Due to travel restrictions we must postpone
PGAWC 2020 Madeira island
25. - 28.06.2020
to unknown date, sorry

Welcome to our international Paragliding Accuracy Worldcup event in the Atlantic Ocean

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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 60 €. Payment of entry fee until 31. December 2019 is only 50€.

The entry fee includes:

1. Airport transfer on 24.06.2020 and 29.06.2020

2. Name badge with safety/contact information.

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

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

5. T-shirt.

6. Free internet (Wi-Fi) access.

7. Emergency rescue and first aid medical service.

Last minute 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 June 24th, 2020

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


Calheta youth hostel is available for 50€pp per night single bed with half board incl.

Apartment Prazeres Restaurant is available for 55€pp per night with half board, 1 double bed, 4 single beds.

Casa Casimiro Prazeres is available for 60€pp per night with half board, 3 double beds, 2 single beds.

Please make a reservation through our club ASAP!,
e-mail: estreladacalheta1964@gmail.com
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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

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 (several hours and changing bus)

-Rent-a-car: >20€ per day

- Uber


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 and 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: https://goo.gl/maps/6F2ZqiZAB1t

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


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

– Validation: minimum one round has to be completed to validate a competition.
– Competition has to be judged by team of skilled judges who are led by an international judge,
– PGAWC Technical delegate will help the competition director to ensure that the competition runs smoothly and will make sure that one hour after the final round, results are published on the internet,


Teams of pilots, who announce their participation to PGAWC before the start of a competition season, will have privilege status. This status can be achieved also before the start of other competitions in PGAWC season and teams that announce their participation will have a more privileged space.
This means:
– on the web site www.pgawc.org teams can publish their team name and team logo,

– in a subtitle teams can prepare a short description of the team, list of the 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 at the latest 7 days before the 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 in one team competition. Pilots can not change the team during the season.

- Team scoring: three (3) best team members scores from each round count toward team result for that round, there is no score dropping after the 5th round in team scoring.
- Final PGAWC tour ranking for the individuals and for the team ranking: the best 2/3 round results from whole PGAWC tour in one season count towards the final ranking for that season.

13-Competitor`s obligations:

- Competitors must have a valid FAI sporting license and third party insurance.
– Competitors have to apply for the competition at www.pgawc.org or an Organizer internet site and fill out an entry form,

– With this form the competitor confirms their participation in the competition. In case, for some reason, the competitor is unable to attend, he/she has to remove the registration at least 7 days before the competition, or they will be sanctioned a 15€ penalty.

14-PGAWC coordination fond:


1st place: 1000 €
2nd place: 500 €
3rd place: 250 €


1st place: 1000 €
2nd place: 500 €
3rd place: 250 €


1st place: 1000 €
2nd place: 500 €
3rd place: 250 €

Cups, medals and gifts for categories females 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 the final approach and landing, according to the conditions. The launch interval shall be 1.5 minutes between pilots and 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 fails 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 a 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 the Event Director. The protest shall be given in 2 hours after informing about the results of oral protest.
To give a written protest you must pay a 35 € deposit. If a protest is satisfactory the deposit is given back.

20-Penalties and other general rules:

Penalties in accordance with Section 7C.


Meet director: Francisco Casimiro


Technical Delegate: Anton Tursic

International Chief Judge: Anton Tursic

Other staff will be written soon.

 palnned Schedule of PGAWC 2020 Madeira island


Thursday 25.06.

12:00 - 18:00
Official Registiration
12:00 - 20:00
Training flights
Opening Ceremony


Friday 26.06.

Transport to takeoff
11.00 – 20.00
Contest Flights


Saturday 27.06.

Transport to takeoff
11.00 – 20.00
Contest Flights


Sunday 28.06.

Transport to takeoff
11.00 – 20.00
Contest Flights
Closing Ceremony

Pilots participating

1Remi Peralez da Silva Peres PortugalNova Mentor 5 
2Pascal Piazzalunga FranceGradient Bright 5 
3Andreas Schillinger GermanyAdvance Iota 
4Markus Glaser GermanyAircross U-cross 
5Evandro Amaro PortugalNova Triton 2 
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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


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