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Event info

Trans’Alps 2021 will be the 2nd edition of the successfull 2020 new type of paragliding competition, combining all positive aspects of Sport competitions and long distance XC contests.

- Individual results counting against French permanent ranking and FAI WPRS ranking.

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  • 0 Pilots Confirmed
  • 25 Pilots total registered
  • 120 eur Entry fee
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  • 50 Pilots max allowed
  • 7 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 15/02 20:00 (Europe/Paris)
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 📢

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

    Airtribune blogging
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    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

    Plastic reduction

Event info

Trans’Alps 2021 will be the 2nd edition of the successfull 2020 new type of paragliding competition, combining all positive aspects of Sport competitions and long distance XC contests.

- Individual results counting against French permanent ranking and FAI WPRS ranking.
- Long distance tasks along aesthetic routes, to promote endurance and regularity. Typically, 50 to 200km tasks depending on weather conditions and flying sites.
- A wide selection of take-offs across South Alps, to mitigate the risks of bad weather conditions, to optimize flight plans and to enhance cooperation and flight strategy.

Free distance’ closed tasks will be preferred, but ‘races to goal’ and ‘elapsed time on paths’ tasks will be also considered. Priority will be given to the distance more than to the technical difficulty: If your ambition is to fight against the other pilots using full bar for no more than 2 hours, this may not be the competition you need! But if you dream of beautiful long distances and breathtaking views of wild massifs, we strongly recommend that you register shortly.

MOBILITY PRINCIPLE.

To fly far and long with a maximum of fun, early take-off is a must and the choice of the flying site is key. To optimize flying plans vs. weather conditions, Trans’Alps pilots will consent to a light and flexible organization:

- Breakfasts and sandwiches will not be provided by the organization. Local bakeries and bars are doing substantially better than us.
- Transport to take-off will be insured by the organization in two 9 places shuttles.
- Take-off details of the next day will be defined during the pilots daily briefing.
- After landing, pilots will retrieve and move to the next day site on their own. Hitch-hiking is an easy and fast solution in the area, and the organization will design the tasks to enable closed itineraries
along main roads.
- In case of late or far retrieval, the organization will take over. Two 9 places shuttles will be dedicated to picking pilots up. No one will be left behind. Our main concern is to ensure pilots security and quiet flights, with no inhibition due to retrieve constraints.

In short, we prefer to use our resources to propose beautiful tasks and to take full advantage of best flying conditions. To enjoy flying longer and better, while proposing attractive registration fee for a week of competition.

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Selection and entry fee

SELECTION

Selection is based on chronological order of registrations. Registration opens on February 15th, 8pm and are due on the FFVL page of the competition: https://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/3741
REGISTER HERE ON AIRTRIBUNE ONLY WHEN SELECTED ON FFVL WEBSITE!

- 50 places available for either French or foreign pilots, including 5 for organization.
- Recommended flight level: FPRS ranking below 200 or WPRS ranking below 1000 or 3 XC of 100km or more in the Alps (igc tracks to be shared upon Meet Director request).
- plan to constitute a 4-mates-team even if it is not mandatory to do it prior to the registration
- plan to come with companion(s) on who you can rely to help your logistics, as you understood you wll have to regularely moove from site to site
- your ability to sleep on the next day site will be your benefit


Important: Acceptance into the event is according to the order of PAYMENT, not registration. Be aware, your payment can be nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to another pilot. These recommendations will be clearly expressed on the FFVL page of the competition.

PAYMENT

Entry fee is 130€ until july 22nd included.
Extra cost of 30€ will be considered for late registration.
Fee can be paid by check (French pilots) or bank transfer (foreign pilots) – Bank details to come.

Attention: Transfer extra costs are yours.


ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

All pilots must hold the following. All the below will be checked at registration

- A FAI IPPI-4 license. Included in the FFVL competition license for French pilots.
- A FAI Sporting License. To be requested on the FFVL web site ahead of the contest for French pilots.
- A tracking device (satellite, GSM or smartphone app) compatible with Air Tribune tracking. A back up device is recommended for security and scoring.
- Third party liability insurance. Included in the FFVL competition license for French pilots.
- A medical insurance, including rescue and repatriation for foreign pilots. Included in the FFVL competition license for French pilots.

Also:

- SMS text phone
- Recently repacked reserve parachute
- Certified helmet
- Harness with certified back protection
- 2M Radio capable of 143.9875 MHz FM

Cancellation Policy

REFUND POLICY

This policy will be confirmed on the day of selection and may be modified depending on the number of people on the waiting list.

Cancellation of the registration until july 22nd included: You get 100% of your costs, regardless of the number of people on the waiting list.
Cancellation of the registration from july 22nd to August 14th: 50%
Cancellation of the registration from august 15th: No refund

Prize fund and scoring categories

- Open Class
- Sport Class
- Women open Class
- Women Sport Class
- team trophies

General schedule

More detail will be published in due course. Depending on weather conditions and cumulated flight duration, a day off can be decided by the Meet Director.

- 21th August (Saturday) = 16h00 to 17h50, Registration and equipment check – Mobile HQ - location will be determined 48h before 1st task according to best weather forecasts
- 21h August (Saturday) = 18h00 to 19h30, Mandatory general briefing.
- 22th 1ugust (Sunday) = First task – Mobile HQ.
- 27th August (Friday) = Last task, and closure ceremony – Mobile HQ.

Daily schedule

On competition days,

- 08h30 = Transport to take-off
- 10h00 = Pilot and day task briefing at take-of
- 11h00 = Take-off window opens
- 18h30 = Task closes, Scoring office opens
- 19h30 = Provisional results & Day debriefing and definition of the next day provisional task
- 20h00 = Move to the next day flying site
- 22h00 = Provisional results

The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the task whiteboard and will be announced by the Meet Director at the daily briefing.

Accommodation and Activities

Camping and tents. The return of experience about 2020 edition shows that the best is to organize with his own team for logistics. The 2020 teams that were featured with a companion driving the vehicule to move from locations to other and carrying the camp stuff had the most convenient organization.
In 2020, every nights we had some camps and BBQ self organized, with memorable parties.

How to get here

04170 Saint-André-les-Alpes, France
saint André les Alpes France

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Organizers

Arnaud BEUGNETTE
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Jocelyn Tabourdeau
meet director
Benoit Morel
meet director
GUIEN Patrice
meet director
Maud Bidaud
meet director

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