Calendar of Events

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To include an event here please email news@xcmag.com with the details.

Also check the Paragliding World Cup calendar and the FAI and CIVL calendar.

Jun
30
Fri
Parafest 2017, UK
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

Parafest logoThe UK’s third Parafest will take place from 30 June – 2 July 2017 at Caerwys, on the North Wales coast.

The event attracts pilots of paramotors, paragliders, hang gliders and powered hang gliders as well as non-pilots and their families. There will be plenty of non-flying entertainment and children are very well catered for.

The many North Wales free-flying sites are within easy driving distance from the festival, and powered flying takes place from a huge field next to the festival site.

The entertainment will include fire breathing, circus acrobats, and Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd tribute bands. Saturday night is ’80s night, so bring your leg warmers and shoulder pads!

Organisers say the camping fields will be open from the weekend before the festival starts (June 24) so you can arrive early, grab the best pitch and enjoy what Wales has to offer.

facebook.com/parafestuk

parafest.co.uk will be up in January 2017.

Rwanda Paramotor Tour
Jun 30 – Jul 15 all-day

Rwanda paramotor tour 2017

Join Belgian PPG instructor Alain Gillot and Jean-Michel Hausman on a PPG tour of Rwanda, starting on 30 June 2017.

Rwanda paramotor tour 2017

Email Alain or Jean-Michel for details.

Jul
1
Sat
Ozone Chabre Open 2017
Jul 1 – Jul 7 all-day

The Ozone Chabre Open takes place from 1-7 July 2017, at Laragne-Monteglin in southern France.

Registration opens at flylaragne.com at 18.00 GMT (that’s 19.00 central European time) on Sunday 19th February.

Organisers say:

Physical registration will start Friday evening 30th June, with a practice task on Saturday 1st July. Pioneers of the friendly, stress-free paragliding cross country competition, our emphasis is on safe, achievable tasks and the event is aimed at competent and experienced pilots not yet established on the competition circuit. Above all, it will be fun!

Sponsored by Ozone, the event will include briefings, de-briefings, parties and prizes as well as great flying in a fantastic area.

Paragliding World Championship 2017, Feltre, Italy
Jul 1 – Jul 15 all-day

The 15th FAI Paragliding World Championship is to take place at Monteavena, Feltre, Italy from 1-15 July 2017.

150 athletes from 40 nations will compete over 13 days in the beautiful area between the Dolomites and Venice, offering a mix of mountain and flatland flying.

The current champions are Honorin Hamard and Seiko Fukuoka – but will the French retain their crowns? It’s bound to be an exciting competition.

monteavena2017.org

Spanish HG Nationals 2017
Jul 1 – Jul 8 all-day

The 2017 Spanish hang gliding nationals will be held in Arangoiti, northern Spain from 1-8 July (July 1 is training day).

Organisers say, “This is a classical spot for competitions located in north of Spain, which has hosted several Nationals (1989, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2014) and one Pre-european (2013).”

More information and registration on Airtribune.

 

Jul
2
Sun
Belgian PG Open 2017
Jul 2 – Jul 8 all-day

The Belgian Paragliding Open will take place in le Grand Bornand, France, from 2-8 July 2017.

Organisers say:

If you are interested in a nice competition offering serious XC tasks coupled with the ‘Belgian spirit’ (those who attended previous editions know what I mean), save the date!

One training task on Sunday and six competition tasks from Monday till Saturday are planned. The take-off,  Mont Lachat, is ideally situated along the XC highways of the Haute Savoie (Aravis and Bargy ranges). The playground will stretch from the Cluses valley in the north to the end of the Bauges mountain ranges in the south.

The meet director is Pierre Naville, who will be assisted by Joel Favre and others, together combining an unrivalled local knowledge of the area. Expect some serious flying….and some serious ‘Belgian afters’!

Registration opens on 17 December, 21.00 CET.

airtribune.com

Red Bull X-Alps 2017
Jul 2 – Jul 15 all-day

The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps kicks off on 2 July 2017, with 31 athletes hoping to break Chrigel Maurer’s run of four consecutive wins.

