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Gemona del Friuli
16 - 22 Jul 2017
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Italian OPEN Gemopna Airspace

2017-07-17 07:05
Airspace Italian OPEN Gemona 2107

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* Italian Open 2017 Airspace

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Lunedì / Monday 17th

2017-07-16 21:26
Lunedì 17

Ore 07:00 - 08:00 completamento iscrizioni

Ore 08:30  Briefing Generale
Ore 09:30  Partenza Shuttle per Decollo Mt. Cuarnan
Ore 16:30 inizio atterraggi e servizio navetta atterraggio Godo (Gemona) - Hotel Willy

Monday 17th

Ore 07:00 - 08:00 Subscriptions ending

Ore 08:30  General Briefing
Ore 09:30  Shuttle service for Decollo Mt. Cuarnan
Ore 16:30  Landings and shuttle service Godo (Gemona) to Hotel Willy


Event info

Gemona is now widely recognised as a world class paragliding competition venue.
In 2014 British OPEN was held here, and was considered one of the most successful British competitions of recent years. In 2015 Nordic OPEN was held here too. In 2016 British OPEN again, and PWC took place here. The venue has also hosted countless Paragliding and Hang–gliding competitions for Italian events. 
Reliable, it offers mountain and flatland racing.
In the 2018 will take place the Pre-Hang-gliding World Championship and in 2019 Hang-gliding World Championship (FAI Cat. I).
The local terrain makes for interesting task setting and plentiful land-out options. Gemona also has some enviable safety features and a very fast and dedicated mountain rescue team.
Accommodation is available to suit all budgets with hotel, camping, landing field, HQ, bar, free wifi etc, is very centrally located making for a great atmosphere at this very friendly venue. The organisation team is very experienced and motivated to provide the pilots with a high quality competition.
Further, the organisers and local club are able to secure sponsorship from the community to assist with the organising of the competition and give you a better return for your entry fee.

Local Rules



1. Organization The event is organized by AEROCLUB BULE PHOENIX

2. Flying site

Flying area: FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA (ZONA del Gemonese) North East ITALY
Official Take-off: : Monte Cuarnan  - Gemona del Friuli -  (UD) – alt 1.180mt slm
Official Landing: landing area managed by “Gemona del Friuli zona “GODO”  – alt. 190 mt slm” and Paragliding
Headquarters: Hotel Willy Gemona del Friuli Via Bariglaria 164

3. General Schedule 

Registration and recognition flight day: Sunday  16 july 2017
Contest flying days: from Monday, 17 July to Saturday, 22 July , 2017.

4. Daily Schedule

The competition schedule might change because of weather conditions and

organization needs. Any schedule variation will be published in the official

board at the HQ.

Recognition Flight Day: Sunday  16 july 2017

Pilots’ Registration: Sunday  16 july 2017 from 17.00 to 21.00

Contest flying days: from Monday, 17 July  to Saturday, 22 July, 2017.

Monday, July 17  – 08.30: SAFETY BRIEFING at the HQ.

Daily Schedule:

08:30 – Pilots Meteo Briefing (HQ)
09:00 – 1° transport to Take-off
11:30 – Task and Safety Committee meetings (at Take-off)
12:00 – General Briefing, Meteo briefing, Task Briefing (at Take-off)
12:00 – 18:00 flown task
16:30 – Scoring Office opens
22:00 – Provisional Results

Thursday 20 July 2017 “MIDDLE PARTY”  (dinner or similar).

 Prize giving cerimony:  Saturday 22 July 2017.

5. Regulations

Italian Sportive Regulations – Paragliding – Cross Country
FAI Sporting Code Section 7A - Class O Paragliders Cross Country 1st May 2017

6. Admitted paragliders

The admitted paragliders must be certified EN 926-2 and EN 926-1 B, C, D and CCC (Civl Competition Class). Paragliders certified EN A or similar will not be admitted.
All CCC certified gliders must be flown in this configuration, even if previously purchased in the EN certified version. For these gliders, manufacturers have issued an upgrade Kit.

