Czech Republic Championship 2005 – Slovenia
29.8. - 4.9.2005, photo: SkyFly.cz
On Sunday 4th of September finished Czech Open and Czech Championship
in Tolmion in Slovenia. The weather was bad during the week and pilots flew
only once. First part of the week blew strong wind and in second part there
ware thunderstorms except Sunday. It was windy again. So only Thursday was
Organizers announced task with four turn points, 74,4 km long. Ninety
minutes long starting window was openned at 13:00 and the race begun after
one hour. Conditions were not perfect because of low cloud base. But our
pilots were great.
By Czech Championship won Martin Orlik (in overall 2nd).
Second was Petra Krausova, who was winner in women results and good were
also Thomas Brauner and Karel Vrbensky, who finished 7th and 8th.
Congratulation to Martin and Petra
PWC 2005 – Petra second,
Martin fourth and Mac Para team third
||2nd / 26th
||6th / 64th
||5th / 55th
||1st / 46th
||7th / 86th
||Mac Para team
||Czech national team
6.8. - 13.8.2005
From 6th to 13th of August was realized final part of Paragliding World
Cup in Portuguese mountains Serra da Estrela. The weather in Portugal was
very hot with temperatures around 42°C. On Saturday organizers provided a
great banquet but some pilots went fly to catch some cool air in altitude
On Sunday the weather was same as on Saturday and the sky had few high
clouds. Organizer announced very simple task with one turn point, 65,4 km
long. Starting window was opened at 12:45. At same moment increased the wind
and many pilots had problems on starting place. Troubles had also Petra
Krausova, who damaged one of lines of her glider. The goal made 79 from 121
pilots. Nearly all pilots flying on Maguses reach the goal except Petra, who
had to land on 41,8 km. The best was Pedro Moreira, who finished on 13th
After Sunday’s task were four free days because of strong wind and huge
fire. Strong wind blow also on Friday but organizers announced second task
85,3 km long with four turn points. Conditions were good and race was very
fast and first pilot reach the goal after 150 minutes. The best from MAC
team was Thomas Brauner, who finished on 3rd place and Perta Krausova won in
On Saturday organizers announced nearly one hundred (99,7) km long task
with four turn points. Starting window was opened at 13:00 and landing
deadline was set to 20:30. Conditions were very good. Cloud base was around
4000 m, but only half of the pilots reach this altitude, the others who did
not cached strong thermals (8m/s) stay at 2000 – 2500 m. First pilot from
MAC team, who made the goal, was Aljaz Valic, who finished on 5th place.
Tenth place was big regret for Martin Orlik, who was on fourth place during
the race but final glide was bad and Martin sank down. Pedro was
disappointed either because he was leading for 10 min. nearly the whole task.
After three tasks ended Portuguese competition and Paragliding World
Cup 2005. Our pilots did very good results. On 9th place in Portugal
finished Martin Orlik, who is on excellent 4th place in world cup
overall result. Thomas Brauner was 20th and in PWC ranking is 9th.
Petra Karusova had more troubles in Portugal but in female world cup
result is second. Mac Para team is third and Czech national team
is third too.
PWC Italy – 4th task
After nightly shower was on Saturday good weather and organizers
announce last task with five turn points, 53.8 km long. The task begun like
yesterday at 13:00 and organizers set task‘s deadline - all pilots must land
till five o’clock. Already during the start are coming high clouds from the
west and at 15:00 was sky covered totally with cirusses. Thermals become
weak very quickly and nearly all pilots landed along the road. Only three
pilots reach the goal today.
Excellent result reached Martin Orlik, who was fifth with 1 km delay to
goal line. Petra Krausova was third between women and 37th in overall
results. Other pilots flying on Maguses were: 31st Gregory Blondeau, 43rd
Karel Vrbenskym 50th Stefan Vyparina, 54th Thomas Brauner, 79th Urban Valic
and 89th Magnus Osterberg.
After four tasks ended fourth part of Paragliding World Cup and our
pilots reached excellent result! Well-balanced achievement presented
Martin Orlik, who is second just three points behind Chrigel Maurer.
Petra Krausova is 26th in overall results and in women results she is
on very nice second place. MAC PARA team is
third and Czech national team is after today’s
victory on second place.
Other Magus pilots are: 15th Thomas Brauner, 25th Karel Vrbensky, 42nd
Urban Valic, 55th Gregory Blondeau, 63rd Stefan Vyparina and 81st Magnus
PWC Italy – 3rd task
Thursday’s strong wind stopped at the night and Friday’s weather was
good. Organizers announced third task with 4 turn points, 64.5 km long.
Landing place was as usually in village Suello. The race started at 13:00.
Many pilots have troubles on second and forth part of task and only 48
pilots made the goal.
The best pilot from MAC PARA team was Martin Orlik, who took 4th place.
Petra Krausova was 19th in overall results and second in women. Other
Maguses were: 23rd Karel Vrbensky, 31st Tomas Brauner, 55th Magnus Osterberg,
71st Stefan Vyparina, 87th Gregory Blondeau and 89th Urban Valic, who was
penalized for flight in the cloud.
