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2007 Paragliding Japan Championships in OSA
Date:From October 5 2007 to October 8 2007.
October 4 is Training Day. (not compulsory)
Competition Sites:

Mt.OSA of Niimi City,Okayama Prefecture

Organized by:

Japan Hang and Paragliding Federation
Managed by: Paragliding Japan Championships in OSA Executive Committee
Administrated by: Okayama Hanggliding Federation
Authorized by:Japan Aeronautic Association This competition is sanctioned as Category 2 event by FAI(Federation Aeronautique Internationale)
Chairman:Yoshinori Moriyama
Competition Director: Yoshiki Oka
Event Contents: Speed run/ Race to goal.
Participant Qualifications:Valid FAI Sporting Licence.
IPPI ParaPro 4 or higher.
Third party insurance that is valid in Japan (\100,000,000 or higher). Organizers can provide the third party insurance on-site for \3,500.
Entry Fee: \25,000.
Number of participants:100 pilots.
Overseas pilots quota:25% of the total participants. If more than 25 overseas pilots apply for the competition, candidates will be selected as follows: For the participants who are ranked above 1000th on the newest WPRS on the Entry-deadline date, the higher ranked pilots will have the priority. For participants who are below the 1001st on the WPRS, the pilot who send the application form earlier will have the priority. This will happen in the case that the number of above-1000th participants are fewer than 25.
Entry Deadline for overseas participants:September 21 2007, 0:00 Japan Standard Time.
Application:Online entry only.
Please fill the entry form in our website.
Entry secretariat: Japan Hang & Paragliding Federation
Tohto Bldg. 2nd fl., 3-39-4 Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan 170-0002
Bureau Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Mon. - Fri.)
Tel : +81(0)3-5961-1388 Fax : +81(0)3-5961-1389
Equipment:A helmet is compulsory. Pilots must carry a recently repacked rescue parachute. Wireless radios are lent by the organization. It is done free of charge. The pilot must prepare the battery(LR6/1.5V 5/set 3set) .3DGPS
Competing Gliders:Pilots who fly a prototype paraglider should submit a prototype certification based on the FAI S7B Par. 12.1 or the PWC Rule Par 2.7. See Annex A and B.
Pilots who fly a serial paraglider should submit the CERTIFIED GLIDER AFFIDAVIT. See Annex C.
October 4 (Thursday):Official training day
 09:00-17:00Official training day and glider inspection.
  Registration at the Landing Field or Club House.
October 5 (Friday)
 08:00Registration at B&G Parking.
 10:00Pilots Briefing at Takeoff.
 16:00 Task end.
 18:00-19:30Opening Ceremony and Welcome Party
October 6 (Saturday)
 08:00Registration at B&G Parking.
 10:00Pilots Briefing at Takeoff.
 16:00 Task end.
October 7 (Sunday)
 08:00Registration at B&G Parking.
 10:00Pilots Briefing at Takeoff.
 16:00 Task end.
October 8 (Monday)
 08:00Registration at B&G Parking.
 10:00Pilots Briefing at Takeoff.
 16:00 Task end.
 19:00Closing Ceremony and Prize

*Time changes and it exists. Please confirm it on the homepage when the rally date approaches.

Entry List
Annex C (Serial )
 Annex A and B(Prototype)
 FAI S7B Par. 12.1(Prototype)
Printout P50-51



Please come to OSAKABE Station.
We will meet and send it off from the station to the competition area.
 OKAYAMA Airport
30 minutes

BUS680 yen
6 minutes

On foot 
80 minutes

16station JR Hakubi-sen1,620 yen
21 minutes

2 stations JR Himeshin-sen
The time required:For about 3 hours 30 minute
Fare:One way fare 2,300yen.
The transfer: 2times
Distance: 118km
 ■Entry Form
*Space cannot be used. Space must substitute underbar.
Mail Address:

*Registration confirm mail will be sent automatically. Please fill in a mail address which can receive such mail.

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FAI Sporting Licence:

*The license will be checke at the registration at local sight. Please bring an effective FAI license.


FAI-ParaPro4 (JHF-P)FAI-ParaPro5(JHF-XC)
Glider manufacturer:
Glider model:
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A) General
1)Every competitor shall fly at his own risk.
2)Each competitor shall fly within the operating limitations of equipment.
3)Once the competition has started, competing glider may not be replaced. Damaged glider may be replaced if the Competition Director gives permission.
4)Competitors must follow aviation laws.

