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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

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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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Grand-Bornand, France

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Event info

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

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
Nothing worth 1% of the entry fees, for sure.
Nathanael Majoros
Registration
FBVL-BVVF
Brett Janaway
Scoring

Selection and entry fee

Subscription opens 29 December 2019 at 21:00 CET.
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.

REFUND POLICY
(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

General schedule

Saturday 29 June
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

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)

420 Chemin des Dodes, 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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Tasks and results

Task 1

30 Jun, 2019

85.6 km — Race to goal

Task 2

01 Jul, 2019

53.6 km — Race to goal

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