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Event info

Welcome to the British National Hang Gliding Championships and Chabre Open 2022! This is the primary hang gliding competition in the British calendar, an FAI Category 2 competition, and we look forward to welcoming British pilots and our many friends from other countries.

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Flying site

We expect to fly most days from Montagne de Chabre, a long, high ridge close to Laragne which allows launches on both the north and the south sides. It gives access to a vast area with options for cross-country tasks in all directions.

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  • 39 Pilots Confirmed
  • 39 Pilots total registered
  • 165 GBP Entry fee
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  • 100 Pilots max allowed
  • 10 Countries presented
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event
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    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
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    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
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    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
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    There will be live music or a DJ at the event

    Live music
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    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift

Event info

Welcome to the British National Hang Gliding Championships and Chabre Open 2022! This is the primary hang gliding competition in the British calendar, an FAI Category 2 competition, and we look forward to welcoming British pilots and our many friends from other countries. Registration is now open.

The competition will be based at Camping de Monteglin, in Laragne, France, and we expect to fly from Montagne de Chabre most days. There will be competitions for Class 1 (flexwing hang gliders), Class 1 Sport and Class 5 (rigid wing hang gliders).

Check back here from time to time as details are added.

Flying site

We expect to fly most days from Montagne de Chabre, a long, high ridge close to Laragne which allows launches on both the north and the south sides. It gives access to a vast area with options for cross-country tasks in all directions. With many places to land, little controlled airspace and reliable weather, it is an ideal place to hold a hang gliding competition. In certain weather conditions we may fly from Aspres-sur-Buech or from other nearby launch sites.

Selection and entry fee

Eligibility to compete in the UK Nationals Main class is BHPA Advanced Pilot Rating.
Eligibility to compete in the Sports Class is BHPA Pilot Rating
Eligibility to complete in the Chabre Open is minimum BHPA Pilot rating and for non UK Participants National Rating Card and IPPI Card Stage 5 (Senior Pilot)

The entry fee is 165 GBP, payable by PayPal via Airtribune (this website). Do not pay until you receive an email asking you to do so.

Documents required at registration

  • Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence

    FAI IPPI Card
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

If a pilot withdraws from the competition before July 7th 2022 the entire registration fee will be refunded.
There will be no refund for pilots who cancel from July 7th 2022 onwards.
If the competition is cancelled due to Covid-19 situation, the entire registration fee will be refunded.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Trophies will be awarded in all classes. There will be no monetary prizes.

General schedule

Official Registration: 6/8/2022 17:30-20:00 Briefing tent @campingmonteglin, Laragne, France
Mandatory Safety Briefing: 7/8/2022 09:00 Briefing tent @campintmonteglin
Contest flying days: 7/8/2022 - 13/8/2022
Prize-giving: 13/8/2022 Time TBC
Competition Social: TBC
The hours are subject to change. Any changes before the start of the competition will be posted on the website. After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the daily briefing and advised via the WhatsApp Group UK HG Nationals 2022

Daily schedule

09:00: Briefing @CampingMonteglin
11:00: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:45: Pilot briefing /Task briefing
TBC: Take-off window opens:
TBC: Scoring office opens
22:00: Provisional results
The daily schedule is subject to change.
Any changes to the schedule before the start of the competition will be posted on the website.
After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the daily briefing and advised via the WhatsApp Group UK HG Nationals 2022

Accommodation and Activities

Hotels, rentals, bed and breakfasts etc. are abundant in the Laragne area.

If you are camping, we strongly recommend Camping de Monteglin, where you can camp, park your caravan or hire a mobile home. The competition will be based here, the party and prize giving will be hosted here, and we will aim to set goal here most days as well. Mobile homes can be booked for a minimum of a week starting on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday. Please see https://camping-monteglin.com/en/.

This is the busiest time of the year for the campsite. The owner recommends booking early.

How to get here

Kufra District, Libya
Laragne France

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

British Hang Gliding Competitions
c/o BHPA
8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ, United Kingdom
Oliver Moffatt
Organiser
Darren Arkwright
Meet Director
Brian Harris
Scorer

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Tasks and results

Task 1

07 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 5 — 113.6 km — Race to goal

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07 Aug, 2022

Class 1 Sport — 45.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

08 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 5 — 109.2 km — Race to goal

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08 Aug, 2022

Class 1 Sport — 59.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

09 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 5 — 125.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

09 Aug, 2022

Class 1 Sport — 54.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

11 Aug, 2022

Class 1, Class 5 — 95.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

11 Aug, 2022

Class 1 Sport — 46.1 km — Race to goal

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