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If we had to choose from the many amazing things of Dominican Republic and its XC Challenge, we'd start by one in particular: the high satisfaction level of the pilots at the end of the event. In one week many of them achieved their best personal distances, their first cloud base, their longest flight... and promised they would come back next year. For the organizers, Caribbean Free Flying and Ozone, it was evident that the comp format was a success in its second year, as a competition designed for real pilots (not super-tops) and appealing to those who usually would not think of competing. Maybe we are (too) used to traditional comps in which it is rare to have a good day for everybody or massive landings at goal, so it was really new for us to see all the pilots so happy at the end of the day. Another pleasant surprise was to see a high number of women participating (an 11% of the field, in contrast with the poor 4% of Spanish comps), most of whom were there with their partners, also pilots. Women, couples, pilots of very diverse levels, countries and languages, and an excellent atmosphere of camaraderie that allowed us to meet many special people, in an intense week of adventures and fun, learning and good flights, and even a healthy competitive ambience. Here, some of this Caribbean XC 2007...

The Competition
An efficient organization team formed by "local" pilots (mostly foreigners living in DR) and led by Julian Molina –cross country lover, organizer of the Pre-PWC of 2004, and mastermind of the XC- managed to make everything work to European standards. The official language of the comp is English, which is perhaps the reason for the low Spanish-spoken representation (8%), for a total of nearly 100 pilots. Among them was a group from the Italian club Scurbatt who had thoroughly studied maps of the area and prepared flight strategies before the comp; pilots of the ‘Mid-Wales' paragliding club; and a good party of North Americans, Belgians, and French, among others.


Meredith, a happy face after her flights in DR

The design of this competition aims at encouraging pilots to fly cross country within their own margins of ability and security. The interesting thing is that it really achieves this objective; most pilots come here to fly and to learn everything they can, so they make a very attentive audience at the briefings and d-briefings given by the 'guru' Jocky Sanderson. In the air, most pilots seem to plan their flights in a conservative way, at least on the first days. "The Caribbean XC Challenge is both a big cross country course AND a competition. Everybody learns from the more experienced pilots and at the same time they push their limits a little, with an organization to give them security”, explains Jocky.

The site also helps to keep the pilots' confidence, as the flights usually follow a mountain range facing a wide valley with plenty of landing zones. Only the area right in front of the takeoff is somewhat tricky, with a gorge between launch and a range of lower hills in front that you need to clear with some height if you don't want to end up on the lee side of the hills and landed next to the river below. Although there's a bomb-out field at the bottom, a 2-hours walk out is enough reason for working on your altitude at the launch area or gliding straight to the lower hills and gaining altitude safely next to the valley. Despite Jocky's advices on this, every day we had one or more pilots landed by the river or tree-landed nearby. We should also mention that these minor drawbacks never discouraged the adventurers: most would just go back to the takeoff as soon as they left the jungle, with a new and amusing story to tell at the bar - back in the hotel...


First Task, Monday

It's difficult to sleep on the first night due to the noise made by a heavy rain and the attacks of avid mosquitoes. During breakfast at 7 am, the pilots look at the gray sky and shake heads sceptically. But this is the Caribbean and here the weather can change very quickly, as it is proved by the intense sun rays that finally appear between the clouds that cover the takeoff until 10:30. A general briefing is done on the zone and retrieve system, also reviewing the possibilities for XC flights and their scores: each pilot is free to do any distance flight he/she wants and points are scored according to the type of course: 1.5, 1.75 or 2 points per km flown depending if it is distance with 3 turn points, triangle or FAI triangle. Then Jocky gives a second briefing to the less experienced pilots, which really is a theory class about cross-country flying. Every evening there will be "D-briefings" to review the best day-flights and analyze the strategy used by the pilot and his/her rights and wrongs; these will be valuable learning sessions to improve the flying experience. And that's exactly what many pilots came looking for at the Caribbean XC...
After 11:00am some pilots consider it's time to take off, and some manage to stay up on the North ridge in front of the takeoff during a while, but the weak conditions soon leave them landed.



For those who leave later things go better; the sun does its job and with patience Daniel Crespo, who was the first to take off, flies all the way to near the hotel (road La Vega to Jarabacoa) in a flight with 3 turn points. Georges Thevenet, "local-gringo" pilot, also manages to fly some km and other 10 pilots get over 20 points in a day that did not promise much.

