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CLOUDBASE FOUNDATION CHELAN 2019

August 22, 2019

After 5 epic days of racing in Chelan world record pilot Donizete Lemos defended his 2018 win with two times US National Champion and Ozone team pilots Nick Greece in second and local legend Owen Shoemaker in third all flying... 続きを読む

FAI PARAGLIDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

August 19, 2019

After ten days of intense racing, The 17th FAI Paragliding World Championship in Krushevo, Macedonia has come to an end. Ozone pilots swept the podium and top 8 spots. The New World Champion is Joachim Oberhauser, of Italy. Silver goes... 続きを読む

FRANCIS REINA WINS IN ZARZA CAPILLA AND CASTEJÓN DE SOS.

August 15, 2019

Ozone team pilot, Francisco Javier Reina, aka “El Niño”, took the win at the two most recent XC comps in Spain. His first victory was the Spanish XC Championship in Zarza Capilla, a spectacular XC site with great conditions during the... 続きを読む

2019 FAI PARAGLIDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

August 4, 2019

The 16th FAI Paragliding World Championship will take place in Krushevo, Macedonia from the 5th-18th of August 2019. Situated at an altitude of 1350m, Krushevo is the highest town in the Balkans and a stunning location for this year’s World... 続きを読む

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After ten days of intense racing, The 17th FAI Paragliding World Championship in Krushevo, Macedonia has come to an end.
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Ozone pilots swept the podium and top 8 spots.
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The New World Champion is Joachim Oberhauser, of Italy. Silver goes to Gleb Suhotskiy of Russia and the Bronze medal was awarded to Ozone R&D Team pilot Honorin Hamard @honoflywithme, of France, who led the first half of the race. All flew the Enzo 3.
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In the Women’s category Ozone pilots swept the top five. Ozone Team pilot Meryl Delferriere @meryldelferriere, of France, took gold. Meryl not only dominated the Women’s race from the start, but also finished 14th overall. Yael Margelisch, of Switzerland, and Kari Ellis, of Australia, joined her in the podium. All flew the Enzo 3.
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In the Nations, the fight was tight with France leading most of the race. In the end France and Italy shared first place, followed by Japan.
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Eighteen out of the top 20 overall flew the Enzo 3.

For full results: http://pgworlds2019.mk/live/results/

Congrats to all the pilots and cheers from all the team at OZONE
Podiums imagines courtesy of FAI PG World Championship
Aerial images courtesy of @xevi.bonet
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“Despite fairly overcast skies this morning, a 92 km corridor task was set. Today’s task setting was once again excellent with pilots spread out all along the optimum route.

The conditions got better and better as cloud base lifted, although for a lot of pilots, today was summed up as ‘too low, too slow.’ It was a very bumpy day with thermals which didn’’t go straight up. In the second part of the race the thermals were very weak. Marco Busetta (ITA) took a different line and tagged the fifth turn point much further north than everyone else on his own. He got a lot of height and was then unbeatable as he crossed the ESS, the other pilots were still on their way to the fifth turn point. Marco took the lead just after the fifth turn point. He got to goal 13 minutes ahead of everyone else with 100% of the available lead-out points, rather a crushing victory, leading to a discard day for many.

99 pilots made goal with the fastest average speed round being 35 km/h”

With one more day to go Joachim Oberhauser (ITA) and Meryl Delferriere (FRA) are leading the race.

And the top 3 nations are: 1st ITALY, 2nd FRANCE, 3rd JAPAN .

For full results visit: http://pgworlds2019.mk/live/results/

Stay tuned for more.
Report courtesy of Ruth Jessop.

Image by Ozone team pilot Xevi Bonet @xevi.bonet
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“Today started off with 95% cloud cover and not much hope of a task.