PWC Italy – 2nd task
On Monday and Tuesday was bad weather with storms or strong wind but
Wednesday was nice. Organizers announced second task with 5 turn points, 110
km long. Starting window was open at 13:00 and race began at 13:30.
Conditions were good with cloud base at 2200 m and the task was fast till
3rd turn. The Wind was stronger on the forth leg and the major part of
pilots landed here. Only 33 pilots made the goal today.
The best Magus pilot was Martin Orlik who was fifth and he is after two
tasks on 3rd place. The next behind Martin came Urban Valic who is now 9th
overall. Thomas Brauner rided on 9th place and his current overall position
is great second place. Petra Krausova was 24th and first by women. He is
leading the competition by women Other Magus pilots were: 71st Stefan
Vyparina, 87th Magnus Osterberg and 93. Gregory Blondeau. MAC PARA team is
still first and Czech nation team sank to third place.
PWC Italy – 1st task
One week after the world cup event in Serbia moved PWC to north of
Italy. Saturday like usually training flights and registration of pilots.
Sunday was sunny and very hot weather with high humidity, conditions like in
a washing machine. Organizers announced task with three turn points, 46,8 km
long. Take off place is in altitude 1240 m on top of mountain Monte
Cornizzolo. Pilots started to take off at 13:45 and race started after 30
From 117 registered competitors 46 pilots made the goal. Nearly all
Magus pilots were in this group. The best of MAC PARA team was Thomas
Brauner who flew last part over flats and finished on second place just 11
second behind the winner Michael Witschi from Switzerland. Martin Orlik was
leading second group, which has taken other way and flew last part by
mountains. He came with 6 min. deprivation to the leaders time. Petra did 35
th place overall and first by women. Other Magus pilots were: 21st Urban
Valic, 28th Gregory Blondeau, 41st Karel Vrbenský, 48th Stefan Vyparina (who
landed 300 meters before goal line) and 97th Magnus Osterberg. Czech nation
team is after first task on second place. Superb pilots results placed MAC
PARA team on top of teams by this task.
PWC Serbia – 4th task
On Saturday conditions were good and organizers announced 51,7 km long
fourth task. A starting window was same as yesterday at 12:50 and a start at
13:30 too. It was relatively difficult to rise up above the taking off area
but conditions have improved lately and fastest pilot reached the goal after
nearly two hours.
The best pilot form MAC team was Urban Valic, who finished on 2nd place
followed by Martin Orlik, who was 7th. Thomas Brauner took not the best
route in flats, came with 7 minutes delay and finished only on 31st place.
Petra Krausova didn’t have a good day either, she was 6th by women. After
four tasks finished third part of world cup in Serbia and results were
The best was Thomas Brauner, who
finished on obnoxious fourth place. Petra Krausova
was third in women results. Good ranks conquered
Martin Orlik and Urban Valic. Martin was
7th and Urban was on 8th place. MAC PARA team
finished on excellent third place and Czech nation was second.
Other pilots flying Maguses were: 24th Karel Vrbensky, 33rd Pedro
Moreira, 34th Joachim Skondras, 43rd Stefan Vyparina, 63rd Peter Vyparina
and 97th Damjan Lotric.
PWC Serbia – 3rd task
Weather forecast for Friday wasn’t bad and organizers announced similar
task as on the first day. The task was 95.6 km long with three turn points.
Pilots began take off at 12:50 and race began after 40 minutes. First part
of tasks distance was good and problems waited for pilots near second turn
point where 39 pilots from leading group had to land. Final part was against
the wind and nobody reaches the goal today.
The best MAC pilot was Thomas Brauner, who finished 4th with 55.9 km.
Petra Krausova wasn’t good at this day and finished on 79th place in overall
and 9th in women results. Other Magus pilots finished on followed places:
27th Martin Orlik, 33rd Joachim Skondras, 36th Urban Valic, 44th Peter
Vyparina, 67th Karel Vrbensky, 70. Stefan Vyparina, 85th Pedro Moreira and
91st Damjan Lotric.
PWC Serbia – 2nd task
After rainy Wednesday the Thursday was better with blue sky. Organizers
announced second task 67 km long. First part of the race went to the
southeast to first turn point and last 10 km leads back to Pirot. Window was
open at 14:40 and first 38 pilots were very fast on the turn point. Problems
arise at the moment of turning back counter to the wind. The best pilot had
to landed on 62.4 km and nobody reach the goal. The minimum distance was set
to 40 km and the task is valid with many pilots over minimum distance.
Only 400 meters behind leader land Thomas Brauner and he jumps in
competition result to the first place. Petra Krausova was 24th and in women
competition result is first too. After today’s task rises also Czech team to
the second place.
Other pilots on Maguses were on followed places: 6th Stefan Vyparina
together with Karel Vrbensky, 34th Martin Orlik, 38th Urban Valic, 50th
Pedro Moreira, 63rd Damjan Lotric, 67th Joachim Skondras and 70th Peter
- PWC Serbia - 1st task
2.7. - 6.7.2005
On Sunday 3td July started third part of Paragliding World Cup hold in
Serbia - Nis. First two days was bad weather and all tasks were cancelled.
