Jonny Durand has his head in the clouds. Literally. As the number 1 hang glider in the world, Jonny shares his blog from the 18th FAI World Hang Gliding Championship 2011 in Sigillo, Italy. Hailing from Queensland, Jonny has won eight from nine races on the world tour so far this year after winning nine of 13 in 2010. He plans to continue the trend as he reaches for the stars in Italy over the next ten days.
19 July 2011
Well I am here in Sigillo, Italy ready for the World Championships. There is around 150 pilots here and now we are just waiting for the weather to be good enough to fly. I have managed one quick flight on my new glider a few days ago in the last week. Today we woke up to more wind and, following the team leader briefing, Day 1 was cancelled.
It seems tomorrow is also going to be even windier than today so at this point our first flying day will be on thursday. We had an amazing opening ceremony followed by quite a big party night in the small town. The Aussie team is here and all set ready to combat against the worlds best pilot so stay tuned for some updates as the competition unfolds around us. We will have live tracking so you can follow our tracks online while we fly.