Edited on 9 Feb 2017, following notification from the FAI that the original competition with the same name, that was set to be held from 10-17 February, does not have FAI cat 2 status. The Roldanillo Open that runs from 21-27 February does have FAI cat 2 status.
The new dates for the The Roldanillo Open, Colombia, are 21-27 February 2018.
The competition is organized by Bernardo Medina Sastre, and registration is on Airtribune.com.
The Winter Cup is held in Nova Gorica, Slovenia from 23-28 February 2018. The competition has FAI cat 2 status.
If fewer than three tasks are validated on the original dates, the competition will continue during its reserve dates of 2-7 March.
There are places for 110 pilots, and a reduced early entry fee of €125 for the first 80 pilots to register (thereafter the fee will be €135). There is a €20 discount for pilots under the age of 28.
Entry fee payments
Reserve your place at the event with pre-payment! The rest you will pay at your arrival to Nova Gorica or in days before the event.
The Stubai Cup takes place every year and this year’s theme is Flying Flower Power. “Love is in the air!”, say its organisers.
The three-day event combines an open-air trade show in the landing field, testival, aerial displays and a prize draw. Chrigel Maurer will be giving a not-to-be-missed presentation on the Friday evening so get there in time for that.
Pilot briefings and weather reports will be given daily in the school, and shuttles will run from the landing field to the lifts. Pilots can then free-fly over the snowy arena before landing back at the event site.
All registered pilots are automatically entered in the Fun Cup, whose prizes include an EN-A paraglider.
Explore this remarkable Caribbean island and combine it with a unique flying trip. The Cuban Nationals take place in Guisa, Granma, in the south east of the country. The area is the best place to fly paragliders in Cuba.
The 2018 Kwahu Paragliding Festival is a flagship event for the Ministry of Tourism in Ghana and is now in its 13th year. This year the event will take place in the Odwianuma Mountains from 30 March to 2 April 2018. Flying fee is GHC250.
The take off site is being expanded and the festival is expected to attract “thousands of people from far and near, and will include paragliding, funfairs and entertainment.”
The 2018 Bordairrace hike-and-fly series kicks off in Germany’s Kampenwand/Chiemsee on 21 April.
The series has historically served as training for Red Bull X-Alps athletes, including Paul Guschlbauer, Lars Budack, Pascal Purin, Thomas Hofbauer and Simon Oberrauner. This year for the first time there will be a rookie class, and the events will have live tracking.
21-24 April: Kampenwand/Chiemsee, Germany
26-27 May: Schöckl, Austria
7-8 July: Kössen, Austria (Austrian hike-and-fly championship)
More information, and registration, at Bordairrace.com
Bordairrace’s Facebook page
The X-Berg Challenge four-day adventure race starts on 26 April 2018. The race sees paragliders, mountain bikers and runners racing against each other around turnpoints in the Drakensberg, South Africa.
The length of the route differs from race to race, but organisers say it will be around 90-180km in a straight line. Athletes choose their own routes to best suit their sport, taking in the turnpoints, and it’s a race to the finish.
The event is now in its sixth year, and the solo category has been won once by a trail runner and twice each by mountain bikers and paragliders.
Pilots can enter solo or as part of a team of two to four, and can mix disciplines. It’s recommended to have a dedicated supporter, but if a willing volunteer can’t be found there is a resupply service for unsupported athletes. Read about the team and solo entry combinations and more, here.
The pre-race briefing takes place on 26 April at The Border Post, Oliviershoek Pass, with race days from 27-30 April.
There is a 10% discount on the entry fee for athletes who have entered before. Registration closes 9 March 2017.