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The exceptional challenge awaits! Take off from Le Grand-Bornand with only one goal: make the longest distance and come back to land at Le Grand-Bornand landing zone! Back to Grand Bo will take place from 27th June to 10th July 2015.

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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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How to get here

Le Grand-Bornand is located 30 km from Annecy in the east of France.

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Event info

The exceptional challenge awaits! Take off from Le Grand-Bornand with only one goal: make the longest distance and come back to land at Le Grand-Bornand landing zone! Back to Grand Bo will take place from 27th June to 10th July 2015. No restrictions! Choose your flying days during stated period, choose your own route! You can do as many attempts as you want.
To be valid the tracks must have :
- The first point in a 800 m radius from the Mont Lachat take off which
reference coordinates are 45.9587, 6.47655. Don’t forget to turn on your GPS while
you’re getting ready.
- The last point of the flight must be in a 200m radius from “Potets” landing
zone wich reference coordinates are 45.93572, 6.46143. If your GPS doesn’t stop
automatically the recording after the landing, don’t forget to turn it off after your landing.

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

Les Ailes du Grand-Bornand
Les Ailes du Grand-Bornand, le club des parapentistes des ARAVIS
http://lesailesdugrandbornand.com/
Certika
Paragliding Club
http://www.certika.org/
Grand Bornand

Selection and entry fee

Registration fee is 45 euros, including a 5 lifts card to access Lachat take off. The price will be increased to 60 euros from the 15 June.
To validate your registration you have to send us a aerial civil liability proof , and a IPPI 5 or " Brevet de pilote confirmé" proof.
Register and pay here http://www.logfly.org/bgb

Prize fund and scoring categories

8000 euros of prize money will be divided between the 3 categories.
Elite category: - 2000 euros* for the 1st ,
- 1000 euros* for the 2nd ,
- 800 euros* for the 1st woman.
Performance category : - 1200 euros* for the 1st,
- 600 euros* for the 2nd,
- 500 euros* for the 1st woman.
Standard category : - 1000 euros* for the 1st,
- 500 euros* for the 2nd,
- 400 euros* for the 1st woman.
The gains are cumulative. If a pilot does the longest distance with a standard or performance
glider (aspect ratio lower than 7) he accumulates the gains from all categories. Same principle if a woman wins general ranking.

General schedule

27 - 30 June, 2015 : Official training
1st - 10 July , 2015: Competition flying days
10 July , 2015 Award ceremony

Daily schedule

8:15 - 9h - Headquarter in Hôtel "Les Glaïeuls"
09:00 - Cablecar opens, start of flying day
16:30 - Headquarter in Hôtel "Les Glaïeuls" to upload GPS tracks

Accommodation and Activities

See http://www.backtograndbo.com/ fro further information.

How to get here

Le Grand-Bornand is located 30 km from Annecy in the east of France.


Le 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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