Chrigel will be on the start line again as well, this time with Tobias Dimmler as his supporter; the field of 32 athletes have come from far and wide to compete – Austria and France each have four athletes in this year’s event, and the USA have three; non-Europeans include Claudio Heidel Schemberger from Argentina (2nd X-Alps), and David Liano Gonzalez of Mexico (1st X-Alps); Chikyonga Ha will be representing South Korea, also his second event.

The record time for finishing the course is 6d 23h 40m – Chrigel’s 2013 time.

As always, it promises to be an exciting race to watch, with live tracking and plenty of daily updates for internet spectators. Eliminations of the slowest team start on July 5th.

redbullxalps.com 

Jul
8
Sat
Krushevo HG Open 2017
Jul 8 – Jul 15 all-day

The traditional Krushevo HG Open will be held on July 8-15, 2017. It will also be considered as the test event for the 20th European Hang Gliding Class 1 and 8th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championships that will take place on the same site in 2018. 80 pilot places maximum.

Airtribune.com

Pre-European Hang Gliding Championships (class 1)
Jul 8 – Jul 15 all-day

The Pre-Event for Class 1 European Hang Gliding Championship will take place in Krushevo, Macedonia from 8-15 July 2017.

The 20th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 championship will be 5-17 August 2018.

More info here.

 

 

Jul
14
Fri
Trotte & Vol, Chambéry
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day

Trotte & Vol is a three-day hike-and-fly competition in the Bauges, France, organised by the Z’éléphants Volants club of Chambéry.

There will be two different courses – an introductory one for first-timers and a longer circuit for experienced hike-and-flyers.

More information and registration on the club website.

 

Jul
15
Sat
XC Candelario paragliding comp, Spain
Jul 15 – Jul 22 all-day

XC Candelario is a cross-country paragliding competition, based near Salamanca, Spain, using local launches including Candelario,  Piedrahita and Pedro Bernardo.

This year’s event will take place from 15-22 July 2017.

XCEspagnol’s Joanna Di Grigoli says, “I went in 2015 and had a blast. They make great briefings in the morning and suggest the best route for the day. Prizes are usually very cool and I won a ham!”

More info, and entry details at airtribune.com

 

Jul
16
Sun
5th International Ager Open (HG)
Jul 16 – Jul 22 all-day

Ager HG Open 2017

The 5th International Àger HG Open takes place from 16-22 July 2017.

The FAI cat. 2 event can accept a maximum of 120 pilots.

Airtribune.com/ageropen

Jul
18
Tue
Mantar Paragliding XC Open
Jul 18 – Jul 24 all-day

Mantar Paragliding XC Open

Check out the prize money for the Mantar XC Paragliding Open in Indonesia in July 2017!

Contact hosts, Mantar Paragliding, through their Facebook page. Registration will be at asianparagliding.org from mid-May 2017.

Jul
19
Wed
XCerrado 2017, Brazil
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

XCerrado 2017

2017 will be the ninth year that Jaraguá, Brazil has hosted XCerrado, the open-distance XC comp with big numbers on its scoresheets.

The record is Samuel Nascimento’s 300k, but 200k+ flights are no rarity here and organisers say there have been more than 100 flights over 100k. So expect big days and pack your XCPees!

Registration opens on 16 May 2017, with 120 places available. Pilots must confirm their places by 15 June, or risk losing them to those on the waiting list … If you don’t get a place, it may not be much consolation but you can always watch the live tracking.

Event website

Jul
22
Sat
British Paramotor Open 2017 @ Green Dragons
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

The British Paramotor Open 2017 will be held at Green Dragons’ site in Woldingham, Surrey from 22-26 July 2017. The British team will be in attendance, perfecting their art ahead of the European Championships which take place in the Czech Republic in August.

