Calendar of Events

Click an event to see its expanded entry.

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.

Aug
5
Sat
World HG Class 5 / European HG Class 1 Championship 2017
Aug 5 – Aug 17 all-day

The 8th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship, along with the 20th FAI European Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship are to be held in Krushevo, Macedonia from 5-17 August 2018.

The FAI say that a practice event will be run for both classes on July 8 to 15, 2017, but that this practice event is not formally a test event (as authorised by CIVL Bureau – no steward will be sent). It will have a Category 2 event status and will be widely open to pilots of all nationalities.

Aug
6
Sun
World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship
Aug 6 – Aug 19 all-day

The 21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship and 14th FAI Women World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship will be held on 6-19 August, 2017 in Brasília, Brazil.

The events are organized by Confederação Brasileira de Voo Livre, on behalf of the Confederação de Aerodesporto do Brasil.

brasilia2017.com.br

Aug
13
Sun
Naviter Open, Macedonia (PG)
Aug 13 – Aug 19 all-day

The Naviter Open is a friendly paragliding XC comp, run in the same vein as, and directly following, the GIN Wide Open, in Krushevo, Macedonia from 13-19 August 2017.

Why a NEW competition?
The GIN Wide Open has become SO popular that for every pilot that we accept, we’re turning several away.  By creating an additional competition we hope to give you a better chance of grabbing one of the much sought-after places. The Naviter Open is a competition in its own right, but will share many philosophies with the GIN Wide Open.

The venue for 2017 is Kruševo, Macedonia.  Registration will open on January 29th 2017 at 14:00 CET (13:00 UK time, 14:00 Central Europe)

Naviteropen.org

Aug
19
Sat
FAI European Paramotor Championships 2017
Aug 19 – Aug 26 all-day

The 2017 European Paramotor Championships will be held at Prerov in the Czech Republic from 19-26 August 2017.

The FAI cat. 1 event will include the following disciplines:

RPF 1 T (Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo)
RPF 2 T (Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons)
RPL 1 T (Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo)
RPL 2 T (Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons)

fai.org

Sep
2
Sat
Bordairrace, Kössen 2017
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day

The third and final of the 2017 Bordairrace events takes place at Kössen, Austria from 2-3 September 2017.

A reminder of the Bordairline rules:

The start takes place on the day of the race at 8 am. Pilots can travel by foot or paraglider, and the aim is to get as far as possible from the starting point and be able to get back again before 5pm the next day – an elapsed time of 33 hours.  At least 20% of the route must be flown. Failure to make it back to the finish line before 5pm, or failure to fly at least 20% of the route, will result in penalties.

This year for the first time there will be separate prizes for ladies and rookies.

There are some great prizes to be won, including paragliders, harnesses, instruments and reserves.

Non-flying companions will be able to join in on guided walking tours, and there will be Nova wings available to test fly.

Bordairrace.com

Sep
9
Sat
Dutch HG Open 2017
Sep 9 – Sep 15 all-day

The new dates for the 2017 Dutch Hang Gliding Open to be held in Greifenburg are 9-15 September 2017.

(The competition was postponed in May because of an unfavourable weather forecast).

Organisers say:

“If you would like good flying, great atmosphere and a late season comp, then don’t hesitate and register yourself”.

Check-in is on Saturday 9th September, first task is Sunday 10th.

More information and registration at Airtribune.com

Sep
14
Thu
The North Face Mountain Festival
Sep 14 – Sep 17 all-day

The North Face Mountain festival is a celebration of all kinds of mountain sports, including paragliding.

The festival invites participants to camp at the foot of the Eiger with like-minded mountain-sports lovers, and try their hand at new sports plus celebrate the ones they already love. There are athlete talks and live music too.

Climb walls, hike and run breathtaking alpine trails as well as learning new skills from adventure photography to cooking up a wilderness feast, all whilst enjoying a newfound sense of belonging.

The event is for over-18s only. Tickets cost €249 and include many of the activities, plus breakfasts and dinners. They can be bought from The North Face Mountain Festival website.

Sep
21
Thu
Coupe Icare 2017
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day

Coupe Icare 2017 poster

Every September for the last 43 years, the Chartreuse region of France has hosted the Coupe Icare flying festival. This year will make it 44, and the dates to note are Thursday 21 September to Sunday 24th.

This finale to the 2017 European season promises all the fun and packed schedule of previous events, with a huge trade show (Cross Country magazine will be there), fancy-dress fly-in, air displays, paramotor racing, film festival, food tent, street theatre, kids’ activities and a whole lot more.

