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The 24th Azores paragliding festival takes place from 21-25 August 2018 on the Portuguese island of Sao Miguel.
Run by the Federação Portuguesa de Voo Livre (FPVL)
See the event’s Facebook page for more information.
BGD’s Weightless is a friendly, FAI cat 2 competition based on weight classes. 2018’s will be the first annual event, and it will be held in Tolmin, Slovenia from 2-8 September.
“Up to now flying heavy has always been an advantage. This has resulted in heavy equipment and ballast for competitions. BGD would like to change all this and encourage people to fly with light equipment. Women and Men will not be separated as the weight classes will help to even up the sexes.
The BGD weightless is aimed at up-and-coming pilots looking to improve their cross country, competition experience or just enjoy a unique experience hanging out with some of the best pilots in the world. Hosted in a relaxed environment, the first event will be held in Slovenia in the famous beautiful Soca Valley.
The event is particularly suited to leisure pilots that have flown some small XCs (20km+) and have flown in one or two fun competitions, but it will not exclude more advanced pilots, who will also benefit from participation. Two-liners will not be allowed to participate and the focus will be on the B and C classes, without excluding the As and Ds.“
The classes will be Overall, Sport and Leisure. Within each class there will be weight catagories of <80kg, <90kg, <110kg and >110kg.
Prizes, lectures, coaching and fun is guaranteed throughout.
HQ will be Camp Gabrje, and the preferred goal field will be just a few metres from HQ and the bar.
The event is organised by BGD and meet director Brett Janaway. Pilots can register on Airtribune
The United States Paragliding Nationals takes place from 3-8 September 2018.
It’s a race-to-goal format, with 80-100 pilots racing around the Sequatchie Valley of Tennessee, and the results affect US national rankings and the US World Team selection.
The event is run by Flying Camp.
The fifth competition of the 2018 Paragliding World Cup tour takes place in Aksaray, Turkey from 8-15 September 2018.
The 45th Coupe Icare takes palce 20-23 September 2018. Expect up to 100,000 visitors, thousands of paraglider and paramotor pilots, plus a huge film festival.
All the info: www.coupe-icare.org/GB_home.html
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
The Women’s Paragliding Open will be back on 8-15 December 2018 in Jalisco, Mexico.
“Join us for sunshine, flying, friends and great food!”, say the organisers.
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