2012 Barberton Paragliding Open Day 2, Task 2

Posted : 6 years 3 months ago

All the pilots up on Lonetree Hill. Task committee, lead by Andrew Smith, actively busy with a few options.
The weather forecast seem to be incorrect. Predicted 70% high cloud, currently clear blue skies with the inversion still below take-off.
Wind less than 10km/h

2012 Barberton Paragliding Open Nevil Hulett wons 1st task

Posted : 6 years 3 months ago

World recordman Nevil Hulett won the first task of this 2012 Barberton Open.
The task was tricky and only 3 pilots managed to cover the 37.52 Km that separated them from goal.
The weather tomorrow look good. You can follow the race via livetracking !

Stay tunned.

2012 Barberton Paragliding Open Day 1 Task 1

Posted : 6 years 3 months ago

Weather conditions;
Cirrus cloud 70%
Wind 10km North

Barberton short task of 37km. Typical distance for the site.

A few wind dummies going up. Predicted lift of 1.5m/s

2012 Barberton Paragliding Open Registration

Posted : 6 years 3 months ago

Registration went as usual (not a PWC usual, but a non-PWC). Some pilots not registered before the event, some pilots not knowing their instruments and some other technical problems. We still struggle to get pilots to register before the event, yet they pitch up with a smile and say "Can I register?", for some reason this will stay with smaller events until it is over-subscribed.

The integration from the PWC web-site into CompCheck worked wonderful. Thank you Ulric and Julien for all the assistance.

2012 Barberton Paragliding Open World Cup managed event

Posted : 6 years 3 months ago

Barbeton Paragliding Open is not a World Cup ! (At least not yet !!). It's one the first event which is managed via the Paragliding World Cup website interface.
Registration, Qualification, direct export to scoring software, export to CSV - XLS files, pilot card printing... thoses annoying task that probably every organiser might know are now easyer and just done from paraglidingworldcup.org !

World Cup France Talloires 2012 Talloires - End of the competition

Posted : 6 years 4 months ago

The prizegiving ceremony is over. Winning the women's title this week is Seiko Fukuoka-Naville (France / Les Passagers du Vent). Overall competition winner (open) is Alfredo Studer (Switzerland / Flytec) and the winning team is Joachim Oberhauser, Jimmy Pacher and Christian Biasi - Woody Valley

World Cup France Talloires 2012 PrizeGiving - Talloires

Posted : 6 years 4 months ago

Unfortunately the marquee is a bit too far from HQ and we cannot get the network stable enough for video - Philippes video of the prizegiving will be along in a while

World Cup France Talloires 2012 Talloires - Day 7 - Cancelled

Posted : 6 years 4 months ago

Unfortunately the weather has won the battle this week There is a thick band of rain over the area this morning and even our alternative plan in Chambery is affected. The day is, therefore, cancelled and the competition comes to an end. Lunch packs are now available in the marquee. The prizegiving will be moved forward, to allow all the pilots an early departure for their journey home, and will now be held in the headquarters marquee at 10:30.

World Cup France Talloires 2012 Talloires - Day 6 - Evening

Posted : 6 years 4 months ago

Tomorrow morning the briefing will be at 09:00 - if the weather is looking flyable we will head for the Chambery takeoff - Le Sire (D08) and the buses will leave at 09:30

World Cup France Talloires 2012 Talloires - Day 6 - Cancelled

Posted : 6 years 4 months ago

It has stopped raining in Talloires but we now have thick cloud cover, zero thermals and the takeoff is in cloud. The day is, therefore, cancelled and activities are being arranged for this afternoon. The options are :-

The adventure forest - this is a free visit

Kayaking - also free

Golf - 10 holes will cost €30

Go Karting - €22 for 20 minutes

Shuttles will leave hQ at 14:00 - there are lists on the noticeboard in the marquee - please sign up for your desired activity.

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