The list of the certified CCC gliders is available on the FAI web site at the following link:
All the gliders not included in the list, must be flown in the original configuration.

7. Validation and Results

The Competition will assign the title of “ITALIAN CHAMPION 2017”, with a minimum of 1500 points.
The Competition will assign the title of “CAMPIONATO ITALIANO OPEN GEMONA 2017”, with a minimum of a flown task.

The following rankings will be produced:

- Open Class – International
- Open Class – Italian Championship
- Female Category – International (with at list 5 participants)
- Female Category – Italian Championship
- Sport Class – International
- Sport Class – Italian Championship

OPEN Class:
Includes all the partecipants (up to CCC certified gliders)

Includes all the partecipants, except pilots using:

- CCC (CIVL Competition Class) certified gliders;
- Any certified glider with Flat Aspect Ratio over 7.0;
- Any of the following gliders in any size:
Dudek Coden
Gin Boomerang X
Niviuk Icepeak 6
Niviuk Icepeak 7
Ozone Enzo
Swing Core 2
Axis Mercury Sport
SkyCountry Evo-X

8. Complaints

Any complaint must be submitted before 8.30 a.m. of the day following the publication of the provisional results, or within 30 minutes from the publication of the final general results.

9. Participants 

The maximum number of participants to the competition is 125.

- 50% of participants will be selected using Italian General ranking.
- Remaining 50% using WPRS ranking system.
10 wild cards will be available:
Nr. 7 wild cards to Organizers
Nr. 3 wild cards to the Italian Team leader

10. Registration and


Pilots must register on the official website

Payment by Bank Transfer to:

Banca di Carnia e del Gemonese
Filiale Gemona

Associazione Dilettantistica Sportiva (A.S.D.)
IBAN: IT94W0889463880008000082004

Registration Dead line: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Payment Dead Line: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Selected pilots will receive the payment request and the updated list will be available on the official website

Pilots will have to pay the entry fee within April 30, otherwise they will be replaced by the next in waiting list.
A fee of 30,00 euros will be applied to late registration and late payments.

11. Entry fee

Regular entry fee will be 170,00 euros, including:

- Transports to Take-off
- Retrievals each competition day
- Gadgets and Benefits offered by the Organizers
-Packed Lunch each competition day
- Medical emergency service
-“Middle Party”
- Prize-giving Ceremony

In case of no valid tasks, we will refund subscriptions minus organization costs.

12. Required Documents

The following MANDATORY documents must be submitted upon registration:
- National pilot Licence
- FAI Licence – Class O
- Receipt of Entry Fee payment
- Third-Party Insurance

Note: All documents must be valid.

For safety purpose, it is MANDATORY to have a LPD and/or VHF radio, tuned on the safety frequency set by the organizers.

13. GPS, Software and

Scoring System

Tracks will be downloaded using GPSDUMP
For Scoring will be used FS Comp ( Scoring System: PWC2016

14. Waypoints

Waypoints can be downloaded at the following link:

15. References

Aero Club Blue Phoenix:
FAI Rules are available on the FAI-CIVL website


Info about Flying here

The main competition take-off is called “Mont Cuarnan”. It’s large and easily allows for 5 gliders to take off simultaneously (5 slot launch) with ample preparation area for up to 135 pilots. The Mont Cuarnan launch is located on the main Julian Alps mountain range and is south facing. The launch site is 900 metres above the valley floor and faces the flatlands of the Friuli region. To the East you have the expanse of the Julian Alps. To the north the range moves towards the Austrian Alps and to the West you have the Dolomites. Typical tasks would fly in both the Julian Alps and the Dolomites. There are plentiful and easy thermals to keep pilots amused whilst awaiting a start window. There is a large goal field located right next to the town, a short glide from launch.
The access to the launch is by way of a tarmac road suitable for all vehicle types, however the organisers prefer that personal cars are not used by competitors and transport will be arranged for all to get to launch daily, in comfort. The drive is around 40 mins and would typically be done in one drive.
As well as cats-cradle, there are lots of other well-known and reliable skyways to take pilots away from Gemona typically to the South into the flats if the mountain air is particularly unstable, or to the East & West if the air is more stable. There is a nice 30km ridge flight to the border of Slovenia, then returning, or a 10km crossing of the flats, to then continue along the edge of the Dolomites, into the Meduno region.
Temperatures tend to be very comfortable in May and quite warm in July. Typically about 20C+ degrees in May and up to 30C in July.

