Ozone Chabre Open 2012The next Ozone Chabre Open will take place from 16th to 22th June 2012
The Ozone Chabre Open is an international friendly paragliding cross country competition held in June at sites in an around the Laragne and Sederon areas of South East France.
Sponsored by paraglider and kite manufacturer, Ozone, the event is organised by the Laragne-based club, Chabre Vol Libre, with further support from Les Loups Volants at Sederon as well as both local and regional authorities.
The Ozone Chabre Open is, first and foremost, designed to be a friendly, fun competition - with the emphasis on fun! It is aimed at encouraging experienced cross country paraglider pilots to compete in a friendly and stress-free environment. Above all, we want pilots to fly safely and well within their personal levels of experience.
For this reason, the Ozone Chabre Open is a Serial Class event. That is, you fly on your regular EN-certified wing and compete against others in your performance category. There will be prizes for winners in each category, with a few extras for the girlies and rookies. The competition is open to all makes of certified paraglider.
Laragne-Chabre is a fantastic area for paragliding cross country, frequented every year by national teams and competitions from around the world and was the venue for the 2009 FAI Hang Gliding Worlds. At the Ozone Chabre Open, tasks will be challenging, but achievable - and not only by national champions. And transport and retrieves are included in the fee!
Top competition pilots are welcome to enter too, but you will need to be on a certified glider for this event and places will be limited. We will especially welcome those willing to help less competition-savvy folk, with advice and guidance on the basics of competition flying, strategy and, of course, how to use one's GPS.
The Ozone Chabre Open will also be a team event, and we are keen to encourage team entries (4 pilots per team), particularly teams with mixed abilities and glider ratings, and those from clubs and schools.
With the emphasis on a fun, friendly event, the Ozone Chabre Open will feature a full programme of extra activities including talks and lectures from paragliding skygods, barbecues and parties, and debriefs of day's tasks. Ozone will have demo wings and kites available to try.
The entry fee for pre-registered competing pilots in 2012 will be 220 euros. This is great value as it includes: at least six days flying, transport and retrieves, T-shirt, the talks and de-briefs, at least a couple of meals and the famous Ozone parties. For family, friends and non competitors, there will be a reduced entry ticket to cover all the extra events around the competition itself. All registered pilots will be entered into a free draw for a selection of fabulous prizes including an Ozone wing. In addition, Ozone has agreed to sponsor pilots flying Ozone wings with a discount of 20 euros off the entry fee.
Prizes during the week will include an Ozone paraglider, sailplane flights, plus a generous range of booze, books and flying goodies for individual and team winners.