After an epic competition in Le Grand-Bornand in 2017, the Belgian Paragliding Open is back in 2018 in St-Jean-Montclar, with more beer fountains ...Expand page for more, including Payment & Cancellation info
Montclar is the well known flying site in the Southern Alps, famous due to its generous aerology. For the last twenty years this paragliding site has hosted many important competitions, such as the French open, World championship, British Opens and several Pre-PWCs.Expand page for more info
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- Belgian Serial
- 🇧🇪 Belgian Leisure
- 🇧🇪 Belgian Sport
- 🇧🇪 Belgian Ladies
- 🇧🇪 Belgian Overall
After an epic competition in Le Grand-Bornand in 2017, the Belgian Paragliding Open is back in 2018 in St-Jean-Montclar, with more beer fountains
Selection and entry fee
90 Belgians and 50 international pilots (separate queues; when places come free, first give them to Belgian late comers, then to the waiting list)
Selection based on criteria including merit, pilot quality and fidelity as well as chronological order of registration.
(2018-02-10: A bit of explanation: we took 20 close friends on top of the 90 Belgians, and 30 WPRS top pilots. From today on the waiting list is purely based on registration time)
(2018-03-05: If you are contacted before receiving a place, you get 24 hours to confirm your interest. After 24 hours, you remain in the waiting list but the place can be offered to people behind you first and you'll need to wait for the next available place)
If you're offered a place starting February, you must pay within a week (2018-02-10 update: we can't accept money before the 19th of this month, so the first batch gets two weeks). The fees (250€) are to be transfered to
BVVF FBVL BPO /// STATIONSSTRAAT 103 /// 2860 ST-KATELIJNE-WAVER /// Belgium
IBAN: BE41 3100 9022 1810 /// BIC: BBRU BEBB /// SWIFT code: BBRU BEBB 200 /// Bank address : ING, Markt 20, 2860 St-Katelijne-Waver Belgium
(This policy will be confirmed on selection day, and may be adjusted dependent on the number of people in the waiting list)
If you cancel, you're back to the bottom of waiting list. Belgians can only use their nationality once.
If you cancel 2 months or earlier before the start of the event, you get 80% of your fee back, independently of the presence of people in the waiting list
If you cancel between 1 month and 2 months before the start of the event, you get 60% of your fee back, independently of the presence of people in the waiting list
If you cancel between 2 weeks and 1 month before the start of the event, you get 30% of your fee back, independently of the presence of people in the waiting list
If you cancel after that you get nothing back except for serious medical condition unknown before the date of cancellation.
In all cases, you're welcome to come and have a beer.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Sport (C and lower)
Serial (D and lower)
Overall (CCC and lower)
🇧🇪 Belgian Women
🇧🇪 Belgian Leisure (B and lower)
🇧🇪 Belgian Sport (C and lower)
🇧🇪 Belgians Overall (CCC and lower)
Selection 10 February
Saturday 30 June registration
Sunday 1 July registration and training task
Monday 2-Saturday 7 : up to 6 scoring tasks (see daily schedule)
Friday 6: pilots party and dinner
Saturday 7: prize ceremony
08h30: Headquarters open
09h00: Morning briefing @ HQ
09h30: Transportation to take off
10h15: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11h15: Pilot briefing/Task briefing
11h30: Take-off window opens (depending on the actual weather conditions)
16h00: Scoring office opens
19h00: Provisional results (depending on the last pilot being retrieved)
The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the whiteboard in HQ. Changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the Daily briefing
Accommodation and Activities
St Jean Montclar is an Alpine holiday village, both winter and summer. It has a multitude of options to suit all budgets
The base for the competition will be in the village center. It will be well signposted when you arrive.
The local campsite is just a 100 metre walk. It is expected to offer a 10% discount to competitors for the period of the competition. The campsite caters for tents,caravans and camper vans. It has on site shower facilities, a bar and restaurant as well as several swimming pools and saunas, indoor and outdoor.
Also just a short walk away is the main landing field, which will be the preferred goal field during the competition.
The village has a multitude of accommodation with rooms between 15 and 50 euro per person, depending on your tastes.
TO BOOK ANY ACCOMMODATION OR CAMPING
Carnets de Flora local agency offers several types of accommodation dedicated to the paragliding competitors : cottages and camping spots, chalets and hotel rooms in Montclar, right next to the headquarters.
Competitors and their relatives can book directly their stay on the website www.carnetsdeflora.com.
Do not hesitate to ask if you have a specific request or if you need a type of housing that is not available on the website (studios, flats, etc.) : Carnets de Flora Team will do their best to find you the accommodation that suits you.
Contact : Kaline & Flora - email@example.com
- kiting/windsurfing on the lake?
- hiking to the castle on top of Montclar
- downhill biking in Monclar
- market in Seyne
How to get here
An hour's drive from Gap.
04140 Montclar, France
The nearest main international airport is Nice (3 hours drive) or Marseille (2 hours). Both airport are serviced by several airlines from around Europe.
An hour's drive from Gap.
St Jean Montclar is about a 10 hour drive from Calais/Dunkirk, about 3 hours from southern France and just under 3 hours from Nice Airport. There are other airports in the region too.
There are a multitude of car hire companies operating out of all the airports.
Belgian Paragliding Open 2018
🇧🇪 Belgian Sport
- Sepp Inniger (96)
- Gaetan Marique (4491)
- Koen Michiels (9)
- Yury Mishanin (98)
- Valentin Nury (245)
- Tomasz Janikowski (303)
- Stan Radzikowski (22)
- Sepp Inniger (96)
- Simon Twiss (1971)
🇧🇪 Belgian Ladies
- Karlien Engelen (28)
- Ludmila Zalik (32)
- Dorothee Deneubourg (1983)
- Rasa Grigoraitiene (50)
- Emma Casanova (505)
- Chloe Demailly (8)
🇧🇪 Belgian Overall
- Francis De Bruyn (71)
- Thibault Voglet (244)
- Sepp Inniger (96)
Only true winners were at the prize ceremony🇧🇪 Belgian Overall results