Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Neil Howe wins the MacPara spot prize

MacPara NZ sponsor a spot prize for a randomly selected pilot from our XC Championship. For last season the winner was Neil Howe. Neil already had an XC Magazine subscription so Nick, from MacPara, has sent him a copy of "Mastering Paragliding".

Neil said: "Looks like a lot of interesting tips to read over the winter This was my first entry to the XC contest and my only attempt at a PG XC for the 17/18 year as my foot injury pretty much wiped out the year for flying. So to win a prize was for it was real cool."

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Nelson Travel Broker join the fun



Sue Ketel from Nelson Travel Broker becomes the next business person to seize the opportunity of advertising on this site and supporting the NZ Cross Country Paragliding Championship.

She can help with insurance for all sorts of paragliding needs... so click her banner on the right and start planning your next flying vacation! Thanks, Sue!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Paraventures continue to support NZ XContest!


Huge thanks to Mark and Melanie at Paraventures for their continued support of our New Zealand Cross Country Competition.

Paraventures contribute in a huge way across many elements on our paragliding community and we can't thank them enough.

Take a moment to check out their advert over to the right, click it and sign yourself up for some paragliding courses or buy yourself an cool new UP glider.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Macpara NZ... we love you


Attractive Nelson based paragliding dealer, Nick Taber, from MacPara NZ has, once again, joined the party and is sponsoring our New Zealand XContest for another season. Thanks so much, Nick.

Nick also sponsors the annual spot prize which, since the season has now ended, is in the process of being awarded (update to follow).

The 2017/18 season officially ended yesterday but we allow a bit more time for some last straggler flights to come in before we announce Nick Neynens as the winner.

Once again - thanks so much to Macpara NZ for their continued support and general generosity across the NZ Paragliding landscape.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Infinity Paragliding continues their support


Huge thanks to Infinity Paragliding who have, once again, supported the NZ XC Championship for another season.;

Check out the new Infinity ad over here on the right... click it and, before you know it, you'll have bought yourself a brand new Ozone Zeno and an Advance Progress 3 harness.

We love Swanny

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Only 6 weekends to go


The season will end on the 31st of March. Current NZ XC-Champion and X-Alps legend, Nick Neynens, is still in the lead with his monster triangles and it will take something enormous by Glen Stevens to catch him up.

NZ Paragliding Champion, Louis Tapper, and James Bond lookalike, Bryan Moore are neck-in-neck for third place and are both still cranking out enormous voyages in the Southern Alps as they chase the elusive 200km FAI triangle.

Nick has logged the best flight of the season, a 190.65km FAI triangle, which scored 381.3 pts.




Saturday, 16 December 2017

Another North Island hundy in the books

Shaun Gilbert has pulled out another North Island 100+km flight from Te Mata Peak.

To our knowledge, Shaun is the only pilot to have flown over 100km in the North Island, always in Hawkes Bay. Congratulations Shaun, very inspiring.

Who's up for trying to get more pilots into this exclusive club this season?