Friday, 26 October 2007 21:03
Highlights from this year’s Bureau Meeting in October, in Iceland include: • Agreement that Italy will hold the Women’s World Hang Gliding class 1, World Hang Gliding Class 5 and possibly Class 2 Championships combined in July 2008. • Agreement that CIVL will run a trial World Online XC Competition in 2008. • Significant progress in the new FS flight scoring and verification system. Beta version should be available before the end of the year. • World Air Games – promising to be a highly prestigious event in Turin in 2009. A word of warning – the 1st Pan American Paragliding Championship, scheduled for March 2008, could be in jeopardy if Brazil does not pay its FAI membership fee.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 01:52
Planning is underway for the CIVL Plenary, 9 to 10 February 2008, in Manzanillo, Mexico. The various Subcommittee and Working Group meetings will take place, immediately prior, on 7 and 8 February. All CIVL delegates have already been notified directly of the meetings. The deadline for written proposals for inclusion on the Plenary agenda is 10 December, 2007. The deadline for electronic copies of bids for 2010 Category 1 competitions, is also 10 December, 2007. The Agenda will be published by 21 December, 2007. Information about the CIVL Plenary Meeting in February 2008 in Manzanillo (Mexico) can be found on the following website: http://www.femeda.com.mx/aero/cm8-0.htm
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 15:54
The CIVL online database of pilots, competitions and results which includes pilots and nations ranking system has just been enhanced with the option of including photographs of pilots. Check out the Womens' Paragliding ranking http://civlrankings.fai.org/?a=329&ladder_id=3&ranking_date=2007-08-01& or Paragliding Nations ranking http://civlrankings.fai.org/?a=328&ladder_id=3&ranking_date=2007-08-01& to give you an idea of how it will look.
Thursday, 14 June 2007 15:00
For the next edition of the World Air Games the FAI has decided to go for a new and more media concentrated and media friendly set up of the event. The event for approximately 20 different air sport disciplines should be: · organised at (or close to) one location · one week duration · focused on media and public friendly air sport disciplines · attended by the top pilots of the air sports
Wednesday, 02 May 2007 00:55
The following decision has been taken by the Bureau, on behalf of CIVL: During the process of implementing the changes to Section 7 which were agreed as Item 20 at the 2007 Plenary Meeting, it was found that important messages could be lost from Sections 7A and 7B. For example: "The purpose of the championships is to provide safe, fair and satisfying contest flying in order to determine the world or continental champion, and to reinforce friendship among pilots of all nations."
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 17:40
Following the recent announcement that France has been awarded the FAI World Hang Gliding Championships in 2009, the Organiser Agreement was signed on 7 April on the Montagne de Chabre at a veritable Presidential Summit!
Tuesday, 03 April 2007 14:35
During the past month, the following decisions have been taken by the Bureau, on behalf of CIVL: 1. The CIVL Bureau agreed that Wayne Sayer will be a trainee CIVL steward at European HG test event in Greifenburg in June, incurring no costs to CIVL nor to the event organisers. 2. It has been pointed out that the FAI/CIVL websites do not currently make it clear that the FAI may make a charge for processing Record claims. The CIVL Bureau has agreed to ask the FAI to clarify this issue.
Saturday, 17 March 2007 18:00
The new, improved World Pilot Ranking System (WPRS) is up and running! A new formula for calculating the World Pilot Ranking System (WPRS), proposed by the CIVL Scoring & Ranking Systems and Software Working Group, was discussed and agreed at the Plenary meeting in Talloires, France, in February 2007. The agreed implementation date was 1st March, 2007. The new formula marks a significant improvement on the old versions, and importantly, the same formula can now be used for all disciplines. The disciplines covered by the WPRS include: Paragliding XC, Paragliding Accuracy, Paragliding Aerobatics (Syncro and Solo), Hang Gliding XC Class1, Hang Gliding XC Class 2, Hang Gliding Class 5 and Hang Gliding Aerobatics. Within each discipline, the rankings for Nations and Women are also listed.
Saturday, 10 March 2007 18:21
Bruce Goldsmith (GBR) is the 2007 Paragliding World Champion. The last day of the competition was Friday. It was task 5 of the competition, and a speed run task was set, of 53.6km from Mt Borah to 20km north of Barraba. Conditions were weak and many top pilots bombed out. But still there were 56 pilots in goal. Bruce Goldsmith said that at one point he was about 100m above the ground, circling in zero for almost half and hour. His tenacity paid off, as he still made it, one of the last pilots in goal. The two gold medal winners, overall and female, each had only 17 points over the pilots in second place, showing how close run this World Championship has been.
Thursday, 08 March 2007 15:05
Wednesday’s task was the fourth in this Championship, and was set to run from Mt Borah to BanBaa - a difficult 60.8km speed run task with four start gates. First in goal was Ronny Helgesen (NOR), who, after landing 2 meters short in task 3, made goal this time with at least 20 meters to spare, after a final glide of almost 20 km! There were at least 27 pilots in goal. After 4 tasks the overall results are: First place is now held by Bruce Goldsmith (GBR). Second place Jean-Marc Caron (FRA) and third Christian Maures (CHE). The nation team placing after 4 tasks is: First CZE, second FRA and third GBR.