The 16th FAI Paragliding World Championship is taking place in Krushevo, Macedonia, until the 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 Championship; the plains out front provide the perfect paragliding playground. Krushevo has built up an excellent reputation as the base for both national and international paragliding competitions over the past ten years and is a very worthy venue for this most prestigious event.
This year we celebrate 30 years of the Paragliding World Championship. The best in the World came from all over the World, with 150 pilots taking part from 48 different countries; bringing flying friends together from as far afield as Argentina, Japan, Iceland and New Zealand.
Six previous World champions are taking part: Pierre Remy (2017), Honorin Hamard (2015) and Charles Cazaux (2011). And in the Ladies’ ranking: Seiko Fukuoka Naville (2015, 2017), Klaudia Bulgakow (2013) and Petra Slivova (2003, 2007, 2011).
Just a reminder that you can keep up with all the action on
Where you can read the live Commentary, follow the pilots on the tracking, keep up with all the scores and relive each task thanks to the very talented Mr Broers.
The first task on Wednesday was an 81km triangle in the Perlagonija Valley with 138 pilots in goal.
Ozone R&D Team Pilot, Honorin Hamard(FRA) was the winner followed by Ferdinand Vogel (DEU) in second and Pierre REMY (FRA) in third. All flying Ozone Enzo 3s.
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