Day winner: Daniel Crespo (Advance Omega 7).
Category 1 (DHV1) day winner: Thierry Moreau (Advance Alpha 3).
Category 2 (DHV1-2) day winner: Sebastian Benz (Nova Mamboo).
Category 3 (DHV2) day winner: Stefano Montanelli (Ozone Addict R).
Category 4 (DHV2-3 & comp) day winner: (Daniel Crespo (Advance Omega 7).

See results Task 1



Luis, the "panamenio loco", on a glide with his Addict R

Pierre Therer (BE) on his Aircross Trialp crossing the valley of Bonao.

Repacking a rescue chute that was used by the owner to climb down from the tree where he landed...

The second day looks better although base is still low and Julian Molina, organizer of the XC and experienced "local-Argentinean" pilot, declares that the conditions are not typical for the zone at this time of year. The wind blows from the South and there's an interesting display of failed take-offs, with an Italian pilot crashing with the only small tree by the end of the launch area, a German flying away with the wind-sock (pole included) in his glider's lines, a glider starting with a huge knot and sinking his way towards the valley, and several aborts. No injuries though, except for those of self-esteems: there's certainly a lot to learn in this sport. After the first broken thermals in the morning conditions improve by midday letting us all fly a bit farther and better. Today several triangles, out-and-returns, and distances were closed. Steve Parsons on his Omega 7 is the day winner with a FAI triangle of 40 km that's worth 79,7 points to him. French pilot Olive Montel with an Ozone Mantra M2 is second with 76 points and leads the comp, with Nick Roberts (UK) on a Omega 7 second (72). In the category 1 the winner is Walter Scott (US, Gin Bolero Plus), a pilot with only 35 flights and who did his first cross country flight a year ago, also in Dominican Republic. Until now he never flew with other pilots, not so many at least, and he is absolutely delighted.

Day winner: Steve Parsons (Advance Omega 7).
Category 1 day winner: Walter Scott (Gin Bolero Plus).
Category 2 day winner: Sebastian Benz (Nova Mamboo).
Category 3 day winner: Giorgio Gadola (Nova Ra).
Category 4 day winner: Steve Parsons (Advance Omega 7).

*See results Task 2


The third competition day has a slow start. The first pilots who take off (Daniel Crespo and Georges Thevenet) spend about an hour in the area struggling to climb, gaining only some metres over launch to then lose them and sink out in the gorge, while the pilots watch them and make bets on whether they'll manage to get out or not. Finally they make it, but a blue Swing glider is not so lucky and soars desperately on the lee side of the hills looking for lift but ends up disappearing below, to the bomb-out field. When everybody thought the pilot would be walking out by the river, the glider shows up in front of the take-off and receives a well-deserved applause from the pilots: that's the happiest pilot of the day. In these conditions and after watching many 'emergency' landings near the river, the window is closed until 1 pm. By that time there are some cumulus around and the wind is not strong. Thermals are small and swept out but things continue improving and around 2 pm we have a good base –the best of the week- with consistent climbs that allow several pilots to go after FAI triangles, which are the best scored flights.
Those who launch or wait after 2 pm are able to climb almost doing nothing up to cloud base for a beautiful ride to the town of Bonao, at the least. We don't need to describe the big smiles of most of the pilots on the bus back to the hotel, specially the ones on the less experienced pilots' faces who have reached cloudbase for the first time ever
Renato Botta (It, Sport Boomerang) went a little farther than the rest and did a FAI triangle of 46 km that got him 91 points. With a similar flight, Stefano Montanelli on his Ozone Addict R did 43 km. Martin Church ( UK , Advance Sigma 6) gets the third best result with a distance of 47 km, whose first part was done upwind. In the category 1, Anna from Jamaica is the best with a nice flight to the antennas in the north and then back to the LZ because of back pain…

Day winner: Renato Botta (Gin Boomerang Sport).
Category 1 day winner: Anna Von Dueszeln (Airwave Logic).
Category 2 day winner: Alex Heron (Swing Mistral).
Category 3 day winner: Stefano Montanelli (Ozone Addict R).
Category 4 day winner: Renato Botta (Gin Boomerang Sport).

*See results Task 3

The Italians, the best prepared pilots before arriving in Bonao, harvested good results and still want to come back...


