN, INA, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAT, LTU, LUX, MKD, NED, NOR, POL, POR, SIN, SUI, SVK, SWE, THA,TPE, UKR, USA) are placed.

Note: Results of the  the 2017 Kyiv Rotor Cup (10 to 12 June) cannot be taken in account.The organizer has justified the problem by a storm with heavy rain which has  damaged the serverwithout any possibility to restore the datas.

Rank

Competitor

Country

Total

1  ZAMORA CABAÑAS Alejandro (Junior) ESP 118
2 HAHN Andreas GER 105
3 NEUENSCHWANDER Dario SUI 104
4 GROUT Thomas (Junior) FRA 82
5 LESTAVEL Yann FRA 79

Final 2016 World Cup ranking

229 competitors are placed in the World Cup from 17 countries (AUT, BEL, CZE, DEN, ESP, FRA, GBR, HUN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RSA, SLO, SUI, SVK, USA)

Rank

Competitor

Country

Total

1 DELCOMMENE Vincent BEL 114
2 COUTURIER Benoit FRA 110
3 BASTIN Maxime BEL 82

 Drone Racing World Cup Award Cermony - CIAM Plenary Meeting- 28 April 2017 in Lausanne


From left to right:: Bruno Delor(1st CIAM Vice-president & FPV Racing Subcommitte chairman) - Vinv=cent DELCOMMENE (2016 Drone racing World Cup winner) - Antonis PAPADOPOULOS (CIAM President)

Drone Racing World Cup rules

FAI Sporting Licence

Every person who competes in a FAI contest must have a valid FAI Sporting Licence according to FAI general rules. This requirement only concerns the competitors (FPV pilot) and not the helper of a FPV pilot.

The FAI Executive Board has  taken note that the CIAM F3U class is provisional and Drone Racing is developing very fast globally. There is a need to accommodate this fast growing sport in FAI and help connect the Drone community to international air sports.

The FAI Executive Board has decided that in 2017 the FAI Secretariat can temporarily – limited to the calendar year 2017 - issue FAI Permissions to individuals who wish to to compete in international events in FPV Racing (F3U, Drone Racing) sanctioned as Category 2 event as defined in GS SC 4.4.2 and 4.4.3.2. The individuals have to declare their contact details and nationality/residency. The applicant and the respective NAC will automatically receive a confirmation of such FAI Permission. 

FAI Secretariat sets a fee of 10 CHF for the listing in the FAI Sporting License database as holder of an FAI permission for Drone Racing. This FAI Drone Permission can be ordered here: http://www.droneracing.aero/

The official reference will be the FAI Sporting Licence database. So, it is strongly recommended that the organizer checks prior to the contest (as soon as a competitor registers for the contest) that each competitor is registered in the FAI Sporting Licence database with a valid licence or permission for the year. Organizers can check that a competitor holds a valid FAI Drone Permission or FAI Sporting License here.  For the password please contact it@fai.org

For any questions, please contact drones@fai.org   or +41 21 345 1070 during CET office hours.

Note: If an organizer is finally in the situation where some competitors are present without a valid FAI Sporting Licence (or FAI Permission ), then it is important that they do not compete for the World Cup contest. In that situation, the organizer may organize separate rounds for the competitors without a valid FAI licence, with specific results and placing different from the World Cup ones. It is important to assume that competitors without a FAI licence does not fly with those who have a FAI licence and who compete for the World Cup because in order to avoid a risk of protest arguing that the problem comes from a non valid competitor.

FAI Jury

According to FAI Sporting Code Volume ABR paragraph B.4.3, the 3 members of the FAI Jury for an Open International event (including World Cup contests) must be from at least two different nations and have a common language. The jury must include at least one person approved by his own NAC and the other two members may be assigned by the organizer.

For contests which involve a single class (which is the case of the F3U World Cup contests), one or two jury members may be nominated from the competitors; in that case, an alternate jury member must also be nominated for each competitor jury member, to serve on the jury when considering any protest involving that competitor jury member. The members must be chosen so that at all times the jury meets the requirements of two different nations and common language.

The FAI Jury must submit a report within one month of the contest.

Official results

The official results and the report signed by the President of the FAI Jury must be transmitted to the World Cup Coordinator as soon as the contest is finished.

On the official results, it is necessary to mention precisely the following information: family name (in capital letters), first name, Junior when appropriate, country which has delivered the FAI sporting Licence and  FAI Licence ID Number (as mentioned in the FAI Sporting Licence database).

Note: In FPV Racing, many competitors use a pseudo so take care to get their first name and family name (last name) as mentioned on their FAI Sporting Licence.

World Cup coordinator

Bruno DELOR - delor.bruno@gmail.com

Points allocation

In a contest, points for the World Cup will only be allocated if the competitors who have completed a flight are from at least three different countries.

The points to be allocated to competitors depend on the number (N) of competitors who have completed at least one flight in the event. Points are allocated to the competitors who have completed at least one flight in the event, according to their placing in the results, as defined in the rules.

FAI World Cup trophy, medals and diplomas

The winner is awarded the title of the winner of the World Cup.

The top three best placed of the World Cup receive a FAI medal and a FAI diploma which are delivered during the CIAM Plenary Meeting of the following year (usually in April in Lausanne / Switzerland).

Tthe winner is also awarded the FAI Drone Racing World Cup Trophy which is a permanent CIAM trophy donated by Fédération Française d'AéromoModélisme (FFAM).