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posted on 26 July 2012

SOUTH AFRICA TO HOST WORLD CUP EVENT IN 2013

 

South Africa has been successful in securing a Paragliding World Cup event, which will take place at the world-renowned flying site of Porterville, from 23 February to 2 March 2013. 

 

The event is one of six events in the prestigious international Paragliding World Cup tour, which sees the world’s top ranked competition pilots competing at the highest level of this free flying sport. It is also the first event of it’s kind to be held on the African continent.

 

The small Western Cape town of Porterville is often referred to as the paragliding and hang gliding mecca of South Africa and has a well-earned reputation both locally and internationally for delivering challenging and exciting competition tasks over the picturesque Cederberg mountains.

 

Participation in the event is on a qualification and invitation basis and pilots from countries including France, Switzerland, USA, Germany, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal and the Nordic countries, to name afew, are expected to attend. The field will also include top ceded South African paragliding pilots,including world distance record holder Nevil Hulett, who flew an incredible 502.9km in December 2008.

 

“This is a great opportunity and an honour for the South African paragliding community,” says event organizer Waldo Minny. “We will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that we deliver a seamless and memorable event, and hope to be successful in our bid of hosting the Superfinal event in December 2013.”

 

Issued on behalf of: Waldo Minny; waldo@xccomps.net; +27 82 901-2384