The rules 2016
X-Pyr has a few easy rules, that every team must comply with. Here you have a summary of them, with the most important points.
The full rules, here.
Note that regulations are subject to change before the start of the race.
- The X-Pyr is an adventure and paragliding competition for selected Teams. They will be selected by the organization according physical and technical reasons. Pilots will participate into teams of 2 persons (Pilot and Assistant)
- The challenge is to cross the Pyrenees, from west to east, starting at Bay of Biscay, and ending in Mediterranean sea. First to reach the goal, by just paragliding and walking, will be the winner.
- The organization will set the route defining a series of waypoints, which might have different radius, that pilots will have to go through.
- Pre-registration is mandatory. This will serve to make an initial selection of the teams.
- The teams must be accepted by the organization (according to technical and sport-related reasons and background)
- To participate, the teams must satisfy the registration fee before the deadline established by the organization.
- Participants must register as a team. Teams may only have two members – one assistant and one pilot. Single registration is not allowed.
The race will start on July 17th, 2016, though the 15th and 16th of July will be reserved for team interviews, photo shooting, filming, and organization briefings.
The X-Pyr race will be limited in time, the competitors having a maximum of 11 days to complete the route. Whenever the first team reach the goal, the rest of teams will have till next day, 22:30 to finish the race (inside the 11 days limit).
- During the race, the Athlete must fly using his minimum equipment or walk carrying his minimum equipment. Any other transportation including aid from any third parties is strictly prohibited.
- The minimum equipment is made up of: a glider, an emergency parachute, a harness, a helmet, a GPS live tracking device and a cellphone.
- It is forbidden to fly into forbidden zones.
- It is mandatory to rest from 22:30h to 05:30h
- Flying between 21:15h and 7:00h will not be allowed.
The organization will set the route defining a series of waypoints, which might have different radius, that pilots will have to go through. This will be done with enough time before the start of the race.
Start will be on Hondarribia beach (Gipuzkoa, Spain) and the finish will be on the beach of El Port de la Selva (Girona, Spain)
Winner, scoring method
The pilot who reach the last waypoint first, will be the winner. Time will be stopped at the last turn-point, but after that he will still need to reach the landing area to complete the race (without time).
Whenever the first team reach the last waypoint, the rest of teams will have till the next day, 22:30 to finish the race (inside the 11 days limit).
Maximum time to reach the goal will be 11 days (the deadline is July 28th, 11:00). If no team reaches the last waypoint by this deadline, the position at that time will determine the finishing position of the pilot. The winner will be the pilot having covered the maximum distance from the start of the race (including the pass through the waypoints). Distances will be calculated taking into account the sum of the legs between turn-points and the distance to goal covered.
Any questions or queries for the Race Committee before the race start must be made to race director: Íñigo Redín.