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French Open 2016 invites you to Val Louron the site of many famous comps including PWC rounds. This is a French National Championship so main registration and selection and payment are made on this FFVL page: http://parapente.

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Flying site

Val Louron is a resort located in in the French Pyrenees, in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées, and the region Midi-Pyrénées. It's main town is Genos. Val-Louron is specifically located in the Pays d'Aure in the Louron Valley, southeast of Bagnères-de-Bigorre and Tarbes, in Bigorre.

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Val Louron, Midi-Pyrenees, France.

Event info

French Open 2016 invites you to Val Louron the site of many famous comps including PWC rounds. This is a French National Championship so main registration and selection and payment are made on this FFVL page: http://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/2789. The 10 best foreigner pilots (not FFVL licences) will be invited freely to the event.

Livetracking is mandatory during the event so once selected to the event: you need also to register to the Airtribune 2016 French Paragliding Open
BUT registering first and only to the Aitribune 2016 French Paragliding Open DOESN'T GARANTEE ANY REGISTRATION AND SELECTION

Flying site

Val Louron is a resort located in in the French Pyrenees, in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées, and the region Midi-Pyrénées. It's main town is Genos. Val-Louron is specifically located in the Pays d'Aure in the Louron Valley, southeast of Bagnères-de-Bigorre and Tarbes, in Bigorre. The nearest commune, by a direct route, is Loudenvielle to the east. By road, the nearest communes are Azet to the north-west, and Génos to the north-east, each situated at either end of the Col de Val Louron-Azet. Its altitude is between 1,450 metres (4,760 ft) at the bottom of the station, and 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) at the top.

Take off : 42°48'32" (42.809)N; 0°22'32" (0.3756)E - 1700 m. ASL
East : easy
South : delicate - need to fly above the saddle to come back on Louron side
Northeast : very gentle slope
Take care of mountain breeze. South wind very dangerous!!
Landing : 42°48'7" (42.802)N; 0°24'20" (0.4058)E - Elevation : 980 m.
Easy landing area by the lake

Different TO sites available. See FFVL-page! http://federation.ffvl.fr/sites_pratique/voir/526

Organizers

League of Free Flight Midi Pyrenees

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee: 200 euros
+ € 10 if registration in less than 8 days before the event (11/06/2016)
Payment after registration on this page
http://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/2789

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall
French Overall
Women
Teams

General schedule

June 19, 2016
Official Registration and Training day.
Opening ceremony

June 20 - June 25, 2016
Contest flying days

June 25, 2016
Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

http://www.val-louron-ski.com/en_sk/hotels-et-auberges.php

How to get here

Val Louron, Midi-Pyrenees, France.

Loudenvielle, France
Vallée du Louron FR

Plane

Nearest airports
Airport Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées at 80 km
www.tarbes-lourdes.aeroport.fr
• Airport Pau-Uzein at 100 km
www.pau.aeroport.fr
• Airport Toulouse-Blagnac at 165 km
www.toulouse.aeroport.fr

Train

TGV Atlantique:
Paris-Tarbes connecting to: Tarbes-Lannemezan by TER (Regional Express Train), then Lannemezan-Arreau bus SNFC. In high season there are regular connections towards Vallée du Louron (French School Holidays)
Information SNCF http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

Car

• Motorway A65
Bordeaux-Langon-Pau by A65, then Pau-Tarbes-Lannemezan by A 65 and RD 929 up to Bordères-Louron, entrance to Vallée du Louron.

• Motorway A20
Paris-Cahors-Montauban-Toulouse, then Toulouse-Saint-Gaudens (A 64) up to Lannemezan (exit 16), then RD 929 up to Bordères-Louron

• Motorway A64
Bilbao-Bayonne-Pau-Tarbes-Lannemezan and RD 929 up to Bordères-Louron.

Taxi

Taxi pages (Loudenvielle ) - 7 passengers - 00 336 09 82 18 66
Taxis des Vallées (Sarrancolin) - 6 / 8 passengers - 00 335 62 99 98 22

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Tasks and results

Task 1

20 Jun, 2016

73.7 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:
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Task 2

21 Jun, 2016

89.5 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:
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Task 3

23 Jun, 2016

88.6 km — Race to goal

Task results:
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