It’s been an on and off again competition for the 100+ paragliders competing in the Chelan Paragliding Competition. Both Sunday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 12, were called off because of weather. On Sunday, it was high winds. On Tuesday, the pilots launched, climbed to cloudbase but aborted the day’s task when weather rolled in from the west.
Monday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 13, were excellent flying days for the competitors.
Monday’s task was a long 100 mile Race-to-Goal from Chelan Butte to Soap Lake and then out to Davenport. Out of the 108 pilots registered to compete, only six were able to make the goal with Josh Cohn leading the way by 10 minutes.
Cohn, who currently is the overall leader, is no stranger to ‘Chelan Air.’ He’s had plenty of experience flying in Chelan, starting in 1995 in the first U.S. National Open Championships and winning the 2010 Paragliding World Cup here…read more