Sky was blue as late as Tuesday. Conditions were good and organizers
announced task, 89 km long and first pilot finished it after 156 minutes.
Best pilot on Magus was Thomas Brauner, who finished on 6th place 59 sec
behind the leader. Second MAC pilot on goal was Martin Orlik on 18th place
41 second behind Thomas. Petra Krausova was 44th in overall and second in
women results. Other Magus pilots finished on followed places: 20th Urban
Valic, 29th Karel Vrbensky, 38th Pedro Moreira, 39th Stefan Vyparina, 41st
Joachim Skondras, 73rd Peter Vyparina and 105th Damjan Lotric. Czech nation
is after first task on 4th place with deprivation only three points on third
On Wednesday was weather again very bad and organizers announced
additional free day.
PWC France - 6th day
10.6.2005 photo: Martin Orlik
After yesterday’s free day the weather forecast wasn’t good for today.
The sky was clear but with strong north wind. Finally the wind decreased at
afternoon and organizers announced 4th task, 80 km long. The window was
opened at 15:00 but during the race wind increased and two pilots deployed
their rescue chutes. One of them didn’t answer by radio and search by
helicopter started. A few minutes later, the second pilot was contacted. He
was safe but organizers stopped the task at 17:30 and pilot’s position was
recorded on a GPS track log at the same time to enable the precise ranking.
Only three pilots flew over goal today.
The best pilot on Magus was Erik Rehnfeldt (with 75,8 km) on 26th place.
Petra Krausova was 64th in overall. By women scoring she was third and after
4th task she still kept second position. Other Magus pilots were: 39th
Thomas Brauner, 44th Magnus Osterberg, 48th Martin orlik, 50th Urban Valic,
54th Vrbensky Karel, 69th Olivier Tops, 86th Gregory Blondeau and 95th Pedro
PWC France - 5th day
The task was cancelled for strong wind!
PWC France - 4th day
8.6.2005 photo: Martin Orlik
On Wednesday organizers announced task with six turn points, 75,6 km
long around of Bourg St Maurice Start was set at 15:30 and there were two
chances where to fly. First in front of high Mountains and second in the
mountains. Best pilots finished the task in 156 minutes. Three french pilots
crossed the goal line at the same moment and all received 1000 pionts.
Fastest pilot of our team was Thomas Brauner. He flew together with
Martin over Mountains. He placed 7th. They sed: " it was not so cool at
beginning but finally we could make speed and came closed to first group".
After three tasks is MAC PARA team on 5th place. Petra Krausova was first by
women. In overall she was on 38th place and after today’s task she is second
in women results. Other Magus pilots were: 23rd Gragory Blondeau, 24th
Olivier Tops, 33rd Urban Valic, 36th Martin Orlik, 55th Pedro Moreira, 56th
Erik Rehnfeldt, 61st Karel Vrbensky and 70th Magnus Osterberg.
PWC France - 3rd day
7.6.2005 photo: Martin Orlik
Monday was a free day by the world cup competition due the bad weather.
Yesterday the competition continued with the second task. Organizers
announced 65,3 km. Nearly all pilots made the goal. The winner of day was
czech pilot David Ohlídal. First Magus piloted by Magnus Osterberg came on
20th place. Petra Krausova was 99th in overall and 7th in women results.
Others MAC PARA pilots flew over goal: 36th Thomas Brauner, 40th Karel
Vrbensky, 61st Pedro Moreira, 63rd Urban Valic, 65th Olivier Tops. Martin
Orlik pushed too much and was short for two kilometers and placed 111th.
PWC France - 1st and 2nd day
On Sunday 5th of June started second part of world cup, PWC France in
Bourg St Maurice. Organizers for 123 enlisted pilots provided 73.8 long task
with tree turn points. First pilot was in finish after nearly three hours.
Faster MAC pilot was Thomas Brauner witch finished on 9th place. Only
tree places behind him, on 12th place, was Martin Orlik. Petra Krausova was
22th in overall, between women she was faster and finished 1st. Other Magus
pilots finished on followed places: 32nd Gregory Blondeau, 52nd Erik
Rehnfeldt, 59th Olivier Tops, 60th Karel Vrbensky.
On second day was planed shorter task. The weather wasn’t very nice and
task was cancelled.
PWC Bulgaria - 6th and 7th day
29. and 30.4.2005
On Saturday morning the wind was stronger than on Friday and the tops
of the hills were in a haze. Organizes ended the competition with two walid
Petra Krausova wins the competition by
women and Gregory Blondeau gets silver medal
for excellent second place. On obnoxious 4th place was
Urban Valic. Anyway his best result by PWC competitions. We
Other Magus pilots finished on followed places:
Martin Orlík was 16th and Thomas Brauner 32th. In 49th place were two pilots
and one of them was Pedro Moreira followed by Karel Vrbensky on 51th place.
Peter Vyparina was 88th a Magnus Osterberg 107th. Congratulations!