Showing posts from January, 2012

Paragliding World Cup Superfinal

News, results, photos, and live tracking: Paragliding World Cup Association

Task 11

The final task was 80 km of full bar racing within the classic Valle convergence zone. I witnessed a reserve throw and long ride to the ground, which eased my speed bar use slightly.

Peter Neuenschwander won the task again, thus holding his lead to become World Cup Champion.

Task 10

A 120 km task, the longest task called in the history of Valle de Bravo. I was in the air for 6 hours, including pre start and post end-of-speed section flying.

Ulrich Prinz won the task.

Task 9

A 100 km task in the roughest air this trip has had to offer. It was great fun.

The highlight of this flight for me was narrowly avoiding landing on course by climbing out from 50 m, in the shade, between a hill and high tension power lines.

Marco Littame won the task.

Task 8

Cancelled when near 100% cirrus cover created insufficiently soarable conditions for a suitable task. There was light lift around which many pilots took advantage…

Check-in/OK message from Brett Hazlett SPOT Messenger

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How would I describe Canada?

In lieu of adequate words let me use an image that I captured while walking along the Bow river this morning.