2020 UK Nationals and Chabre Open

  • Posted on: 17 December 2019
  • By: admin
Venue Laragne-Montéglin. France  
Start Date Sunday 2nd August  
End Date Saturday 8th August  
Registration  Saturday 1st August 4pm till 9pm  
Head Quarters

Camping de Montéglin

Local Organiser Darren Brown  
Accommodation Camping de Monteglin - tents / mobile homes



Competition Outline
The 2020 UK Nationals and Chabre Open is divided into three sections:
1. UK Nationals - open only to UK pilots, who must be rated Advanced Pilot : Class 1 and Class 5 
2. Chabre Open - open to pilots of any nationality, with a rating equivalent to Pilot :Class 1 and Class 5 
You will be automatically entered into whichever category fits your nationality and rating - this doesn't affect the tasks, only where you show in the results.
3. Sport Class - open to any pilot with a rating equivalent to Pilot.  This class generally involves smaller tasks that are more achievable for less experienced cross country pilots.  Though don't be fooled... the competition is still high!

Whilst the competition is fierce and each place in the rankings will be hard fought, the main aim of this event is fun for all in a safe environment.  The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly with a large focus on developing and improving your skills.  This is an opportunity to mix with pilots at your own level who can support you, and also some of the world's top pilots, who are a very friendly bunch and will happily impart their knowledge and skills to you.  Until you start beating them of course.

The competition will mainly be flown from the world famous Chabre ridge, which provides excellent opportunities for cross country flying both for experienced and fledgling pilots.  Depending on weather conditions, other sites in the area may also be flown.  Long been known as a mecca for cross country flying, Laragne provides stronger and more reliable weather conditions than the UK.  It's large areas of mountains and wide, flat valley floors for easy landings provide the perfect playground for pilots to race around, allowing cross country veterans to increase their distances and speed and for newbies to develop their skills in predictable conditions.