Seiko Fukuoka claims 50km triangle record

Monday 31 March, 2014
Seiko Fukuoka, photographed in Brazil in November 2012. Photo: Felix Wolk

Seiko Fukuoka, photographed in Brazil in November 2012. Photo: Felix Wolk


Seiko Fukuoka Naville has claimed a new women’s world record for Speed over a 50km triangle.

She flew the flight on 28 March 2014 in Annecy, France. The speed claimed is 34.69km/h.

The full record claim reads:

Claim number : 17069
Sub-class :O-3 (Paragliders)
Category: Female
Type of record : Speed over a triangular course of 50 km
Course/location : Marlens – Annecy (France)
Performance : 34.69 km/h
Pilot : Seiko Fukuoka Naville (France)
Paraglider : R 12 / Ozone
Date :28.03.2014
Current record : 22.3 km/h (01.07.2010 – Nicole Fedele, Italy)
The details shown above are provisional. When all the evidence required has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and the record ratified (if appropriate).

See the FAI website for more.

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