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The 2019 French Open is taking place @ the Grand Bornand
130 pilots are now confirmed through the FFVL French Open Portal
https://parapente.ffvl.fr/french-open
(please do not come to get in if you are not already confirmed)

CONFIRMED PILOTS HAVE NOW TO REGISTER TO THE FRENCH OPEN AIRTRIBUNE EVENT

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Flying site

Le Grand-Bornand is located in Haute-Savoie, France, 30 km east from Annecy. The flying site allows many flight possibilities both in winter and summer. Take off is at the top of Mont Lachat, highest point of the ski resort.

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Prize funds and scoring categories

  • Championnat de France Sport Femmes
  • Championnat de France Sport
  • Championnat de France Femmes
  • Championnat de France
  • General Open Women
  • General Open
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How to get here

Head quarter is @ Grand Bornand center

Event info

The 2019 French Open is taking place @ the Grand Bornand
130 pilots are now confirmed through the FFVL French Open Portal
https://parapente.ffvl.fr/french-open
(please do not come to get in if you are not already confirmed)

CONFIRMED PILOTS HAVE NOW TO REGISTER TO THE FRENCH OPEN AIRTRIBUNE EVENT

Flying site

Le Grand-Bornand is located in Haute-Savoie, France, 30 km east from Annecy. The flying site allows many flight possibilities both in winter and summer. Take off is at the top of Mont Lachat, highest point of the ski resort. This large grassy slope faces South West in front of the village, with a stunning view on the Bargy in the East and on the Aravis chain on the west. We can also see the top of Mont Blanc behind Aravis Chain. On the south is the Tournette which leads to Annecy Lake and Bauges massif.
Access to take off is done by cable car and charilift, which removes all car problems and allows to make easily several flights in the day. The landing is 1100m below, near the village.
It’s an awesome start for cross country flying. In the morning the East faces of the Bargy allows to start the day with the discovery of Jalouvre and its many chamois and birds. Then west faces in the Aravis opens the road towards Annecy, or Chamonix in the North-west. Grand-Bo has the advantage to allows early cross country starts thanks to east faces, and in case of early landing, you just have to take the chairlift to fly again !
This site is not only for expert pilots but also for beginners. Indeed the thermal is most of the time above the Arces, small relief in front of the take off. We reach it higher than the relief, and so we can turn in the thermal without worrying about thermal. It’s really safe to learn how to climb in a thermal.
The official landing is in la vallée du Bouchet, because as soon as the breeze went through the village landing become turbulent and dangerous.
GPS take off : 45°57'35"N - 6°28'34"E 2060 m ASL.

Organizers

FFVL
Please contact
f.escriba@ffvl.fr
Les ailes du Grand Bornand
Please contact
niedducedric@gmail.com
Escriba Fred
Coodinator

Selection and entry fee

Prize fund and scoring categories

No prize money
Podium :
- open women
- open men
- French champion women sport class glider
- French champion men sport class glider
- French champion women competition class glider
- French champion men competition class glider

General schedule

Monday 8 : registration
Tuesday 9 : Task
Wednesday 10 : Task
Friday 11 : Task
Thursday 12 : Task
Saturday 13 : Task
Sunday 14 : Task and prize giving ceremony

Daily schedule

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

https://www.legrandbornand.com/espace-grand-bo.html

243 route du Borne
BP 8
74450LE GRAND-BORNAND

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Grand-Bornand FR

Plane

The nearest international airport is Geneva (http://www.gva.ch/). With the new motorway A41, it takes about 35 mins to get there by car. A little further away is Lyon (http://www.lyonaeroports.com/), a full international airport, and Grenoble, which is focused on low cost and winter flights. Both are about a one-hour drive by car or bus. The local airport of Annecy (http://www.annecy.aeroport.fr/) only has flights to Paris-Orly.

Bus

There is a bus to Le Grand-Bornand from Annecy 8 times a day. Visit http://www.voyages-crolard.com to get exact time.

Train

If you fly to Paris or you live in France you can get to Annecy by railroad. Visit SNCF web site http://www.sncf.com/ to check the time table to Gare d'Annecy.
Also you can get to Annecy by train from Lyon and Nice.

Car

It takes about half an hour to get to Le Grand-Bornand by car from Annecy - 30 km.

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