A competitor who meets with an accident must immediately report it to the organizer. The cost for rescue, including the cost for requesting a helicopter, will be paid by the competitor or his family, both in the case that there was any request for a rescue or the rescue was done because there was no report from the competitor. A competitor witnessing any kind of accident must try to inform the organizer as soon as possible using the radio. The details of required information will be found in the section 33. The competitors who stopped the task and supported rescue actions will be awarded bonus points to their score. The amount of bonus points will be decided by the Competition Director.

6)Protective equipment
A helmet is compulsory. Competitors must carry a serviceable rescue parachute.

Personal health matters
A competitor may not fly unless he is fit. Any drugs or medication that might affect the competitor's performance in the air are prohibited.


Collision avoidance
A competitor joining another in a thermal shall circle in the same direction as that established by the first competitor. A competitor involved in a collision in the air must not continue the flight if the structural integrity of his glider is in doubt.

9)Cloud flying
Cloud flying is prohibited. Competitors will be watched by the organizer and other competitors. "Cloud flying" means that a part of a glider or its pilot goes into the cloud and become invisible from third party. If many competitors concern cloud flying, the Competition Director may cancel the task of the day.
10) A competing glider may carry jettisonable ballast only in the form of fine sand or water. A competitor shall avoid dropping ballast at any time in a manner likely to affect other competing gliders and other third parties.
11)Radio receiver
Competitors shall use radios within the national law.
12)Task Committee
Task Committee shall be formed by two elected competitors and the Competition Director. Task Committee sets tasks, collecting as much information as possible, and evaluates the safety aspect of the task. Task Committee shall ask all competitors to agree with their decision on the task setting. Task Committee selects the appropriate airspace, take-off place, and a task, in accordance with the weather forecast.
13)Safety Committee
Safety Committee shall be formed by three elected competitors. Safety Committee shall report the Competition Director when they found the conditions on course became unsafe. According to that information, the Competition Director must determine whether the task shall be continued or not, although the competitors in flight shall have the final responsibility to decide to continue flying or not by themselves. Safety Committee shall also confirm whether the task set by the Task Committee can be run safely or not.
There are the General Briefing and the Task Briefing.
14-1)General Briefing
All competitors should participate in General Briefing. As for the important information, it will be posted on the official bulletin board.
14-2)Task Briefing
Task Briefing will be held around Take Off, with all competitors. Detailed weather and site information will also be announced. Launch window shall be opened after 15 minutes or later from the end of the Task Briefing but in case where the task is pre-decided, the time interval will be at least 5 min.
15)Publication of Task Results
The result of the day will be published on the official bulletin board at 19:00. If it is impossible, the result will be published at 07:45 in the next morning.
16)Penalties and Disqualification
The Competition Director may impose penalties on competitors. Penalties
a) A competitor who committed a severe violation shall be scored zero for the task.
b) Unsporting behavior may result in disqualification from the event. Examples:
*Cloud Flying: Scored zero for the task.
*Failure to submit a landing report by the specified time: Scored zero for the task.
*Failure to report back: Scored zero for the task.
*Violation of turning direction rules: 1st offence=warning, 2nd offence=Scored zero for the task.
*Flying in the forbidden airspace or landing on the forbidden zones: Scored zero for the task. All penalties will be published on the score sheet of the day.
A Complaint may be made to the Competition Director to request a correction. Prior to submitting a Complaint, competitor must have sought redress of the problem by asking to the person in charge. If your problem is resolved, the procedure stops there, if it is not you may proceed to a Complaint. The time limit for Complaints is 30 minutes after publication of the provisional task results, except that after the last contest task it is 10 minutes.
If your complaint is not accepted, you may make a Protest to the Competition Director. The time limit for Protests is 30 minutes after the occurrence of the problem, except that after the last contest task it is 10 minutes. A Protest must be submitted to the Competition Director in writing with protest fee \5000. It will be returned if the protest is upheld.
The Jury shall be two persons who are independent from the Competition Organizer. The Jury shall deal with the submitted protests expeditiously.
*There are 2 take-off area, one is PG main take-off(facing SE) and the other is North take-off(facing N) *Take-off system is Time Interval Launch Order.
a) Take off area will be divided into "Take off Zone" and "Stand by Zone". And "Priority Lane" will be placed between them. To go into "Take off Zone" a competitor must pass through "Priority Lane"
b) To go into "Priority Lane" a competitor must show his intension when the gate marshal confirms the intention at decided intervals (for example: Every ten minutes). If there are more than one competitor who shows the intension, competitors can enter "Priority Lane" according to their priority order (for example: a competitor with priority order NO.3 can enter in front of a competitor with priority order NO.10). Number of competitors who can enter at one call is limited to 10. Competitors who are once in "Priority Lane" cannot go back to "Stand by zone" except for those who are classified in items d and e below. Those who go back to "Stand by zone" according to items d and e will have no longer their priority order.
c) Competitors must get ready before showing their intension to go into "Priority Lane". Get ready means that completing the line check so that it is possible to take off by just spreading the glider and have GPS acquire satellite position.
