• Using The World Cup Live Tracking Systems

    The Paragliding World Cup has been using Live Tracking systems, to allow the race to be followed in real time and in 3D, since 2010. Over the years the system has been developed at each event and, with the partnership of Flymaster and the subsequent Flymaster LIVE units, has evolved into a comprehensive safety and spectator system. There are now many ways to view our events live so this is a tutorial for those who are new to the Paragliding World Cup web site.

  • Paragliding World Cup Privacy Policy

    This privacy policy sets out how Paragliding World Cup Association uses and protects any information that you give Paragliding World Cup Association when you use this website.

    Paragliding World Cup Association is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

  • What are paragliding competitions about ?

    For the major majority of the general public the term 'paragliding' either means nothing at all or brings to mind images of people being towed behind boats or 'jumping' off hills with a parachute - this isn't the case and we will try to explain a bit more about our sport with these words. A paraglider is a fully functioning glider (it flies forwards through the air) but also resembles a parachute in appearance, hence the name 'paraglider'.

  • PWCA and CIVL cooperation on competition scene...

    December 2011: Following a successful meeting in October, of senior  representatives of both CIVL and the PWCA, the two organisations have 
    agreed on a continuing programme of cooperation aimed at creating a  worldwide synchronised paragliding competition system.   
    “There is great synergy between our organisations and we have found  that we recognise and appreciate each others’ strengths,” commented 
    Agust Gudmundsson, CIVL acting President.  PWCA President, Goran  Dimiskovsi added: “We have identified a number of areas where we can 




    World Cup pilot Joerg Ewald has developed a very useful Android application for pilots using the FastRetrieve system. This app takes your pilot number and the SMS number for the comp you are in and will use the phone's GPS to report your position in the correct format. You can also include a message ie 'GOAL' or other pilot numbers and the whole lot is sent together.

    The app is available from Android Market at

    Feedback welcome please