A ‘Discovery Group’ will be offering an entry-level paramotor competition, a laid-back competition to be run alongside the main event, but with no speed element to the tasks. The idea is to provide a safe environment for pilots wanting to try out PPG competition.

There will also be a paraglider accuracy competition at the same time, so plenty to see for spectators.

More info and registration at ppgcomps.co.uk

Italian HG Open 2017
Jul 22 – Jul 27 all-day
Jul
24
Mon
FAI Class 2 World Championship 2017, Aspres sur Buech @ Aspres sur Buech
Jul 24 – Aug 6 all-day
FAI Class 2 World Championship 2017, Aspres sur Buech @ Aspres sur Buech | Aspres-sur-Buëch | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France

Join Jacques Bott and an elite band of Class 2 hang glider pilots in the southern French Alps for a competition that promises to see you flying 300k triangles through spectacular terrain.

Jul
29
Sat
Brazilian Paragliding 2017 Final
Jul 29 – Aug 5 all-day

Brazilian PG final 2017The Brazilian Paragliding 2017 Final will take place at the Gavião Peak Headquarters at Andradas, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Registration is free, as the event is supported by the Sports Incentive Law of the State of Minas Gerais, with priority given to Brazilian pilots participating in the first round in Baixo Guandu / ES but there are thirty places available for foreign pilots.

Non-participants of the first round will be able to pre-register and wait for the release of possible vacancies, which will be from 17 June.

The remaining places will be distributed among the State Federations that have an annual calendar of events approved by the CBVL and an active state ranking, and so on, in that order: Minas Gerais> Rio de Janeiro> São Paulo> Santa Catarina> Rio Grande do Sul> Espírito Santo

The other State Federations affiliated and in compliance with their obligations to CBVL (Paraná, Bahia, Ceará, Goiás) have already been contemplated by the proportional distribution of vacancies in the 1st Stage.

Event website

 

Pitroux Summer Camp
Jul 29 – Aug 15 all-day

Pitroux Summer Camp

Pilots are invited to the Pitroux Summer Camp at Mirebeau in west-central France, where activities take place daily from 10am until late.

There is free camping, BBQs and music, and pilots of all levels are welcome, as well as non-pilots. Tandem flights will be possible and there are plenty of other activities in the Poitiers area to keep everyone happy.

Jul
30
Sun
Women’s Paragliding Open, Le Grand Bornand, France
Jul 30 @ 1:03 pm – Aug 4 @ 2:03 pm

The French Paragliding Women’s Open 2017 is an FAI cat. 2 competition organised by the Female Commissions of the free flying leagues in the Northerm and southern Alps, supported by the Female Commission at FFVL.

This year it will take place from 30 July to 4 August. There are 60 places in total, of which 26 are reserved for foreign pilots, and up to 30 can be offered to male pilots. All pilots need to be IPPI5 qualified and hold a valid FAI2 licence and third party insurance.

Registration and a training task will take place on Sunday 30th July.

This event is aimed at promoting female cross-country paragliding as a whole, and offers an opportunity for female pilots from all over the world to meet up. Places are offered to female pilots as a priority. Male pilots are also welcome, but the ratio of men to women will not be allowed to exceed 1:1.

Please note that this year no priority is given to male pilots registering with a female pilot, and only the date of payment will confirm registration.

Theory and technical workshops will be organised on some evenings after tasks or on non flyable days, along with debates and brainstorming on the future of female free-flying in the light of the new IOC directives for the coming Olympiad. Details will be given closer to the date. A dinner will also be organised (15 euros extra for non competitors). We are expecting to offer online downloading as well as live tracking on this event.

A sanction fee of 150 euros is to be paid by CC on the FFVL website once your status moves to ‘to pay’ (please contact Benedicte for other payments facilities): this price includes bus shuttles, lift pass for the week, retrieves, lunch pack and a bottle of water on the first day of the competition, which pilots can refill for the other days.

Please note that the registration fee will increase by 30 euros after 30 June.

For more information or to register, go to the FFVL website.

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