This part of the tournament not only includes flying. Already after the handing over from the mountain runner to the paraglider at the Kuhbodentörl the athlete has to pass a cliffy and pathless distance before he can start his first flight in the Dolomites. After passing a pylon the pilots have to make their first landing at the Moosalm. Once more it is very important to have good control over the equipment because now the athlets have to run again – with the paragliders on their shoulders. From the second start the gliders will take off into the direction of the stadium in Lienz to hand over to the mountainbikers.
It’s not only about the flight
Wait for mountain runners at the handover zone – Kühbodentörl 2,441 m – after a HANDSHAKE, run with paraglider packed
to the starting place. At the time of the handover, helmets, harnesses and emergency parachutes are already compulsory!
2018 there is no GPS flight. It is NO duty to carry such a device !
First flight: there is a cone that needs to be correctly cleared. This can be found at the coordinates 12°45’24“-46°46’43“. Failing
to fly around the cone correctly will result in disqualification and the removal of the participant’s team from the standings.
After encircling the cone, continue to fly to Taxermoos.
First landing: The first landing ground of Taxer Moos (1000m) is on a flat mountain meadow with a windsock surrounded by trees, and at the discretion at the pilot, nearby areas can be approached for landing. In strong wind use the lee side! Thereis no specified landing area but a checkpoint (Red Bull arch) must be crossed on foot. Landing must be before the white line, otherwise disqualification will result.
Ascent to second start with paraglider on shoulder.
Ascent to second start with paraglider on shoulder.
Second start: “Ladies’ start” (1,120m) up a smooth climb in a cleared corridor of forest. The start must take place over the marked 1,120 m line, otherwise paragliders can start from the spot of their choice. Hard farmland ground, a 20-30° gradient, and a windsock all mark the starting point. Wind generally comes from the northeast to the southeast. Abandoning the startat any time is possible!
Second flight: after crossing the mountainside, the landing spot at the Dolomiten Stadium in Lienz can be clearly seen.
Second landing: participants are free to choose whether to land at the main landing site (Dolomiten Stadium in Lienz) or an
alternative landing site (fields around the stadium). The football pitch is to be approached in the direction indicated (with arrows).
After the landing half a lap around the stadium needs to be completed along the marked course (with a helmet)! On handing over, the pilot must still have his helmet on – handing over without a helmet will result in disqualification. A white arrow shows the direction of approach, and a cross signals that the landing zone is closed!
From now on, only EN and LTF approved paragliders (up to a maximum of EN D and LTF 2-3) can be flown. The paragliders need to be flown within the permitted weight rules, and every pilot’s weight will be checked just before the start. Paragliders must be in an approved condition (accelerator distance, trim and harness…) Approval of gliders must be completed by 1 August 2018 with details published on the website of the respective registration office. If the approval is not completed on time
and published, then the glider cannot be used for the Dolomitenmann.
Every pilot must ensure that his glider is in its certified condition. Organisers will be particularly aware of any attempt to alter the original trim, accelerator distance or harness to gain an advantage.
Harness: The harness needs to be approved by the LTF and remain in its approved condition (original protector). Approval
to EN standards is not sufficient!
Emergency parachutes: A functioning emergency parachute system needs to be taken to and checked in Leisach. The release
or rescuing functions must not be hindered or made impossible by changes to the harness.
A declaration must be made by e-mail by 23rd of August at the latest of which glider you will use. Manufacturer, glider type and size, along with the harness used, must be specified. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Each pilot will confirm that they have valid insurance for the paraglider they are using by signing the registration documents.
As in previous years, a paragliding license (special pilots’ license) must be shown to take part in the event and will be checked upon registration.
Helmet, emergency parachute, paragliding license (previously special pilot license) are compulsory. The submission of a paragliding license (special pilot’s license) is absolutely essential!!! The paragliders’ license (special pilot’s license) will be checked at the race office on Thursday and Friday! After the starter gives a window for flying, each individual start is at the pilot’s discretion. The windsock should provide final guidance. Watch out: High alpine territory! Please wear suitable footwear!
TRANSPORT OF GLIDERS: Paragliders will be flown by the organising committee to Kühbodentörl. Those planning to fly on Friday need to hand their gliders in by 9.00 am at the latest at Europaplatz.
On race day – 8th od Seotember – the gliders are to be handed in again by 7.00 am at the latest at Europaplatz. Transport will be provided to take
participants to Hallebach on both Friday and Saturday.
The participants must then climb around 1½ hours to the actual starting point. There is no possibility of participants taking their own paragliders!
Landing on Moosalm before race day is forbidden by the landowners and could lead to prosecution for trespassing! Out of your own interest, it would be good to respect that.
Training is done at every participant’s own risk.
The course is open for inspection only. Help from others is forbidden.