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The Ozone Chabre Open

The 10th Annual Ozone Chabre Open will be happening 26th of June to the 3rd of July, 2015, and registration is now, amazingly, complete.

Thanks to all of the pilots who signed up… having 130 pilots registered and paid within 20 minutes of the registration opening is probably some kind of record for a paragliding event! One pilot commented, “Unbelievable, that was like getting tickets for a U2 concert!” Apologies if you missed out this year, the demand has been truly amazing, but we encourage you to visit the area, competition or not, as it’s a wonderful place to build cross country skills. See flylaragne.com for more info.

Cheers to all, and we look forward to seeing you there.

2015 Open FAI II, Roldanillo Colombia

After 7 tasks, the 2015 Open FAI II competition has come to a close in Roldanillo, Columbia. Pilots on Enzo 2s swept the top 11 places in the Open Class and won the Women’s class as well. Congratulations to all of the pilots, especially Klaudia Bulgakow who won the Women’s, Yvonne Dathe who came in second in Women’s (on her M6!), the Men’s top three: Peter Vyparina, Jamie Messenger, and Jared Anderson, and in the Sport Class, Kuba Sto who won 1st on a Delta 2 and Glenn Meurrens in 3rd on an Alpina 2.

Excellent racing by everyone and fun to watch. Cheers from all the team at Ozone!

Full results can be seen at AirTribune.

Ozone Pilots Win 14th FAI World Championships



We would like to send a huge congratulations to the new world champions, Honorin Hamard, Seiko Fukuoka, and team Germany!

With 10 tasks flown at a furious pace in varied conditions, Roldanillo delivered what many agreed was perhaps the best World Championships event of all time. We are very happy for Ozone pilots Honorin and Seiko, who have been crowned the new World Champions! Well done!

The fight for the title was tight with only a few points separating the top ten pilots at the start of the last day, but Honorin managed to maintain both his cool and his lead to take the overall win. He flew consistently well, making very few mistakes whilst flying with an aggressive, courageous style which resulted in two task wins and the well-deserved title. Bravo Honorin!

Seiko flew very well, remaining fast and solid throughout the competition and maintaining her lead with poise. Competition for the remaining women’s podium spots went right down to the wire with Ozone pilots Keiko Hiraki and Nicole Fedele jumping into 2nd and 3rd place respectively on the last task. Very well done for what was a hard fought battle.

In the team event Germany proved to be the strongest nation, ahead of Slovenia and Spain – congratulations to all involved (Full results can be seen here).
Very well done to all Ozone pilots who appeared on the podium, we are proud to have a World Championship winning wing but we would also like to thank all of the pilots who choose to fly Ozone. We love nothing more than developing cutting edge wings for ourselves and our friends to fly – it’s our passion, it’s what we do – but it is your passion and your commitment to the sport that continues to drive us. Thank you.

New Australian Distance record

Our friend Garth Camac wrote to let us know of his as yet unofficial distance record:

Hi Guys,
Had a good hit out yesterday and, unofficially so far, set a new Australian distance record at 391km. We were towing at Deniliquin which has seen, and can be relied on to provide some strong conditions and plenty of space to go with the wind. We have had an international crew here with Swiss, Slovenian, German, American and Australian pilots all pushing hard and helping each other get in the air and home again.

Track log can be seen here.

I was flying my Mantra M6, Exoceat with Angel and had a blast.:)

I’ve had a couple of big months and managed to cover a fair bit of ground, this M6 has been a great wing and will be only good for windsocks in the next few months at this rate!

Garth

Congrats on the distance and cheers from all the team!

Charles Returns to Record Country

Our friend and team pilot, Charles Cazaux, is attempting to raise money for the charity organization Reves.fr, which provides opportunities for children with terminal illnesses. Visit Charles’s crowdfunding page for more details. He is asking for assistance from the paragliding community to realize his funding goal.

We look forward to seeing the results of his next visit to the badlands of Texas!

Cheers, from all the Team.

Allly Palencia wins the Pre-PWC Ecuador 2014, top five on Enzo 2s

The Venezuelan Allly Palencia, aboard his Ozone Enzo 2, has been proclaimed Champion in the Pre-Paragliding World Cup Ecuador 2014, which was held last week in the port city of Guayaquil. 70 athletes from 16 countries participated in the event. Palencia won the gold medal accumulating 5,633 points during seven days of hard competition. Colombian Julian Carreño (5,545) and Guillermo Salazar (5,345) ranked second and third, respectively, also flying Enzo 2s. To complete the top five, the Spanish Francisco Reina placed fourth while the Colombian Daniel Montejo finished fifth.

“It was a very hard competition, with varying weather conditions, allowing test all styles of flight. I owe my title to the persistence and perseverance, because this sport requires a lot of concentration” said Palencia.

Overall results can be found here.

New Ozone Travel Pack – The V30

The V30 is an all out reboot of our travel backpacks. With a built in padded laptop pocket, it is big enough to securely carry all of your electronics, chargers, memory cards, portable hard drives and accessories while not being bulky. There are two large compartments with plenty of storage consisting of mesh zippered pockets and velcro closed smaller pockets as well as a stretchy side water bottle pocket, zippered side pocket, and easy access front zip pouch. Simple comfy shoulder straps for the long airport hauls or daily carry. Available now in both black with blue zips or Ozone Blue with black zips from your local dealer.

We hope you’ll enjoy adventuring with this pack as much as we have. Cheers from all the team!

Big Flights in Quixada

Ozone pilots have been logging some serious distance in Brazil this year. Donizete Lemos flew 483km straight line distance on the 5th of November, on his Enzo 2.

On the 27th October a new Declared Goal Record (for UK pilots worldwide) was set by Richard Perkes & Alex Butler in Quixadà Brazil. The pair flew together to 285km, beating Matt Church’s record (flying an M4) by just 5km, also set in Quixadà, in 2012. Both pilots flew past goal to land at sunset after 9hrs45min flying. Alex landed at Lagoa de Sao Francisco 305km and Richard flew to Piripiri 318km. Both flew Mantra M6’s. Richard is sponsored by High Adventure Paragliding, and Alex by The Sick and the Wrong.