LOCAL REGULATIONS Rev 1.0 (7.8.2008)
1.1 The Championship
(1.1.1 ) The Championship is open to all Member and Associated Member countries of FAI who may enter any number of pilots in Class1 and Class 2.
Entries must be made on the official Entry Form.
Entry deadline is June 10th at 10.00.
Entry fee is 100 euros - per pilot.
For mentioned fee the Organisers will conduct the Championship and provide:
• maps and official documents,
• entrance to the opening ceremony, welcome party and closing ceremony.
1.2 The title of champion
(1.2.1 ) The title of champion will be awarded only if the sum of the
daily winners scores is equal to, or more than 1500 points, as determined by the GAP scoring formulas.
1.3 There will be no cut
There will be no cut during the Championship.
1.4 Documentary proof of insurance
(1.4.1 ) Documentary proof of insurance in English language for insurance against third Party liability for minimum limit of 20.000 euro shall be made available to the Organisers before starting to fly from the competition sites.
Waiver (See Section 7, page 56) Every competitor will be requested to sign the above mentioned waiver (agreement on release of liability) before starting to fly from the competition sites.
2.1 Hang gliders and associated equipment
(2.1.1) Hang gliders and associated equipment (see Section 7 )
Safety standards requirements - see annex 22.
2.2 Radio transcaivers
(2.2.1) Radio transceivers, which are allowed in the Slovenian national law, are permitted.
Radio frequencies used will be from 143,80 to 144 Mhz.
Every team will be allocated their own frequency at registration.
2.3 Flight verification
Flight verification: GPS only (see rules at scoring) back up GPS are allowed.
3. GENERAL COMPETITION RULES
3.1 Evidence of GPS with Organisers
Every competitor must report to the Organisers (at registration) serial number and type of his GPS, also back up GPS and any change during the competition. It is advisable that pilots mark their instruments with pilot number and name.
• Race to goal
The aim is to be first in goal. Simultaneous start in the air is used. Start time is identical for all pilots. Pilot must cross the start cylinder after start cylinder opening time
• Speed run to goal
The aim is to fly the distance in the shortest time. Individual start in the air is used. Start time is different for every pilot.
3.3 TASK PERIOD
3.3.1 Times of window open
Times of window open for take-off and times for the closing of the window, turn points and last landing will be displayed in writing.
3.3.2 The minimum launch window open time
The minimum launch window open time for valid task must be one minute per pilot devised by the number of launch points that can be used at the same time.
3.3.3 Suspension, cancellation or stopping (5.20.6) Suspension, cancellation or stopping of a task (see Section 7 ).
3.4 TAKE-OFF METHOD
Foot launch from hill sites.
Free take-off without any set order. (5.27.7 ) The take-off "push" system (See Sec. 7) will be used.
The time period used in "push" system is 30 seconds. Only pilots in the launch lanes are allowed to push and are pushed.
1: KOBALA ( W – E ) 1.080 m nmv
(3.5.1.) A competitor will be allowed one take-off to attempt the task within the stated take-off period.
(3.5.2) A failed take-off attempt or safety problem arising immediately after take-off which results in a landing will not count as one of the
permitted number of take-off.
Pilots must report to the Start Marshall before second take-off attempt.
3. 6 TASK EVIDENCE
Data will only be collected from a GPS. The track-logs are not confidential. No copies of files, or files from any other source will be accepted as evidence of a flight. Only valid GPS data will be
considered as true evidence.
3.6.2. Valid GPS data
To be considered as valid, the track-log must satisfy the following criteria:
The track log must be continuos throughout the flight. Short time gaps, not longer than 15 minutes in track log may be tolerated if there is absolutely no doubt about track validity. The track-log must also show at least 2 minutes of data and at least 5 continuos track-log points prior to and after the track-log points used to verify a turn point.
The track-log must show at least 2 minutes of data and at least 5 continuos track-log points prior to and after a lounch.
3.6.3. GPS Software
The appropriate software will be used.
GPS data are checked using software that respect FAI Section 7 specifications.
The software is able to check positions in relation with times.
