The Ozone Chelan Open 2023 will be an EN-C and lower event where XC pilots new to competitions get to race along side and learn from some of the best pilots in the World. The competition will follow the same format as other FAI Cat 2 events and include daily briefings lead by US National Champion and Ozone team Pilot Nick Greece.Expand page for more details
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Registration will open on
01/02 19:00 (US/Pacific)
The region supports helicopter rescues
Medic on takeoff
There will be medical rescue services at launch
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch
There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ
Toilets on takeoff
There are toilets at, or near, the launch
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ
There will usually be goal beers for winners
There will be an organised party during or after the event
There will be live music or a DJ at the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
Carbon offset / Plant a Tree
The organisers have commmitted to Carbon Offset the event and/or Plant a Tree for each competitor
The Ozone Chelan Open 2023 will be an EN-C and lower event where XC pilots new to competitions get to race along side and learn from some of the best pilots in the World. The competition will follow the same format as other FAI Cat 2 events and include daily briefings lead by US National Champion and Ozone team Pilot Nick Greece.
These briefings will include analysis of previous days tasks, XC flying techniques, racing strategies, understanding the local weather and micro-meteorology and how to have fun, fly safe and make goal. Nick will be assisted by other top US Paragliding Pilots.
Selection and entry fee
Priority will be given to pilots that volunteered at previous events
Lale Chelan Flyer membership is mandatory. https://lakechelanflyers.org/join-the-club/
Documents required at registration
FAI Sporting Licence
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)
The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.
Signed Application form
You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Signed Waiver/Release 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.
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents
May 1st or after no refund
Entry fees are non-transferable
Prize fund and scoring categories
EN-C Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd
EN-B 1st, 2nd , 3rd
EN-B Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Rookie 1st, 2nd, 3rd
*NO RETRIEVE PROVIDED ON THE PRACTICE DAY
Registration is at the Chelan Falls Park soccer field @ (4pm) followed by the MANDATORY pilots meeting (7pm) at the same location.
Sunday June 18th: Comp day 1 Vans leave 9am
Monday June 19th: Comp day 2
Tuesday June 20th: Comp day 3
Wednesday June 21st: Comp day 4
Thursday June 22nd: Comp day 5
Friday June 23rd: Comp day 6, awards ceremony and closing party
08:30 - Transport to take-off
09:15 - Task Analysis and mentoring briefings
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
11:30 - Take-off window opens
14:30 - Return Trackers office opens
22:00 - Provisional results
Accommodation and Activities
Most pilots choose to camp at Beebe Campground on the Colombia River. Beebe is an awesome facility with pristine grass, clean bathrooms and nice camp sites. Sites are $35/night, there is a max of 8 people and 3 vehicles per site. Site must be booked in advance Reservations open May 3rd at 10am. chelanpud.org
Beebe Campground is located 10 minutes drive from Chelan and 5 minutes from Chelan Falls Park.
There is also the Lakeshore RV Park located near downtown Chelan. While the Lakeshore RV park has a more central location within walking distance to restaurants and shops it is not as nice, more expensive.
How to get here
R2P9+H8 Chelan, WA, USA
Chelan United States