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Kastania Servion
08 - 16 Jul 2017
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SERVIA OPEN 2017

This OPEN HANGGLIDING CHAMPIONSHIP ‘’SERVIA OPEN 2017’’ will be held from the 8th up to the 16th of July 2017 (16th is an alternate day) and is an FAI OPEN CROSS COUNTRY Class 1 CATEGORY 2 EVENT. It will be held along with the 30th Greek National Championship.

This championship will be organized by the Hellenic HangGliding Commission in cooperation with Greek Hang Gliding Clubs on behalf of the Hellenic Aeronautical Airsports Federation, with the support of the Municipality of Servia-Velvendo and the Cultural Center of Kastania village.

This event has been held yearly, since 2006, with great success. The flying area includes both Mt. Titarus and Mt. Olympus, the same flying sites as the Pre-World Speed Gliding Championship and Cross Country event held in 1999 and World Speed Gliding Championship in 2000.

Headquarters is the village of Kastania, a mountain village, above the city of Servia. From Kastania village you have a beautiful view of Lake Aliakmona and the large city of Kozani which is across the valley. The main take off is a 3’ drive from Kastania. The main landing area is near the city of Servia and about 200m away from the local swimming pool of Servia. So as soon as you reach goal you can take a refreshing dip in the pool.

Local Rules

1.REGISTRATION

On arrival the competitors shall report to the Registration office (as per the above schedule) to have their documents checked and to receive supplementary regulations and information.
The following documents must be presented
- Passport
- 3rd Party Liability Insurance
- Certificate of Insurance for medical care and repatriation.
- Evidence of competitor’s nationality (passport)
- Pilot’s valid FAI Sporting License
- Pilot’s national rating qualifications or IPPI
- Satisfactory evidence of glider airworthiness – Prototype gliders are not allowed
- At least one GPS compatible to the FAI’s FS scoring program

2. TAKE-OFF METHODS

2.1 Foot launch from hill sites
Type of launching – open window (free take-off without any set launch order).
Pilots in launch lanes must be completely ready and intending to launch. Pilots who are ready and who wish to move into a launch lane must give their pilot number/name to the launch official who will be recording the launch order for fairness. In the event of a “push,” the pushing pilot’s number will be recorded and no other pilot may enter the launch lane ahead of the pusher. At the meet director’s discretion, point penalties may be given to pilots not adhering to launch rules.
2.2 Push Rule
The take off “push” system will be used. Only pilots in their harnesses and ready to take off and in the launch lane are allowed to push.
Pilots ahead of the pusher will have 60 seconds of launchable wind to launch otherwise, if they don’t launch, they must queue behind all pilots remaining to launch.
The pusher has no decision time on launch and must launch within 60 seconds (of uninterrupted launchable wind) or score zero for the day.
2.3 Overcrowding
In the event of dangerous overcrowding in the air around launch the competition director may close the launch temporarily until congestion has eased.

3. WAYPOINTS

3.1 START CYLINDERS
Cylinder starts will be used and these may be either entry or exit. The type of start and the dimensions may vary from task to task and will be specified at each task briefing
3.2 Turn direction
A daily turn direction up to and in the start gate cylinder will be used.
3.3 Turn points
Turn Points will be cylinders of 400m radius unless otherwise specified at the task briefing . In the interests of safety, a turn direction at turn points may be specified at the daily task briefing. A pilot may not take a start gate again once he/she has taken a task turnpoint.
3.4 Goals
Goals (not the end of speed section) will be a virtual cylinder of 200m/radius, centred on the goal coordinates, unless otherwise specified at the task briefing.
At the Organizers discrection, there may be a physical line with wind indicators at each end placed over the virtual line co-ordinates as a flight reference for pilots.
All pilots who land at the goal field must report to the Landing Official of their landing

4.LAUNCHING AND REFLIGHTS:

4.1 Number of starts
Competitors may take-off more than once only within the OPEN WINDOW time, as long as the start gate has not been taken, that they land in the official landing field, advise the Landing Official of his landing and the Meet Director and Launch Official prior to taking off again.
4.2 Failed take off
A failed take-off attempt or safety problem arising immediately after take-off which results in a landing at take-off will not count as one of the permitted number of take-offs. Pilots must report to the Landing Official before the second take-off attempt.
4.3 Start permission
Pilots may not enter the start lanes unless they are fully ready to fly. At no stage is a pilot permitted to launch without having been given permission by the launch official, following a hang check by him.
4.4 Sign in out
In the interests of safety all pilots who intend to fly for the day must sign a SIGN IN sheet before launching (this will be up at launch) and also SIGN OUT again at HQ after the task, also if the task has been stopped. Penalty points may be applied for failure to follow this rule.

