Belgian Paragliding Open 2019 will take place in famous Grand Bornand in Annecy lake region. The event will be held on Sunday 30 June till Friday 5 July, 2019 with no reserve days. Local registration on Saturday 29 JuneExpand page for more details
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Belgian Paragliding Open 2019 will take place in famous Grand Bornand in Annecy lake region. The event will be held on Sunday 30 June till Friday 5 July, 2019 with no reserve days. Local registration on Saturday 29 June
Selection and entry fee
90 places reserved to the Belgians, 15 for VIPs (director's pick) and 35 outright for foreign pilots.
Applicants must own a valid FAI Sporting Licence for 2019, which will be checked before you are accepted.
Selection on a first come, first serve basis on 9 February 10:00 CET for those who qualify. 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 (250€) will be sent BY EMAIL.
If your status has changed to waiting for payment, you should receive an automatic one, followed within a day by another one with actual instructions. If that did not happen, check your spam folder, check you used the correct email address on Airtribune, then contact us by email or Whatsapp.
Failure to pay within a week after invitation to do so will return you to the waiting list.
If an international payment takes more time to process in your case, it is your duty to keep us informed by email or Whatsapp.
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.
If you want to delay payment until your buddy is also selected, the only thing we can offer is to move you back to the waiting list, just above that person.
(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
14:00-19:00 Official Registration and equipment inspection
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
Sunday 30 to Friday 5
- 6 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)
420 Chemin des Dodes, 74450 Le Grand-Bornand, France
Le 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.