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pre PGAWC 2019 Madeira island

welcome to our international Paragliding Accuracy Worldcup event in the atlantic ocean


The maximum number of pilots in the competition is 80.

The registration will be closed when the total number of participating pilots reaches 80.

2-Entry Fee

The entry fee will be 50 Euros.

The entry fee includes:

1. Name badge with safety/contact information.

2. Transport to take-off for official training day and on competition days.

3. Daily lunch package, water on official training day and on competition days.

4. T-shirt.

5. Free internet (Wi-Fi) access.

6. Emergency rescue and first aid medical service.

Entry fee is to be paid at the registration office located at the meeting point or competition site.


Pre-registration for all pilots will be opened on the PGAWC offical website until September 25th, 2019

On registration day, pilots must report to registration office to have their documents checked and to receive supplementary information.

Required documents:

1. National Association membership card ( min p4 level / advanced pilot)

2. FAI License

3. Documentary proof in English of valid insurance

4. PGAWC ID Card


Click for Hotel Accommodation or look for your own preferred private accommodation close to the competition site in Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madalena do Mar from 107€ doubleroom incl. breakfast/keyword promotioncode PGAWCMADEIRA2019

Rooms, apartments and houses:


Transportation to Madeira island:

Direct flights from many EU countries and stopover flights via Lisbon LIS or Porto OPO to Madeira island Airport/Funchal FNC Christiano Ronaldo.

Pick up from Airport:
-Book online transfer service: between 7€ - 22€ per person one way depending group size (45 minutes)

-Taxi: 65€ one way (45 minutes)

-Bus/Public Transport: 13€ per person one way (serveral hours and changing bus)

-Rent-a-car: +20€ per day


Every Pilot is responsible for the working- condition and safety of equipment. Equipment must comply with pilot qualification. It is necessary to have a helmet suitable for paragliding, a rescue parachute.

7-Contest number

The contest number will be drawn at random.

The number will be supplied by the organizer.

8-Safety Committee

The Safety Committee will include 3 competition pilots from different countries.

9-Competition Site

Location:Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira island

Location URL:

Altitude: Take-off 435m (Hill take off)


– Number of rounds: maximum six (6) rounds per competition.

– Validation: minimum one round have to be completed to validate a competition.

– Competition has to be judged by team of skilled judges who are led by international judge,

– PGAWC Technical delegate helps competition director that competition runs smoothly and take care that one hour after final round, results are published on internet,


Teams of pilots, who announce their participation to PGAWC before start of a competition season, will have privilege status. This status can be achieved also before start of other competitions in PGAWC season and teams which will announce their participation will have a more privilege space.

This means:

– on a web site teams can publish team name and team logo,

– in a subtitle teams can prepare a short description of team, list of a team members and their sponsor,

– at each competition site, teams have a right to place their advertisement material.
In order to achieve this status, teams have to announce this latest 7 days before competition.

12-PGAWC scoring and prizes:

– Individual competition: if there is five or more valid rounds, the worst individual score is dropped,
– Team competition, team consists of four pilots or more but only four of them compete at one team competition. Pilots can not change the team during the season.

– Team scoring: three (3) best team members scores from each round counts toward team result for that round, there is no score dropping after 5th round in team scoring.

– Final PGAWC tour ranking for individual and for team ranking: best 2/3 round results from whole PGAWC tour in one season counts toward final ranking for that season.

13-Competitor`s obligations:
– Competitor must have a valid FAI sporting license and third party insurance,

– Competitor has to apply for competition at or Organizer internet site and fulfill entry form,

– With this form competitor confirms participation at the competition. In case for some reason competitor would not been able to attend, he/she has to remove registration, latest 7 days before competition, or will be sanctioned by 15€ penalty.

14-PGAWC coordination fond

total min. 1000€


1st place: 150 euros

2nd place: 100 euros

3rd place: 75 euros


1st place: 200 euros

2nd place: 100 euros

3rd place: 50 euros

Cups, medals and gifts for categories female and teams.