Dancing lessons Dominican style for the pilots, after the day of flight. There was more than one sore back the next day...


After a festive night with merengue lessons given by the girls working at the hotel (live band included), the fourth day shows the effect of night showers. Conditions are quite irregular, with strong sink that makes gliding out of the "critical" zone difficult to the less performing gliders, and a South wind that makes hard to climb in the broken thermals. There are several 'emergency' landings on the fields around the river below giving a good show to the pilots who are still at launch. The most interesting to watch is a tree-landing downwind by Dave from the US, which cost him a rip in his glider and the nickname "dangerous Dave", but also one of the "B" prizes of the Caribbean XC for the worse pilots (very good prizes that, perhaps, make it worth the trouble...). The ones who make the most of the day are the Welsh pilots who feel completely at home with the conditions: windy, broken thermals and a lot of patience to move ahead. A group of pilots fly North to near the hotel, while some others decide not to take risks and stay grounded. Bad luck, because after 2 pm the conditions improve enough to allow good XC flights for those who leave at that time, which shows that an important ingredient of a good distance flight is to know how to choose the best moment to takeoff. The winner of the day is Mark Gibbins in a Firebird Grid, DHV 1-2!, and 52,6 points, with Olive Montel and Nick Roberts behind.

Day winner: Mark Gibbins (Firebird Grid).
Category 1 day winner: Peter Claghorn (UP Ascent).
Category 2 day winner: Mark Gibbins (Firebird Grid).
Category 3 day winner: Martin Church (Advance Sigma 6).
Category 4 day winner: Olive Montel (Ozone Mantra M2).

*See results Task 4



The fifth day will be the last competition day before a big storm soaks everybody's excitement. Today, Friday, there is beautiful sunny morning and the day promises nothing but good flights, with the inversion breaking at noon and high cloud bases. The atmosphere is hot for the pilots leading the results and they all make their calculations to prepare a flight that can grant them as many points as possible: the FAI triangles (2 points by km) are in the plans of most, and in this valley is not difficult to make them because there's lift under the cumulus that form in the flatlands and above the range of mountains to the east of the valley. Everybody gets ready for a 'day of triangles' and we all enjoy consistent thermals up to base and relatively easy transitions. Today, many of the personal best flights of the week will be reported, but Daniel Crespo is the pilot who makes the longest distance with 47.2 km, which is also a new national record in DR (the previous one was done by the Valic brothers during the 1st Caribbean XC) and the highest score of the event, 94.4 points. Others are not far behind, Martin Church (category 3, DHV2) manage to mark the farthest point to the south of the takeoff to close a FAI triangle of 46.2 km -winning in his category-, whereas Nick Roberts and Remo Kutz are a bit short in the last part of their flights for their triangles to be FAI, but even so they get over 80 points. Meredith Malocsay (USA) has only two years of experience but she confesses to be "hooked" to cross country flying, while boyfriend Stefan assures that she has a special talent: On her Ozone Addict, today she does her best flight over the valley that gives her 54.6 points. Tanya Ephgrave (UK), who brought a brand new Nova Ra to this comp, goes a bit farther and ends the day with 55.8 points, also her best flight of the week which places her on the 1st place among the girls (22nd in the general ranking). A great day for celebrations and the last one in Bonao for this Caribbean XC, that promises to come back next year with new things...

Day winner: Daniel Crespo (Advance Omega 7).
Category 1 day winner: Ana Von Dueszeln (Airwave Logic).
Category 2 day winner: Sebastian Benz (Nova Mamboo).
Category 3 day winner: Martin Church (Advance Sigma 6).
Category 4 day winner: Daniel Crespo (Advance Omega 7).

*See results Task 5



The best girls: Wendy (3ª), Meredith (2ª) and Tanya (1ª)

Podium cat.1 (DHV1)

Podium cat. 2 (DHV1-2)

Podium cat. 3 (DHV2)

Podium cat. 4 (DHV2-3)

Highlights of the Ozone Caribbean XC Challenge 2007:

*Spain's Daniel Crespo set the national high mark for the FAI triangle at 47.2 km, completing the course in only 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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UK's Martin Church took second place overall flying a DHV 2 glider.

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Over 40 % of the pilots achieved their personal best distance ever and 10 % managed their first XC flight!

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The shortest distance flown by a day winner in the comp was 33.5 km

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The overall winner accumulated 167.5 km, most of them flying triangles.

