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A Sky-High Achievement: Celebrating Third Place at the Paragliding World Cup in El Yelmo, Spain


June 2024 - El Yelmo, Spain


In a stunning display of skill, perseverance, and sheer passion, we are thrilled to announce that our very own son , Dylan and our other  dedicated instructor, Marcelo Sanchez  have soared to new heights by securing third  & seventh place in the prestigious Paragliding World Cup held in El Yelmo, Spain.


A Journey of Dedication and Hard Work


The journey to the World Cup podium is never an easy one. It requires countless hours of training, unwavering determination, and a deep love for the sport. Our son and his instructor have embodied these qualities from the start. Their journey began several years ago, marked by early mornings, late evenings, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.


From the rolling hills of our hometown to the majestic landscapes of El Yelmo, their training sessions were characterized by rigorous practice and a steadfast commitment to improvement. Their synergy as a team grew stronger with each flight, their bond built on mutual respect and a shared goal.

The Competition


The Paragliding World Cup in El Yelmo is a gathering of the world’s most elite pilots, each showcasing their prowess in navigating the skies with precision and grace. This year’s event was particularly challenging, with weather conditions testing even the most seasoned competitors. Yet, our team remained undeterred. The first task was 145 k task, but the 3 ghr retrieve at the end of the first day , ensured a slightly shorter task of 85 k the seocnd and third days.

3rd day of pwc task El Yelmo

Their performance throughout the competition was nothing short of spectacular. They demonstrated not only technical skill but also strategic acumen, making critical decisions in real-time that ultimately led them to a well-deserved third-place finish. Their ability to stay composed under pressure was a testament to their preparation and mental fortitude.


 The Support System

Behind every great achievement is a network of support. We are incredibly grateful to the community, friends, and family who have cheered them on every step of the way. Your encouragement and belief in their abilities played a crucial role in their success.


A special thank you goes to the local paragliding clubs and sponsors who provided the resources and platforms necessary for training and competition. Your support has been invaluable.


 Looking Ahead


While we celebrate this incredible achievement, we know this is just the beginning. Our son and Marcelo, our instructor have their sights set on even greater heights. With their proven track record and unwavering determination, we have no doubt they will continue to excel in future competitions and inspire others along the way.


Final Thoughts


This third-place finish at the Paragliding World Cup in El Yelmo, Spain, is more than just a win; it is a testament to what can be achieved with dedication, teamwork, and passion. We are immensely proud of our son and his instructor and look forward to supporting them in their future endeavors.


Let this success story be a reminder to all aspiring athletes: with hard work and the right support, the sky is not the limit – it’s just the beginning. If you are instrerested in getting involved inparagliding competiotions, start by nequiring with your local club. In the Uk they have the British nationals, and in Europes there a handful of begginer friendly competions like the Ozone Chabre Open and the Gin Wide Open. Its maybe be best to cut your teeth there before moving onto the SRS comp circuit and National events.

El Yelmo PWC success

Later this month both lads will be competing in the Spanish nationals. Then later in August they have the Junior Paragliding World Cup followed by The British Championships. Again all of us that that work with Dylan and Marcelo are super proud to support both pilots and look forward to see them on many more podiums in the near future.

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