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Event info

A week-long international, stress-free competition for pilots flying EN-A, B or C wings. Providing a learning environment for experienced XC pilots new to competition, the week includes task briefings and de-briefings as well as a number of social events.

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Flying site

Laragne is the best known of the local sites . Many Paraglider and most Hang glider pilots will have heard of Laragne Chabre, but only recently have paraglider pilots discovered how good it is. Although it is better known to the Germans, Swiss, Czechs, Belgians etc.

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  • 45 Pilots Confirmed
  • 166 Pilots total registered
  • 300 Eur Entry fee
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  • 125 Pilots max allowed
  • 24 Countries presented
  • ✅ EN-C and below allowed
    ❌ CCC & EN-D wings prohibited
  • This is not an FAI sanctioned event
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    22/01 19:00 (Europe/Paris)

  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
  • 📱

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 📻

    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
  • 🚐

    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
  • 📢

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

    Airtribune blogging
  • 🗺

    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
  • 💳

    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
  • 🎵

    There will be live music or a DJ at the event

    Live music
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift

Event info

A week-long international, stress-free competition for pilots flying EN-A, B or C wings. Providing a learning environment for experienced XC pilots new to competition, the week includes task briefings and de-briefings as well as a number of social events. Sponsored by Ozone and Cross Country Magazine, the Meet Director is Jocky Sanderson. Now in its 16th year, the event is organised by local club, Chabre Vol Libre (English-speaking).

Flying site

Laragne is the best known of the local sites . Many Paraglider and most Hang glider pilots will have heard of Laragne Chabre, but only recently have paraglider pilots discovered how good it is. Although it is better known to the Germans, Swiss, Czechs, Belgians etc. even the Brit paraglider pilots have now started to match numbers with the hang gliders, Conditions are often strongly thermal in early afternoon, especially in mid summer, as is the case with most other popular French Alpine sites. The site has enormous XC potential, particularly to the North and North East and is a great site for ridge flights to the West and back to land either to Laragne or Sisteron.
The site has a Balise on top giving weather information every 15 minutes on the FFVL frequency, 143.9875MHz this information can, however, require interpretation. There is a forest road to take off, which it is hoped will be upgraded in 2005.. Please do not park in the turning circle as it is also the emergency helicopter landing!
The main, South East, take off at Laragne only really works in thermal conditions. Flying in soaring mode means flying in relatively strong wind, not generally advised on a spine back, Take off is huge with plenty of room to lay out lots of gliders, the 30 or 40 hanggliders (or more) often found on take off in July and August set up clear of the main paragliding launch and tend to launch later than the 'floppies' they often regard as wind dummies. With three take off spots and room for at least 10 paragliders to lay out, take offs are luckily not overly pressured, unlike some sites further North. The site often has gentle breezes in the mornings and is often used by schools. However thermals become strong from midday hence the site's enormous potential for cross country flights. The terrain to the North West through South East consists of big flat open valleys with lots of fields for a 'Vache' (out landing) between the Orchards, but with big hills in, amongst and around them to find that second thermal source the site is ideal for safe departures from the hill. Indeed a recent article in a French magazine listed Laragne to Aspres (and back), as one of the five best 'cross countries for all', the article title having been changed from 5 easy cross country's.
The North take offs at Laragne are more committed and, while fine for hang gliders, require a level of confidence and competence on a paraglider. Luckily the wind generally blows from the South and if it doesn't then there are several gentler North facing sites in the area. Laragne North has no less than three huge official landing fields (two are big enough for light aircraft and used for such).

Selection and entry fee

Online Registration will be partially selective. The aim is to ensure a good balance of entries across the classes, while prioritising, where possible, team entries. Entry will still largely be on a ‘first come, first in’ basis, but within certain criteria:

Number of Rookies
Number of women
Numbers of Fun, Recreation and Sport class gliders
Plus: A number of ‘wild card’ places allocated by the organisers for sponsors and to complete teams.

Entry fee will be 300 euros (TBC) for pilots flying non-Ozone gliders and 280 euros for pilots flying Ozone gliders.

Documents required at registration

  • 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 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


Entry fee will be refunded minus 50 euro (Admin fee) for cancellations before 1st of May, zero thereafter.
Accepted entries are non transferable.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Class Prizes plus final night raffle including a paraglider and other goodies.

General schedule

23rd June Rego at HQ
24th June Late rego and Practice task
25th June - 30th June task days
30th June - last task , prize giving and party

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

See our getting here page at www.flylaragne.com

Camping Laragne Monteglin Avenue de Monteglin 05300 laragne
Laragne-Monteglin France

Plane

Marseille Airport. Then see train section

Bus

don't even bother

Train

Laragne-Montéglin station. take a train from Marseille-Saint-Charles, direction Briançon

Car

Use a GPS

Taxi

Shout "hep, taxi !"

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Chabre Vol Libre
Jocky Sanderson
Meet Director

Contacts

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