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Over 25 % of pilots attending the 2006 Caribbean XC Challenge also attended this 2007 edition.

*Peter Claghorn from Canada was the lucky winner of an Ozone paraglider in the raffle among registered participants

The first thing that the Caribbean challenges the visitors is their ears. An incredible level of noise follows you all the time in every inhabited place of the Dominican Republic, a country settled in the island of La Hispaniola shared with Haiti. The Dominicans are cheerful and light-hearted people who travel mainly on (noisy) mopeds and love the local music –bachata, merengue or reggaeton- at high decibels, cold beer, dancing and playing domino.

The landscape varies from the deep green forests covering the mountains around the valley of Bonao –to the north of Santo Domingo , where the Caribbean XC took place this year–, to the turquoise water at the paradisiacal beaches on the northeast of the country, contrasting with the barren slopes of the south.

The 2nd Caribbean XC Challenge had its headquarters at a rural hotel near Jarabacoa, in the so-called "Dominican Alps". That's the place where many pilots who attended the first XC met with each other and with the instructor and meet director Jocky Sanderson, known by his educational paragliding videos (like 'Speed to Fly' or the recent 'Performance Flying'). With them, there were a number of pilots coming for the first time to the XC from countries as diverse as Jamaica, Puerto Rico or Belgium.


Casabito is a private launch: The place was bought by a group of local pilots who had to clear the slope from trees and plants to make a wide and comfortable take-off area.


The valley of Bonao lies before a low range of hills to the front and east of the take-off ridge. The most technical part of the begining of each flight here is to keep enough altitude so you don't sink between the Casabito mountain and the hills in front (or by the river). The good thing is that you usually find lift near the hills.

Pilot: Luis Ameglio (32nd)
Paraglider: Ozone Addict R (DHV2)
Country: Panama (resident of the US)
Experience: 280 hours approx. in free flight (+2 years flying paramotor)

"I live in Florida which is a very flat place, so I have really flown cross country for the first time here, and it's also my first competition. What attracted me from this event is that it is not so competitive and it's good for learning, there's a good ambience.... I think the site is excellent, it's not very complicated even for beginners. I would recommend it because only coming here means to learn things, then you push yourself and make an effort to learn and to do it better."


Pilot: Renato Botta (3rd)
Paraglider: Gin Boomerang Sport (DHV2-3)
Country: Italy
Experience: Pilot since 1986, competitor of the Italian PG League

"It's been a very good competition, with very good vibes among everybody. Here the cloudbases are low and it is very different from where we usually fly, but it's very beautiful. Our plan was to try and make FAI triangles for three days and then fly distances, but the conditions did not allow it. We worked the planning a lot with the pilots of my club (Scurbatt) and with Stefano Cavadini, who is the technical director of a team of new people. We came some days before to know the zone and we also studied the routes with Google Earth. I think we made a good use of our trip here".

Piloto: Walter Scott (67th - 1st in DHV1)
Paraglider: Gin Bolero Plus (DHV1)
Country: United States
Experience: 25 hours or 35 flights

It has been great, I've flown over one hour a day during all the week and the people are amazing, some great pilots and all very friendly. I didn't know anybody when I arrived and I had never flown with more people. Where I live, in Louisiana, there aren't flying sites near, so Dominican Republic is the place where I have flown the most so far. Last year I came for holidays and I flew in the south, I did my first cross country flight, 8 or 10 km. Now I have flown more... Yes, in this type of event I would like to compete again, get together with a bunch of pilots. Here I tried to beat myself, to compete against myself. I like this place because the air is so smooth”.



Blue skies and lots of green in this flying zone, a friendly site for pilots of very different levels

Jocky Sanderson, meet director/coach:
“I love this sort of competition!”

Paraglider pilot for 20 years, Jocky is a respected XC instructor / guide, and video-maker known for titles like “Speed to Fly” or the recent “Performance Flying”. At the Caribbean XC, Jocky displayed his skills as educator in every briefing, by explaining the basic concepts of performance flying, but also by paying special attention to the more novice pilots and helping them through the radio when he believed it was necessary. That's how he managed to make most pilots feel confident to fly in this new country, in a new site and in new conditions, and adding a new perspective to a XC contest.