d) Competitor(s) in "Take off Zone" will be in free take off condition unless there is(are) competitor(s) in "Priority Lane". When there is(are) competitor(s) in "Priority Lane", competitor(s) must take off within 30 seconds after the direction of the start director or go back to "Stand by Zone". In case the take off area is closed by some reason, 1st competitor in "Take off Zone" must take off within 1 minute after the take off area is reopened or go back to "Stand by Zone".
e) 2 take off failure is permitted but after 3rd failure the competitor must go back to "Stand by Zone" When a competitor fails to take off, he must follow the direction of the start director.
f.) The priority order is assumed to be the order of an official ranking until the day before. At the first task, the priority order will be determined by lot at the registration.
21)Temporary Take Off Closing
The Take Off Director may close the Take Off temporarily because of overcrowding or a weather condition that is not appropriate to taking off.
In a speed run task, the "Re-start" rule will not be applied. The "Re-start" rule means that a competitor who has once crossed the start line and next turnpoint crosses the start line again and then elapsed time is taken from the second crossing of the start line.
23) Re-flight
To allow re-flight or not will be determined on every task.
24)Final Start Time
In a Speed Run task, Final Start Time will be set. Start time of competitors who start after the Final Start Time will be assumed to be the Final Start Time.
25) Start
Start will be determined by crossing the start line designated by cylinder on GPS track log. There are 2 types.
a) Individual start in the air: The start time will be measured at the time when a competitor crosses finally the start line. In this case the start line will be a big cylinder where the start time is measured when a competitor finally enters the cylinder or a small cylinder where the start time is measured when a competitor finally exits the cylinder.
b) Simultaneous start in the air: The start time will be pre-determined and same for all competitors. Competitors must cross the start line after this time. Start line will be same as in a).
Goal judgment is made by GPS track log, using a virtual goal line or a goal cylinder.
*Virtual goal line: A line of 200-400m long on each side of the goal coordinate and at right angle to the line between the last turnpoint and the goal coordinate.
*Goal cylinder: A cylinder of 200-400m radius centered on the goal coordinate. 26-1) Goal line control
Competitors must cross the virtual goal line. Time will be taken on the GPS clock.
27)Task Closing Time
The final time when the task is measured is announced by the task briefing, and posted on the task board. The flight after the task close time will not be counted for the task score.
28)Landing Report Time
Competitors are required to submit a Landing Report to confirm their safety landing. Competitors must make a landing report by the specified Landing Report Time. Landing Reports shall be made immediately after landing with a cell phone or some other means so that the organizer does not have to start a needless search and rescue action. The competitor shall tell the Head Quarter whether he needs retrieval by the organizer or he can return by himself.
*A competitor who landed outside the specified landing fields shall meet the situation in good faith. Any property damage has to be dealt with the competitor's own responsibility. The competitor shall also mark the landing position on the GPS unit and report the coordinates on the task report form.
29)Report Back
Report Back must be made by the competitor himself.
The purpose of competitors is to come in first to the goal. Start time is same for all competitors. Start type is simultaneous start in the air.
The purpose of competitors is to fly a designated course in the shortest time. Start time is the last time the competitor crossed the start line. However, for those who crossed the start line after the Final Start Time their start time will be the Final Start Time.
31) Validation
31-1) Minimum distance
Minimum distance shall be 3.8km in this competition. 31-2) Validation of a Task A task shall be validated when all three criteria below are met.
31-2) Validation of a Task
A task shall be validated when all three criteria below are met.
a) The cumulative launch window open time is more than (2X+Y) minutes, where X is the cumulative launch window open time of main take off and Y is the cumulative launch window open time of North take off. Or all competitors launched except those who have cancelled to fly on that day.
b) Not fewer than 20% of competitors (including those who did not fly) fly more than the minimum distance.
c) At least one competitor flies not less than 20km and the total flown distance by first 10 competitors is not less than 128km. Or, at least one competitor flies not less than 10km and the total flown distance by the first 10 competitors is not less than (Z+0.6Z×9) km where Z is the distance flown by the top competitor(task validated as a less than 20km).
31-3) Validation of the Competition
*The competition itself is validated when one task is validated. But minimums of two validated tasks are required to validate as the Japan Championship.
*Competition ranking is determined by the sum of the scores for validated tasks.
32) Cancellation and Stopping of a task
The Competition Director may cancel a task after starting the task if the weather becomes unsuitable for safety reasons. Task Cancellation is informed to competitors through radios. If it is a Race to Goal task and a minimum of one competitor is in goal, the task will be stopped and may be scored if the section 31-2 is fulfilled.
33)Guidelines for Assistance to a competitor in danger
All competitors must pack their gliders immediately after landing: a glider lying open on the ground means "I need help!"
A competitor witnessing any kind of accident must try to inform the organizer as soon as possible using the radio.
Calling procedure: "MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY".
Give details of:
Name and number of the competitor reporting the accident
Position of the victim (GPS coordinates)
Description of competitor/glider in trouble.
34) Scoring and Measurement of Distance
34-1) Measurement of Distance
Distance measured on GPS track log will be rounded up by 0.1km.
Best position on the GPS track log will be scored unless specified otherwise.
34-2) Measurement of Time
In principle, time is measured in seconds on GPS clock.
34-3) Scoring Formula (PJL Formula)
Scoring formula is as below. A score given to a competitor shall be expressed to the nearest whole number, 0.5 being rounded up.
Maximum Score for a task is 1000.
Distance Points = 1000 x (1 - g) x (D / Dmax)
Time Points = 1000 x g x [(G1 - Ss) ;/ (G2 - Ss)] ^3
Total Points = Distance Points + Time Points

