A The Argentinean Championship takes place from 13 October 2019 at La Rioja, and it is also a pre-PWC event.
Organisers say the launch site is well known for its excellent thermals, and the take-off has been recently improved, with 500m² of synthetic grass to lay your wing out on.
Organisers bill the Iquique Open as “the most extreme and driest competition in Chile”. Pilots launch on a hill facing the breeze from the Pacific Ocean, then have the Atacama desert as a huge playground to the east.
Airspace restrictions to the south will be relaxed during the event, to allow a corridor of flight in what is usually the no-go around Diego Aracena airport.
Organisers claim flying is possible 360 days a year, and for up to 10 hours a day in October and November. Expect 2-6m/s thermals and winds of 8-25km/h.
The fifth and final round of the 2019 Paragliding World Cup tour will now be held in Loma Bola, Argentina (the event planned in Mexico was cancelled).
The other dates on the tour are:
Fly with condors in the strong thermals of the Chilean Andes at the Chilean Open 2019, which is also a pre-PWC event.
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