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9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 10

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Col du Fornet take-off (photo: ojovolador.com)

10th of July 2006 A hard race, with some difficult parts -which means that the landing was not so massive today. 46 pilots completed the 88 km task that took them from Avoriaz to Lake Leman, the Samoens valley and then back to Les Gets.

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9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 9

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Mont Chery take-off (photo: Martin Scheel)

9th of July 2006 All pilots waited at Mont Chery take-off for the third task to start. Unluckily, the weather didn’t improved and cirruses clouds blocked the thermals, so, again, the day was declared unflyable.

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

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9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 8

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Flying close to the clouds (photo: ojovolador.com)

8th of July 2006 At last we are flying again ! The circuit took the pilots around the valley of Morzine, from Mont Chery to Le Marteau, then to Avoriaz, the chalet of the Gold Mines, La Chaux, the restaurant of Nyon, Corche Blanche and goal at the HQ in Morzine. 114 pilots completed the task.

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9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 7

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(CIVL President Flip Koetsier congratulating Meet Director Ali Gali... The picture was taken on another (sunny) day. Photo: Malbos)

7th of July 2006 Again the sky is falling on Morzine. Again the day is called off under heavy rain.

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

9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 6

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(Taking off... on a better day. Photo: Martin Scheel)

6th of July 2006 The sky is falling on Morzine. The day is called off under heavy rain.

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

9th Paragliding European Championship – Day 5

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(Flying off on a better day... Photo: Martin Scheel)

5th of July 2006 As neither the two official take-off look good, the competition moves to Samoens, 30 km away, hoping for better conditions. Unfortunatly the cloud base remains too low to allow a task to take part.

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

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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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