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Event info

This year the French Open will take place in the Vosges area in north east of France. It is organized by l’association Icare Club, La ligue Lorraine de Vol Libre, La Ligue d’Alsace de Vol Libre and FFVL.

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Flying site

The Vosges Massif is a one of the most reckoned flying sites - XC flights have been done there since 1970s for hang gliding and since the 1980 for paragliding. There are about 40 take off in the Vosges Mountains from North to South operated by similar number of local clubs.

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  • 120 Pilots max allowed
  • 17 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • left before start of event

How to get here

Salle Alsatia
59 Grand Rue
68830 Oderen
47.910730, 6.975176

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Event info

This year the French Open will take place in the Vosges area in north east of France. It is organized by l’association Icare Club, La ligue Lorraine de Vol Libre, La Ligue d’Alsace de Vol Libre and FFVL.

Every candidate have to register on both websites:
- FFVL site to be selected and to pay http://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/2586
- AIRTRIBUNE site to be tracked.

Live tracking will be mandatory for all pilot during the event, You must come with your device : Android / Tracker / Spot / Flymaster live
If you are classified among the TOP 100 WPRS, you can be invited and your entry fee will be totally reimburse at the end of the event by FFVL

Flying site

The Vosges Massif is a one of the most reckoned flying sites - XC flights have been done there since 1970s for hang gliding and since the 1980 for paragliding. There are about 40 take off in the Vosges Mountains from North to South operated by similar number of local clubs. NS oriented the Vosges Massif stretches over 200 km. The southern part is 60 km wide and includes the tallest peaks and the highest peaks, including the Grand Ballon, the highest peak 1424 m. This is the most usual place to start long distance flights. Besides the Vosges Massif is a popular tourist place with highly developed infrastructure.
There are two main take offs Le Treh and Ballon D’Alsace.
Le Treh - 1206 m ASL, (47.9256, 7.011) SW, W, NW
Precaution turbulent with the wind exceeding 25 km\h. Paragliding launch ground is to the left from the windsock, hang gliding to the right. Location and aerology make possible long XC flights in eastern France and neighbouring countries (Belgium, Luxembourg and especially Germany). The site is also hosts many competitions, regional, national and even international. E.g. Junior championships in France or a round of the World Cup.
Access: From Fellering / Oderen one should use the road by the lake then by the dirt road that goes up the stubble below the takeoff.
TO video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-viETKlm9U

Ballon D’Alsace – 1240 m ASL (47.8227, 6.84635)
Precaution turbulent with the NE wind. There Two nearby take off for all winds. Access by dirt road.

Selection and entry fee

pre-inscription for the french open are open on this page : http://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/2586
Price is 180€ + 20€ if registered less than 8 days before the event
The best 10 pilots among the 100 best WPRS pilots will be invited
Register here to pay:
FFVL site

Prize fund and scoring categories

No prize money but gifts for the winners
One category : all EN + CCC gliders

General schedule

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015
Opening ceremony

Saturday, Aug 22 - Friday, Aug 28, 2015
Contest flying days

Friday, Aug 28, 2015
Prize-giving and closing ceremony

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:30 - Transport to take-off
11:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:15 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Hôtel restaurant Wolf - A 300m from take off / Markstein
Special conditions for competitors
Hôtel Restaurant Wolf et la Bulle au Markstein. tél 03 89 82 64 36 – hotelwolf@aol.com – www.hotelwolf.info

How to get here

Salle Alsatia
59 Grand Rue
68830 Oderen
47.910730, 6.975176

La base de vie du Championnat de France de parapente sera établi sur la commune d’Oderen (68830), dans le Haut-Rhin, à la salle des fêtes Alsacia, lieu du PC Course, à proximité immédiate de l’Aérotec, l’attérissage principal utilisé pour le championnat de France.

La salle Alsacia sera le point de RDV pour:
– le 1er briefing du matin
– le petit déjeuner
– la préparation du casse crôute du midi.

Vous trouverez à votre disposition:
– des navettes permanentes pour vos déplacements: accès aux décollages et retour au PC course.
– une buvette
– des sanitaires
– un espace wifi
– un espace fermé à clés pour votre matériel.


Oderen France

Plane

The nearest airport is EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
Web: http://www.euroairport.com/en/

Train

Take the shuttle bus to the train station in St. Louis and change onto a train there.
Timetable St. Louis - Mulhouse - Oderen:
www.ter.sncf.com/alsace/depliant/recherche
It takes about 1 hour to get to Oderen from Mulhouse by train.

Car

It takes about 1 hour to get to Oderen (nearest village) from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
via A35 and N66 - 65 km

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Organizers

ICARE CLUB

Contacts

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Confirmed pilots
Allowed pilots
Total registered
Sorting by
Women
Men
# Name WPRS Rank Sponsor Glider Status

Overall

  1. Charles CAZAUX (26)
  2. Alex TARAKANOV (8247)
  3. Didier MATHURIN (684)

Overall results

Women

  1. Laurie GENOVESE (5478)
  2. Nathalie FRESNE (5000)
  3. Seiko FUKUOKA NAVILLE (5609)

Women results

Tasks and results

Task 2

25 Aug, 2015

44.6 km — Race to goal

Replay:
Task results:
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Task 3

26 Aug, 2015

53.9 km — Race to goal

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