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Swing Core 3 wins Western Cape Open

Posted on Thu, Feb 27 2014 07:09:46


Congratulations to Stef Juncker after winning the Western Cape Open 2014 (again)!

First to reach goal in 4 of the tasks, Stef flew his Swing Core 3 further and faster than a field of strong xc pilots from around the Western Cape.

From the Porterville competitions site:

The Porterville Paragliding Opens are CIVL ratified Category 2 paragliding events usually held in December or February in Porterville.

Over the years these events have had different names such as the Winelands Open, the All Africa Open, the South African Open and of course the South African Nationals.

Competitions are open to all pilots who hold the correct FAI license.  Pilots usually compete over a period of 7 days.  Weather permitting, a different task is set every day and tasks are scored with the aid of a GPS.  A task typically consists of a number of virtual turnpoints or waypoints that a pilot has to fly over in a predetermined order until the final waypoint or goal is reached.  Tasks typically range in distance from 50 to 80 km.  The race winner is the pilot who completes the task in the shortest time.  Pilots who land short of goal only score distance points.  Points earned during the event count towards a pilot’s world ranking.