Stewart Trowsdale (centre) receives the first place hang gliding trophy from Lumby Air Races organizers Randy Rauck (left) and Garth Hemming.

Stewart Trowsdale (centre) receives the first place hang gliding trophy from Lumby Air Races organizers Randy Rauck (left) and Garth Hemming.

Air Races a success

A total of 48 hang gliders and paragliders participated in the three days of racing during Lumby Days

The eighth annual Lumby Air Races reached new heights.

A total of 48 hang gliders and paragliders participated in the three days of racing during Lumby Days.

“Pilots registered from three provinces and two states,” said Randy Rauck, with the Lumby Air Force Flying Club.

Hang Gliding

1st Place Open and King Post- Stewart Trowsdale -Vancouver

2nd Open- Tim Middlemiss -Calgary

3rd Open Tie-  Gaetan Pellerin- Vancouver and Dave Wagner -Kamloops

2nd King Post- John Theoret- Prince Albert Sask

3rd King Post- Tie  Garth Hemming-Lumby,

Robert Krider and Cole Krider Vancouver

Paragliding

1st Tom Clark- Vancouver

2nd Bill Goglin- Williams Lake

3rd Jim Orava- Pemberton

4th Tonya Solaris- Vancouver

5th Peter Spear- Vancouver

6th Corine Orava-Pemberton

7th Andrew Berkley- Vancouver

On June 10, following the official close of the air races, the heat turned on and the winds died and several Lumby records were broken.

“Congratulations to Al Theilmann of Vancouver for breaking the 100-kilometre triangle record, 106.2-kilometre triangle race (seven hours 19 minutes in the air), Andrew Berkley, 79.6-kilometre triangle (seven hours, 45 minutes) and Peter Spear, 83.6 kilometre-triangle,” said Rauck.