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New Zealand Paragliding Open 2018

February 22, 2018

The new Zealand Paragliding open 2018 just came to an end. The competition attracted 100 international pilots and and was based in Wanaka, South Island, using the Treble Cone take off site. Meet director, Mark Hardman ran a well organised fun event with tasks up to 96km. Weather was mixed but four challenging tasks were completed. A mix of mountain flying with associated valley winds to contend with and flat land conditions gave pilots varied flying.

The overall winner was Tony Sheperd (from Scotland) flying his Zeno followed by Zhenjun Zhao (from China) in second, and local pilot Louis Tapper in third.

In the sport class, the winner was Abe Laguna flying the new Alpina 3. Abe finished fifth in the overall category.

For full results click here

Congrats and cheers from all the Ozone team.