Comps and Events, News

Lucas Bernardin and Tomomi Masuko win PWC Japan

Saturday 29 May, 2010

[vimeo id=”12110218″ w=”500″]

The second competition of the 2010 Paragliding World Cup tour finished today in Japan, with only two tasks flown. France’s Lucas Bernardin (Ozone) was the first-placed Open pilot, and Tomomi Masuko (JP, flying Gin) top female.

Lucas Bernardin of France and Japan's Tomomi Masuko, happy winners of PWC Japan 2010

Lucas Bernardin of France and Japan's Tomomi Masuko, happy winners of PWC Japan 2010

France was also the first-placed nation, despite several of the country’s top pilots, such as Luc Armant and Charles Cazaux, competing in the Europeans instead which are still going on in Abtenau, Austria at the moment (25 May – 5 June). Japan and Korea were 2nd and 3rd nations.

The two tasks of 64 and 49 km were held yesterday and today (28 and 29 May), following an early start this morning for everyone to move to Mount Fuji.

Philippe Broers has documented the event on video in his unique way. One of his videos is above, and others can be seen on his Vimeo channel (videos 74 to 83) or on the PWC website.

A reminder of the 2010 PWC Tour dates:

PARAGLIDING WORLD CUP (AMERICA)

03-10 April – Pocos de Caldas / Brazil – Brazilian World Cup
17-24 July – Chelan / USA – American World Cup

PARAGLIDING WORLD CUP (ASIA)

22-29 May – Happo-Mt Fuji / Japan – Japanese World cup
02-09 June – Linzhou / China – Chinese World Cup

PARAGLIDING WORLD CUP (EUROPE)

19-26 June – Drama / Greece – Greek World Cup
03-10 July – San potito / Italy – Italian World Cup
07-14 August – Serra da Estrela / Portugal – Portuguese World Cup

SUPERFINAL :

21 Sept-2 Oct – Denizli / Turkey

www.paraglidingworldcup.org


• Got news? Send it to us at news@xccontent.local.

Subscribe to the world’s favourite hang gliding and paragliding magazine

home

Never miss an issue

Our subscribers receive 10 issues a year, the annual Travel Guide and exclusive access to competitions and offers

Subscribe today
Back to Comps and Events News
Back to Comps and Events News

Got a story?

If you have news, great images or a story, let us know

Get in touch

Join the family

By subscribing, you support the only worldwide paragliding, paramotoring and hang gliding magazine and you get:

  • Ten issues delivered to your door through the year
  • A 100+ page Travel Guide to the world’s best flying sites delivered with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Plus: Win a paraglider in our annual subscribers’ draw each January
  • Pay annually or monthly with paypal or credit card
Subscribe today

Subscribe and never miss an issue

Print edition

  • Published since 1988
  • The highest production values
  • Gorgeous photography
  • Perfect-bound, collectors’ issues
  • Ten times a year each issue is airmailed to you

Digital edition

  • Read offline on your iPad, tablet, laptop or phone
  • The same content as the printed magazine
  • Delivered through award-winning Zinio software

Print and digital

  • Read the digital issues on your iPad, tablet, laptop or phone
  • Keep the print magazines on your coffee table!
  • Ten times a year, each issue is airmailed to you and sent via Zinio
News and special offers. No spam ever