Distance Points = 1000 x (1 - g) x (D / Dmax)
Time Points = 1000 x g x (Tmin / T) ^3
Total Points = Distance Points + Time Points

Nf: Number of competitors who made goal
Nto: Number of competitors who expressed the intention to fly the task
D: Distance flown by the competitor
Dmax: The valid longest distance flown
Ss: Simultaneous Start Time
G1: The time the first competitor crossed the goal line
G2: The time the competitor crossed the goal line
T: Flight time of the competitor
Tmin: The valid shortest flight time in the flight
g = 0.6 x Square root (Nf / Nto)
In case of a task validated as less than 20km, the Total Points will be multiplied by (Dmax/20)^2.
35) Flight Verification
*All flight will be verified using GPS track-log evidence.
*A competitor must have at least one GPS unit. The GPS units that are acceptable are designated by the organizer. *Competitors must set up their GPS unit parameters correctly.
*When a competitor reports back, he shall upload his track log of the day to the organizer's PC.
35-1) General
*Only a track log from one GPS will be scored. A competitor may not connect two or more track logs as one track log.
*A track log file or the data that is downloaded on a GPS unit may not be used as an evidence for flight verification. Data from a designated data logger may be used as an evidence for flight verification. In this case the organizer may require the competitor to submit a GPS track log that was connected to the data logger to confirm the validity of the data from the data logger.
35-2) Valid GPS data Valid track log must fulfill the criteria below.
*There are at least two minutes and five continuous points before and after a turnpoint sector.
*There are at least two minutes and five continuous points before and after the start sector.
*Time data is recorded. Time interval of track log points is advised to be less than 20 seconds..
35-3) GPS judgment criteria
A track log to prove that a competitor has crossed the start line or has entered into a turnpoint sector must fulfill criteria below. *A point within a cylinder sector.
*Two continuous points before and after the start line.
*"Mark + Enter" is not acceptable.
*In a Race to Goal task, the tolerance of start time is five seconds.
35-4) Obligation to keep a track log
If there are restricted Airspaces around the flight course, the organizer will judge the violation of airspace with GPS track logs. In this case competitors must keep their whole track of the day on a continuous track log.
35-5) GPS Operation
*A competitor may use more than one GPS unit or Data logger at the same time for the purpose of back up.
*A flight must be recorded in a GPS unit or a Data logger.
*A competitor must set up his GPS unit and/or Data logger parameters correctly.
*A competitor must not delete the data of last flight until the official score is confirmed.
*If a submitted track log could not be scored correctly, the competitor may submit another track log. In this case the serial number of the secondary GPS unit or Data logger must be registered to the organizer beforehand.
35-6) Penalties for Incorrect GPS track log
*Missing start point: Scored zero.
*Uncontinuous track log when a continuous track log is required: Scored zero.
*No track logs in a turnpoint cylinder: Scored based on the best position.
*In case that best position cannot be detected, for example the competitor who did not make goal did not turn GPS unit off after landing and moved on foot: Distance points up to the last turnpoint before landing will be given.
36) Matters not described in these local regulations will be dealt with according to JHF PG JL rules.