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The Naviter Open is a CAT 2 competition open to all pilots. It is being held in St Jean Montclar, France. The event is being supported by Naviter and is being organised on their behalf by FlyEvent.org.

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Montclar is the well known flying site in the Southern Alps, famous due to its generous aerology. For the last twenty years this paragliding site has hosted many important competitions, such as the French open, World championship, British Opens and several Pre-PWCs.

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Event info

The Naviter Open is a CAT 2 competition open to all pilots. It is being held in St Jean Montclar, France. The event is being supported by Naviter and is being organised on their behalf by FlyEvent.org.

Flying site

Montclar is the well known flying site in the Southern Alps, famous due to its generous aerology. For the last twenty years this paragliding site has hosted many important competitions, such as the French open, World championship, British Opens and several Pre-PWCs.

Flying site: https://goo.gl/maps/FmUQRntwYyp

Take off plateau de La Chau: 1907 m ASL 6°22'20.2" E 44°24'10.8" N
The main take off used for competitions is the "plateau de La Chau", (1900m) just under the mountain of Dormillouse (2500m). The launch is covered in lush grass and is very large. The wind is usually coming from the south-west to north-west. It is possible to fly with south wind and north wind, but it's more difficult to fly away. It's possible to fly good distance from 13h. If you reach the crests, with another chairlift, the take off can be earlier, from 11h sometime, with east breezes before the sun turns to the south. The easier way to leave is to follow the crests to the south (the sky highway to St André les Alpes). The first 25km are easy, until you reach the "Estrop" (2961m). To the north, the "Grand Morgon" (2324) is often a good waypoint after having crossed the serre-ponçon lake during 5km, reaching the crests of "La vieille" (Old Woman crest).
https://goo.gl/maps/gLj988Ao3i62

Landing col Saint-Jean: 1335 m ASL - 6°21'06.0" E 44°25'03.3" N
At the landing aera, the ground used is of grass and large, at the "", before the entrance of the ski resort of Montclar (1340m). The wind is usually coming from the north. It can be turbulent with south wind. Sometime, especially in the evening, a big convergence can help you to climb easily to 2,000m or higher.
https://goo.gl/maps/6cJkFc91k1o

Take off St Vincent les Forts 1254m ASL - 6°22'17.6" E 44°26'35.7" N
Another famous flight site is not so far, which is called St Vincent les Forts (1240m). It is a small cliff where you land at the side of the car park and then take off again. It works with north wind, even when north wind is too strong to fly elsewhere in France. The launching area made of a green carpet, however it is a bit small for a large competition. Also the area where the pilots can wait for the start is well known and used by many tandem/bi-gliders. The landscape is wonderful, especially in the evening when you are flying in the last solar breeze, with the sun falling on the lake... It's also a site where you can reach easily the top of Dormillouse (2500m), resting on ridgy afforested.
https://goo.gl/maps/uHBnxqwUNmk

Take off Chabanon - 1968m ASL - 6°17'40.7" E - 44°20'03.9" N
The last launching area, Chabanon, can also be reached with a chairlift, from the little ski resort of chabanon, over the village of Selonnet. It works early in the morning, with south or north wind, but is very difficult to leave, because there is no thermal areas working in the immediate area.
https://goo.gl/maps/f4UaDWaKRS82

For free flying, the best time to visit is August and September, with thermal strengh that can easily reach 4m/s at 2pm. The thermal duration : it start from 11h over 2000m, 12-13h at the take off, until 7pm with convergence. The best time to launch is 2pm, when thermals start to be large and easy to take. Competitions will often come earlier in the season when there are less tourists, allowing better access to the facilities for the competitors.

Usual distance flights start from the Plateau de la Chau or St Vincent, then reach the top of Dormillouse (2500m), then turn the north waypoint (Morgon) or the south waypoint (Estrop) and way back to Dormillouse.

The famous distance flight, reaching St Andre from Dormillouse or the other way, is a classic 80km flight, recently done by many pilots during the B-Stof in July 2014.