The most important part of today’s 65 km task was a concentric circle around the best thermals in the plains avoiding the cloud development in the mountains. Those arriving in the middle later had the choice to either follow those going west or do something different and go east. They had already lost out on the lead out points, so it didn’t matter that they were against the wind, going slower, not getting as many lead out points. However, going east did seem to be the fastest route. By the time 149 pilots had gone through the concentric circle, all points of the compass had been tried and we had surprisingly good conditions in the second half of the day. What should have been a straight line to ESS even ended up with different route options”

The winner of task 8 was Ferdinand Vogel (GER) followed by Jurij Vidic (SLO) in second.
Ozone Team pilot, Meryl Delferriere @meryldelferriere (FRA) not only won his fifth task in the Women’s category but also finished in third place overall.

For full results visit: http://pgworlds2019.mk/live/results/

Two more days to go, Stay tuned for more on the PG World Championship.
Report courtesy of Ruth Jessop.
In the video: in transition with Pal Takáts @paltakats to whom we wish a speedy recovery
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Ozone team pilot, Francis Reina @francis.reina , aka “El Niño”, took the win at the two most recent XC comps in Spain.
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His first victory was the Spanish XC Championship in Zarza Capilla, a spectacular XC site with great conditions during the event. Francis won all three days with flights of 281, 174 and 171 kms respectively.
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From there, El Niño continued to choose the right lines, winning the last stop of the Spanish Championship in Arangoiti. Due to bad weather the event was relocated to Castejón de Sos for the final tasks.
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Francis reports:
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“The conditions in Castejón were incredible, rising to 5000 meters in the Pyrenees and flying at a very high average speed. I won the first task in Arangoiti and the third task in Castejón and in the end I took the win again!”
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Francisco is now in Macedonia representing the Spanish team, together with Ozone team pilots Felixin Rodriguez @feliximbol and Xevi Bonet @xevi.bonet. They are currently in third place, but only a few points behind the leaders.
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Congrats Francis and Cheers from all the Ozone Team.

Photo by @xevi.bonet
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“Another blue day dawned. A 98 km task was set taking the pilots on a tour of the plains with mountain options.

The mountain option was the most popular choice to the first turn point then it was a fast race out in the flats with top speeds of over 80 km/h. Unfortunately, the final glide put paid to a lot of pilots hopes of consolidating their overall top ten place with only four of the top ten this morning making goal. As Mitch Riley @mitchintheair explained, ‘Every day pilots have been cutting it really fine then getting a climb near ESS if they needed it. Today they made the same calculation but there was more north east wind low down than all along the course, so their glide was much worse than they expected. So those who realised this soonest and stopped to climb got to goal.’ 95 pilots made goal and a further 34 very nearly made goal. The average speed of the fastest pilot was 38km/h”

Wednesday is rest day, The 16th FAI Wold Paragliding Championship will be back on Thursday.

For full results visit: http://pgworlds2019.mk/live/results/

Report courtesy of Ruth Jessop
Photo by Ozone Team pilot Xevi Bonet @xevi.bonet
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Watch the full CLIP, Hit the Link in BIO
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"Today the task committee has been trying to split up the supergaggle and make a more challenging task.  Success!  A 130 km task with a massive exit cylinder allowed pilots to take the mountains on either side of the valley, take the flats, or choose a combination of the above.  Stable conditions, climbs rarely over 2,000m and 30+kmh of south wind on course, made for challenging flying.  Two thirds of the pilots landed before the half way mark, and zero pilots made goal.  5 pilots flew till task closed, and as of this writing it looks like Petra Silvova won the day.  Well done Petra!  Thanks for the challenge task committee!  We are past the half way mark in the comp, and I find myself filled with joyous anticipation of 4 more tasks in this amazing place with these spectacular pilots." Report courtesy of Ozone Team pilot, Mitch Riley @mitchintheair
For full results visit: http://pgworlds2019.mk/live/results/

Photo by Xevi Bonet @xevi.bonet
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Task 5-FAI Paragliding Worlds, Krushevo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"With a totally blue day and a bit more wind than previous days, a downwind task was on the menu. A 99km corridor task was set crisscrossing the plains, giving route choices, risking the flats before they started working properly or head for the longer, surer mountain route. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today was a difficult, tactical task but once again it was amazing to see how easy the gaggle made this task look. We saw the gaggles spread out much more than in previous tasks. But somethings never change, Honorin Hamard @honoflywithme was once again first across End of Speed today and taking into consideration the lead out points, this gave him his third task win of the competition, first equal with Tilen Ceglar who has won two tasks in the competition so far"
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For full results visit: http://pgworlds2019.mk/live/results/
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In the video: A valley climb with Ozone team pilot Felix Rodriguez @feliximbol
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Task 4-FAI Paragliding Worlds, Krushevo. A 112 km task was set zig zagging south, with a great mix of flats and mountains.