A competition pilot for 10 years (he stopped after the Worlds in 1997), Jocky believes that competing is the best way to learn to fly distance. “You train decision making, speed to fly, preparation… But competing is not for everyone. The Caribbean XC Challenge is both a big cross country course AND a competition. Everybody is learning from the top pilots in a safe, not elitist environment”, says Jocky. He got a good feedback from the pilots during the D-briefings after the flights, in which he compared the tracks and flights done by different pilots to arrive to different results. “There was a real team spirit!” he says.

I love this sort of comp because there's usually a big gap between competition and normal flying like most pilots do. Here the safety is high but it is still a comp and the people push their grades, they are encouraged to fly better ”, explains Jocky, who is also involved in the organization of the Chabre Open, another “stress-free” competition organized by Ozone and quite successful in Europe - if we consider that registration was full in only one day!

Ozone is investing in real pilots, those who buy the gliders – not 'top-guns'. They are willing to help event organizers with a comp like this, so if anybody is interested, call Ozone! ”, he says.

During the Caribbean XC we had the chance to see the latest production by Jocky and Ozone, the instructional video “Performance Flying”, which offers very interesting advice for flying faster and farther and incredible slow-motion sequences of acro manoeuvres, “clearing up how to do acro properly and showing SIV manoeuvres and XC tips”.

Jocky's site is: www.escapexc.com


'Local' pilots (right): Pedro Tirado (Portorrican living in DR), and looking at the camera, Ricardo Tejeda, the only Dominican in the XC


Searching for lift on the launch ridge. The mountain range runs from north to south offering good support at different heights, with thermals that usually go up to the base of small cumulus.


The perfectly oulined cloudbases are a great help on the flights over the valley.


Pierre, struggling to climb over the flatlands.


Julian takes a break from the organization work to try the Mantra M2, in total ignorance of the little incident suffered by his mate Georges (lower)...


The Dominican Thermals

The flights in Dominican Republic, and the valley of Bonao in particular, are very attractive. The thermals are fluid and powerful, at least my variometer registered a maximum average of +5m/s during the 5 flights I did in the Caribbean XC. The day I logged the lowest max it was +4.2 m/s. On the other hand, bases were relatively low; the first day we only had the base at 1040 m above sea level, which made it hard to cover many km. During the competition, the base raised day by day and reached 1800m asl on the last day.
Apart from powerful, the thermals are specially narrow forcing you to make tight turns to climb. The good thing is that the lift is well organized, consistent, and there is very little turbulence. It's perfect for playing in the thermals: if you like thermalling, you'll probably liked this site. Thermals work better if you catch them high; below 300m over the ground it can be very difficult to climb. The clouds are very active but the cycles here are short; the cumulus clouds have a quick life so you almost have to fly to them before they appear...
In the flights here you usually use the lift produced along the mountain range, although in order to have a successful XC you need to know how to fly in the valley and exercise patience while you slowly make your way, securing your transitions.
It's a beautiful and very interesting place where I would happily return to fly XC.
Daniel Crespo

Julian Molina, organizer:
"The atmosphere and the low stress level are the best. It's free flying!"

For second consecutive year leading an event that was born as heir of the Pre-World Cup (held in DR in 2004) also organized by him, Julian Molina (AR) explains that his motivation is to encourage cross country flying in Dominican Republic and attract foreign pilots to visit this beautiful island - his home place for more than a decade. At the end of this Caribbean XC, Julian was satisfied, particularly because everybody enjoyed the event.

"All the pilots had adventures and new experiences; the format lets them interact with the local people while they reach the retrieve points. Also, we had favourable conditions and we could prove the good potential of the site, Bonao, which is relatively new", said Julian. He added that many of the participants had also come to the first XC.

"Ozone's approach to the event is to offer an educative part with Jocky, as added value. This is very attractive especially for the less experienced pilots. There is an organization and good logistics to support them when they fly away", explains Julian. "It is an interesting event for a wide range of pilots, not only of different levels but also with very different interests. The more experts want to fly supported by an organization, while those of lower levels can relate with the advanced pilots - something than in a normal comp does not happen".

For Julian, the best thing is "the atmosphere and the low level of stress. People share more, and finally it's all about free flying!"

