Welcome to the first newsletter of 2018! The year has taken off to another record-breaking start with a new record task being set at Forbes and 6 new women’s world records in for verification.
Records at Forbes!
Task 4 at the world renowned Forbes Flatlands hang gliding competition set a new World record for task distance, setting a goal at Manilla for 388km! 16 pilots made the goal with more than half the competition setting new personal bests! The conditions were so good that the first pilots in goal made it with an average task speed of over 74kmh! Now that’s fast! #howgoodisforbes!
Alexandra Serebrennikova (Sasha) acheived 6 world record claims. On the first practice day she flew a 217km FAI triangle claiming - Distance over a triangular course (201.4km), Speed over a triangular course of 200km (37.83km) and Free distance around a triangle course 213km. On the record task 4 she launched first and pushed upwind to a declared turn point maximising her distance before flying to a goal just past the open class goal for 3 more world records claims! Straight distance (408.1km), Straight distance to a declared goal (407.99km) and Free distance (417.1 km) using upto 3 turn points.
The first three pilots to goal on the big day (Forbes to Manilla for 388km),
Winner are grinners!
Results here: http://www.forbesflatlands.com/results/results-2018
Competition write up can be found here: http://xcmag.com/magazine-articles/legends-made-forbes-flatlands-2018/
We would like to take this time to thank everyone that volunteered and helped at the Forbes Flatlands competition. From the marshals and tug pilots through to the retrieve drivers and our social media staff, we really couldn’t do it without each and every one of you, Thank you!!
You can also follow along task by task and by watching Ollie Chitty’s VLOG series on YouTube.www.youtube.com/user/oliverchitty
Don’t forget about our RX PROmotion!
Get your passport renewed, throw your shorts, hat and T-shirt in your harness bag, don’t forget your sunscreen and get ready to jump on a plane to Oz!
Be one of the first 30 to place your order for a new RX Pro in the new year and go in the draw to win a trip to the Moyes factory to witness your glider being produced and test flown.
Moyes RX3 - The glider of choice
With the Forbes Flatlands being won by young Rory Duncan flying the RX3 and Sasha’s Record setting streak is showing precedence as the option for lighter pilots all around the world, 2018 has just started but we’re already excited about what’s next for the mini RX!
Rory Duncan on tow. Bill Moyes congratulats Rory
Gecko 170 and 155
Carrying on from last year the Gecko 170 and 155 are in serious demand across the globe, Peter Garrone won the sport class on his 155 Gecko with a very consistent performance.
Craig Taylor flew the Moyes demo 155 Gecko for the final 2 tasks of the Forbes flatlands competition after his glider unfortunately suffered damage. First a 160km triangle in the open task and then a 150km cats cradle task, completing both in impressive time, it's no surprise he has such a big grin on his face! Nice one Craig!
Also keep an our on our social media streams including Instagram and Facebook for all the latest updates and gear coming out of the factory!
A very big welcome to Olav Opsanger who now will be our Moyes man servicing the
We look forward to an exciting future in Scandinavia!
Olav is offering a "Scandinavian Special" for the first order of a Malibu, Gecko, Litesport or RX Pro
Forbes Flatlands 2018 is a winner!
We were presently surprised and quite delighted to receive the “Ambassador” award for our contribution to the Forbes local community presented from the Forbes Rotary Club.
This award belongs to our whole team and the hang gliding community who make this event possible year after year.
The New Zealand Nationals
The New Zealand Nationals have just finished up in Murchison, NZ. They had a great roll up of 46 pilots to celebrate their 40th anniversary!
We had another great result with an all Moyes Boy podium.
Results and Blog at:
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