The first part of the race took the pilots over the hills to Baba Mountain before heading out into the flats. Clouds were scarce so it was a day of cloud hoping the few that were available with super, smooth, thermals. The last part of the race gave different options, but as big blue holes opened up to the west of the course line, racing down the flats was the best option.

Well done to the 124 pilots who made goal in today’s marathon.
Today’’s fastest average speed round the course was 34 km/h.

Julien Wirtz (FRA) was the winner of the task followed by Ozone’s Felix Rodriguez (ESP) @feliximbol in second and Gleb Sukhotskiy (RUS) in third.
Keiko Hiraki (JPN) was the winner of the Women’s category. All flying Enzo 3s.
For full results visit: http://pgworlds2019.mk/live/results/

Stay tuned for more on this exciting race.

In the video: Coring the thermal with Ozone Team pilot Pal Takats @paltakats

オゾンチームが2019フランスオープンで圧勝

July 18, 2019

2019フランスオープン:オゾンR&Dチームメンバーのルック・アルマンのレポート: 「フランスオープンは良い夏のコンディションの中、アラヴィ(アネシーの北)の美しい山脈で4本の良いタスクが成立した素晴らしい大会でした。ここは私にとってアルプスの中でも最も良いエリアの一つです。オゾンチームは非常に良い飛びをし、オノランが優勝して2年連続でフランスチャンピオンとなりました。私は2位となり、ジュリアン・ヴィルツが3位と続きました。女子クラスでは聖子が女子クラスで圧倒していただけではなく総合でも4位になりました。トップ13人がエンツオ3に乗っていました。これはこの機体が今でもコンペ機のベンチマークであることを示しているようです。」 全成績は ここ をクリック。 写真提供:カリーヌ・デゥプラー [ngg src="galleries" ids="105" display="pro_sidescroll"]... 続きを読む

シェラン全米オープン2019

July 17, 2019

シェランで行われた全米パラグライディング選手権の最終戦が終了しました。 オゾンチームパイロットのニック・グリースのレポートです: 「ワシントン州のシェランは世界のフラットランド主体のパラ大会会場としてトップの一つです!今年の全米選手権の最終戦は、ワシントン州のこの部分で開催され、パイロットたちは美しい山々、数百万年前の氷河の爆発がカナダからワシントンを通ってオレゴンまでに爪痕を残した川と連なる湖が小麦畑を切り分ける途方もないフラットランドを飛ぶことになりました。1930年代のアメリカで最も優れた工学的成果の1つであるグランドクーリーダムを収容するクーリー市のような歴史的な街を通り過ぎます。グランドクーリダムは、米国ワシントン州のコロンビア川にあるコンクリート重力ダムで、水力発電と灌漑用水の供給を目的として建設されました。 パラグライダーのレースはヨットのレースに似ています。この大会では150人の選手が1時間のウインドー中にテイクオフしスタートに有利な位置を占めようとします。その後毎日、40から100マイルに及ぶ広範なコースを平均速度毎時20から40マイルで2から5時間レースをします。最初にゴールした選手は1000点をゲットし、その日の勝者に遅れてゴールした選手は1秒に付き1点減点されます。4日ごとに運の要素を排除するために1日を落とし、7日後に得点が合計され勝者が決まります!それは世界で最も素晴らしいスポーツコンテストの一つとも言える現実の空中チェスの栄光あるゲームです。そしてナイロンとロープにぶら下がって空中をレースできる時代に生きているという事実は常にこれらの大会によって祝福されます! 今年私はしがみついて2位を獲得しました!このような厳しいレベルの大会でこのような結果を残せて大喜びで興奮しています。また5日間のレースの後文句なく1位となったドニゼット・レモス を心から祝福します! 来年はチェランでワールドカップが開催されることを願っています!!!!」 最終結果: 総合 1.ドニゼット・レモス(ブラジル/エンツオ3) 2.ニコラス・グリース (アメリカ/エンツオ3)3.オーエン・シューメーカー(アメリカ/エンツオ3) 女子 1.ビアンカ・ハインリッヒ (アメリカ/ゼノ)2.パトリシア・ガルシア・レトナ(アメリカ/ゼノ)3.リンゼイ・マタッシュ スポーツ 1.ケリー・ミルクル (アメリカ/デルタ3)2.ダスティン・パチュラ3.リンゼイ/マタッシュ 全成績は ここをクリック。 オゾンチーム全員から祝福します。 写真提供:ニック・グリースおよびマット・ヘンジ [ngg src="galleries" ids="104" display="pro_sidescroll"]... 続きを読む