In 2008, the Caribbean XC Challenge will return in February but Julian announces some surprises: "We will try to innovate with new ingredients, but keeping the same format", he says. For those who come, his recommendation (and we totally agree!) is to stay in the country at least one more week after the event. "There is a great variety of flights; in spite of being an island this is big, with significant mountainous systems and different conditions. That is what allows flying all year round". Add to that the gorgeous Caribbean beaches and exotic Dominican landscapes, and you'll have more reasons to come.

Julian's site is: www.caribbeanfreeflying.com


Flying couples: There were many of them in this Caribbean XC. From left to right, Loulou (BR) and Cyril (FR); Julian and Sonia (hosts of the XC: she is not a pilot herself but supports Julian in the organization); Simon and Kathryn (UK); Anna and Jurgen (JM)

Motoconcho retrieves

Photo: Andrew Davies

Landing after a XC flight in Dominican Republic is probably the main source of adventures there. Right after your feet touch the ground hordes of children would come running to you, breathless by the effort but happy and anxious to give the colourful aircraft that glided over their heads a close look. Usually, one of them will open the gates of the field - not to help you get out but to help the rest of the people gathered outside go in and watch. At the same time the motoconchos arrive: these are motorbikes that work as taxis to drive you virtually anywhere. While the motoconcho drivers discuss who among them will take you, the children fight for being close to your glider and helping you fold it, asking all kind of questions at the same time. There's always the smart guy of the group who quickly organizes a "toll" at the gate and charges a fee for leaving the field to the rest of the pilots who land there!
In some country areas, farmers may even bring their daughters to you and ask if you would like to take any of them and marry her. If you are a woman you'll probably receive marriage proposals…

When you finally have all your gear in the rucksack and you're sweating heavily by the heat and the humidity, you climb on the back of a motoconcho that will give you a ride to one of the retrieve points along the Duarte highway, which crosses the valley (and the country) from north to south in the direction of Santo Domingo. We'll see this highway practically during every flight from Casabito; it's a good point of reference. The retrieve points are on some road bars or “colmados” where you can wait for the retrieve bus drinking an ice-cold beer (literally: if the bottle is covered in ice you should never put it on your lips but pour the beer carefully in a glass – otherwise it'll freeze!) The buses take everybody to the hotel after 3 pm. Before that, they carry the pilots from the official landing zone to the takeoff every half an hour. So, if it's early and you don't mind the traffic and the lack of helmet, the best thing to do is go by motoconcho to the LZ “Plaza del Chivo” where you'll be able to take a “guagua” (bus) to launch and try a new flight, or wait at the bar with the rest of the pilots. Comfortable, or what?

Final results (only the best 3 flights score)
Position
Cat 1
DHV 1 & EN A
Cat 2
DHV 1/2 & EN B
Cat 3
DHV 2 & EN C
Cat 4
DHV 2/3 & EN D
GENERAL
1st
Walter Scott, US
Mark Gibbins, UK
Martin Church, UK
Nick Roberts, UK
Nick Roberts, UK
2nd
Anna Von Dueszeln, JM
Sebastian Benz, CH
Stefano Montanelli, IT
Renato Botta, IT
Martin Church, UK
3rd
Kathryn Wakeman, UK
Adrian Leppard, UK
Andrew Davies, UK
Steve Parsons, UK
Renato Botta, IT


More flying and National Record: On the weekend after the Caribbean XC we flew at Azua, on the south of the country, a very interesting site with great cross country potential - although with more difficult retrieves. That day, Sebastian Meier on his Ozone Mantra M2 managed to beat the national record of distance with a flight of 70km in straight line. An excellent flight in this Caribbean island and a great achievement... Congratulations!


To say goodbye, nothing like a smooth soaring by the sea at La Playita (very close to Azua), perfect for the sunset time...

 See pictures:
Album Ojovolador.com
Album Caribbean XC
Hubert's Gallery
Flying sites in DR, commented Gallery (2004).

 + Info
Caribbean Free Flying: Guided tours, sites and everything about paragliding in Dominican Republic. Contact them if you plan to go and fly there; they can advice you about flying in the country.
2007.caribbeanxc.com: Official site of the second edition of the Ozone Caribbean XC Challenge, with daily reports, results, tracks of all the flights done, graphics, etc.

*A special thank- you to the Organization of the Ozone Caribbean XC Challenge for their support to make this article, for their hospitality, and for a wonderful event in a gorgeous country. Congratulations!


Published: April 3rd, 2007

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