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PWC Ecuador 2017 podium

PWC 2017: Honorin Hamard and Yael Margelisch win in Ecuador

Honorin Hamard and Yael Margelisch won the Ecuador round of the 2017 PWC tour, which finished on Saturday 4th November after three tasks. The three tasks were 60.8km, 67.5km and 62.6km distances, with plenty of technical flying required under cloudy and humid conditions with low cloudbases at Guayaquil. All that remains now for the 2017 […]

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Honorin Hamard. Photo: Marcus King

Profile: Paragliding Champion Honorin Hamard

At just 25, Honorin Hamard is the one pilot to rule them all. The current World and European Paragliding Champion capped an amazing season by winning the XContest online XC league by a margin of over 300 points. We got an audience with the champion’s champion himself. See what’s in the rest of Issue 175

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Hono set to lead France to victory at the Euros

Task 8 on Friday 19 August 2016 at the European Paragliding Championships in Krushevo was a short, tight 71km race to goal. Joachim Oberhauser (IT) won the day, crossing the line first only seconds ahead of Xevi Bonet (ES) and Julien Wirtz (FR) who were tied for second place. Only nine points separated the top […]

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Honorin Hazard record FAI triangle

Honorin Hamard flies record 306km FAI triangle

Current World Champion and Ozone team pilot Honorin Hamard flew a record 306km FAI triangle in the French Alps on 9 July 2016, on an Enzo 2. Honorin, who is currently leading XContest, started his flight with Luc Armant and friends at 9:28am from Col Agnel in the Cottian Alps west of Monte Viso. He first […]

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Honorin Hamard flies 342km Gourdon to Lake Geneva

Paragliding World Champion Honorin Hamard flew an incredible 342km through the French Alps on Saturday 21 May. Flying an Enzo 2 he took off from Gourdon in sight of the Mediterranean, and landed 11 hours later on the shores of Lake Geveva in Switzerland. An amazing flight! Explore the tracklog here

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Who’s the Paragliding World Champion?

“Who’s the paragliding world champion? No idea – nada!” You’re twice as likely to be well known among the free flying community if you devote yourself to designing wings, rather than flying competitions, we discover, through our poll of nearly 2,000 pilots. Due to confusion between different competitions and a general lack of interest, only […]

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Frank Brown, Marcelo Prieto and Donizete Lemos

World records in Brazil: 2015 Season round-up… so far

It has been a record season so far in Brazil, with several world records broken. Here’s a round-up of what’s been happening. 9 October 2015 Marcelo Prieto, Donizete Lemos and Frank Brown (BRA) flew into the record books with a spectacular flight of 514km to give them the new paragliding world record for straight-line open […]

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Honorin Hamard and Seiko Fukuoka. Photo: Ed Ewing

France’s Honorin and Seiko win gold in Roldanillo 2015

After 10 tasks and more than 800km of racing, France’s Honorin Hamard has won the Paragliding World Championships in Roldanillo, Colombia. He beat 147 other pilots to win the title, forcing Michael Maurer into second place and Torsten Siegel into third. In the Women’s competition, Seiko Fukuoka Naville won the day, beating Keiko Hiraki (JP) […]

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Superfinal 2014: Maxime Pinot wins difficult comp

Maxime Pinot won the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2014 in Turkey on Sunday 5 October after a final 91.5km task that topped a difficult and sometimes frustrating competition. Maxime won two tasks out of six. He was one of only a handful of pilots to make goal on Task 2 (46.9km); and he flew the […]

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