The FAI European Hang Gliding Championships 2018 sees its first task in Macedonia today.
Twenty-one teams from Europe are taking part in the Class 1 championships, with big teams from Austria, UK, Italy and the Czech Republic. Non European pilots include six Australian pilots, three from Japan and one each from Brazil, USA and Canada.
The Class 5 (rigids) World Hang Gliding Championships are being held at the same place at the same time, and will run alongside the Class 1 Europeans. With 89 pilots in the Class 1 competition and 33 in Class 5, this is to ease logistics and costs.
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