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French paragliding championship

Bourg-Saint-Maurice, a paragliding Mecca, is hosting this year's French championships with 120 of the best national pilots.

Sports and leisure French paragliding championship Bourg-Saint-Maurice


On Monday 05 June 2023
Bourg-Saint-Maurice (73700)
150 participants

From June 5 to 11, 2023, Bourg-Saint-Maurice will host the French paragliding championship. The 120 best French pilots and 30 international pilots are expected.
The main take-off will be at the Fort de la Plate. Known to the competitors, this site has been used for many years and can accommodate a large number of pilots.The main landing is at Les Ilettes. Unavoidable, it is one of the largest landing sites in Savoie.

Several beacons must be flown over to validate the course. A beacon is a GPS point and a radius around this point. The pilots must enter this virtual cylinder to validate this beacon. For a round, there are usually 3 to 8 beacons to validate which make a course between 50 and 150 km to do without landing. The first one to complete the course wins the round and scores 1000 points. The following ones will have a decreasing number of points compared to the first one. The sum of all the rounds of the week determines the champion.

- Monday June 5: registration and training round.
- Tuesday June 6: Round 1.
- Wednesday June 7: Round 2.
- Thursday, June 8: Round 3 and party.
- Friday, June 9: Round 4.
- Saturday June 10th : Race 5.
- Sunday June 11 : Round 6, prize-giving and party.

9:30 am : departure of the shuttles.
10h30 : Briefing.
11am-12pm : opening of the take-off window.
1pm : beginning of the round.
6pm : end of the run.


Languages spoken : French


From Monday 5 to Sunday 11 June 2023.


73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Information update on 05/05/2023 by Les Arcs Bourg Saint Maurice Tourisme