Comps and Events, News

The 2008 New Zealand Paragliding Championships and Air Games

Friday 22 February, 2008


New Zealand is a beautiful place to fly…

The 2008 New Zealand Paragliding Championships was a great success all around: six flyable days, a great variety of tasks from short 30km taks to 80+km tasks. With some weather luck and the great local knowledge of the organisers, this was one of the best Nationals ever.

Jeff Ripley, Gin Boomerang Sport, is new NZ Champion, Bryan Moore is second, and Reuben Muir is third.

The NZ Airgames were held in Wanaka in December. This was a rather unique event as it was designed to be televised and to achieve maximum effect for cameras and spectators.

Hence, rather than long difficult tasks leading far into the mountains, the task for this competition was short and fast, televised from the ground, the helicopter as well as cameras on the pilots.

At the last turn point, Jeff Ripley met up with another competitor and with help of his trusty Boomerang Sport, narrowly won a real head-to-head race.


• Got news? Send it to us at news@xccontent.local

Subscribe to the world’s favourite hang gliding and paragliding magazine

Home

Never miss an issue

Our subscribers receive 10 issues a year, the annual Travel Guide and exclusive access to competitions and offers

Subscribe today
Back to Comps and Events News
Back to Comps and Events News

Got a story?

If you have news, great images or a story, let us know

Get in touch

Join the family

By subscribing, you support the only worldwide paragliding, paramotoring and hang gliding magazine and you get:

  • Ten issues delivered to your door through the year
  • A 100+ page Travel Guide to the world’s best flying sites delivered with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Plus: Win a paraglider in our annual subscribers’ draw each January
  • Pay annually or monthly with paypal or credit card
Subscribe today

Digital edition

From
£2.59
per month

  • Ten packed issues delivered via Zinio
  • Travel Guide with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Read offline on iPad, laptop or phone
  • Exactly the same magazines as print

Print edition

From
£4.19
per month

  • Ten packed issues airmailed to you
  • Travel Guide with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Perfect-bound journals, high quality production
  • Chance to win two new wings in exclusive draws

Print and digital

From
£4.79
per month

  • All the benefits of print and digital!
  • Plus exclusive discount vouchers for books and products
News and special offers. No spam ever
SIGN ME UP