Eric Perez Salva from Spain is the lucky winner of the Cross Country Prize Draw 2020. He wins a paraglider of his choice from any one of seven brands, including Advance, Gin, Icaro Paragliders, Independence Paragliding, Nova, Ozone and Skyman.
We rang him at 1pm GMT on Friday, shortly after the draw had been made at Cross Country’s production office in the south of France.
“No way! Are you serious? That’s amazing!” he said. “I am on holiday in Tenerife just now actually, let me pull over.”
Eric lives in the Pyrenees and currently flies a low EN B hike-and-fly wing. He has been flying for three years and is looking to upgrade his glider.
“I don’t know what brand I will choose yet, I will have a look tonight, and ask my mentors, but I will be looking for a lightweight high EN B glider,” he said.
The Cross Country Prize Draw happens twice a year – all Cross Country Magazine subscribers are automatically entered into the draw.
A full list of winners for the January 2020 draw includes:
Second prize: A Supair Altirando Lite harness – a light, comfortable, fully reversible harness
Winner: Stephen Buckingham, USA
Third prize: A Naviter Hyper – a lightweight but fully-featured instrument for everyday use, hike-and-fly adventures and cross-country missions.
Winner: Bill Brand, UK
Fourth prize: A Plusmax helmet
Winner: Jerome Ducasa, France
Velodrom sunglasses, Eric Gesinger, Canada
Cross Country Bullet speed bar, Philip Allen, Australia
XC Fastpack Bag, Glen Lockwood, Guyana
XC Brake Mittens, Paul Bolton, Australia
XCertina Compress bag, Regina Kosek, UK
XC Retrieve sign, Graham Cockburn, Switzerland
Cross Country T-shirt Henrik Strandgaard, Denmark
And a Cross Country cap William Duffell, USA
Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you to all our subscribers for subscribing and taking part. The next chance to win a brand new paraglider will be June/July 2020. Good luck!