• The Wide Open


The GIN Wide Open is first and foremost a fun paragliding competition and flying event. Less about flying the latest hot-ships and more about achievable tasks. Less about winning and more about fun flying in a stress-free environment.

The venue for 2016 is Saint Jean Montclar, located in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in the Southern French Alps.  With the huge Serre-Ponçon Lake below and high Alps behind, the scenery is truly spectacular.

Status - FAI Cat2
Places - 120 pilots (+ team pilots)
Location - St Jean Montclar, France
Rules - <click here>
Waypoints - On registration
Cost - 270 Euro

3D map

30,000Euros of prizes!!!

Yet again, the organisers of the GIN Wide Open are pleased to announce a continuing partnership with GIN Gliders, Navitar, Passion Paragliding, xTc paragliding, XC Magazine, Livetrack24.

Prizes for 2016 include a FREE GIN wing. FREE GIN harness. FREE GIN reserve. THREE FREE Navitar Oudie3 flight instruments, a subscription to SeeYou6 for EVERY competitor, TWO FREE paragliding holidays, electronic subscriptions to XC Magazine and many more prizes all up for grabs.



General Info


St Jean Montclar News


CLICK HERE for the Daily news and annoucements


Sponsors and prizes

We are pleased to announce the following sponsors for the 2016 GWO

Gin Gliders
Naviter (Oudie 3 & Seeyou)
Cross Country Magazine
UK Airsports
xTc Paragliding
Passion Paragliding

We have over 30,000€ of prizes to give at this years event including new paragliders, harnesses, instruments, holidays and much more!

Please take a moment visit the websites of our sponsors. <click here>


What is the GIN Wide Open?

The GIN Wide Open is more than just a paragliding competition. It's an Event. It includes all the following and more:

FAI Competition
Talks from experts
Task briefings & debriefings
Prizes galore
Achievable XC
Top pilots flying with you
Lots of coaching & tips
Fun Fun Fun


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