43rd Bailleau International & 20th "Amical" Gliding Contest

 

Welcome to Bailleau 2017 !

This year, the 43nd edition of the Bailleau International Gliding Contest will be held from the 31st of July (arrival briefing) until the 12th of August (awards ceremony), writing another year of classic flat land sailplane racing..

Whether a seasoned veteran or an aspiring competition pilot, we hope that you will come to appreciate a club spirit geared towards flying but always caring of family & friends.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay with us and that whatever your flying experience or your glider type may be, your goals and expectations will be met by a unique contest.

Our contest brings a significant change compared to other traditional competitions, to meet the expectations of competitors, who want a contest suited to their desires.


Therefore, classes in Bailleau Contest are :

 

  • International / Speed Race : for those who prefer to fly the fastest, during the best period of the day, or those who prefer to be on time for a drink in the evening ;-)
  • International / Long Flights : this class is the one that best fits a "usual" contest, where tasks are set to maximize the distance, spanning the most part of the flying day ...

 

If you hesitate between the 2 classes, please contact us

Like every year for 20 years now, Bailleau International will be accompanied by the now famous "Amical" Contest, for which it will be the 20th edition : a very good atmosphere, a competition aimed at pilots of all experience, the "Amical" was initiated by Bernard Launay, and it's one of the best ways for a pilot to take his first steps in competition ...

Its main purpose is to allow the contestants to discover competition, but with the benefit of a specific management, with a stress level close to 0% ! While it definitely IS a gliding contest, the "Amical" can act as a perfect springboard for Bailleau International Contest (One day in 2016, the "Amical" took off for a 388 km task, so you may expect this again this year, in case of an really good weather day ...)

 

Here are the dates for these 2 contests :

  • "Welcome" Briefing : Monday, July 31st, at 7 PM
  • First Task : Tuesday, August 1st
  • Last Task : Friday, August 11th
  • Awards Ceremony : Saturday, August 12th, at 11 AM

Trophe Robert Le Maon

 

As a conclusion, we would like to remind you that there is another competition "inside" Bailleau International : the "Trophe Le Maon" (named after a former and iconic CFI in Bailleau). This trophy awards the "fastest" pilot during the Contest.

Last year saw Yves Jeanmotte and Olivier Dupont (ACRA St Hubert - Belgium) win the trophy, with an average speed of 121.1 kph on a 610 km task, on August 9, 2016. That's very fast indeed !

The "Trophe Le Maon" is put into play every year, and the first competitor who will win the trophy three consecutive times will earn the right to keep it permanently ...

 
 
Back to 2016
The 2016 edition of the Bailleau contest saw more than 60 pilots fly across 3 classes, completing 8 tasks out of the possible 11 Our time honoured two week flying contest proved to be yet again a sure bet for sailplane pilots looking for a competitive mix of distance and speed driven task setting, above the safe flatlands of the BeauceEn savoir +
Inscriptions 2017 Ouvertes
Registration are now open for Bailleau 2016 contest.   You only have to choose which experience you prefer : Speed Race or Long Flights ?   Register here :En savoir +