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NewsTag Archives: Turkey
Craig Morgan blows it, Luc Armant crashes and speculation again hangs over the safety of Open Class
Craig Morgan hangs on to an 11 point lead after the penultimate task of the Paragliding World Cup 2011 in Turkey
Blog: A slow start but Craig Morgan goes big on Task 3
Blog: Craig Morgan blasts it around Task 2 in Turkey
Blog: ‘Enough about paragliding – let’s get stuck into some juicy gossip’
Paragliding World Cup 2011 in Turkey. British PWC pilot Craig Morgan blogs on task 1
British Champion Craig Morgan blogs from the PWC in Bayramoren
On 3 July Turkish paraglider pilot Hakan Akcalar broke Turkey’s cross country record with a 255.5km flight from Denizli on an R10.2.
The Oludeniz Air Games festival takes place at the Turkish resort from 26 – 30 October 2011.
The sixth Bogazici Paragliding festival takes place in Sakarya, Turkey this July.
Last night got pretty hectic, what with packing, showering and eating all at once, then waiting for Elena and Pal to come back from their cool long flights.
FINALLY I got to make a really nice flight in Turkey It wasn’t super far, it didn’t take forever, and it wasn’t even particularly scary – it was just a nice, quite difficult flight with a few low saves, and an efficient public transport retrieve thanks to the everpresent SUPER friendly locals that make Turkey special.
Saturday was the last day in Karaman, and Trias outflew everyone to land in Cappadocia. The rest of the group went there by bus the following day en route for the next stop, Beysehir.
Tasks of 62.6 km and 107.6 km were set for Friday and Saturday in Denizli, with Sunday being a rest day. Seiko Fukuoka Naville continued her domination of the women, winning both of the tasks to make it four out of four so far. Joachim Oberhauser (IT) and Alex Hofer (CH) won overall in tasks three and four, both on Ozone R10.2s.
Ozone’s Luc Armant won task two of the Superfinal in Denizli, a short, racy task of 63 km that saw 88 pilots in goal. Seiko Fukuoka Naville was again the first woman.
South African Andre Rainsford has won the first task of the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal in Denizli, Turkey. Seiko Fukuoka Naville was the first-placed woman.
Yesterday and a fair bit of today (until 6am) was spent travelling, from Husby via Copenhagen to Istanbul and on to Antalya. The stopover in Istanbul was fun; I ran into some 10 old friends in the gate, all Superfinal pilots heading for Denizli, I wanted sooo hard to come with them…
Mads Syndergaard is going to the XC Turkey Paragliding Cup this month, and will be sending regular updates back to Cross Country magazine as the event unfolds.