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01- Annex 7, Slalom championships

Proposal from

France (Joel Amiable, Jose Ortega) and Poland (Wojtek Domański)

Proposal title

Separate Local Regulations for Paramotor Slalom Championship to be added as a new annex to SC Sec. 10

Existing text

This local regulations are based upon experience in organisation of two World Paramotor Slalom Championships (in France and Poland), and one European Slalom Paramotor Championship in France.

The proposed text includes amendments which aim is to increase safety of paramotor slaloms

Refer local regulations for 2013 1st WPSC and 2014 1st EPSC

New text

See attached document - current draft version is 1


As per 2013 Plenary minutes :
18 2) For Slalom Championships there will be a separate Local Regulations and Task Catalogue to be added as a new annex to SC Sec. 10.
A Working Group to be established to do this work consisting of Patrice Girardin, Wojtek Domanski and members of the Sec.-10-sub committee, to produce a draft version for approval by the 2014 meeting.

Safety amendments included in the attached document were discussed during Team Leaders Safety Meeting organised during 2nd World Paramotor Slalom Championship in Legnica, and cover the following topics:

  • penalty for touching the ground
  • penalty for touching the pylon
  • penalty for getting the wing collapse (any size)
  • cancelation of one, worst pilot's result in qualification round
  • extending the slalom course with 30m before the opening gate, and 30m after the closing gate
  • flying twice all tasks in final rounds

The amendments are to refrain competing pilots from too risky and too aggressive flying on the edge (or even over) of flying equipment limits. 
These and analogical amendments were successfully tested during Polish Nationals 2015, and French Nationals 2015.
See also [a paper] written for the 2014 CASI meeting regarding the management of justice in knockout tournament style competitions.


Name Size Creator Creation Date Comment  
Microsoft Word 97 Document Slalom Competition-ver.1.doc 58 kB Wojtek Domański 21 Sep, 2015 22:09 Paramotor Slalom Championships - Annex 7 proposal
PDF File Slalom Competition-ver.1.pdf 134 kB Wojtek Domański 21 Sep, 2015 22:51 Paramotor Slalom Championships - Annex 7 proposal

Added by Richard Meredith-Hardy Last edited by Wojtek Domański on 21 Sep, 2015 22:54. Quick links: or 01- Annex 7, Slalom championships
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