Red Bull Elements – the four-discipline relay race featuring swimming, trail running, mountain biking and paragliding – takes place on 15 September 2018 at Talloires in France.
Registration is open (March 2018) for teams wishing too take part.
After a year off, the Santa Cruz Flats race is back in 2018. Run by Jamie Sheldon, organisers say:
Yes! After a year off, we’re coming back to the Francisco Grande for another week of fun in the desert. Come join us again!
Because our tug resources are limited, we are only allowing a maximum of 50 pilots, so you might want to register early.”
You can register at AirTribune by clicking here.
Altitude with Attitude is a series of fly-ins, organised by Kirsten Seeto for female pilots in Australia rated PG2 or above.
The Rainbow Beach fly-in is a three-day fly-in for up to nine participants. Organisers say,
“We will use any non-flyable times to talk about instruments and weather forecasting tools, so bring your instruments and questions with you!”
The entry fee includes food and accommodation.
Check the Altitude with Attitude website for more information.
The Saint-Gervais paragliding club host this festival dedicated to everything lightweight. It’s an opportunity to see and try the latest lightweight kit from a range of manufacturers.
Hike-and-fly group excusrsions are arranged, with a range of options to suit different tastes and abilities, so you can borrow kit and test it out.
The Cheese Cup is a mini-hike-and-fly competition based at Talloires on the shores of lake Annecy in France.
The cup (and a whole load of cheese) is won by the pilot with the highest cumulative score from the three one-day competitions.
The autumn competition dates are 8 September, 6 October and 20 October.
More information and registration on cheesecuphikeandfly.wordpress.com
Canungra, in Australia’s Gold Coast region, has several grassy take-offs covering all wind directions, located on 500m high tree-covered mountain ridges.
The Beechmont launch during the dry summer months can produce early thermals even at 7am. This results in long XC flights. The records are 325 km for a paraglider and 519 km for a hang glider.
One round of the Cup will count towards a pilot’s WPRS score.
The entry fee of AUS$480 includes a full retrieve, excursions and transport system including airport transfers.
Details and registration on Airtribune.
The 2018 Argentinean Paragliding Championships will take place at La Rioja from 14-20 October.
Organisers say you can expect excellent thermal conditions, and enjoy the newly transformed 500m² launch, complete with synthetic grass.
Register at Airtribune.com