2019 シャーブル:5タスクが成立!

July 9, 2019

第14回オゾンシャーブルオープンが”温かい気候”での素晴らしい一週間のフライトを以て終了しました。ストームのため早々にストップされたタスクがいくつかありましたが、5本のタスクが成立しました。例年のように、これまで大会でゴールしたことがなく、ここシャーブルでゴールしたと言う”初ゴール者”がたくさん出ました。沢山の賞がありました!すべての勝者にはアクセサリーが満載されたオゾンリュックサックが贈られました。そして2019年の抽選当選者はラッセル・ウイリングスで好きなオゾンのグライダーが与えられます!バンドのマグネティックダストは南フランスでの素晴らしいフライトとたのしい一週間を締めくくり、最終日の夜がふけるまで演奏をしてくれました。 オゾングライダーを当てたのは ラッセル・ウイリングス--総合 1. ヴェッセル・デュ・プルーイ(オゾンアルピナ3)2. リチャード・ミーク(オゾンアルピナ) 3. コリン・ラスバン(オゾンデルタ3) ファンクラス1. アリ・アmシュー(ノヴァイオン3)2. ロージー・アイルランド(アドヴァンスイプシロン8)3. イザベラ・ロー(オゾンジオ5)リクレーションクラス1. ジェローン・カウブ(ノヴァメンター6)2. ユーリー・ストリーフカーク(オゾンラッシュ5)3. スニス・ラオ(オゾンラッシュ5)スポーツクラス 1. ヴェッセル・デュ・プルーイ(オゾンアルピナ3)2. コリン・ラスバン(オゾンデルタ3)3. マグナス・オルソン(ニヴィウクアーティック4)Xクラス 1. リチャード・ミーク(オゾンアルピナ)2. マーク・グラハム(オゾンデルタ3)3. マリオ・ホームストロム(BGDキュア)ルーキー 1. エロイ・デ・コーニング(オゾンデルタ3)2. ジョー・レッドモンド(BGDキュア)3. ベンジャミン・アイルランド(アドヴァンスイオタ2)女子1. エスター・ディーリセン(オゾンスイフト4)2. カナン・タク(ジンスプリント)3. アリ・マシュー(ノヴァイオン3) 優勝チームデール・コンドルチーム: リチャード・ミーク(オゾンアルピナ)オリヴィエ・ベイトリソン(ノヴァメンター5)ロージー・ダーウッド(オゾンラッシュ5)ピーター・ダーウッド(ノヴァメンター5) Thanks to Martijn Van Dijk for the photos. [ngg src="galleries" ids="103" display="pro_sidescroll"]... 続きを読む

FELIX WINS AT HOME

July 3, 2019

After winning the first stop of the Spanish League in Algodonales, Ozone team pilot Felix Rodriguez continues to dominate the national league by winning the second event in his home state, Castilla de La Mancha.  He reports:  Caudete is the... 続きを読む