Roldanillo Paragliding World: It's been a blast!



« Good morning from Roldanillo for the final time of these Worlds. It's been a blast. » reports Ed Ewing, editor of XC Magazine, in his daily report on the championship website.The winners of the blast and new World Champions: Honorin Hamard and Seiko Fukuoka-Naville from France, and the German team.


Colombia welcomes the Paragliding World Championship


The 14th FAI World Paragliding Championship has started on January 10th in Roldanillo, Colombia, with 148 pilots and 38 nations.

Sunday, the opening ceremony turned into a town festival with a Carneval floats parade and thousands of spectators.

Monday was a practice task day, neccesary for organization and pilots to iron out small issues that can ruin a good task day.

Tuesday and Task 1 saw 138 pilots at goal, 86km away.

Task 2 was set at 106km and 85 pilots made goal.

The championship is on a roll and can be followed in many ways, like…

New FAI Anti-Doping Rules

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The World Anti-Doping Agency approved a new version of its World Anti-Doping Code during their last Conference. This comes into force on January 1st, 2015.


What’s up in Roldanillo?



The 14th FAI World Paragliding Championships, Roldanillo, Colombia, is less than a month away, with registration opening on 10th January.  This is the first CIVL Category 1 paragliding event to mandate the use of CIVL Competition Class (CCC) gliders.  The final list of CCC certified gliders allowed to fly at this event is available here.


Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai to Discuss the FAI World Air Games

DIPC-2014-DubaiFAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.


What's up this Autumn?

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Although not gloating about it, we never stop working! Since the last What’s up published in August, the Bureau…


Colombia wins big at Pan-American PG

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A successful Pan Americans Paragliding Championship is over. Bola Loma, Argentina, was a good place for the competition. The 5 valid tasks, averaging 64 km, were challenging and safe for the pilots.


Pan American PG flying on


Day 4 and 5 were the first flyable days in the competition, with very good weather.


The 2nd Pan American Paragliding Championship is on!

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The 2nd Pan American Paragliding Championship started November 1st and last competition day is November 10th.


Suspension of the Final Glide Decelerators


When writing that the implementation of Conical End of Speed Section was suspended in Category 1 events until further notice (see previous News), the Bureau meant that all Final Glide Decelerators were suspended, including Arrival Altitude Time Bonus (see GAP 2014 point 5.6).

The altitude bonus in case of stopped task is not concerned by the suspension (CIVL GAP 2014, 12.3.6).

The Bureau apologizes for its imprecision.

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