All calculations concerning departure time are calculated doing an extrapolation from the previous and the next stored points.
The software is also able to check:
Departure time during start.
Cylinders sectors crossing at air starts and turn points.
Landing place and time.
The best position declared or reached by the pilot during the flight.
Positions at a fixed time (stopping of the task in the air).
3.6.4. GPS instrument error
Due to possible GPS margin error a tolerance of 20 m pilot position is built in GPS checking software.
3.6.5. Best pilot position
Pilots will score their best position reached in the task. It can be landing place or a better position flown in the air.
The last stored marked point in the GPS memory that pilot declares in considered as the declared ahead position.
3.6.6. GPS at landing
If a pilot landed somewhere else than at goal it is advisable that marked point is stored by using MARK function. The marked point must never be renamed.
This must be done immediately after landing and BEFORE ANY MOUVEMENT ON THE GROUND.
3.6.7. GPS models
Because of tehnical limits, only some particular GPS models suits the Organisers verification protocol.
Accepted models for the Hang Gliding Championship are:
Garmin 12 and compatibles and Top Navigator, Gallieo. Also other Garmins, MLR and datalogger LOG_IT is accepted if Organisers will be provided with GPS-PC connection cable and track download/check is tested BEFORE the first task.
3.7 RULES FOR FLIGHT VERIFICATION WITH GPS
• Types of start using GPS
Definition of a GPS start line:
A GPS start line is a virtual cylinder that the pilot must cross.
Physical features on ground near turn point are to be taken as a guide only.
Two types of starts can be used:
• Individual start in the air:
Pilot´s departure time is calculated from the last time the pilot crossed the cylinder limit.
When the task is speedrun to goal, time interval (normally 15 minutes) can be set for start of time measurement instead of using individual start time of each pilot.
If pilot crosses the cylinder limit after closing time of start cylinder, then closing time will be his start time.
• Simultaneous start in the air at a fixed time:
Pilots need to cross the cylinder limit after or at least at the opening time.
Radius of start cylinder is normally 5000m.
• Turn points
Radius of turn point cylinder is 400 m.
Virtual turn points are possible. New turn points may be added in the course of the competition.
There will be physical finish line located at goal.
Pilot who does not cross (overfly) the finish line correctly will get no time points.
In the case when pilot cross the finish line after last landing deadline he will score only distance he made at deadline time.
Arrival times will be measured GPS, 700m cylinder around physical finish line located at goal.
3.7.1 Incorrect GPS track-log penalties
Start point incorrect/missing - minimum distance score for the task
Turn point incorrect/missing - distance points to best correctly documented point only granted
Track-log missing - zero score for the task
Track-log missing but Organisers have evidence of pilot´s launch - minimum distance score for the task
3.8.1 Scoring will be done according to GAP 2000 formula system with latest RACE program.
Flight verification: GPS only, back up is allowed if GPS is registrated.
Photographic evidence is not allowed.
3.8.2 Team scoring will be the sum of the best four of the team members, to produce a total score for the comprtition.
3.9 REST DAYS
There will be no rest days.
3. 10 COMPLAINTS AND PROTESTS
3.10.1 Organisers shall publish provisional task results in the evening of the day the task was flown. When this will not be possible (late retrieval), they will be published at 0930. hours the next day. Competitors are advised to request correction of mistakes as soon as possible.
3.10.2 A complaint in writing may be made to the Organisers, preferably by the team leader to request a correction.
Time limit for complaints is 0900 hours on a day following the day when the task in question was flown.
3.10.3 If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome, the team leader may make a protest in writing to the Competition Director (See General Section Chapter 5).
Time limit for protests is from 0900 till 1200 hours on a day following the
day when the task in question was flown.
The protest fee is SIT 10.000.- (42.- Euro).
It will be returned if the protest is upheld.
3.10.4 In a case when Organiser did not resolve a complaint, then time limit is two hours after decision on a complaint.
3.10.5 There is one exception
There is one exception from above mentioned procedure and this is for the last contest task when time limit for complaints is one hour after publishing of provisional task results and time limit for protest is one next hour.
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