• The Wide Open

The Team

The competition has been organised by Brett Janaway, a welll known British paraglider guide. He has pulled together a team who are all very well qualified in their areas of expertise.

Brett has been guiding pilots for a number of years with xTc Paragliding. He has been Meet Director for the GIN Wide Open from the outset as well as for other competitions such as the British Champs. Brett also holds World Records for XC and has had considerable success at competing over the years. He will be the Meet Director and organiser for this competition.
Brett Janaway
XC Guide
Alistair has been embroiled in aviation throughout his life. Whether it be flying a Seaking helicopter or a paraglider, he is a master at flying.
Alistair Andrews

Alex Hatfield

Alex is a veteran of the competition scene. Her extensive experience will ensure a smooth and happy operation
Another veteran of the competition scene, Barbara will ensure minimal time is spent downloading allowing more time to enjoy your evening.
Barbara St Albyrn

Richard Hatfield
Richards background in radio communications will keep us all safe. A pilot too he will no doubt pop up in several other roles too.
Sarah will ensure your retrieves go smoothly and you are back at base with minimul fuss.
Sarah Hickson

Nathanaël Majoros
Nathaneol is a computer wizard (as well as handy on a paraglider). His epertise has allowed us to develop a registration system second to none.
Simon is a long time competitor and pilot with a broad experience and skill base. Friendly and patient, he will solve the problems for us.
Simon Ford



General Info


Registration Open

Registration for the Nordic Paragliding event opens on 22nd January at 11:00 CET

The venue for 2017 is Tolmin, Slovenia (Julian Alps).



This years event is again being organised by Brett Janaway who organised the 2015 & 2016 Nordic Open's.


Nordic Open Basics

The Nordic Paragliding Open has the following aspects:

- FAI Cat 2
- 140 Pilot places
- 240 Euro entry fee*
- Includes Transport
- Includes Retrieves
- Includes Lunch Packs
- Includes GPS Tracking
- Includes T-shirt
- Includes Final Party

*50% entry fee payable on registration. 50% payable at the venue in August. Initial payment non refundable.


Registration Format

Registration Opens - Soon

The first 2 weeks of registration are open ONLY to 28 pilots from each Nordic nation, according to WPRS.

Weeks 2 to 6 are then open to general Nordic entries, according to registration time.

After week 6, entry is open to all nations, according to registration time.

Places will be filled according to WPRS on the first allocation, and then by registration time thereafter.

There are a maximum of 140 places.

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