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Feb
5
Tue
XCBusa 2019
Feb 5 – Oct 31 all-day

XCBusa 2019

XCBusa is an annual paragliding competition that has been run by the Busa Flying Team in the Lake Garda area of Italy since 2014.

Scores take into account three flights. These can be flown any time between February and October but must meet specific criteria. Two must be declared before the flight is flown, and a third can be declared within 24 hours afterwards. The specific criteria can be studied on XCbusa.com.

There are always good prizes on offer, and this year the first prize is a Woody Valley GTO Light harness.

xcbusa.com

Apr
18
Thu
Montegrappa Trophy 2019
Apr 18 – Apr 22 all-day

Montegrappa Trophy 2019

The Montegrappa Trophy competition takes place at Borso del Grappa in north-east Italy over the Easter weekend, 18-22 April 2019.

There are places for up to 150 pilots in the competition, which is also a round of the Italian Nationals 2019. Alongside the competition is a season-opening trade show – come and see the current lines of some of the industry’s biggest names.

More details at Trofeomontegrappa.it and Airtribune.

Apr
20
Sat
Quest Air Nationals – week 2 (HG)
Apr 20 – Apr 27 all-day

Quest Air Nationals 2019 week 2

This is the second week of Quest Air Nationals hang gliding flatlands competition.

As with week one, there will be live tracking (Flymaster trackers provided) and the competition is USHPA and CIVL sanctioned, so USHPA NTSS and CIVL WPRS points will be awarded.

Airtribune.com

Apr
25
Thu
Spring Meeting – Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy 2019 (HG)
Apr 25 – May 1 all-day

Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy 2019The 2019 edition of the Spring Meeting – Friuli Venezia Giulia Trophy, is the third edition.

The FAI category 2 competition takes place in Meduno, north-east Italy, in an area well known to European pilots.

There will be Class 1, Class 5 and Sports Class categories.

Airtribune.com

Apr
29
Mon
Greek Paragliding Championship / Pre World Cup 2019
Apr 29 – May 5 all-day

Empesos

Empesos is to host the 2019 Greek Paragliding Championship, which will also be a pre World Cup event.

Organisers say the site is well known as a competition venue, offering outstanding views, plentiful thermals, friendly locals and excellent fresh local food.

More at Livetrack24.

May
1
Wed
Flow Mosel Open 2019
May 1 – May 4 all-day

Flow Mosel Open 2019The 10th Flow Mosel Open will take place from 1-4 May 2019.

Several take-offs are available to the competition, all of them located above the Moselle river. Some of the launches are quite small, so the competition is limited to 85 pilots.

moselfalken.de / Airtribune.com

Pedro Bernardo hang gliding open
May 1 – May 4 all-day

Pedro Bernardo Open 2019

Pedro Bernardo near Ávila in Spain hosts this hang gliding competition from 1-4 May 2019.

There will be Class 1, Class 5 and Sports Class categories.

More information here

May
17
Fri
Yamaska Open (HG)
May 17 – May 20 all-day

Yamaska Open

The Yamaska Open 2019 will be held at Mt Yamaska, Quebec, during the long weekend of Victoria Day, 17-20 May 2019. There will be both open and sport class categories.

More information and registration at Airtribune.com

May
18
Sat
X-Lakes Challenge 2019 @ Escape Flight Park
May 18 – May 19 all-day
The X-Lakes Challenge, 18-19 May 2019. Photo: Pat Holmes

The X-Lakes Challenge, 18-19 May 2019. Photo: Pat Holmes

Bag as many Wainwrights (peaks over 1,000ft in England’s Lake District National Park) as possible in under 32 hours, by foot or by paraglider.

Hike-and-fly rules – you carry your kit, or it carries you. All athletes must stop at night. They can choose to bivy with their kit where they finished up, or book a hotel in town (any transport allowed to get there and back) and return to the spot they stopped at, to restart the next day.

All the rules and sign-up form here.

May
25
Sat
Canadian HG Nationals
May 25 – Jun 1 all-day

Canadian HG Nationals

The Canadian Hang Gliding Nationals will be held from 25 May – 1 June 2019 at Kamloops.

Airtribune.com

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