World Paragliding Championships

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World Paragliding Championships is the main competitive paragliding championships in the World, organized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

Paragliding sailing with a paraglider

Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.

<i>Fédération Aéronautique Internationale</i> voluntary association

The Fédération aéronautique internationale, is the world governing body for air sports. It was founded on 14 October 1905, and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. It maintains world records for aeronautical activities including ballooning, aeromodeling, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and also for human spaceflight.


Cross Country Paragliding

2017 World Paragliding Championships in Feltre, Italy. Paragliding-championship 2017.jpg
2017 World Paragliding Championships in Feltre, Italy.
YearCityCountryDateVenueNo. of
No. of
1st 1989 Kössen Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2nd 1991 Digne-les-Bains Flag of France.svg  France
3rd 1993 Verbier Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
4th 1995 Kitakyushu Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
5th 1997 Castejón de Sos Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
6th 1999 BrambergNeukirchen Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
7th 2001 Granada Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
8th 2003 Larouco Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
9th 2005 Governador Valadares Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil March 11–27
10th 2007 Manilla Flag of Australia.svg  Australia February 24–March 9
11th 2009 El Peñón Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico January 23–February 6
12th 2011 Piedrahíta Flag of Spain.svg  Spain July 3–16
13th 2013 Sopot Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria July 13–26
14th 2015 Roldanillo Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia January 10–2514838
15th 2017 Feltre Flag of Italy.svg  Italy July 1–1515040
16th 2019 Krusevo Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia August

Paragliding Accuracy

YearCityCountryDateVenueNo. of
No. of
1st 2000 Middle Wallop Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom August 12–19
2nd 2003 Lijak Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia August 4–10
3rd 2005 Niš Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro August 8–14
4th 2007 Trakai Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania February 9–18
5th 2009 Ivanec Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia June 20–27
6th 2011 Kuncice pod Ondrejnikem Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic July 22–30
7th 2013 Bjelasnica Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina August 17–25
8th 2015 Puncak Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia August 11–16

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