1st World PG XC Junior Championship will be held in Slovenia
The 1st FAI World Paragliding Junior Championships will be held in Tolmin, Slovenia 18th till 31st of August, 2024. The event is organized by Letalska zveza Slovenije and Klub letalcev Triglav. According to the decision of the CIVL Plenary Junior age will be considered up to 26 years old.
Slovenia is a well-known paragliding destination The climate is influenced by the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. Soča Valley is an outdoor sport paradise. Steep mountain slopes and unforgettable panoramic views offer top flying opportunities and long cross-country flying above the Julian Alps. With its setting of high Julian Alps peaks, Stol near Kobarid is a paragliding pilot’s paradise. Kobala is popular paragliding and hang gliding take-off, as well as an excellent starting point for long cross-country flights on the southern crest of the Julian Alps and a well-known competition site.
The competition area is in the North-Western part of the country. Surrounded by Alps, The Triglav National Park is one of the oldest European parks and the only national park in Slovenia. The park is located in the Julian Alps, in the three-border area between Slovenia, Austria and Italy. The highest point of the park is the summit of Triglav (2,864 m), whilst the lowest point lies in the basins of the Tolminka river (180 m).
Kobala take-off is an excellent starting point for long cross-country flights on the southern crest of the Julian Alps and a well-known competition site.
Covering W, SW, SE, and E wind directions, elevation 1080 m asl, asphalt access road, last 1km macadam road. Green grass, generally clean, without any kind of obstacles, surrounded by nearby woods with heavy shadows for briefing. It is characterized by highly defined thermals making the beginning of the task as well as starting pylon waiting quite easy. It sits high in a mountain with a broad view so it is easy for MD to monitor the beginning of the task, possible overcrowding or other safety risks.
We are using this take-off in 90% of the flying days.
Kobariški stol take-off with its setting of high Julian Alps peaks, Kobariski Stol is a paragliding pilot’s paradise. Its over 20 km long panoramic ridge tops provide extraordinary opportunities for long cross-country flights and large-scale competitions.
As the highest takeoff in the Soca Valley, Stol (Kobariski) is often the only take-off above the inversion layer, providing opportunities for thermal flying.
Covering SW, S, SE wind directions, elevation 1405 m asl, conditions. It is on the top of the mountain also with a broad view so it is easy for MD to monitor the beginning of the task, possible overcrowding or other safety risks. First 10km Asphalt road after that another 10km macadam road through the forest. Green grass, generally clean, without any kind of obstacles.