12 Mar 2021

2021 World Paragliding XC Championships Cancelled

The 17th FAI World Paragliding Championships were to take place in Chamoux-Sur-Gelon, France, from May 23 to June 5, 2021. It was to bring together some 250 people from some 50 nations over a period of 3 weeks.

The organisers and many volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure that this closed-door event would take place despite the difficult health context. In the end, the evolution of the Covid-19 global pandemic remained too problematic.

Air Evénement, the FFVL and the CIVL were hoping for a “safe, fair and satisfying”, event, as required by the FAI rules. Today, too many uncertainties remain. Therefore, the decision has been taken to cancel the championship.

The organisers thank the many people who worked on this project and the teams who shared their worries and their support.

They leave 2021 behind with regret but, they believe, with wisdom.

They are ready to run the next World Championship in 2023, as agreed with the CIVL. They will welcome you to an event that will reflect better what our sport is about.