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With regret I must inform you that the 2021 British National and Chabre Open scheduled for 15-21 August in Laragne has now been cancelled.

This was a difficult and long considered decision by the British Competitions Panel and the subject of many discussions.

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The competition will mainly be flown from the world famous Chabre ridge, which provides excellent opportunities for cross country flying both for experienced and fledgling pilots. Depending on weather conditions, other sites in the area may also be flown.

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Event info

With regret I must inform you that the 2021 British National and Chabre Open scheduled for 15-21 August in Laragne has now been cancelled.

This was a difficult and long considered decision by the British Competitions Panel and the subject of many discussions. We have considered the changing picture regarding Covid and the current UK Government advice.

The advice is against travel to France from the UK and places restrictions on UK citizens regarding travel, quarantine and C-19 testing on both sides of the Channel. In addition to these restrictions and the costs incurred (in some cases very expensive) any insurance would likely to be invalid and the competition would not receive support of the BHPA.

This is very disappointing for pilots and for the competition panel, but the decision to cancel was unanimous.

As an alternative, we are now planning a competition in the UK - BOS2. We are hoping to hold this competition in South East Wales from 4-10 September 2021. This is also open to any foreign pilot with the correct flying qualification who is able to come to the UK. Details of the BOS 2 will be announced on our website when we have everything confirmed - please see https://hgcomps.uk/

Thank you and safe flying.

Darren Brown
British Nationals Organiser

The 2020 UK Nationals and Chabre Open is divided into three sections:
1. UK Nationals - open only to UK pilots, who must be rated Advanced Pilot : Class 1 and Class 5
2. Chabre Open - open to pilots of any nationality, with a rating equivalent to Pilot :Class 1 and Class 5
3. Sports Class - slightly easier tasks with a focus on fun and learning, however this class is still nevertheless highly fought over!

Flying site

The competition will mainly be flown from the world famous Chabre ridge, which provides excellent opportunities for cross country flying both for experienced and fledgling pilots. Depending on weather conditions, other sites in the area may also be flown. Long been known as a mecca for cross country flying, Laragne provides stronger and more reliable weather conditions than the UK. It's large areas of mountains and wide, flat valley floors for easy landings provide the perfect playground for pilots to race around, allowing cross country veterans to increase their distances and speed and for newbies to develop their skills in predictable conditions.

Selection and entry fee

Pilots entering the competition will be selected in the order that they confirm and pay the entry fee. There are no reserved places.

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
  • 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 15th 2021 the entire registration fee will be refunded.
There will be no refund for pilots who cancel from July 15th 2021 onwards.
If the competition is cancelled due to Covid-19 situation, the entire registration fee will be refunded.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Class 1 - 1st, 2nd 3rd
Class 1 Sport - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Class 5 - 1st, 2nd 3rd

General schedule

Saturday 14th August 2021
16:00 - 21:00 - Official registration

Sunday 15th August to Saturday 21st August 2021
Competition flying days

Saturday 21st August 2021
20:00 - Prize giving and closing

Daily schedule

09:30 - Daily Briefing
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
12:00 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definitio
13:00 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

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How to get here

Camping de Montéglin, 26 Avenue de Montéglin, 05300 Laragne-Montéglin, France
Laragne Monteglin France

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Organizers

BHPA


British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association
https://www.bhpa.co.uk/
Darren Brown
Organiser
email: darrenbrown50@hotmail.com
Tel: +44 7525357030

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