Registration is now open for the Paragliding Accuracy Test Event of the World Games! Dates are 7th to 11th August, and the venue is Cali, Colombia. There are 36 places open to paragliding accuracy pilots, and interested competitors are requested to register as soon as possible.
The World Games takes place every four years, and is the second largest international multi-discipline sports event. Of 33 non-Olympic sports participating in the 2013 event, only Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting have been selected to represent airsports. Plus there will be a demonstration opportunity for Indoor Aeromodelling.
It will be a unique experience to see both paragliding accuracy and parachuting canopy piloting in action at the same time. 36 pilots from each discipline will be flying alternate rounds and landing in front of the assembled crowds in the heart of Cali, Colombia’s third largest city.
The venue is the Marco Fidel Suárez Air Force Base, close to the city, and at an elevation of 965m ASL, provides great views of the snow-capped Andes mountains beyond. Launch will be by new 2-line, vehicle-mounted pay-in/pay-out winches, so pilots must have a current tow rating or endorsement.
This FAI Category 2 sanctioned competition will provide the opportunity to fine tune the organisation ready for next year's prestigious World Games. CIVL would like to see as many nations as possible represented. And, as an extra encouragement, thanks to the Colombian Air Sports Federation, generous prize money is available: US$1000 for 1st place, US$700 for 2nd place and US$350 for 3rd place.
In 2013, entry will be by selection only.
Further information on the World Games is published on the IWGA website: http://www.theworldgames.org/the-iwga/world-games-cali
The Test Event website is at: http://worldgames.fedeaereos.org/
A summary of information can be found here, and the Local Regulations will be published here, shortly.