The Lumby Air Races attracted a number of hang gliders and paragliders to the community.

The Lumby Air Races attracted a number of hang gliders and paragliders to the community.

Lumby hits new heights

The 10th annual Lumby Air Races for hang gliders and paragliders was held during the recent Lumby Days.

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

Paragliding 25-km

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.