Competition Rules and Information The 2024 Ozone Chabre Open will be held from 29th June to 5th July.
Registration day on Friday June 28th.
Late rego and practice task on Saturday June 29th.
First task Sunday 30th June
Last task will be on Friday 5th July.
Registration will open 21st Jan 2024
Venue The competition will be based at Laragne Campsite and will utilise Laragne-Chabre,
Sederon and Aspres take offs.
Dates Late June - see above
RulesThe provisional rules are below.
The event will be organised by the local club - Chabre
Vol Libre, with further support from Allez-up
Sponsorship The main sponsor of the event will be OZONE, supported by XC Magazine and Allez-Up
Format The event will generally be run according to FAI Sporting Code rules for paragliding Cross Country competitions. The event is restricted to EN certified gliders only, but excludes all EN D & CCC certified gliders.
Prizes and trophies will be awarded to each glider class, plus teams, girls and Rookies (those with minimal competition experience).
Classes will be based on a combination of flat aspect ratio and EN certification.
There will be four glider Classes: Fun, Recreation, Sport and X-Class, plus a Rookie class and a Women’s class.
Fun - EN B or below and AR equal to or less than 5.2
Recreation - EN B or below and AR equal to or less than 5.7, but greater than 5.2
Sport - EN C or below and AR equal to or less than 6.5, but greater than 5.7
X-Class - AR greater than 6.5 or pilots with significant competition experience
The organisation retains the right to make the final decision on glider class for pilots and wings.
Eligibility & Equipment - Pilots;
Eligibility – Pilot experience & insurance
i) Maximum 125 pilots.
ii) Competing pilots must hold the French Brevet Pilote confirmé or equivalent, (a minimum of IPPI 4).
iii) Competing pilots must have full liability, medical and repatriation insurance.
iv)Competing Pilots must satisfy themselves and the organisers that they are adequately experienced to compete and fly in the prevailing (thermic) conditions at Laragne in June/July.
v)The organisation reserves the right to refuse admission.
Equipment: Safety & Scoring
i) Pilots must carry 2m radio utilisable in the bands between 162 and 164 MHz which will be kept on the competition channel at all times when flying.
ii) Pilots must carry a recently repacked reserve parachute
iii)Pilots will be supplied with a Live Tracking device each flying day
iv) Tracks for scoring will be taken from the tracker whenever possible. Pilots should also use an approved GPS for back up: see check list on GPSdump website for details of approved type.
v) GPS must be capable of recording altitude in the track log
Selection/Online Registration 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.
Online registration will remain open. All pilots will initially be placed on the waiting list. Confirmation of selection will be made within 4 days, and only then will pilots be requested to pay (Paypal only).
Note: Registering as one of the first 125 pilots may not necessarily secure you a place!
Approved GPS list Scoring will be using FS.Check out the GPSdump website
for details of supported GPS'. We have cables
for the common models but bring your own cable if you've got one and label
it as yours. Pilots are responsible for ensuring they have a cable available
to download their GPS.
Eligibility - Gliders i) Paragliders must be Certified - this is a class competition and no open class gliders will be accepted. Gliders should have appropriate EN/DHV stickers, gliders not bearing stickers will be scrutinised as will all prize winning gliders.
ii) Only paragliders Certified to EN A to C standards or DHV equivalents are acceptable.
iii) EN D & CCC gliders are excluded.
Eligibility - teams i) Teams comprise 4 pilots, scores for best 3 in each task to count
ii) Teams must have at least one Fun or Recreation pilot.And a maximum of 2 X Class
ii) A number of places will be reserved for club or school teams.
Format - competition a) The competition is proposed as a fun paragliding XC event. It may also
i) An accuracy element in goal field.
ii) Other competition tasks other than XC flying
Format - tasks i) Tasks will only be set in appropriate conditions
ii) Tasks will be preceded by a weather and site briefing and information
from meet director and where possible top pilots on their planned route
for the task
iii) Tasks will, where possible, be set to maximise pilots in goal - (>50%)
iv) Tasks will generally be set within the confines of the Durance, Buech,
Meouge and Jabron valleys - centre of map 60 of IGN Top 100 maps - Cavaillon
/ Digne Les Bains. A turnpoint map of this area will be provided.
Retrieves There will be a full retrieve service along
the course of the task and transport to take off each day from the briefings.
There will also be transport to events where these are held away from
organisation headquarters or Laragne.
Entry Fee - non transferable (i) 300 Euro (TBC) - pre registered competitors, 280 Euro (TBC) for pilots flying Ozone Wings.
(ii) 60 Euro - non-competitors - events entry
a) Entry fee will be refunded minus 50 euro (Admin fee) for cancellations before 1st of May, zero thereafter.
b) Accepted entries are non transferable.
Events There will be several events held during the week including;
i) Entertainment - 2/3 evenings with bands or discos
ii) A final night prize giving with meal.
iii) Talks by paragliding celebs on safety, comp flying and mountain flying
iv) Debriefs after each tasks by leading pilots, tracklog displays.
v) One or more evening meals
Prizesa) Prizes awarded for first, second and third in class subject to numbers
b) Prizes for teams on the basis of accumulated points of the top 3 per
task in each team.
Prize Draw A Brand New Ozone wing (solo EN A - EN C) will be raffled on the final night with all pilots
having their name entered in the draw for this fantastic prize.
The winning pilot must be present to collect his prize !!!!!
Registration Will be open on Jan 21st 2024 on the Airtribune website
Payment/AcceptancePilots will be notified when they have to pay by.
Waypoints Waypoints: In various formats. Pus an open air txt file which shows the Salon and Tallard Airspaces
Waypoints will be uploaded to GPS's at registration and will include a pilot number.