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OZONE Chabre Open 2020

Season’s Greetings to all Pilots!

Thinking about flying dates for 2020 already?
Well, the Ozone Chabre Open is all set to take place from 4th July to 10th July 2020.
Online Registration opens on our website at 18.00 GMT (that’s 19.00 central European time) on Sunday 19th January, 2020.

Put it in the diary now!

As in previous years our Meet Director will be the inimitable Jocky Sanderson. Supported in the air by Chris White (Instructor and XC Guide) who has operated in the Laragne area for years.

Registration will follow the same format as last year :
• No EN-D gliders will be allowed. If you were planning to fly one, then you’ll need to think again! Or borrow/steal your mate’s.
• Online registration will be run largely on a ‘first registered, first in’ policy, BUT with certain criteria also applied. Our aim is to ensure a good balance of entries across the classes and experience, while prioritising where possible, team entries.
• Registration will remain open, however many pilots register. All pilots will initially be placed on the waiting list. Confirmation of selection will be made within 4 days, and only then will you be requested to pay (Paypal only) to fully confirm your place.
You also need to know:
– The cost this year is €290, with the usual discount of €20 for those flying Ozone wings (ie €270)

Pilots will be scored by class: Fun, Recreation and Sport, plus Rookies and Girls, and there will still be an X-class for you competition savvy folk, and especially, but by no means exclusively for those of you who will help mentor our competition newbies.

Class will once again be determined by certification and aspect ratio (AR) of pilots’ wings. Full details are on the website,

Physical registration will be on the evening of Friday 3rd July, with a practice task planned for Saturday 4th July. First full competition day will be Sunday 5th July.

Live Tracking is again part of the package. Not only a safety measure, but also so your family and friends can see your progress – no pressure!

Check out the website for the full rules, programme for the week and information on accommodation and flying in the area.

See also our Facebook page at Flylaragne.

T-Shirt: We are running a contest to design the 2020 competition T-shirt. The winner gets a free entry! More details soon.

Pre Comp Week
Allez-up, David and Rachael, will again be running a pre-comp week for pilots to familiarise themselves with the area plus they have accommodation available during the competition week. Contact them directly at Allez-up

Pre Comp Week
Escape will be running a combined SIV/XC pre-comp week based at Annecy and Laragne led by Jocky Sanderson. Starting on Sunday 28th June in Annecy, the group comes to Laragne on 1st July.
Visit Escape for details.