2010 News Page

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2010 European Championships Report

Neil Robert's report on the 2010 European Championships is now available here.

Only three task were scored, Russell Ogden was the highest placed Brit at 23rd.

The British team were 7th.



European Team for European Paragliding Championships Announced

The team for the 11th European Paragliding Championships in Abtenau, Austria from 23rd May to 5th June 2010 has been announced.

Pilots:

  • Kirsty Cameron (Advance Omega 8)
  • Russell Ogden (Ozone Mantra R10)
  • Jamie Messenger (Ozone Mantra R10)
  • Adrian Thomas (Advance Omega)
  • Neil Roberts (Ozone Mantra R10)
  • Mark Hayman (Ozone Mantra R10)

Team Leaders:

  • Chris "Calvo" Burns
  • Kitt Rudd


2010 British Open and Championships - Locations and Dates

There will be two rounds o the British Championships in 2010.

6-12 June 2010 Stol/Kobarid, Slovenia. Registration Saturday 5th June.

29 August-4 September 2010 St Andre les Alpes, France. Registration Saturday 28th August.

Our new (for us) destination will be Stol/Kobarid, Slovenia. Slovenia is well known for its classic flying and many British pilots have expressed a desire to see the British Open visit Slovenia.

Our tried-and-tested destination will be St Andre les Alpes, France. It's simply one of the very best paragliding competition venues in the world, and by going at the end of August we'll get reliable and not-too-strong conditions. Many pilots will fondly remember the classic out-and-return to Dormillouse in 2008: a 100km mountain task with 75 pilots in goal back at base with a beer!

Both events will be independent FAI Category 2 competitions open to pilots of all nationalities with either BHPA Pilot or IPPI 4 ratings. The British Championships will combine both events for pilots flying on a British FAI card who hold or have held an BHPA Advanced Pilot rating. Registration will be on the first evening (5 June for Slovenia, 28 August for St Andre) and the final day will be a task day, for seven potential task days at each venue.

We hope to open registration early in 2010, and we're collecting lots of information on accommodation and transport for you so you can book early to get the best deals.