|07.Jul - 13.Jul 2013||2013 XC-Open Celorico da Beira (FAI Cat2)||Celorico da Beira (Portugal)|
|28.Sep - 05.Oct 2013||2013 XC-Open World Masters Pico do Gavião (FAI Cat2)||Aguas da Prata (Brazil)|
2013 XC-Open World Masters Pico do Gavião
The confirmation of the sponsorship for the 2013 XC-Open World Masters Pico do Gavião has not yet been finally confirmed. The project however continues. What the organizers in Brazil cannot promise at this stage is that the competition will be free of charge for all pilots. The organizers are working on the sponsorship and may soon pass official news.
(last update, 13May 2013)
2013 Manilla XC-Camp
Dates : 2nd - 9th Feb (8 days)
Location : Mt Borah, Manilla, Australia
The MANILLA XC CAMP 2013 is a FREE event for XC pilots of all levels,
this year not part of the XC-Open World Series.
XC-Open World Series rule change
XC-Open World Series rule change Following the 48 hr. search and rescue of British pilot Guy Anderson in the 2012 PWC competition in Sun Valley USA, the XC-Open World Series organization has decided to only allow pilots flying with SPOT messenger or DeLorme inReach satellite tracking devices in XC-Open World Series competitions where Live Tracking via GSM is not possible.
read the full story ...
2012 XC-Open Mirandela Portugal
results and pictures are online now. Overall competition winner is Michael Guisolan CH Niviuk Artik 3.
Special congratulations to Andy Jaxa-Rozen who is paralyzed on both legs and was winning the Fun Class.
2012 XC-Open World Series Champion is Jacek Profus PL Dudek Coden 25.5.
2013 XC-Open Celorico da Beira Portugal
The competition dates are 07-13 July 2013. As always in the XC-Open competitions organized by team WIND in Portugal, there is excellent service and FLYMASTER LIve Tracking included in the entry fee. Transport from and to the local airport Porto OPO to Celorico da Beira, transport to launch, pick up from the place where the pilot has landed, prize giving ceremony, daily lunch packages and weather and task briefings as well as other things are included. The entry fee is low, only 70 Euros for young pilots below the age of 28 years and for pilots from Portugal, all other pilots pay 90 Euros. There is no chance that you can fly XC organized by yourself for less money. Read all details about the XC-Open in Portugal here...
New FAI paragliding discipline
CIVL / FAI has decided in their 2013 plenary in Lausanne to follow the proposal from Poland to create a new FAI paragliding discipline and a new World Championship for Cross Country Open Distance. There will be a separate World Ranking List - WPRS for Cross Country Open Distance competitions. 8.4 times as many pilots are present in Online Contests and fly Cross Country compared to pilots who fly in traditional Race to Goal competitions.
Read the presentation of the full proposal. It is on the FAI website as well.
2012 Abierto Argentino
Abierto Argentino, 02-08 December, Argentina National Championship will follow FAVL national rules. Pilots are not obliged to use satellite trackers like Spot, but the use of these systems is highly recommended for their own safety.
As a result that not all pilots have to fly with satellite trackers, the task format will be race to goal with mandatory turn points and not XC-Open format to make retrieve easier. XC-Open pilots will enjoy the competition, because goals can be far.