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First to pay entry fees are in

2017-04-30 09:56
It is First-Pay First-Serve.
The first 50 pilots to pay entry fee are in then competition.

Payment arrangements can be done with the organizer Agust / ag@teigar.net

Summer is actually coming in Iceland :-)
See you all in June.
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Cross Country Magazine Sponsors prizes

2017-04-04 16:47
Cross Country the best flying magazine in the world has confirmed sponsorship for prizes in the competition.
Good prizes as always.
Thank you XC Magazine

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Payment time

2017-03-31 06:17
Now it is payment time for those who want to secure their place in Iceland PG Open 2017.
Here are the needed info to make payment:

Entry fee

The entry fee is €65 / ISK 7.500
---Notify by email of all payments---

Payment methods: 
***PayPal 
Pay to email: ag@teigar.net

***International Bank Transfer/SWIFT:
ISK:
Name: Agust Gudmundsson
SWIFT: GLITISRE
IBAN: IS230513261001942606602769
EUR:
Name: Agust Gudmundsson
SWIFT: GLITISRE
IBAN: IS070513387103822606602769 

***Iceland bank transfer:
513-26-100194 Knt: 260660-2769

Or make arrangements of payment with the organizer by mail.

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Event info

Iceland PG Open  is a competition for all levels of competitors.
The competition is  FAI Category 2 Competition.

It is amazing to fly in exotic country having is 24 hour daylight.
Most tasks to be flown from Mt. Burfell in south of Iceland. 
But depending on weather takeoffs might be different for different days.
Note: Iceland is GMT+0 all year round

Yes there will be event T-Shirts for competitors :-)
We plan to have BBQ Friday night for all at HQ

Local Rules

{in progress, will be published here}

Airspace

In the competition area there are no airspace limitations

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Info about Flying here

All kinds of information available, both experience from past competitions and some generic PG flying in Iceland.

German team experience of the 2016 event
On the DHV website there is a Blog of the German team of the 2016 event (in german) with some photos.
Video from the German team travels to Iceland for the 2016 event.
(Thanks German team)

Video from team Russia of the 2016 visit

Team Israel video of traveling and flying Iceland open 2016.

Information for Visiting Pilots

Iceland can be an absolutely stunning place to fly! I'd recommend you stay two weeks or at least ten days... a week is cutting it a bit short if you get unlucky with weather. I'd also recommend around 21. June which is the longest day and the sun never sets. We do a midnight flight, and the Icelandic open (Cat 2 comp) is usually around this time. It's a fun competition for our pilots to get together and we are normally joined by several visiting pilots. Rent a 4x4, drive around and fly in remote places.

If you don't manage epic cross country flights you will most likely enjoy a stunning scenic flight. There are no special regulations for Paragliding in Iceland, you can fly and land anywhere... see a hill, wanna fly it, go fly it :-) Just respect our nature and the weather. Talk to the farmers if you need to cross their land close to their house. Look out for airspace. And the weather as it can change VERY quickly. Talk to locals, do all your weather checks and think safety first. :-)

Here are some helpful links:

Chat forum to organise flying (introduce yourself here and look for flying buddies):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/paraskyldan/

Map of some known spots with weather links:

http://www.hopp.la/ice/

Known flying spots in KML format:
http://flightlog.org/fl.html?last_days=6000&l=1&a=21&country_id=98&gm=2

Weather forecast:
http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/elements/

Weather observations:
http://en.vedur.is/weather/observations/areas/

Weather station on top of Hafrafell, Reykjavík:
http://holfuy.com/en/data/225

Weather station on top of Reynisfjall, Vík í Mýrdal:
http://holfuy.com/en/data/226

Weather station on top of Esja:
http://vedur.mogt.is/esjuferja/index.php?action=Stations&harborid=17&stationid=1031

Weather station at Esja bottom:
http://vedur.mogt.is/esjuferja/index.php?action=Stations&harborid=17&stationid=1033

Web cams:
http://www.vegagerdin.is/ferdaupplysingar/vefmyndavelar/

Airspace:
http://is.paragliding.is/icelandic-airspace/

Flying period statistics:
http://is.paragliding.is/statistics-number-of-flying-days-in-a-month/