On non-flyable days, there are plenty of other activities in the area.:
- kiting/windsurfing on the lake
- hiking to the castle on top of Montclar
- downhill biking in Monclar
- market in Seyne

Organizers

Brett Admin
Event Organiser and Meet Director
Robbo Roberts
Safety Tracking and Retrieve System Operator

Selection and entry fee

PAYMENT
Event cost: 250 Euros ( £225)

Once you have been invited to pay, your entry is not confirmed until you have paid. If you do not pay in the time given your entry will be moved back to the waiting list. If you need extra time to make a payment then please email us so we can consider giving you a little longer. Be aware, your payment is usually non refundable*, and it cannot be transferred to another pilot.

IMPORTANT The event is full when enough people have paid. Acceptance into the event is according to the order of PAYMENT, not registration. If you are slow to pay then you lose the offer of a place.

BANK TRANSFER
To pay by bank transfer please also email us to confirm the details of your transfer so that we can identify your payment.
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BANK TRANSFER in Euros; €250 Euro
Bank:
Nova KBM D.D.
Ulica Vita Kraigherja 4, SI-2000 MARIBOR
SWIFT CODE: KBMASI2X
IBAN; SI56043470262961675
Brett Janaway, Zg Sorica 58a , 4229 Sorica

BANK TRANSFER in GBP; £225
SORT CODE: 11-18-11
ACCOUNT: 11943115
NAME: Mr BA Janaway
BANK: Halifax Bank
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PAYPAL
You can arrange payment via our Paypal account, which is secure and accepts international payments.

EUR (Euro) payments
To pay by PAYPAL, please send €250 EUR to email address "paypalEUR@flyevent.org".

GBP (English pounds) payments
To pay by PAYPAL, please send £225* GBP to email address "paypalGBP@flyevent.org".

Sending it 'to a friend' avoids the fees and gives more money for competition prizes and event organising.

Please include your name in the messages box if using someone elses Paypal.

Paying by Paypal means your entry fee is paid immediately, unlike bank transfers which can take several days. This ensures you do not miss out on your place if you are close to the payment deadline.
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CANCELLATION POLICY
Pilots should note our cancellation policy, inkeeping with all major events;
Any pilots who cancels their registration will be given refunds as follows:
> Cancellation date more than 60 days before competition start date = 50%
refund of entry price
> Cancellation date less than 60 days before comp start = 0% refund of entry price
Cancellations must be informed by email and the date at which the email is received will be used to calculate your refund.
Please be aware, refunds are not immediate. If we are busy in the main flying season then we only do admin 1 day per month. Your deposit and/or payment is NOT transferable. There is a strict selection process and you cannot bypass this by passing your payment to another pilot.
Please ensure you have adequate holiday travel insurance to cover any losses if you later find you are unable to participate!

ENTRY FEE ADMINISTRATION
All competition Payments are being handled by Brett Janaway, on behalf of the competition. They shall be transferred into and kept in a separate holding account for the purposes of administrating the competition.

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The event is open to all pilots, however, a strict selection process will be applied to participants and a place is not assured. 2-liner gliders are not allowed. Entry fee is EUR 250.

All Pilots must hold the following:
- A minimum of IPPI4 (or equivalent national licence),
- GPS which records a 3D track log,
- Medical insurance (including rescue and repatriation),
- Third party liability insurance (750,000€ minimum).
All the above will be checked at registration

Also:
- SMS text phone,
- Recently repacked reserve parachute,
- Helmet,
- Harness with back protection,
- Altimeter (to comply with air traffic restrictions),
- 2M Radio.
If you do not have ALL of the above you will NOT be permitted to participate.

Prize fund and scoring categories

2-liner class - All 2-liners
Serial- All gliders EN-D and below
Sports - All gliders EN-C and below
Leisure - All gliders EN-B and below
Women - All females
Reynolds - All pilots with Max certified weight 95kg or less

Please note. CCC gliders are not allowed. There will be no overall class, save for the WPRS points allocation.

