PWC-PICO DO GAVIAO, BRAZIL
Pico do Gaviao in Brazil, once again, proved itself to be the land of big skies, welcoming smiles and seven task competitions.
The competition had everything, beautiful scenery: banana and coffee plantations on the rolling hills, cattle ranches and palm trees around the scattered oasis.
A variety of tasks were set from closed circuit, to one with a long leg east to the town of Pouso Alegre, which appropriately enough in Portuguese means, ‘Happy Landings.’ The last day finished on a high with a concentric circles task as a grand finale.
The Enzo 3 wiped the table once again taking 16 out of the top 20 places overall and 4 out of the top 5 in the ladies’ rankings.
Having won the World Cup in China earlier on in the year (also on his Enzo 3), Baptiste Lambert gave a thermal perfect demonstration of how to control the gaggle. He came in the top seven every day and flew away with another World Cup victory, joining a very select group of only 10 other pilots in history to have won two World Cups in the same year.
Here’s what he had to say about his Enzo 3:
I love my Enzo 3, it’s a real gem, it’s got great performance and it’s easy to fly. Even in the small size, my wing glides very well and goes fast… it has nothing to fear from other models!
The next Paragliding World Cup will take place in Loma Bola, Argentina from the 9th to the 16th of November. You can follow the live tracking and commentary on pwca.org
For full results visit www.pwca.org
Text courtesy of Ruth Jessop
Photos Courtesy of Xavier Laporte / PWCA.org