5. TASK PERIOD

5.1 Timing
Times of window open for take-off and time for the closing of the window, turn points and last landing will be displayed on the taskboard. An extension may be used (for example) when the launch official/meet director deems conditions are unsuitable for launching or when launch has been closed due to an accident.
5.2 Launch validity
The minimum period of time that the launch window will remain open for the day (launch) to be considered valid is 2 minutes per pilot.

6. SCORING AND FLIGHT VERIFICATION

6.1 Scoring and Track verification will be done using FS (Flight Software) developed for the CIVL using the GAP 2016.
6.2 GPS set up
WGS 84, hddd,mm.mmm’ (degrees, minutes, decimal minutes) offset: + 03:00 (hours). Pilots may use any model of 3D GPS unit that is compatible with the CIVL FS flight verification software to be used at this event. This includes any 3D GPS that can be downloaded using GPSdump. See http://www.gethome.no/stein.sorensen/ for a list of supported GPS units. Pilots with other models may be required to provide hardware, software and methodology for downloading.
6.3 Track logs
GPS track log evidence is the ONLY way to verify and provide data for flights for scoring. Track logs will be used to verify any infringements.
Pilots have to provide their own cableif they use Aircotec instruments.
To be considered valid, the GPS track log has to comply with the current requirements in Section 7A of the FAI Sporting Code.
6.4 Stopped tasks
Scoring a stopped task. A task which has been stopped but not cancelled shall be scored from the GPS TRACK LOG POSITION at the moment that the task was STOPPED. The task will be scored if 45 minutes have elapsed from the start of the START GATE.
Pilots who do this when the task has not been stopped or cancelled will be penalised at the Meet Director’s discretion.
6.5 landing forms
Pilots must also report back after stopped tasks.
6.6 : aiding a pilot
A pilot who lands (or limits his flight) to assist another pilot in distress shall be scored for the day This score shall be the average day- weighted of what he scored in the previous rounds, or the average pilot score if this happens on the first task. However, as the meet progresses that score will change to take into account his average day- weighted scores of the whole meet so the score will be adjusted after each task.

7. PENALTIES

7.1: cloud flying
Cloud flying by competitors is FORBIDDEN
7.2 Controlled Airspace:
Pilots are expected to familiarise themselves with all controlled airspaces in the vicinity of course lines from the maps supplied. Penalties for infraction of airspace.. The onus is on the pilot at all times to prove that he/she has not infringed on airspace
7.3 Instructions from officials:
Failure to follow directions from meet officials as soon as possible after they are given may result in penalties being applied at the Meet Director’s discretion
7.4 Abusive behaviour towards meet officials or other competitors will not be tolerated and penalties may be applied at the Meet Director’s discretion
7.5 Reporting back late: For each task there will be a latest report back time stated. For safety reasons, pilots who have not notified organisers of their landing by this time will lose 10% of their day score for a first infringement, 50% for a 2nd infringement and will score zero for any further infringements (unless a reasonable explanation is offered as soon as possible to the meet director). Penalty points may also be given for late GPS downloads.
7.6: REST DAYS
The Competition Director may declare a rest day after not less than four days of consecutive flying, unless this is the last day of the competition
7.7. WIND SPEED
The maximum wind speed in which a task shall be flown is 40km/hr (including gust readings). This shall be measured at take-off.
The Meet Director will make the decision regarding suitability or not.

