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9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 4

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A pilot "pulling the ears" to show the task is cancelled (photo: ojovolador.com)

4th of July 2006 Again a stopped task for the same reason: overdevelopment of clouds, even thought pilots had been sent further South in supposed safer area. No one at goal, no score.

Complete results at http://www.ojovolador.com/press/

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9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 3

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Morzine landing field (photo: ojovolador.com)

3rd of July 2006 The 2nd task of the competition had to be stopped about an hour after the start point opened because of the big developments in the area of Morzine-Avoriaz. The pilots were asked to land and no one completed the 71km task set for today, which – according to the rules - meant that no one would be scored.

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9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 2

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At goal in Morzine (photo: Malbos)

2nd of July 2006 This first task looks like a cat’s cradle with take-off over Les Gets at Mont Chery and landing at Morzine.

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9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 1

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At the opening ceremony (photo: ojovolador.com)

1st of July 2006 28 European nations and 130 pilots gathered in Morzine-Avoriaz and Les Gets, France, for the opening ceremony of the 9th Paragliding European Championship. They were joined by 4 non-European pilots, from Australia and Korea.

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A Seminar For Event Directors

The first “FAI Seminar for Event Directors (SED)” was successfully held from 7 to 9 April 2006 at the Danish House of Sports at Bröndby/Copenhagen (DEN), under the leadership of Mr. Bengt-Eric FONSELL. The Seminar was attended by 26 persons from 20 different countries on 5 continents.

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WPRS temporarily unavailable

The WPRS will be unavailable from Saturday 17th June 6pm( GMT + 2) until late Sunday morning due to system maintenance.

Class I (women), II, V World – And The Champions Are…

(Jury President John Aldridge closing the championship - Photo: Stephane Malbos/CIVL) The closing ceremony of the Class I (women), II and V World Championships took part in Quest Airfield, Groveland, Florida, USA, on May the 28th, with all crew, pilots and official cheering at the new World Champions.

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Class I (women), II, V World Championship, Task 8

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(Rigid at goal - Photo: Stephane Malbos/CIVL)

May the 27th… For the final day of the championship, as clouds were still threatening, pilots were sent early on smaller triangular tasks with goal where they took off, at Quest Airfield. Class I, II and V had respectively 69.9 km, 123.1 km and 102.7 km to fly.

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Class I (women), II, V World Championship, Task 7

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(Andrea Hetzel, the only woman in Class V championship, presently in 23rd position among 49 pilots - Photo: Stephane Malbos/CIVL)

May the 26th… All Classes were sent north again: and again they met overdevelopment and rain. Class II had time to make it to goal, after a turnpoint at Greystone 73,5 km away. Class I and V tasks were cancelled, but as pilots had spent at least one hour in the air, they were scored according to the distance they had flown.

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Class I (women), II, V World Championship, Task 6

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(Swift in flight - Photo: Tim Meaney)

May the 25th… All Classes were sent north again but all met overdevelopment and rain. The task was cancelled as pilots were in flight or landing here and there. Nobody got scored and the results remain the same as yesterday.

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Class I (women), II, V World Championship, Task 5

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(Class V at goal - Photo: Stephane Malbos/CIVL)

May the 24th… The day starts with very light rain and a not so good prognosis for cross-country flights. Tasks are set anyway, pilots' briefing delayed and finally launches open under marginal but better conditions. Everyone is sent north: Class I at 71,6 km; Class V at 87,4 km; Class II at 67,9 km and return. A over-developed cunimb is in the way and make the task trickier. A lot of pilots are at goal in Class II and V. The women again suffer: only Corinna ("I am lucky", she says) makes it to goal.

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