Have a look here for tracklogs dating way back:
http://flightlog.org/fl.html?l=1&a=47&country_id=98

Paragliding Iceland on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/paraglidingiceland

Iceland PG Open 2017
http://www.livetrack24.com/events/iceland2017


Have fun!
Anita
www.paragliding.is



Waypoints


FS GeoFormat CompeGPS GPX KML CUP

Printable Waypoints Map

How to get here

Travel to Iceland is by Airplane.
International competitors fly to Iceland (KEF intenational airport)
Around 30 airlines have scheduled flights to Iceland.
It might be helpful to find suitable flights using www.dohop.com 

HQ is at Arnes
It has camping place, hostel, restaurant and swimmingpool.

Driving is the only option to get to Arnes :-)

ARNES GPS Coordinates N64° 2' 44.828" W20° 14' 56.404"


Google map directions:

Accommodation

HQ will be at Camping Site of Arnes ( http://tjalda.is/en/arnes/  )

The HQ is located about 100 km to the East of Reykjavik.

 
There is a swimming pool and hot jacuzzi at HQ.
Those who dont want to camp and prefer rooms look at  http://www.hostel.is/Hostels/Arnes/

There are other options like:
Steinsholt ( http://ww.steinsholt.is ) which is on the way to takeoff.
Leirubakki ( http://www.leirubakki.is ) on the east side of takeoff.
And Airbnb ( airbnb.com ) has number of options (search selfoss to get close to the HQ)

Cottage rentals:
https://bungalo.is/

And farmstays:
http://www.farmholidays.is/

I know some visitors will actually just buy some cheap tents and stuff and treat it as single use (for the trip).

The shops have not started selling summer stuff, but this is feasible option if you agree in staying in a tent :-)


Area Info & Activities

Here is some info on the HQ area
The HQ camping and the restaurant on Tripadvisor



Selection and entry fee

Maximum pilots

The competition is open to all pilots. 
There is a maximum of 50 places/pilots for this competition.
The registration is only valid once the organization has received the registration fee.

Iceland priority for 30 places until 15. March (changed!)

Iceland pilots have priority for 30 places until 15. March (changed!), so up to 20 places will be allocated to visiting pilots on first come first basis.

After 15. March pilots from any nation will get places that are available on first come first serve. 
The first 20 places for visiting pilots can be allocated at any time.
Please note, you can register and be on waiting list for available places.

The registration is only valid once the organization has received the registration fee.

After 15. March available places will be first come first serve, make registrations and payments will secure your place.

Entry fee

The entry fee is €65 / ISK 7.500
---Notify by email of all payments---

Payment methods: 
***PayPal 
Pay to email: ag@teigar.net

***International Bank Transfer/SWIFT:
ISK:
Name: Agust Gudmundsson
SWIFT: GLITISRE
IBAN: IS230513261001942606602769
EUR:
Name: Agust Gudmundsson
SWIFT: GLITISRE
IBAN: IS070513387103822606602769 

***Iceland bank transfer:
513-26-100194 Knt: 260660-2769

Or make arrangements of payment with the organizer by mail.

Refunds are in full (less bank charges) until May 1st. 
After that refunds are discretion of organizer.


Competition schedule

Registration will be at HQ evening 20th and early morning 21st before we go to take off.

General schedule for each competition day:
21-24 June Task days as defined in Morning Briefing

Sunday 25.June is reserve day and only flown as part of the competition in case of no valid task has been flown in previous competition days.

09.00 - Pilot Briefing at HQ
11.00 - Task briefing at takeoff
17.00 - Downloads and scoring at HQ

BBQ at HQ/camping Friday night.
Prize giving Saturday night (pending Sunday as reserve day )



Prizes and competition categories

Winners of Open Competition will receive Medals for top 3 places.

Icelandic top pilots will be the Icelandic Champion of 2016 for top 3 places.

Sponsors for further prizes in progress :-)

Organization

Main contact is the Meet Director Agust Gudmundsson
email:   ag@teigar.net
phone: +354 897 9882

Contact Info

Main contact is the 
Meet Director: Agust Gudmundsson
Email:   ag@teigar.net
Phone: +354 897 9882

Contact the organizer