General schedule

Naviter Open Programme 2018

Saturday 23 June:
12pm- 18pm: Registration
8pm – 9pm: “How to use your GPS” Intended for those new to GPS use in competitions

Sunday 24 June Task 1
9am: “Mandatory Safety Briefing” - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
5pm - 6pm: GPS Download @HQ
6pm - 7pm: Task debrief with detailed tracklog analysis
7pm - 8pm: “Competition Flying: How to not come last”


Monday 25 June Task 2
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
5pm - 6pm: GPS Download @HQ
7pm onwards - "Party in town"

Tuesday 26 June Task 3
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
5pm - 6pm: GPS Download @HQ
6pm - 7pm: Task debrief with detailed track log analysis - Naviter Team
7pm - 8pm: Talk: Guest speaker to be decided

Wednesday 27 June Task 4
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
5pm - 6pm: GPS Download @HQ
6pm - 7pm: Task debrief with detailed track log analysis
7pm - 8pm: Talk: Guest speaker to be decided

Thursday 28 June Task 5
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
5pm - 6pm: GPS Download @HQ
6pm - 7pm: Task debrief with detailed track log analysis
7pm - 8pm: Talk: Guest speaker to be decided

Friday 29 June Task 6
9:30am: Daily Briefing - Brett Janaway
10am: Transport to launch
3pm - 5pm: GPS Download @HQ
7pm Drinks and Food
8pm The Naviter Open Prize Draw: Free holidays, Instruments and much more
9:00pm Party and merriment

Daily schedule

On competition days:

08h30: Headquarters open
09h00: Morning briefing @ HQ
09h30: Transportation to take off
10h15: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11h15: Pilot briefing/Task briefing
11h30: Take-off window opens (depending on the actual weather conditions)
16h00: Scoring office opens
19h00: Provisional results (depending on the last pilot being retrieved)

The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the whiteboard in HQ. Changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the Daily briefing

Accommodation and Activities

St Jean Montclar is an Alpine holiday village, both winter and summer. It has a multitude of options to suit all budgets

The base for the competition will be in the village center. It will be well signposted when you arrive.

The local campsite is just a 100 metre walk. It is expected to offer a 10% discount to competitors for the period of the competition. The campsite caters for tents,caravans and camper vans. It has on site shower facilities, a bar and restaurant as well as several swimming pools and saunas, indoor and outdoor.

Also just a short walk away is the main landing field, which will be the preferred goal field during the competition.

The village has a multitude of accommodation with rooms between 15 and 50 euro per person, depending on your tastes.

TO BOOK ANY ACCOMMODATION OR CAMPING
We will be arranging ALL accommodation and camping in the region for the competitors, so we ask you not to try to book direct, but to go through us. Our direct booking service will give you the most competitive rate for the area, and allow us to ensure that you get the best and most suitable for your needs.

Please go to the following URL for details:

Naviter Accommodation

Please be aware, there is an event the week after, so you are encouraged to not book your accommodation for dates after the Saturday so as not to limit the options of the pilots the week after. Thank you for your understanding.

How to get here

By car:
St Jean Montclar is about a 10 hour drive from Calais/Dunkirk, about 3 hours from southern France and just under 3 hours from Nice Airport. There are other airports in the region too.

Airports
The nearest main international airport is Nice (3 hours drive) or Marseille (2 hours). Both airport are serviced by several airlines from around Europe.

Car hire:
There are a multitude of car hire companies operating out of all the airports.


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Airports
The nearest main international airport is Nice (3 hours drive) or Marseille (2 hours). Both airport are serviced by several airlines from around Europe.

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An hour's drive from Gap.

St Jean Montclar is about a 10 hour drive from Calais/Dunkirk, about 3 hours from southern France and just under 3 hours from Nice Airport. There are other airports in the region too.

Car hire:
There are a multitude of car hire companies operating out of all the airports.

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