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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, 2016 with no reserve days...

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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

  • Belgians Overall
  • Belgians Serial
  • Belgian Sport
  • Overall
  • Serial
  • Sport
  • Women Overall
  • Belgian Women
  • Rookies
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Grand-Bornand, France

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Event info

Belgian Paragliding Open 2017 will take place in famous Grand Bornand in Annecy lake region. The event will be held on July 02-08, 2016 with no reserve days.

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

CIVL
Coordination
pierre naville
Meet director
Lode Spruyt
Evangelist
FBVL-BVVF Competition commission
Nathanael Majoros
Webmaster
FBVL-BVVF Competition commission
Olivier Georis
Organizer

Selection and entry fee

Subscription opens 17 December 2016 at 21:00 CET.
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

Winners in
Rookies
Belgian Women
Women Overall
Sport
Serial
Overall
Belgian Sport
Belgians Serial
Belgians Overall

General schedule

Saturday 1 July
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

Daily schedule

Typical competition day schedule
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
Task
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

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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