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  1. https://airtribune.com/openager2019/results

    Gerolf wins yet again:

    Task 3:

    # Name Nat Glider Time Distance Total
    1 Gerolf Heinrichs AUT Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 02:35:19 100.62 983
    2 Daniel Martin Mota ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 03:03:27 100.62 881
    3 Stephen Penfold GBR Moyes Rx 4 90.79 757
    4 Richard Lovelace GBR Wills Wing T3 144 85.69 704
    5 Ataulfo J Fernandez Montero ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 87.24 700
    6 Tim Swait GBR Avian Cheetah Evo3 50.96 490
    7 Enda Carrigan IRL Moyes Rx 49.97 485
    8 Joel Miron de Soto ESP WILLS WING T2C 136 49.05 479
    9 Dan Balla GBR moyes rx 44.36 441
    10 Frank Ruiz ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 C 17.75 267

    Cumulative:

    # Name Nat Glider Total
    1 Gerolf Heinrichs AUT Moyes Litespeed RX3.5 2826
    2 Stephen Penfold GBR Moyes Rx 4 2501
    3 Daniel Martin Mota ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 2346
    4 Ataulfo J Fernandez Montero ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 1725
    5 Richard Lovelace GBR Wills Wing T3 144 1675
    6 Joel Miron de Soto ESP WILLS WING T2C 136 1476
    7 Dan Balla GBR moyes rx 1353
    8 Frank Ruiz ESP Wills Wing T2C 144 C 1341
    9 Sasha Serebrennikova RUS Moyes Litespeed RX3 Pro 1281
    10 Greg Emms GBR Moyes RX3 1261

    Discuss "Open Internacional Vila d'Àger" at the Oz Report forum   link»

  2. https://icaro2000usa.com/

    Icaro2000 USA is made up of enthusiasts from different sport and extreme sport disciplines. We offer proven equipment that has been field tested. We are proud to be a U.S. based full-service dealer for Icaro2000 helmets, hang gliders, and related products. Icaro2000 was founded in 1973 and is based in Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. Icaro2000 was the first hang-glider manufacturer in Europe and shares some of its early history with Moyes, having built hang gliders under license by Moyes. Gradually, Icaro2000 developed their own aircraft and additional product lines, such as their extreme sporting helmets introduced in 1998. Their products are designed and made in Italy.

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  3. You too can come and fly (and perhaps win the World Championships or Pan-American Championships). The competitions do not just include the National team members. You don't have to qualify for the National team to join the competitions and go for the gold.

    The Pan-Americans is a combination of the Pan-American Championships (Category 1) for Open Class 1 pilots and the Pan-Americans (Category 2) for Sport Class, Rigid Class, and Swift Class pilots.

    https://airtribune.com/2020-pan-american-championships/info/details__info

    The local rules:

    The maximum number of pilots in the combined competitions is 125. The maximum number of pilots in the 2020 Pan-Americans is 40.

    The maximum number of pilots that may be entered by a NAC in the 1st FAI Class 1 Pan-American Hang Gliding Championships is 55 total and 50 of one gender..

    The maximum number of pilots constituting in the 1st FAI Class 1 Pan-American Hang Gliding Championships a national team is 8 total and 6 of one gender with the top 3 scoring for each day.

    So, you see, any one nation can register up to 55 pilots for the competition. They may not all get in, but there really is no restriction requiring you to have a certain number of points or be a national team member.

    The World Championship are similarly organized. We will very likely have a CIVL category 2 open class 1 competition happening just before the Worlds (like we usually have in Florida in the Spring).

    https://airtribune.com/2020-world-championships/info/details__info

    The local rules:

    The maximum number of pilots in all the championships combined is 120.

    The maximum number of pilots that may be entered by a NAC in the 14th Women’s World Championship is 5 total.

    The maximum number of pilots constituting in the 14th Women’s World Championship a national team is 3 total with the top 2 scoring for each day.

    The maximum number of pilots that may be entered by a NAC in the 2nd FAI World Hang Gliding Championships Sport Class 45 total and 40 of one gender.

    The maximum number of pilots constituting in the 2nd FAI World Hang Gliding Championships Sport Class a national team is 8 total and 6 of one gender with the top 3 scoring for each day.

    The maximum number of pilots that may be entered by a NAC in the 9th FAI World Hang Gliding Championships Class 5 is 12 total and 10 of one gender.

    The maximum number of pilots constituting in the 9th FAI World Hang Gliding Championships Class 5 a national team is 8 total and 6 of one gender with the top 3 scoring for each day.

    The maximum number of pilots that may be entered by a NAC in the 21st FAI World Hang Gliding Championships Class 2 is 6 total and 5 of one gender.

    The maximum number of pilots constituting in the 21st FAI World Hang Gliding Championships Class 2 a national team is 5 total and 3 of one gender with the top 2 scoring for each day.

    So you can see that there is plenty of room especially for Sport Class pilots, 45 can register.

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  4. I rode with Steve from Mt. Beauty to Fall Creek, Angler's Rest, Omeo,  around  to Dinner Plane and back to Bright, Australia. Also a bit in South Australia. I'm so sorry to hear that he was hurt and is in the hospital, head injuries, six cracked ribs, fracture of the lumbar spin, moving arms and legs, he recognizes his family.

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