Texas is the one
Texas is expected to be the next big hunting ground for the
paragliding world record. Current world record holder Rafael Saladini thinks
600km is the limit in Brazil.
Last year, after setting the world record at 588km from Tacima, Brazil with
Marcelo Prieto and Rafael de Moraes Barros he told us: Australia, South Africa
and Texas, they have 14 hours of sun, compared to 12 in Brazil. We believe Texas
is the one.
Sebastien has submitted his flight to the FAI to claim for two North American
records: Free distance using up to 3 turnpoints and Straight Distance. The FAI
distance is 503km. This differs slightly from the online contest distance of
507km because of the way the point-to-point distance is calculated (FAI is