Ozone Chabre Open 2017..The 12th Ozone Chabre Open will take place from 1st July to 7th July 2017
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Task setting, briefings and de-briefings will be led by the inimitable Jocky Sanderson, who has once again agreed to be Meet Director. Jocky’s skill and experience in cross country flying, SIV, safety and training, his enthusiasm to help pilots improve and his animated briefings and de-briefings truly make the competition the best learning environment for any budding XC or competition pilot, and provides great entertainment for us all.
The Ozone Chabre Open has always been a Serial Class event. This year we are going one stage further and restricting it to Sport Class– no EN-D class gliders allowed! Pilots will still be scored by class. There will be prizes for winners in each glider category: Fun, Recreation, and Sport, determined by aspect ratio and certification, plus prizes for the girlies and rookies.
For further details, see the Competition Info page.
This year we also aim to increase the emphasis on teams (4 pilots per team), we will look particularly for teams with mixed abilities and glider ratings, and those from clubs and schools. We especially welcome those where the team leaders are willing to help less competition-savvy members, with advice and guidance.
Members of the Ozone team, including their top test pilots, will be on hand during the week, whether leading out on launch, or contributing to the competition atmosphere. The Ozone Chabre Open will feature a full programme of activities including talks and lectures from paragliding skygods, debriefs of each day's task by our resident sky god Jocky, and of course the legendary Ribiers Paella/Pizza evening and the final night party and prizegiving.
The entry fee for pre-registered competing pilots in 2017 will be 250 euros (to be confirmed). Ozone has agreed, once again, to further sponsor pilots flying Ozone wings, with a discount of 20 euros on the entry fee.
The fee includes: seven days potential flying, with transport and retrieves, T-shirt, talks and de-briefs, a couple of meals and the famous Ozone party. For family and friends, there will be a special entry ticket to cover all the extra events around the competition, and a T-shirt. All registered pilots will be entered into a free draw for a selection of fabulous prizes including a brand new Ozone wing.
The Ozone Chabre Open is organised by the Laragne-based club, Chabre Vol Libre with support from Ozone, local and regional authorities, local businesses, and Cross Country Magazine.