Ozone Chabre Open 2008 Competition 2008 Programme of events
The competition is Finished.
Below are the results and report.
112 pilots from around the globe came to the fourth Ozone Laragne Open. The build-up to the week was wet and stormy and it looked like there would be no tasks at all for the event, as the forecast was wet, wet, wet.
But, through careful site selection 3 task were run using the best of the unusually wet conditions.
With the emphasis again on a safe, fun and friendly competition, the Ozone Chabre Open was organised as a Serial class event. The emphasis was on DHV classes, so there were winners for DHV 1s and 1/2s, 2s and 2/3s as well as for women and inexperienced 'rookies'.
Sailplane flight for overall winner The overall prize went to Mark Graham. Aboard his Axis Vega II, Mark won the highest scoring task and was well placed in the other two. Second was Local girl Rachael Evans on her Ozone Rush. Third was Ruud Van der Heijden aboard his Mantra M2. The sailplane flight was donated by long-term sponsor Quo Vadis.
David Bryans Wins an Ozone Glider David Bryans was this year's prize draw winner. Currently David flies an Ozone Mantra: I'm not sure which glider he is going to chose as his prize.
Just like last year there were numerous more prizes given out at the presentation night, generously donated by Ozone.
Extra Fun when we weren't flying Throughout the week evening activities were organised. After each task Jocky Sanderson worked through the task debrief, using 3d track logs of the day. Every night ended with questions and answers.
Ulric Jessop gave a captivating talk about his X-Alps adventures.
Australian four times paragliding champion Craig Collings explained his theories on flatland flying.
As ever, the pizza and Paella night in Ribiers was fantastic fun and the band kept playing, even when everyone had gone home!
Finally the final night party and prizegiving. The pilot's prize draw saw saw prizes galore. We ate, drank and were merry.
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