Paragliders awarded for efforts

Overall winners from left: Russel Achtenberg (Gauteng), Soon Joubert (Mpumalanga), Neville Ulette (Eastern Cape), Leratho (Kumba representative) and Linda Willemse (organizer) with Chris van Noord who acted as presenter for the awards evening.
Overall winners from left: Russel Achtenberg (Gauteng), Soon Joubert (Mpumalanga), Neville Ulette (Eastern Cape), Leratho (Kumba representative) and Linda Willemse (organizer) with Chris van Noord who acted as presenter for the awards evening.

THABAZIMBI – The winners of the different sections of the Paragliding Championships which started on the Easter Weekend received their prizes during a ceremony held on Saturday 18 April at Thaba Nkwe.
It was a week of dedicated flying with conditions that was not always favorable, with little wind and lack of thermals. The flyers still had good flights and enjoyed flying in the Bushveld. Thabazimbi is also on their annual list as one of three national championship venues.
Kumba Thabazimbi and Volvo were the main sponsors. Kumba plays a big role in this competition as flyers use the mine facilities to reach the launching site at the top of the mine.
Read more about the competition at www.kwevoel.co.za Die Kwêvoël dated 17 April 2009.