PWC ARGENTINA 2019
The Paragliding World Cup, 9-16th November at Loma Bola, in Tucumán, Argentina.
For the next World Cup we head to Argentina, in search of great thermals to tango with. The last World Cup at lovely Loma Bola took place in 2007, so our return is long overdue and eagerly anticipated.
The takeoff is located in a mountain range facing east and has a height difference of 800 m above the plain. This provides a perfect paragliding playground including mountain and flatland flying. The pilots will be able to enjoy views of the Yungas jungle, combined with sugar cane, lemon, strawberry and blueberry plantations, giving this area the nickname, ‘The Garden of the Republic’.
The people who live in the local villages are looking forward to seeing the sky painted with so many colourful gliders and we really hope they will enjoy watching our party in the sky.
Pilots will be coming from across the globe to compete, from as far afield as Russia, Iceland, Japan and New Zealand. This will also be the first time that a Costa Rican pilot has taken part in the Paragliding World Cup, making it a truly global event.
Some very colourful pilots will be competing, from the manufacturer of wooden sunglasses, to those who fly the 6000+ m volcanos in the nearby Andes.
To add to the suspense, this will be the last chance for the top fifteen overall, top three ladies and task winners to qualify for the 2019 Super Final, making this World Cup one to definitely keep a very close eye on.
Follow the event via the live Commentary and tracking, both available on the PWCA app and on pwca.org.
Stay tuned for more.
Text courtesy of PWCA.org
Photo: Julian Cisterna