Die FAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
Nach zehn gültigen Durchgängen sind die 15. FAI Paragliding World Championships in Monteavena, Italien, zu Ende gegangen.Der neue Weltmeister ist Pierre Remi aus Frankreich. Silber holte sich Guy Anderson aus Großbritannien, und zwei Bronze Medaillen gingen an unseren Ozone Team Piloten und ehemaligen Weltmeister Honorin Hamard, Frankreich, und Jurij Vidic aus Slowenien.
Unsere Ozone Team Pilotin Seiko Fukuoka Naville aus Frankreich durfte ihre Krone behalten, und wurde zum zweiten Mal Weltmeisterin. Kari Ellis aus Österreich und Silvia Buzzi aus Italien standen mit ihr gemeinsam auf dem Siegertrepperl. Alle sechs Teilnehmer, die auf dem Siegerpodium standen, und zehn der erstplatzierten Piloten flogen einen OZONE Schirm.
Einige unserer Teammitglieder berichten hier kurz über das Rennen.
Der Titelverteidiger Honorin Hamard:
“Such a nice comp! Ten difficult tasks where you must use all your skills to have a chance to lead the comp. Thanks to all pilots for this race.The organization was amazing, a lot of pilots in the streets for the starting and closing ceremony, I never saw that in Europe before.
One big turnover until the last task for the lead, very exciting and finally, Pierre Remy was the king of this comp with a good move on the last task. For me, I defended my first place until the end and I’m happy to pass it to Pierre and to share the third place with Jurij Vidic”
Luc Armant, Frankreich, 6. in der Gesamtwertung:
“It was a long and intense championship, flown in changing and sometimes tricky conditions. I don’t think that there have been a championship in the Alps with some many tasks in the past. The winners needed to apply all their talents and to fly an Enzo3 !”
Hernan Pitocco, Argentinien. Gewinner des 9. Durchgangs und 13. in der Gesamtwertung:
“Great experience flying with many of the best pilots in the world during 11 Tasks and 10 validated! We usually flew with low ceilings, fairly humid and fast cloud formation, often with risk of overdevelopment and the possibility of rainfall, in fact 2 tasks were stopped and one canceled for this reason, several Start points were really crazy with 150 pilots trying to climb the last meter possible, turning between clouds and walls
On several occasions the conditions were complicated as in 3 opportunities where groups of 100 or 120 pilots were suddenly landed in a valley and only a small group could survive to continue in the race! Sometimes the walls did not work as expected, leaving many pilots dragged and favoring those who where in the back with a better view of what was happening, no doubt the winners have well deserved the victory because they have been able to overcome most of those difficulties .
Finally, I was amazed by the development of the wings we flew, I received my Enzo3 15 days before the Championship, I was able to adapt in the first flight without problems since the wing is even easier to fly than its predecessor. I flew in 6 tasks of the pwc of Serbia and 11 of the worlds, we accelerate in turbulence and many times to 100% I never had a massive collapse or even an asymmetric, just some small wing tip flap”
Seiko Fukuoka Naville, Frankreich. Unangefochtener Champion der Damen:
“It was one of the hardest competition in my life… when I landed after the last task , I felt like I was in paradise!”
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Wir gratulieren allen Pilotinnen und Piloten ganz herzlich, und schicken ein dickes Cheers vom gesamten OZONE Team.