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24/11/2016

Getting ready for the upcoming season!

Hello everybody!
It has been a long time since I posted something on my webpage, I know. Well, this year I have been quite busy with working since I started a trading business (have a look at: www.skyexplorers.it) and tandem flying so I did not collect many results in competitions except for a second place at the first round of the Paragliding World Cup in Castelo, Brazil in April. Not even my physical shape was the best after coming back from South America and I had to face with some annoying ill-feelings for quite a long time afterwards.
Next year I would like to come back to competitions with a renewed motivation and maybe some good sponsors that would support me and my paragliding activity (if anyone is interested please come forward and tell me). The first stop in the new season will be the World Cup Superfinal in Governador Valadares, in Brazil! Yesss, Brazil again! I love this country and the Brazilian people too. I am looking forward to travelling there and enjoying this wonderful flying site with old friends and pilots. See you soon!  

Upcoming events

17/01 - 28/01/2017

WORLD CUP SUPERFINAL (Governador Valdares, Brasil)

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13/04 - 17/04/207

TROFEO MONTEGRAPPA 2017 (Borso del Grappa, Italy)

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27/04 - 30/04/2017

8. MOSEL OPEN 2017 (Zeltingen-Rachtig, Germany)

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20/05 - 27/05/2017

PARAGIDING WORLD CUP (Coeur de Savoie, France)

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16/07 - 22/07/2017

ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP (Gemona del Friuli, Italy)

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27/08/2017 - 02/09/2017

NORDIC OPEN 2017 (Tolmin, Slovenia)

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Competitve Athlete
Holder of 8 World Records
World Champion PWCA 2012
European Champion 2012
Member of the Italian National Team
Tandem Pilot
Paragliding Guide in Friuli and Slovenia

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WITH ME

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How I became a
paragliding pilot

It is said that I have an impressive collection of trophies but I am still the simple girl that I have always been. The one who fell in love with paragliding by chance when I was a teenager, cultivating my strongest passion and believing in myself until I made my dream come true: To reach the highest pinnacles within the sports.

Born in Tolmezzo (Udine) on 15th November 1984 and graduated in foreign languages at the University of Udine, Nicole has been flying paragliders since 2002. She is a tandem and competition pilot to the highest level, paragliding instructor and an expert XC guide in Friuli and Slovenia. Italian National Team member, gold medal winner at the European Championship in 2012, winner of the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal 2012, Individual Bronze Medal and Team Silver Medal winner at the World Championships in 2013, 8 FAI World Records holder … these are only some of her sports results achieved thanks to the tenacity, strong motivation and determination that have always characterized her…

For me paragliding is not just a sport, it is a philosophy for life. Paragliding is in everything I do: in my daily life and even in my dreams. Every time I reach a goal, I focus on the next one immediately. I have an insatiable desire to improve, to push my limits further and further away, to go where no one has ever gone... I am a relentless warrior - as someone once described me - always looking for new challenges and with a great thirst for victory.

  • 3rd November 2015
    WORLD RECORD:
    straight distance ---> 395km
  • 7th November 2013
    FAI EUROPEAN- AND WORLD RECORD:
    straight distance ---> 376.5 km
  • 18th August 2013
    FAI EUROPEAN- AND WORLD RECORD:
    Out-and-return distance ---> 259.7 km
  • 6th May 2011
    FAI EUROPEAN AND WORLD RECORD:
    Out-and-return distance ---> 204.3 km
  • 6th May 2011
    FAI EUROPEAN AND WORLD RECORD:
    Speed over an out-and-return course of 200km ---> 26.14 km/h
  • 30th March 2011
    FAI EUROPEAN AND WORLD RECORD:
    Speed over a triangular course of 25km ---> 28.66 km/h
  • 5th November 2010
    FAI WORLD RECORD:
    Distance using up to 3 turn points ---> 255.7 km
  • 1st July 2010
    FAI EUROPEAN AND WORLD RECORD:
    Speed over a triangular course of 50km ---> 22.3 km/h
  • 24th May 2010
    FAI EUROPEAN AND WORLD RECORD:
    Speed over an out-and-return course of 100km ---> 27.3 km/h

Results

2014

  • 3rd lady and 31st overall PWC Superfinal 2013
  • 2nd lady and 18th overall PWC Mina Clavero

2013

  • 1st lady and 10th overall Open de la Reunion
  • 1st lady and 17th overall Pre-PWC Route des Tamarins
  • 1st lady and 5th overall XContest Italia
  • 1st lady and 18th overall World XContest
  • 1st overall OLC Slovenia
  • 2nd lady and 24th overall Italian Championship
  • Individual Bronze Medal and Team Silver Medal 13th FAI World PG Championship
  • 1st lady - PWC Superfinal 2012
  • 2nd lady and 37th overall, PWC Porterville
  • 4th overall Soca Open Valley

2012

  • 1st lady - XC Online Italian Championship
  • 19th overall - XC Online Italian Championship
  • 2nd junior - XC Online Italian Championship
  • 1st lady - 12th EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FAI
  • 11th overall - OLC Slovenija
  • 1st lady and 21st overall - Italian Championship
  • 1st lady and 14th overall - Trofeo dei 100 Laghi
  • 1st lady and 14th overall - Aioleia XC OPEN Pre-PWC
  • 1st lady and 19th overall - British Paragliding Championship
  • 2nd lady and 29th overall - Int. Bavarian Open

2011

  • 3rd lady - British Open
  • 3rd lady - German Open
  • 1st lady and 17th overall - Red Rock Nationals
  • 2nd lady and 35th overall – Krusevo Open
  • 1st lady and 14th overall – Serbia Open
  • 2nd lady and 38th overall - Pre-Europeans
  • 3rd overall - OLC Slovenija
  • 1st lady - XC Online Italian Championship
  • 15th overall - XC Online Italian Championship
  • 2nd junior - XC Online Italian Championship
  • 1st lady - World XContest

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