1st to 7th June 2014
Registration: Sunday 1st June
1st task day: Monday 2nd June
Last task day: Saturday 7th June
Full information for this venue can be found at gemona-pgopen.com/
Gemona is approximately 40km to the NE of Meduno. It is the same distance as Meduno from the main airport for the region, Venice. Location on google maps here.
Gemona is a proven competition venue, having previously hosted several CAT 2 competitions, and is a town and so a much bigger place than Meduno. Competition tasks can be set in the area of Gemona that, whilst remaining safe, are much more interesting than is the case at Meduno.
The HQ for the event will be Hotel Willy, which has 45 bedrooms, several large meeting rooms and an events/party room. The Organisation has an agreement with the hotel that all the bedrooms will be held for reservation by competitors for one month, from 2nd February, and that the hotel will offer a substantial discount on the cost of the bedrooms. Competitors should contact the hotel directly to make a reservation and explicitly state they will be competing in the British Paragliding Open. For those that prefer to camp there is also a campsite outside the hotel. It caters for tents and campers and has all amenities such as showers, etc.
The main landing field is 2km from the hotel. Transport will be provided for those that need it. There is a bar at the landing field. It is a 45 minute drive to launch (it is a BIG mountain), which is a large grass area and has recently been improved.
More information and photos to follow…