The ultimate XC comp in the Dominican Republic
... come to the Ozone Caribbean XC Challenge!
After the great success of the 2004 Pre-World Cup in the Dominican Republic, Caribbean Free Flying is once again bringing you a unique opportunity to come and fly in awesome scenery with the perfect excuse: a fun paragliding XC competition aimed both at expert and novice cross country pilots, sponsored by Ozone Gliders.
There will be few rules and plenty of freedom in this comp. No tasks, no start windows, no goal lines... just you, your glider, the mountains and the gorgeous Caribbean sky!
It will be an open format distance competition, allowing each pilot to choose their route as they fly. Competitors arrive at takeoff and decide when to go, where to fly to and when to land... Advice and coaching on XC routes will be given to pilots from advanced pilots and locals to help you maximize the fun and safety of your route.
I believe that this format allows competitors to make the best out of the flying conditions for any given day, and encourages them to fly at their own pace and within the safety margins of their skill.
The comp starts 30th January 2006 for a whole week of the best XC flying around Valle de San Juan. Transportation and accommodation are included in the registration fee as well as breakfast, lunch bags and much more! There will be 5 categories according to the homologation of the glider you're flying so that everyone has a real chance to win, and prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the five categories! Prizes include Ozone harnesses and kites and an Ozone paraglider that will be raffled among competitors!
You will find all the info regarding the event on www.CaribbeanXC.com. Registration is open and the number of competitors is limited to 80 so begin planning your winter flying trip now!
All the best!