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Apr
27
Fri
Soča Valley Open 2018 (PG), Slovenia
Apr 27 – May 2 all-day
Soča Valley Open 2018 (PG), Slovenia @ Tolmin | Slovenia

The Soča Valley Open is an FAI cat 2 competition based at Camp Gabrje, which takes place from 27 April – 2 May 2018.

The main scheduled competition days are 27-30 April, which 1 and 2 May as reserve days in case fewer than three tasks have been validated.

There are places for 110 pilots, and the €115 entry fee includes transport and retrieves, take-off fees, maps, packed lunches, food and drink coupons and the all-important goal beer!

Register at comps.sffa.org.

Photo: Wojciech Kocot

Apr
28
Sat
Swedish West Cup (PG) 2018
Apr 28 – May 1 all-day
Swedish West Cup (PG) 2018 @ Falköping | Västra Götaland County | Sweden

There are places for up to 40 participants in the Swedish West Cup which takes place from 28 April – 1 May at Falköping.

Organisers say:

“We hope that the classic hill of Ålleberg near Falköping will be flyable and that will be the HQ. But we can choose early in the morning to change flying site from day to day and use different flying sites each day for tasks as well as we might even use towing to maximise flying (so bring your towing bridles!)

“We especially encourage comp-beginners to join us, as all tasks hopefully will be made downwind or with a slight crosswind so everyone will have a decent chance of reaching goal or at least get away on nice XC flights.”

All participants must get to the take-off every day by their own means.

More information and registration at Airtribune.com. There is also an event Facebook page.

Vršac Open (PG) 2018, Serbia
Apr 28 – May 2 all-day
Vršac Open (PG) 2018, Serbia @ Vršac | Vojvodina | Serbia

The first round of the Serbian XC Paragliding league, and also the first FAI cross-country event in Serbia for the 2018 season, the Vršac Open will be held from 28 April – 2 May 2018.

Information and registration at Airtribune.com

 

May
4
Fri
British Paragliding Cup 2018 – Pennines, UK
May 4 – May 7 all-day

BPCup Parlick 2018The first round of the British Paragliding Cup series of 2018 takes place at Parlick, in the UK’s Pennines.

Organisers write:

“The BP Cup is an entry-level paragliding competition for Pilot rated pilots. No previous competition experience is necessary but you do need to be confident thermalling. Our aims are – flying, fun and learning – in that order! The intention is to provide a friendly, supportive environment to facilitate pilots’ development, pushing PB boundaries and achieving competition goals. All rounds are open to suitably qualified foreign pilots, see Rules section on the website.

The Pennine round HQ and camping will be the Bowland Gliding Club at the foot of Parlick, near Chipping in the Forest of Bowland, UK.

bpcup.co.uk

X-Berg Challenge 2019
May 4 all-day

X-Berg Challenge 2019

The X-Berg Challenge, Lesotho’s paragliding vs running vs biking adventure race, takes place from 20-24 March 2019. 

“The challenge is to fly, run and cycle along a pre-set race route across the Drakensberg, South Africa, around turnpoints. The length of the route differs from race to race but is around 90-180 km straight-line distance. First to goal wins.”

Entries are open at xbergchallenge.com

May
5
Sat
Southern Alps Hang Gliding Open
May 5 – May 13 all-day
Southern Alps Hang Gliding Open @ Saint-André-les-Alpes | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France

The Southern Alps Hang Gliding Open will take place at Laragne and Saint André-les-Alpes in the southern French Alps from 5-13 May 2018.

The FAI cat 2 event is organised by the French ultralight association, ADPUL, and is open to Class 1, Class 5 and Sport Class hang gliders. The first three competition days (6-8 May) will be held at Laragne, and the remainder further south in Saint André-les-Alpes.

The tasks will be around 80-150km (more if the conditions are good) and Flymaster 360 trackers will be used to track pilots.

Schedule:
5 May: Registration at Laragne (Camping de Laragne-Montéglin).  Introduction to cross country flying in the area covering Southern Alps aerology, plus safety and pilot briefings and practice task.
6-8 May: Competition days
9 May: Registration at St André-les-Alpes; training day; safety and pilot briefings
10-13 May: Competition days
13 May: Prize-giving from 6pm

More information at ultralight-glider.com, and registration here.

Facebook page here.

 

May
10
Thu
Pre-PWC Passy, France, 2018
May 10 – May 13 all-day
Pre-PWC Passy, France, 2018 @ Passy | Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes | France

The club Mont Blanc Vol Libre are hosting a Pre-PWC round at Passy Plaine-Joux from 10-13 May 2017.

Photo: cmbvl.fr

pwca.org

May
18
Fri
2018 Yamaska Open / Canadian Nationals (HG)
May 18 – May 22 all-day

Yamaska Open 2018
The Canadian Hang Gliding Nationals / Yamaska open will be held at Mt. Yamaska, “during the long weekend of Victoria Day, at the best of spring”.

The FAI cat. 2 competition has Open and Sports class categories, and can welcome up to 30 pilots. It is HPAC and CIVL sanctioned and WPRS points will be awarded.

May 18 will be check-in and practice day, with 19-21 as flying days and 22nd as a reserve day.

The competition fees do not include rides to launch, or retrieve. (It will be easy to arrange for both)

Further info at hpac.caaqvl.qc.cacvly.cadvl.ca

May
24
Thu
Dalmatian Open 2018 (PG)
May 24 – May 27 all-day

Dalmatian Open 2018The Dalmatian Paragliding Open will be held at Hrvace, Croatia, from 24-27 May 2018.

The FAI cat 2 competition will be meet-directed by Igor Eržen. The entry fee is just €40 up until 15 April, after which it rises to €50. It includes lunch, transport to launch and a free T-shirt.

More information can be found on the event’s website, here.

May
26
Sat
Bordairrace 2018: Schöckl, Austria
May 26 – May 27 all-day
Bordairrace 2018: Schöckl, Austria @ Styria | Austria

The second round of the 2018 Bordairrace hike-and-fly series takes place at Schöckl, Austria, from 26-27 May 2018. 

2018 Series
21-24 April: Kampenwand/Chiemsee, Germany
26-27 May: Schöckl, Austria
7-8 July: Kössen, Austria (Austrian hike-and-fly championship)

More information, and registration, at Bordairrace.com

Bordairrace’s Facebook page

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