Cloud base averages about 2,000-2,500metres, but can be as high as 3,000m. Winds tend to be light south-westerly and there are no strong valley breezes to worry about.
This is the Alps, so rain is not unusual, however the dates we have suggested offer fairly reliable periods historically. Gemona offers a very interesting mix of mountain and flatland.
The land out options are usually flat, clear fields. The local people are friendly and sympathetic to the sport. Retrieve roads are sufficient and there are plenty of tracks to pilots that may land in more remote terrain.



Printable Waypoints Map

How to get here

Gemona is situated approximately 150Km from Venice, which has two international airports.
A shuttle service to and from Venice airport will be available immediately preceding and following the competition, if it is needed. Venice airport is around 90 minutes drive from the venue. At Venice airport you can hire cars, use the competition transport or use the rail network for an easy transfer to the Gemona region.


Hotel Willy
Via Bariglaria, 164
Gemona del Friuli (UD) 
Post code:     33013



There are accommodation options to suit all budgets from several small pensions in the village, a rather nice hotel just outside the village.

Hotel Willy

Is the base for the week.
It is a large hotel, also with camping alongside (campsite very cheap).Inside the hotel will be the daily downloads and outside in the mornings will be the daily briefings and departure of transport for the launch point.
The hotel has a restaurant, bar, tavern, beer garden, take away pizza and other facilities.

Camping Lago Tre Comuni

The best  campsite near Gemona is the “Camping Lago Tre Comuni”  one of the most beautiful places in the region (Lake of Tre Comuni).It’ s about 8 km from the HQ.

All accommodation infos

The turist office of Gemona del Friuli

Via Bini 9 – c/o Museo Civico Palazzo Elti
33013 Gemona del Friuli UD
Tel. (0039) 0432 981441

Bars, restaurants and supermarkets

There are too many to list. The town is full of them. Happy hunting!

Competition schedule

Competition plan: 

Sunday 16 July 
Check in and Introduction at HQ
5pm – 9pm: Registration & GPS Turnpoint Upload
9pm: Mandatory Briefing, all pilots 

Monday 17 July 
Task 1 
7.30am – 8.30am: Late Registration & GPS Turnpoint Upload 
8:30am: Introductory & Safety Briefing 
9am: Transport to launch 
5pm - 7pm: GPS Download @HQ 

Tuesday 18 July 
Task 2
9am: Daily Briefing 
9:30am: Transport to launch 
5pm - 7pm: GPS Download @HQ 
7pm: Beer Garden party, in food and wine 

Wednesday 19 July 
Task 3 
9am: Daily Briefing 
9:30am: Transport to launch 
5pm - 7pm: GPS Download @HQ 

Thursday 20 July 
Task 4
9am: Daily Briefing 
9:30am: Transport to launch 
5pm - 7pm: GPS Download @HQ 
7pm Drinks and Food –Middle Party- 

Friday 21 July 
Task 5 
9am: Daily Briefing 
9:30am: Transport to launch 
3pm - 5pm: GPS Download @HQ

Saturday 22 July 
Task 6 
9am: Daily Briefing 
9:30am: Transport to launch 
3pm - 5pm: GPS Download @HQ 
8pm Prizes & Trophies 
9:00pm Party.