15-Wind speed

The maximum permitted wind speed, will be 7 m/s.

16-Take-off rules

Pilots will be launched at timed intervals to ensure adequate separation during final approach and landing, according to the conditions. The launch interval shall be 1.5 minutes between pilots adjusted by the Launch Marshal.

Pilots must fly in the drawn flying order unless they have prior permission from the Launch Marshal.

Tardiness (absence) of the pilot in the established flying order to the starting line will be liable to a maximum score penalty in this attempt.

If a Pilot is failed to take-off three times by his own fault, he will be liable to a maximum score penalty in lieu of their score for that round.

The next two Pilots should be completely ready for a take-off with the same time as the prior Pilot, so in case of false start they can replace him.

17-Flying/Last approach

No acrobacy is allowed during the flight even if it is for quick reduction of the altitude.

The pilot is deemed to have started the final approach when, having turned to face the target, the Event Judge considers that the pilot has made his final commitment to making an approach to the target and is not expecting to have to make any significant changes of direction. Any further manoeuvres undertaken by the pilot from this position will not detract from the above factor.

The official signal for pilots in the air to fly away from the target for safety reasons is that a person or persons on the target will clearly wave a red signal flag.


A pilot may only request a re-launch following the disputed flight by applying to the Event Judge at the target before signing for his score. The pilot must register his request for re-launch with the Recording Judge before communicating with any other person (with the exception of the Chief and Event Judges).

The wind speed exceeds the specified limit during the time of 30 seconds before the pilot lands. The pilot will be automatically offered a re-launch. The pilot may choose to accept the score achieved or accept a re-launch. The pilot must make a decision immediately.

The target is obscured during a pilot’s final approach and the pilot does not attempt to land on the target. The pilot may indicate (point or call out) the obstruction as he lands.

The judges are unable to agree an accurate score for any reason.

The pilot changes his flight plans for safety, and does not then attempt to land on the target.

If there is any significant external distraction which demonstrably affects the pilot’s target approach.

At the Judges’ discretion on the grounds of a technical problem or abnormal conditions. This may be a failure with equipment (e.g. a broken steering line or a big tuck during the flight) which is not a result of the pilot’s poor preflight check, or massive sink such that a pilot is unable to reach the target or arrives with insufficient height to make a reasonable final approach. A re-launch may be authorised provided that the pilot does not attempt to fly to the target and/or he makes a signal that must be described in the Local Regulations.

19-Complaints and Protests

Complaint can be delivered orally to the Event Director and/or Chief Judge.
Decision to appeal shall be taken by a Pilot individually immediately after landing and before discussing a problem with others.

If a protestor is not satisfied by the result, he can give his protest in written form to Event Director. The protest shall be given in 2 hours after informing about the results of oral protest.
Giving the written protest shall be paid by 35 euros deposit. If a protest is satisfied the deposit is given back.

20-Penalties and other general rules

Penalties in accordance with Section 7C.



Meet director: Hartmut Peters

Co-director: Francisco Casimiro

Technical Delegate: Vladimir Jankovic

International Chief Judge: Uga Jondzic

Other staff will be written soon.

Pilots participating




Yanhua Zhu
Jurijus Jakovlevas




Advance Alpha 5
BGD Adam



Schedule of PGAWC 2019 Madeira island

Thursday 26.9.

Official Registiration
Training flights
Opening Ceremony

Friday 27.9.

Transport to takeoff
11.00 – 21.00
Contest Flights

Saturday 28.9.

Transport to takeoff
11.00 – 21.00
Contest Flights

Sunday 29.9.

Transport to takeoff
11.00 – 18.00
Contest Flights
Closing Ceremony

Rua da Achada de Santo Antão 212,
9370-056 Arco da Calheta
Portugal, Madeira island


Phone: +351 96 41 33 907


Estrela da Calheta Futebol Clube
Impasse da Estrela 121

9370-139 Calheta
Portugal, Madeira island



Thanks for registration for prePGAWC2019 Madeira! Safe flights and always happy landings!