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2012 3rd Asian Beach Games

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The [3rd Asian Beach Games|] are now over, 31 Pilots from 7 Nations participated and it can be concluded the Paramotor event was a great success. There were no protests, which has only ever happened in a Cat 1 Paramotor event [once before|].

Reports and photos of the day to day action can be found at the [FAI portal|] and related articles.

A full set of results are included [here on the wiki|^ABG Powered Paragliding all results.pdf] or at and they have been included in the [2012 WLC|].

*A big thankyou must be extended to:*
* [OCA|] for agreeing to include Paramotors in the ABG for the first time. It is to be hoped this is just the start of a fruitful relationship which will get us included in future ABG events, next one being Phuket, Thailand in November 2014.
* HABGOC, the organizing committee for providing an excellent infrastructure and an incredible number of volunteers, even if the security was a bit excessive to the extent that we had very few spectators.
* Air Sports Federation of China, in particular Madame Li, President of ASFC, Mr WANG Yong Li, Head of Department, and Mr ZHANG Wei, Competition director, who provided a really excellent team of marshals to run the competition.
* [Swiss Timing|], In particular Matthias, Pavel and Radek, who showed us how instant live scoring can really add value to events like this.
* FAI President John Grubbstrom who was present at most of the event, Rob Hughes, Senior Sports Manager at FAI Secretariat who acted as Jury President and gave detailed Jury training to Steven Streshta (NEP) and Rohaizi Md Hussin (MAS).

Nearly all of the rest of the information in this section of the wiki is of a pre-event nature but is retained as a historical record which may be referred to should Paramotors be included in future Asian Beach Games.


* *November 2011*: Task catalogue and other details of the event will be published.

* *11 February 2011* [Accreditation deadline|otherCIMAevents:Accreditation] deadline|3ABG Accreditation] *very important* to save participants having to get a Chinese visa. It appears still possible to submit entries after this date but applicants must obtain their Chinese Visa at their expense in the normal way.

* *1 March 2012*: Deadline for comments on the [Local Regulations and Task Catalogue|otherCIMAevents:Local Catalogue|3ABG Local regulations].

* *30 April 2012*: Final registration on sports tasks and athletes names (24:00 Beijing Local Time; UTC +8) *This requires positive action from pilots, NACs and NOCs to complete the [Entry form|3ABG Entry form]*

* *16 to 22 June 2012*: 3rd Asian Beach Games, Haiyang, China.

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