Lucas Bernardin and Tomomi Masuko win PWC Japan

The second competition of the 2010 Paragliding World Cup tour finished today in Japan, with only two tasks flown. France’s Lucas Bernardin (Ozone) was the first-placed Open pilot, and Tomomi Masuko (JP, flying Gin) top female.

Lucas Bernardin of France and Japan's Tomomi Masuko, happy winners of PWC Japan 2010

Lucas Bernardin of France and Japan's Tomomi Masuko, happy winners of PWC Japan 2010

France was also the first-placed nation, despite several of the country’s top pilots, such as Luc Armant and Charles Cazaux, competing in the Europeans instead which are still going on in Abtenau, Austria at the moment (25 May – 5 June). Japan and Korea were 2nd and 3rd nations.

The two tasks of 64 and 49 km were held yesterday and today (28 and 29 May), following an early start this morning for everyone to move to Mount Fuji.

Philippe Broers has documented the event on video in his unique way. One of his videos is above, and others can be seen on his Vimeo channel (videos 74 to 83) or on the PWC website.

A reminder of the 2010 PWC Tour dates:


03-10 April – Pocos de Caldas / Brazil – Brazilian World Cup
17-24 July – Chelan / USA – American World Cup


22-29 May – Happo-Mt Fuji / Japan – Japanese World cup
02-09 June – Linzhou / China – Chinese World Cup


19-26 June – Drama / Greece – Greek World Cup
03-10 July – San potito / Italy – Italian World Cup
07-14 August – Serra da Estrela / Portugal – Portuguese World Cup


21 Sept-2 Oct – Denizli / Turkey

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