Bring the family and come along for a four-day social and all-things-flying binge.

coupe-icare.org

Sep
23
Sat
Red Bull Elements 2017
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Red Bull Elements 2016

The 2017 edition of Red Bull Elements takes place on 23 September 2017.

A four-discipline event it encompasses rowing, trail running, paragliding and mountian biking, and is played out in the environs of lake Annecy in the southern French Alps.

Information at redbull.com; Register teams here.

 

Oct
7
Sat
2017 Canungra Hang Gliding Classic
Oct 7 – Oct 14 all-day

Canungra Hang Gliding Classic 2017

The first comp on the Australian hang gliding calendar for the 2017-2018 season is the Canungra Hang Gliding Classic, which takes place from 7-14 October 2017.

FAI cat-2 sanctioned, organisers say it will be an important competition for those who are wanting to qualify for points towards the Aussie ladder / Team Selection and WPRS points.

Register on Airtribune

Oct
28
Sat
PWC Ecuador 2017
Oct 28 – Nov 4 all-day

The fifth round of the PWC tour for 2017 takes pilots to Ecuador, to Guayaquil.

PWCA.org

Oct
29
Sun
2017 World Slalom Challenge (PPG)
Oct 29 – Nov 7 all-day

The World Paramotoring Slalom Challenge will take place in Egypt from 29 October 2017.

fai.org

Nov
10
Fri
Brazilian Paragliding Congress
Nov 10 – Nov 12 all-day
Brazilian Paragliding Congress

Brazilian Paragliding Congress

See: http://abp.esp.br/

Dec
2
Sat
Zapotiltic AT&T Paragliding Pre-World Cup @ Mexico
Dec 2 – Dec 9 all-day

Paragliding in Jalisco

Go fly Mexico that isn’t Valle de Bravo. Provisional Pre-PWC status granted, for this Cat 2 XC comp.

Dec
10
Sun
South African Pre-PWC 2017 @ Porterville
Dec 10 – Dec 16 all-day
Take off at Porterville. Photo: Jacques van Zyl

Take off at Porterville. Photo: Jacques van Zyl

The Kaapse Buitepos Club and Cape Nomads will host the 2017 South African Pre-PWC Porterville Paragliding Open, an FAI sanctioned CAT2 event.

The seven day event will run from 10-16 December 2017, with no rest days. 9 December will be an official practice day; 8 December will be an unofficial practice day.

Porterville is known as Africa’s premier summer flying and XC competition site and has hosted several South African Nationals, two Pre-PWC’s (2011 & 2012) and a PWC (2013).

More info at www.livetrack24.com/events/2017SAPrePWC/en

Dec
29
Fri
Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships 2018 @ Forbes
Dec 29 2017 – Jan 5 2018 all-day

Flying at Forbes

Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships 2018

Come join us at Forbes for another great week of awesome cross country flying. Whether you are new to competition or a seasoned pilot, you’ll be sure to have the time of your life!

Organiser: Moyes and Sydney Hang Gliding Club

Classified: FAI Cat 2, HGFA: AAA Open Class, A Sport Class

When: Practice flying Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 December 2017

Competition Dates: Friday 29 December 2017 through to Friday 5 January 2018

Where: Forbes, NSW, Australia

Headquarters: Forbes Rugby Club

Jan
9
Tue
PWC Superfinal 2017, Colombia
Jan 9 – Jan 21 all-day

The 2017 PWC tour’s Superfinal takes place from 9 January 2018 in the super-friendly Roldanillo, Colombia.

PWCA.org

Jan
14
Sun
Corryong PG Open 2018
Jan 14 – Jan 21 all-day

Fly Mt Ellliot, one of Australia’s best alpine flying sites, from 14-21 January 2018 in the Corryong Paragliding Open.

Corryong is located just a few thermal glides from Mt Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia, close to where the very first Australian Paragliding Nationals were hosted in Thredbo in 1990.

More information and registration at Airtribune.com

Monarca Paragliding Open 2018 @ Valle de Bravo
Jan 14 – Jan 20 all-day

Fly the famous Valle de Bravo – the perfect place to escape the northern winter blues. The thermals never stop here, with convergence to 4,000m and stunning flying every day.

Info at: www.monarcaopen.com

Jan
28
Sun
New Zealand PG Open 2018
Jan 28 – Feb 4 all-day

The New Zealand PG Open will be held from 28 January – 4 February 2018.

The competition is to be held in the mountains surrounding Wanaka. Expect everything… lakes, glaciers, open valleys, steep mountains, native forest, extreme wilderness. The diversity is what makes flying in Wanaka so special.

Airtribune.com

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