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Event info

10 Spaces are still available - pre-register now and come early to HQ registration

HQ location is at Les Deux Guides https://goo.gl/maps/MYdcf8n1vViGhLJt8

Les Ailes du Grand Bornand is proud to host the 2022 edition of the British & Dutch

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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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  • 117 Pilots Confirmed
  • 117 Pilots total registered
  • 240 GBP Entry fee
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  • 130 Pilots max allowed
  • 15 Countries presented
  • ✅ All certified wings allowed
  • 🏆 FAI Status = CAT 2 🏅
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    07/01 19:30 (Europe/Paris)

  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
  • ⚕️

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 📱

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 📻

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🚐

    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 💩

    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
  • 📢

    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
  • 🗺

    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
  • 💳

    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
  • 🍕

    There will be a social evening with food

  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

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    There will be live music or a DJ at the event

    Live music
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
  • 🅰

    This event awards PWCA letters

    PWCA Letters
  • 🌲

    The organisers have commmitted to Carbon Offset the event and/or Plant a Tree for each competitor

    Carbon offset / Plant a Tree
  • ♻️

    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

    Plastic reduction

Prize funds and scoring categories

  • Overall Class
  • Dutch Female
  • Female Winner (Overall)
  • Sports Class (Overall)
  • Dutch Champion
  • British Champion
  • British Female
  • Dutch Sports
  • Serial Class
  • Reynolds Class (u95kg)
  • Junior Class (u25)

Event info

10 Spaces are still available - pre-register now and come early to HQ registration

HQ location is at Les Deux Guides https://goo.gl/maps/MYdcf8n1vViGhLJt8

Les Ailes du Grand Bornand is proud to host the 2022 edition of the British & Dutch
Championships. Located in the French Alps, not far from Annecy, this venue is offering a spectacular backdrop for some fast racing through some magnificent terrain.

This is the 3rd year we have attempted to run the event in Grand Bornand, but due to Covid restrictions in the prior two years, it had to be abandoned in 2020 & 2021. 3rd time lucky!

The British & Dutch Championship will be an FAI event, scoring full WPRS points. The purpose of the competition is to find the British & Dutch champions, for 2022, as well as to run a safe and enjoyable event for all that participate. The event will be of a high level, with most events expected to be EN-D & CCC wings, however there is also a Sports class and there are expected to be a healthy participation of Sports wings in the event too.

You can register from Friday 7th January, at 6.30pm (UK time)

- The Event will be limited to 130 Pilots
- The Covid situation will have hopefully settled down by the time of the competition but in the case it is required, additional Covid related measures will be discussed prior to the event.
- The event will have a full Flymaster Live tracking system present for safety.

Look forward to plenty of prizes to be give away during the event from our awesome Sponsors.

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.

Selection and entry fee

Registrations for the British & Dutch Championship 2022

- All pilots may register from 7th January, at 18:30 UTC (19:30 in mainland Europe)
- BHPA members with a British Sporting Licence will be offered places before other nations, in the order of registration*
- Dutch pilots will also receive the same payment benefits of the British pilots
- Other nationalities will receive payment offers around 14 days later, mainly in the order of WPRS, with some exceptions, below
- 15% (19 places) are reserved for female pilots until 45 days before the start of the event.
- Up to 10 places are reserved for wildcards
- The organisers reserve the right to vary the above method at their discretion at all times

*Section 7 rules dictate only a maximum of 75% of places can be offered to the host nation at the outset. We will therefore offer the first 70 British pilots that registered, in the first instance, according to the order they were put top the waiting list. 30 places will be reserved for Dutch pilots. A further 5 places will be offered by Wildcard allocation.

# The first 50% of the places are selected according to WPRS. Any remaining places will be selected according to Time Registered. The above selection criteria will be adhered to throughout. This rule is new for 2022, and has been put in place to allow lower ranked, but keen, pilots the opportunity to participate.

Your place at the competition is not confirmed until we have received your payment. The Pilot Lists show the current status of your registration.

Once the competition is full, pilots will be added to a waiting list and then if a place becomes available it will be offered to the next highest ranked pilot on the list. The pilot will receive an email from us inviting them to pay their entry fee and will have 1 week to do so before the place is offered to the next highest ranked pilot on the list.

