19 Feb 2018

PGAWC Event In Cyprus Desanctioned And Not To Be Ranked

The Paragliding Accuracy World Cup organized a Cat 2 event in Mersin, Turkey, on February 16 to 18, 2018 (as the application and FAI Calendar testify). Eventually, the event was relocated in Kyrenia, Cyprus, without the consent of the Cyprus NAC or FAI being informed.

FAI received a very strong protest from the Cyprus NAC that requested to de-sanction the event. FAI agreed to it, as Cyprus per international law is one area. The Northern part of Cyprus is only recognized by Turkey, and events cannot take place there without support by the Cyprus NAC.

CIVL wonder why the event was relocated in this manner and why the local NAC was not consulted. CIVL, in agreement with FAI, will not process the event result in its WPRS.