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The 2017 Belgian Open will be held in the well known Haute-Provence region around Laragne. In the tradition of the Belgian, we want to offer a competition for all XC pilot levels: from beginners to very experienced pilots.

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Flying site

We'll be flying from Laragne and Aspres. Laragne is well-known as a hang gliding hotspot and hosted the very successful 2009 World Championship. The main take-offs for the competition are on the Chabre mountain and allow us to launch on the North and South side of the ridge.

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Event info

The 2017 Belgian Open will be held in the well known Haute-Provence region around Laragne. In the tradition of the Belgian, we want to offer a competition for all XC pilot levels: from beginners to very experienced pilots. The main idea is to have a fair and enjoyable Cat 2 competition for everyone.
While we will not be pushing the limits of what can be done with hang gliding, we will of course ensure that the tasks are long enough to have a fair competition. Of course safety is high on our priority list and the inviting Laragne area allows us to set nice and scenic tasks for all experience levels.

Flying site

We'll be flying from Laragne and Aspres. Laragne is well-known as a hang gliding hotspot and hosted the very successful 2009 World Championship. The main take-offs for the competition are on the Chabre mountain and allow us to launch on the North and South side of the ridge.
SW and W winds can make it impossible to launch from the Chabre. On those days we can launch off the Longeagne mountain above Aspres. Aspres is also famous for producing very beautiful soaring conditions late in the day.
The whole area around Laragne and Aspres is mountainous, but has wide valleys with plenty of landing options, which make it a very suitable area for beginning XC pilots.

Organizers

BVVF / FBVL
Belgian Free Flight Federation
http://bvvf.be
Jan Lauwers
Meet Director
Haagdorens Jan
Scorer

Selection and entry fee

The competition is open to all competition hang glider pilots. Pilots will need to present the following valid documents at registration:

- an IPPI 5 or equivalent hang gliding license issued by your NAC
- an FAI sporting license
- a 3rd party liability insurance

There's an early bird fee of 80 euro (until April 15th). After that, the entry fee will be 100 euro.

The entry fee can be paid by bank transfer to

IBAN: BE 93 9731 5186 6567
BIC: ARSPBE22
Account holder: Tom Haagdorens
Bank name & address: Argenta Heide-Kalmthout
Heidestatiestraat 55
2920 Kalmthout

We will also provide a PayPal option soon.

Prize fund and scoring categories

The following rankings are scored:
- Belgian National Championship
- Belgian Open
- Belgian Women's Open

Each of those in the following categories (at least 5 competitors are required to have a valid category):
- Class 1
- Sport class
- Class 5

General schedule

Saturday, May 27th
17:00 - 19:00 Registration

Sunday, May 28th
17:00 - 19:00 Registration

Monday, May 29th
09:00 - 09:30 Mandatory welcome & safety briefing

Monday, May 29th - Saturday, June 3rd (6 task days)


Daily schedule

09:30 - First briefing (decision on take-off)
10:30 - Final results for the previous day
12:00 - Task briefing on take-off
17:00 - Scoring opens at HQ
19:00 - Latest report back time
19:30 - Scoring closes & provisional results

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How to get here

05300 Laragne-Montéglin, France
Laragne-Montéglin FR

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Tasks and results

Task 1

29 May, 2017

Class 1 — 77.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 1

29 May, 2017

Class 1 Sport — 37.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 1

29 May, 2017

Class 5 — 77.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

30 May, 2017

Class 1 — 120.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

30 May, 2017

Class 5 — 120.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

30 May, 2017

Class 1 Sport — 54.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

02 Jun, 2017

Class 1 Sport — 24.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

02 Jun, 2017

Class 1 — 59.6 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

02 Jun, 2017

Class 5 — 59.6 km — Race to goal

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