The 10th annual Lumby Air Races for hang gliders and paragliders was held during the recent Lumby Days.
“Many good racing flights around the Lumby Valley were made by the pilots and support crews who came from many other areas to compete,” said Randy Rauck, one of the organizers.
“The Lumby Air Force would like to thank all of the volunteers and especially the Lumby Days Society, Area D director Rick Fairbairn and Super A Foods for their continued support of the event.”
Hang Gliding 10-kilometre Triangle Race
1st place king post – Bryan Saulnier, New Brunswick
2nd Place King Post – David Bacon, Summerland
3rd place King Post – Mark Bagg, Kamloops
10-km and 25-km Triangle Races
1st place Open Hang Gliding – Randy Rauck, Lumby
New record 10-km Triangle 12:41
New Record 25-km Triangle 62:32
Paragliding 10-km Triangle Races
1st place Claudio Mota, Lumby
New record 16:43 min
2nd place Peter Spears, Vancouver
3rd Place Mark Tarrant, Calgary
1st Bill Goglin, Horsefly
New Record 119 minutes
2nd Al Thielmann, Mission
The Canadian National Hang Gliding Championships will be hosted by the Lumby Air Force at the Freedom Flight Park June 27 to July 4.
“New local, national and international triangle racing records are expected to be broken,” said Rauck. For more info, go to LumbyAirForce.com.