The event is open to all pilots. However they MUST fulfil the following criteria
- IPPI 4 or 5 qualified (BHPA members must be Pilot rated or above)
- Pilot MUST hold a current FAI Sporting Licence
- To participate in the Championships, they must hold a British (BHPA ) Sporting card, available from the BHPA office
- Pilot must have flown a 50km flight to goal in a FAI competition in the past 2 years
- 3rd Party insurance
- Medical (travel) insurance

A more complete list of the requirements can be found at the following URL CLICK HERE

The entry fee for 2022 will be £240 (around 290 euro)

BHPA members and Dutch pilots who confirm and pay their registration fee before midnight on 7th February will have priority over other nationalities.

Fees and dates will be strictly adhered to. Payments can be made on our website via PayPal with a Credit Card, Debit Card, or using your own PayPal account. PayPal uses data encryption for the protection of your card details. The pilot entry fee includes the fee charged by PayPal for administering your online payment. If you wish to pay for more than one person’s entry fee on-line you must name each pilot in the Paypal notes box.

If you are offered a place at a competition venue, at the start of the competition, then you must pay your pilot entry fee in cash, in the local currency. This is the only time cash will be accepted as payment for your entry.

The pilot entry fee for the competition is set according to the real cost of organizing and hosting the competition. The competitions panel aim to operate as a non profit organisation.

Please Contact Us if you have a difficulty making payment.

Documents required at registration

  • Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence

    FAI IPPI Card
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS 2022 policy
Any pilot who cancels their registration will be given a refund as follows:

- Cancellation date more than 60 days before competition start date: 50% refund
- Cancellation date between 60 and 30 days before competition start date: 30% refund
- Cancellation date less than 30 days before competition start date: 0% refund

Inability to attend due to Covid related travel reasons is not a reason for a refund of an amount greater than the above percentages and stated times. Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover any last minute cancellations.

Cancellation of a Competition by the Organization ie Covid19 interference etc
In the event the organizers deem it necessary to cancel, relocate, or reschedule the competition you will be entitled to a partial refund. This will be on the scale as follows:
- Up to 45 days before the first official event day: 100% less a £50 admin charge
- 45 to 7 days before the first official event day: An amount equivalent to the amount paid less the amount spent by the organisation in preparations up to that time.
- Less than 7 days before the event: No refund will be given.

After the start of the competition any refunds will be at the sole discretion of the organizers.

The organizers will not be liable for any costs incurred by anyone attending, or intending to attend the event, or any consequential losses arising from the cancellation, relocation, or rescheduling of the event.

Prize fund and scoring categories

British Champion
British Female Champion

Dutch Champion
Dutch Female Champion

Overall Winner
Female Winner
Sports Class (EN-C & Below)

There will NOT be any cash prizes. There may be some small gifts from some of our sponsors.

*Classes may be withdrawn if there are less than 5 pilots in a class

General schedule

Saturday 25th June 1600-1800 and 1900-2100 at the pub « Les Deux Guides « (HQ) located in the center of Grand-Bornand

Mandatory Briefing 1800-1900 at Espace Grand Bo (see map) immediately followed by welcome drinks.

Saturday 25th June
(Lift passes will be available from the Competition HQ from 9 am + practice task given at take off)

1st task Sunday 26th June
Last task Friday 1st July

Friday 1st July

Wednesday 29th June venue will be announced at the daily briefing

Daily schedule

08:30 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - Chairlift to take-off
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:00 - Pilots briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
11:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
20:00 - Provisional results

*** Daily schedule can change, depending of the weather conditions.

Accommodation and Activities

Grand Bornand is a thriving ski resort in winter and holiday area in summer there are many options locally for all types of accommodation and activities. From mountain biking, hiking and even mountain lake swimming.
Further information can be found on the Grand Bornand tourist information website : en.legrandbornand.com

How to get here

Airport of Lyon-Saint Exupéry, 150 km - www.lyon.aeroport.fr
Airport International of Geneva, 50 km - www.gva.ch

Train station of Annecy, 30 km.

Links from :
Annecy >
Geneva >

The Colombière pass is open during summer and closed during winter

The Aravis Massif is easily accessible:
- Motorway A 40 (Autoroute Blanche) ; exit N° 16 Bonneville, follow Stations des Aravis, 20 km
- Motorway A 41 exit Annecy Nord follow Thônes / Stations des Aravis, 30 km

LE GRAND-BORNAND Gare Routiere, 74450 Le Grand-Bornand, France
Grand Bornand France


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.


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


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.


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


Waypoint files


The British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association Ltd
8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ, United Kingdom
Charles Norwood
BHPA Competitions Chairman
Brett Janaway
Scoring & Tracking
Steve Senior
Meet Director
Brett Janaway
Safety & Technical Officer




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