8: COMPLAINTS AND PROTESTS

The scorer shall publish provisional task results in the evening of the day the task was flown. When this is not possible (late retrievals), they will be published as close to 8.00am of the next day as possible. Competitors are recommended to request correction of mistakes as soon as possible but not later than 9.00am of the next day. A complaint in writing in English (the Greek competitors in Greek) may be made to the Comp’ Director, preferably by the Team Leader to request a correction as soon as possible but no later than 9.00am of the next day.
If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome, the Team Leader or pilot may make a protest in writing in English (the Greek competitors in Greek) to the Competition Director. as soon as possible but not later than 10.00 am of the next day On the last competition day the time schedule is adjusted according to the PROGRAMME published at the beginning of these regulations.
The protest is examined and decided upon by the Jury within 2 hours of submission.
The protest fee is 50 euros. The fee will be returned if the protest is upheld or if is withdrawn prior to examination.

Entry Fee: 50 euros payable during registration and includes
-organization of the Championship
-daily lunch pack
-free camping at headquarters
-free entry to closing ceremony party
-free entry to any other parties organized
No retrieval will be provided by the organizers.

Registration: To be made online. Note that this competition has a limit of 100 pilots.
Final online registration date is 06th of July. Pilots registered online must sign up and present their documents, Insurance, FAI Sporting Licence, passport and entry fees on the 06th & 07th of July from 19.00 until 21.30 hours.

Insurance: All pilots must be insured for 3rd party liability, medical care and repatriation.

Scoring will be done with GAP 2016 using the FS program.

How to get here

From Thessaloniki:

From Igoumenitsa:

Accommodation

Camping
Free camping is possible at headquarters in the village of Kastania, in the courtyard of the old school, on a grassy field. Toilets and hot water showers are available. Kitchen facilities are also available.
At the headquarters area there is also a museum displaying local artifacts of everyday use along with an old Christian Orthodox Chapel. Should you wish to learn about the past, you may see it unfolding its lesser known histories in the halls of the renovated school, which now houses the noteworthy Folklore Collection, meticulously put together following an initiative by the Learned Society of Kastania in 1999. The large number of artifacts collected and placed in the displays with much care and attention, includes farming and ranging tools, tools used in the art of weaving, local costumes, jewelry, old photographs and many other objects from the household of Kastania, which depict the progress of people in time.

Hotels

There are many hotels to choose from with variable prices. Hotels in the city of Servia and the surrounding areas are :

SERVIA:

KASTLE Tel: +30 24640 22992

PANHELLINION HOTEL Τηλ: +30-24640-21551
Number of Rooms: 16
Description:
To Airport:5.0km, To Port:100.0km, To Beach:100.0km, To Hospital:5.0km.Room FacilitiesAC, Bathrobes Slippers, Heating, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, TV, Balcony/Veranda.Hotel FacilitiesBar(s), Cafe(s), Garden, Panoramic View, Park.

KAMBURA Tel: +30 24640 22070

NERAIDA:

IRAKLIS tel +30 24640 22022
Address:
Neraida Kozanis
501 00 Servia
KIRIAKIDIS tel +30 24640 22975
Number of Rooms: 11
Description:
The Kyriakidis Hotel is located in Neraida Servion, in western Macedonia. The village of Neraida is on a rocky hill with panoramic views of the Bridge of Servion and Pieria.Room FacilitiesAC, Heating, TV.Hotel FacilitiesBar(s), Cafe(s), Parking, Garden, Lounge(s), Restaurant, Room Service.VELVENDOS: 9 MOUSES +30 2464049012, +30 6947905511 +30 6976618237 website
Number of Rooms: 9
Description:
To Airport:120.0km, To Port:120.0km, To Beach:130.0km, To Hospital:20.0km.Room FacilitiesAC, Bathrobes Slippers, Bath/Shower Tub, Heating, Full Kitchen, Fireplace, TV, Balcony/Veranda.Hotel FacilitiesBar(s), Cafe(s), Garden, Lounge(s), Panoramic View, Pets Allowed, Room Service, Wheelchair Access, 24 Hour Reception, Breakfast Room, Park.

