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Back to Grand-Bo: paragliding competition

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A paragliding competition with an original concept: both amateurs and professionals pilots are trying to achieve the longest round-trip flight.
Due to bad weather conditions, the end of the competition is anticipated to Wednesday, June 28. Award rewards at 11am at Espace Grand-Bo.

Pilots will take off from the summit of Mont Lachat and attempt to fly as far as possible with the mandatory goal of returning and landing in Le Grand Bornand. Strategy, technique, analysis, these are the skills needed to exploit the huge paragliding potential of Le Grand Bornand.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
- from 8.15 am to 9 am: headquarter basic service at Airlinks (breakfeast possible for the special price of €7,5)
- 9:00am: Rosay Gondola opening
- from 9.30 am to 3 pm (weather dependent): headquarter basic service at the take-off area, pilots check-in before take-off, weather info
- from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm: headquarter basic service at the Hôtel «Les Glaïeuls», GPS tracks upload and drinks.

FOR THE PILOTS:
Flexible flight day(s):
- Choose your flying day or days within the 10 competition days.
- No mandatory course: any triangle shaped itinerary is valid as long as you take-off and land at Le Grand-Bornand.
- You can do as many attempts as you want within the competition period.

GPS tracks:
- Send us your GPS tracks to validate your flight.
- You can upload as many tracks as you want, only the best one will count.
- At the end of the competition you will be able to compare your tracks with thoses of your friends or champions present at the competition.

3 categories available:
- Elite category for wings with a glide ratio above 7.
- Performance category for wings with a glide ratio between 5.7 and 7.
- Standard category for wings with a glide ratio under 5.7.

Prizes:
- Prize money only for the Elite category.
- Other prizes for Performance, Standard, Team categories and for best vertical distances.
- All the details about prizes distribution are available in the competition rules.


FOR THE PUBLIC:
- Every morning watch the paragliders take-off from the top of Mont-Lachat (flights depending on
weather conditions). More information at the Visitor Centre + 33 (0)4 50 02 78 00.
Lift Prices (Rosay Gondola + Lachat Chairlift): €11,50/Adult - €9/Child (under 15)
Opening hours: Rosay Gondola at 9 am and Lachat Chairlift at 9.15 am
- Special deal on tandem flights: €68. For more information call + 33 0(6) 08 22 87 25.
Prestations
  • SITRA services :
    • Services NON_ACCEPTES
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au Mont-Lachat pour le décollage.
Le Grand-Bornand
74450
Le Grand-Bornand
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Latitude : 45.958773
Longitude : 6.477112
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