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World Hang Gliding Champs, Forbes, Australia ~ an epic competition.

Best NZ pilot Jonas Lobitz with his father Hagen sitting under his wing at the worlds.  He came 25th out or 105
Best placed Kiwi woman ~ Lisa with a big smile at the worlds.
CHGPC Pilot Matt Barlow at the Worlds 2013
James Kermit McKirdy of the NZ team 2013
John Smith about to be towed up at the worlds.

World Hang Gliding Champs, Forbes, Australia Jan 2013
Final Overall Results after 10 Tasks

Pilot Name, Country, Place, Score.
Manfred Ruhmer, Austria, 1st, 9010
Alessandro Pioner, Italy, 2nd, 8871
Fillipp Oppici, Italy, 3rd, 8560

Jonas Lobitz, NZ, 25th, 7476
John Smith, NZ, 47th, 6212
Conrad Loten, NZ, 65th, 4968
Matt Barlow, NZ, 75th, 4198
James McKirdy, NZ, 88th, 2974
Lisa Bradley, NZ, 101st, 1167

A superb effort by the NZ team with every Kiwi pilot flying in every task.
The top pilots flew 1876km to win this championships.
Many flights were well over 4 hours duration.
It was hot and dusty but one heck of a lot of fun judging by the photos.
Check out these galleries on the official website...