Belgian Paragliding Open 2017 will take place in famous Grand Bornand in Annecy lake region. The event will be held on July 02-08, 2017 with no reserve days...View more
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Belgian Paragliding Open 2017 will take place in famous Grand Bornand in Annecy lake region. The event will be held on July 02-08, 2017 with no reserve days.
FBVL-BVVF Competition commission
FBVL-BVVF Competition commission
Selection and entry fee
90 places reserved to the Belgians, and 50 outright for foreign pilots.
Selection on a first come, first serve basis on 4 February 10:00 CET. Seven days to pay, otherwise you are sent back to the back of the queue.
Every week after selection, two reserved Belgian places are dealt back to foreign pilots if not immediately requested by a Belgian.
Payment information (240€) will be sent BY EMAIL
Paypal transfer not preferred but available on request. However, TransferWise seems to be a popular way to trigger an IBAN payment without hassle if SEPA is not an option.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If a selected participant wishes to leave and a replacement can be found, refunding will occur at no cost except banking fees. As from 1 June, if we can't find a suitable replacement, no refund is granted
Prize fund and scoring categories
14:00-19:00 Official Registration and equipment inspection
Sunday 2 July
09:00-12:00 Official Registration and equipment inspection
12:30 Briefing & Training task
20:00 General briefing at Cinema Espace Grand Bo
-Presentation BPO STAFF, week programme, information
-Safety BRIEFING and presentation of flying domain with Powerpoint
-Pilots comitee election
Monday 3 to Saturday 8
- Contest tasks
09:00RDV foot of telecabin "La Joyere", distribution of lunch packs, weather briefing
09:30 Debriefing of previous day's task & results
Following weather conditions, choosing to go up to take off or move by bus to Annecy / Forclaz for local task or flight back to Gd-Bo
10:30-12:00 Briefing Takeoff
18:00-20:30 GPS Download Salle des Embrunes (tourism office) or Espace Grand Bo (next to landing)
21:00 Results publication
Accommodation and Activities
Recommended camping very close to HQ: Camping L'Escale. You can also rent bungalows there.
How to get here
Grand-Bornand, France. Fly to Geneve and then by car to Grand Bo (Annecy lake region)
74450 Le Grand-Bornand, France
Le Grand-Bornand FR
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.