Tag Archives: Annecy
Bornes to Fly 2017

Damien Lacaze wins Bornes to fly 2017

Damien Lacaze won the 2017 edition of Annecy’s hike-and-fly race, Bornes to Fly. The three-day 110km race took place from 3-5 June 2017, and was subject to the mixed weather conditions that have become the norm during its five-year history. It took a blend of flying prowess and leg-power to complete the circuit, which 28 athletes did. Damien crossed the […]

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François Ragolski

Acro Worlds: New World Champion Francois Ragolski

“Fly a big glider first. Everyone is flying too small. “That is the big sickness of the acro scene just now. Everyone looks at us and they want the same. This is a big, big mistake.” New Acro World Champion François Ragolski tells us what it takes to be top of the class, how to […]

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Annecy Acro Box

Annecy restricted zone: 26 Aug to 4 September 2016

There’s an acro competition on in Anncey, France, and if you’re not involved as a pilot, you need to stay out of this box! Make sure ‘that’ pilot isn’t you!

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Pilots at the Acro Worlds 2016

World PG Acro Championships 2016: 26 Aug-4 Sep

The World Paragliding Acro Championships has started in Annecy, France, and is set to last all week, 26 August to 4 September 2016. This is only the second FAI World Paragliding Aerobatics Championships in history, and comes a decade after the first one. Pilots from 16 nations are competing, including some of the biggest names […]

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Delta Mondial 2014

Annecy Mondial 2014: Video roundup

Annecy Mondial 2014, the multi-class hang gliding world championships held in France from 22 June to 5 July, saw some of the world’s best hang glider pilots flying in a perfect arena. Antoine Boisselier and Christophe Tong Viet were on hand to capture the action and the atmosphere of the competition, focusing on each class […]

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World Hang Gliding Championships 2014

Annecy Mondial 2014: 21 June – 5 July 2014

The Multiclass Hang Gliding World Championships’ official trailer, which clearly shows the different classes of hang glider in the competition The Multiclass FAI World Hang Gliding Championships is taking over the skies above Annecy in France from 21 June to 5 July 2014. The UK’s Richard Sheppard explains what it’s all about and who are […]

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Hang gliding world championships in Annecy

‘World Championship HG pilots must register’

  CIVL have called for all pilots who plan to fly in the multi-class Hang Gliding World Championships in Annecy in June to register. With two days to go until registration closes they say that pilots need to register properly, through their national aero club (NAC), to be accepted. Only 41 out of 111 pilots […]

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Maxime Chiron, Annecy. Photo: Tristan Shu

Tristan Shu showcased in Cross Country 149

Cross Country 149 features the amazing photography of Tristan Shu, one of the most original photographers working in paragliding today. A 37-year-old snowboard and outdoor sports photographer, Tristan started flying eight years ago but only really got into it in the last 18 months. He tells us: Now I’m really addicted. We’re having a blast […]

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The GIN Atlas on show. Photo: Jerome Maupoint

Back to the Future: GIN Atlas, EN B, review

In issue 149 of Cross Country magazine Greg Hamerton reviews the GIN Atlas, an EN B paraglider aimed at any pilot who wants to enjoy security with performance. It’s not the first time Greg has come across the Atlas: In the mid-1990s Gin Seok Song designed the original Atlas just before he left Edel to […]

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Muddy shoes at the Bornes to Fly. Photo: Michel Farrugia

Up One More: The Bornes to Fly 2013

How hard can hike-and-fly really be? Andy Pag found out when he signed up to the three-day Bornes to Fly in Annecy, France earlier this year.

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Martin Muller Bornes to Fly

Bornes to Fly 2013: Martin Muller takes first place

Andy Pag reports from the Bornes to Fly, a three-day hike-and-fly race around Annecy

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Video: Paragliding Circus

We love this and think you will too. It won the Best Original Film at the 2012 Coupe Icare in France.

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Oliver Michielsen wins Macedonia Paragliding World Cup by a whisker

French pilot won the final leg of the European Paragliding World Cup, held in Krushevo from 5-12 August.

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Low cloud on launch at Annecy

PWCA 2012: Alfredo Studer wins after one task

Swiss pilot Alfredo Studer (Ozone) won the French round of the Paragliding World Cup 2012 in Talloires – his second ever PWC competition

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Detail of the new paragliding and hang gliding map of Annecy, France

Paragliding and hang gliding guide to Annecy: Free download

The Annecy tourist office has published a new map for paraglider and hang glider pilots.

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Annecy paragliding exhibition APX 2012 poster

Annecy paragliding exhibition May 2012

Annecy’s big paragliding exhibition takes place 5-6 May 2012, based at Doussard

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Classic Routes from XCmag

Classic Routes: The World’s Best XC Routes

Classic Routes is the beautiful new paragliding and hang gliding book from the makers of Cross Country magazine

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Charlie eating lunch and changing shoes before the next section of the hike

St Hil’Airtour 2011: A day of walking

We woke to a grey sky with the odd shower coming through but still the hope it would be flyable from the top of Colombier…

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Red Bull Elements 2011 poster

Team Red Bull Austria win Red Bull Elements 2011

Team Red Bull Austria wins Red Bull Elements

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Cross Country paragliding training camps and tours with Oliver Rössel

Oliver Rössel, the current German serial class paragliding champion and one of the most successful competition pilots in the world, is running cross country training camps in the Alps next season.

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