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15 - 21 Aug 2022
Paraglider Paraglider
Cross Country


Changed selection process

2022-01-09 23:03
We just changed the selections process (mainly the times) according new suggestions from Nordic Open Committee..

Event info

Nordic Open August 15th - 21st  Aug. 2022 Werfenweng / Austria

CIVL-Cat. II paragliding cross country competition. 

Organized by FSC Ikarus Abtenau on behalf of Austrian Aeroclub.

Local Rules

Competition rules in this order: 

1. Invitation / notice at headquarter 
2. Austrian Aero Club, Section Para and Hang Gliding in the respective applicable version.
3. FAI Section 7
The local regulations of the Austrian Aeroclub, the FAI sporting code and the local flight regulations must be accepted.

Participation requirements:
  • valid pilot license 
  • valid FAI Sportlicence 
  • third party liability insurance (€ 1.500.000,-) valid in Austria*
  • certified glider (EN-A - CCC)
  • GPS-device for scoring
  • certified helmet
  • certified harness
  • certified rescue parachute
  • Mobilphone with mobile data connection and WhatsApp**
* If you need an third party liavility insurance, you will have the chance to make a contract on the first competition day. Please tell the organicer in advance. 
** WhatsApp will be used as communication tool between organicer and pilots during the competition and is mandatory. In case of emergancy the mobile phone number will be used, so mobil phone is also mandatory. 

130 participates allowed as maximum

Online-Registration at the website 

The Online-Registration is open until June 15th, 2022.
On February 15th, 2022 the selection process will start. Selected pilots will receive an e-mail with payment instructions. The payment has to be done just right after receifing the payment informations to the following account; FSC Ikarus Abtenau, IBAN: AT70 3500 1000 0004 3570. Not selected pilots will move to the waiting list. 

Documentation only with GPS-Tracklog or Flymaster - Tracker. 

Upload by participant:
Free WLAN at the headquarter - send us your tracklog with e-mail or upload it to our server. 

Protests may be made 30 minutes after the official competition scoring in written form. Protest fee of € 50 has to be paid at once.


Info about Flying here

How to get here


Werfenweng, Austria

Volksschule Werfenweng, you can find the route map here: Google maps


Make sure to book your accomodation as soon as possible - peak season!

Touristinformation Werfenweng Tel.: +43 6466 4200


There will be a separate parking for campers (and tents) at the bottom station of the mountain railways. They offer power (bring your own cables) and sanitary facilities. You might have to pay some small amount to the landowner for the power. 

Please do not use any other parking area for camping!

Selection and entry fee

The selection is in accordance with FAI section 7 rules. The organizing country is Iceland. The other Nordic countries are considered “other nations” under the section 7 rules.  This implies that if all positions of the comp are filled with Nordic pilots, the section 7 rules have still been upheld. There is no other quota for other nationalities outside of the Nordic Countries.

Selection process:
February 15th - February 28th:
Each Nordic country will have 28 spots (23 men, 5 women) based on CIVL WPRS ranking dated February 1st. If less than 5 women per Nordic country sign-up, the rest of the women spots will be allocated to men, up to a total of 28 per Nordic country.

March1st - March 31st:
Free spots are continuously allocated to Nordic pilots exclusively by CIVL WPRS ranking dated February 1st. If the selection reaches down to pilots with 0 ranking, further selection will be based on registration time stamp.

April 1st onwards:
Registration is open to all pilots. Selection is based on the CIVL WPRS ranking dated March 1st.

Wild Cards: Local organizers preserve the right to allocate 4 Wild Cards after April 1st not following the CIVL WPRS ranking dated March 1st.

Entry fee:

€ 280,- by money transfer (if selected - see “Selection”)
The entry fee has to be paid as soon as you receive the e-mail from the organizer. (see “Selection”).

Basically the organizer will not refund the entry fee to absent pilots.

Service included:
  • Participation in all tasks 
  • Transport to site
  • Pick up and retrieval on the main route
  • Colour map containing turn points, take-offs and landings. Detailed information about potentially hazardous areas (high tension wires, forwarding cables)
  • ID card
  • Lunch packets
  • Souvenirs
  • Free Internet access at Headquarters (Wi-fi)
  • GPS control and task scoring
  • Live tracking
  • Emergency rescue, first aid, medical service as necessary
  • A Pilot Dinner-Event during the competition
  • Award ceremony and celebration event

Competition schedule

12th - 15th August
Guaranteed space for 20 pilots from nations participating in Nordic Open 2022

Monday, 15th August 2022
11:00 - 17:00 Training task (for pilots not competing in Ikarus Open)
19:00 - 21:30 Official registration

Tuesday, 16th August
09:00 - 09:30 Mandatory safety briefing
09:30 - 10:00 Electing the Task- and Safety committees 
10:00 Transport to take off
Competition flying day 1

Wednesday, 17th - Sunday, 21st August
Competition flying days 

Sunday, 21st August
20:00  Prize giving and closing ceremony

Prizes and competition categories



Competition categories:
  • Nordic Open (all certified gliders, incl. CCC, all pilots, all nationalities) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Nordic Open, female (all certified gliders, incl. CCC, only female, all nationalities) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Nordic Open, Sports Class (gliders certified up to EN/LTF C, all nationalities) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Nordic Championships, (all certified gliders, incl. CCC, only Nordic pilots) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Nordic Championships, female (all certified gliders, incl. CCC, only female, only Nordic pilots) 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Nordic Championships, Sports Class (gliders certified up to EN/LTF C, Nordic pilots)1st, 2nd, 3
In case of less than 8 participants in a class there will be a prize only for the first one. If there are more than 8 there will be prizes for place 1-3


Organizer: FSC Ikarus Abtenau, 5441 Abtenau, Chairman Thomas Brandlehner

Meet director:
Stefan Brandlehner

Co-Organizer and Data Specialist including Weather Reports:
Thomas Brandlehner

Launch and Goal manager:
Peter Brandlehner

Contact Info

Flugsportclub Ikarus Abtenau
Kontakt: Peter Brandlehner, 

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