VELVENTOS:

9 MOUSES +30 2464049012, +30 6947905511 +30 6976618237 website
Number of Rooms: 9
Description:
To Airport:120.0km, To Port:120.0km, To Beach:130.0km, To Hospital:20.0km.Room FacilitiesAC, Bathrobes Slippers, Bath/Shower Tub, Heating, Full Kitchen, Fireplace, TV, Balcony/Veranda.Hotel FacilitiesBar(s), Cafe(s), Garden, Lounge(s), Panoramic View, Pets Allowed, Room Service, Wheelchair Access, 24 Hour Reception, Breakfast Room, Park.
KATAFIGI +30 2464022300 website
Number of Rooms: 10
Description:
Hotel Katafigi is built on the roots of mount Pieria and on the highest hill of Velvento a small town in the aria of Kozani. In a beautiful tradition building, a special environment has been created, showing great care and respect for the environment
To Airport:65.0km, To Port:65.0km, To Beach:30.0km, To Hospital:25.0km.Room FacilitiesAC, Bath/Shower Tub, Heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Internet Access, Mini-Bar, Balcony/Veranda.Hotel FacilitiesCafe(s), Parking, Panoramic View, Restaurant, Room Service, Snack Bar(s), Sports, Breakfast Room.
AGNADI +30 24640-49002 website
Number of Rooms: 9
Description:
The hotel Agnanti is built on the roots of mount Pieria and on the highest hill of Velvento, a small town in the Prefecture of Kozani. Showing complete respect to the environment and the traditional history of Velvento.
To Airport:120.0km, To Port:120.0km, To Beach:120.0km, To Hospital:25.0km.Room FacilitiesAC, Bathrobes Slippers, Bath/Shower Tub, Fireplace, Fridge, TV, Telephone, Music System, Balcony/Veranda.Hotel FacilitiesBar(s), Cafe(s), Parking, Garden, Lounge(s), Panoramic View, Room Service, Skiing, Swimming Pool, 24 Hour Reception, Breakfast Room, Park.

Area Info & Activities

WEATHER:

Selection and entry fee

This OPEN NATIONAL HANGGLIDING CHAMPIONSHIP SERVIA OPEN 2017 is an OPEN Category 2 Event and is open to all Member and Associated Member countries of the FAI who may enter any number of pilots holding a valid FAI sporting licence.  The total limit of pilots is 100.

The entry fee is 50€ euros per pilot and is payable during registration and includes

-organization of the Championship
-daily lunch pack
-free camping at headquarters
-free entry to closing ceremony party
-free entry to any other parties organized

No retrieval will be provided by the organizers

 COMPETITION VALIDITY

The OPEN event is valid if at least two competition days are flown

Competition schedule

General daily schedule

7July 19.00-21.30___________________ Official Registration at HQ Kastania

08-14 July___________________________ Daily Schedule

                       Upto 09.00 next day......................... Complaints or protests for the results of  the previous competition day
                       Upto 10.00 next day......................... Protests on results of the previous competition day
                       09.30................................................... TeamLeaderBriefing
                       10.30................................................... Departure from Headquarters for takeoff
                       11.00................................................... Arrival at takeoff
                       12.00................................................... Task Briefing
                       12.30-19.00....................................... Competition Flights
                       upto sundown.................................... Last handing in,  of GPS
                       upto 08.00 next day.......................... Provisional Results

                     

15 July____________________________ Last Competition Day

                       Upto 09.00......................................... Complaints or protests for the results of  the previous competition day
                       Upto 10.00 ........................................ Protests on results of the previous competition day
                       09.30................................................... Team Leader Briefing
                       10.30................................................... Departure from Headquarters for takeoff
                       11.00................................................... Arrival at takeoff
                       12.00................................................... Task Briefing
                       12.30-18.00....................................... Competition Flights
                       19.30................................................... Last handing in,  of GPS
                       Upto 19.45......................................... Provisional Results
                       Upto 20.00………………………..... Complaints or protests for the results of  the day
                       Upto 20.15......................................... Protests on results of the day
                       20.30................................................... Official Results
                       21.30................................................... AwardCeremony

                      

16 July___________________________Alternate day (if used) –  in this case the program of the ‘’Last Competition Day’’ will be followed
Το Competition Programme is subject to change at any moment by the Meet Director and/or the Organisation.
CompetitorsareremindedthattheyareexpectedtoattendtheAwards ceremony.

 

Contact Info

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