17 April 2016

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Spain’s Felix Rodriguez triumps at the PWC Brazil

Our congratulations go to the winners in the Paragliding World Cup event from Castelo in Brazil.

An exciting week and gripping finale as Spanish pilot Felix Rodriguez squeezes his way to the podium to win the overall event with only 5 points between him and France’s Lucas Bernardin.  Brazil’s Frank Brown was third.  Felix looked strong from the start of the competition sending a clear message to his fellow competitors on Day 2 after winning the second task.

For the women’s event, Japan’s Keiko Hiraki flew to victory in front of Italy’s Nicole Fedele in second place and Polish pilot Klaudia Bulgakow in third.

Castelo in Brazil is reputable for its close-to-perfect flying conditions and the 129 pilots competing in this first leg of the 2016 World Cup circuit could not have been more satisfied with the maximum seven out of seven tasks.  Some of the competitors were even overheard saying that they had flown some of the most beautiful World Cup tasks ever!

This will give a boost to the PWC circuit, which in recent seasons has seen a decline in attendance of some of the sport’s top competitors.  The next World Cup event will be held in Italy in June and hosted in the alpine town of Gemona; another well chosen venue for European flying, offering a challenging combination of mountains and flatlands.

Full and final PWC Castelo Brazil results here

(Photo credits: PWC)

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5th JAN 2016

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Dates are set for the Pre-PWC Nepal 2016

The dates have been set for this year’s Pre-PWC Nepal, to be held as identical to last year, in the Sarangkot mountain near Pokhara, Nepal. Pilots can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world.

Meet Director, Egor Terentyev, has announced the opening of registration for the event, and pilots hopeful for a place can now register through the Airtribune website.

Pilots entering the competition should reserve dates between the 26th February to the 5th March, which include a pre-comp training day and the closing ceremony. There will be 6 task days in total and entry fee is set at €150.

The Pre-PWC Nepal is a National Championship Cat2 event and also a qualifier for the Paragliding World Cup Tour

For more info on the venue click here

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