Sarangani Philippines will host the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship

The Philippines, specifically the province of Sarangani will host the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship. Also known as IPACPH2014.

IMG_20140421_155830 IPAC 2014 Director and Chief of Paragliding in South East Asia, Buko Raymundo

Set in motion by the Air Sports Adventure Philippines (ASAP), the Philippines will be the stage for Paragliding Pilots from more than 11 countries competing in the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Championship (IPAC 2014).

11 countries from around the globe will be sending their pilots to  Sitio Seguil, Bgy Tinoto, Maasim in Sarangani Province for this much anticipated event set on August 22-24, 2014.

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At a press a conference held at the SM City Gen San, ASAP President Buko Raymundo said, “There are a lot of paragliding competitions abroad, and with our local pilots doubling in number since we began promoting the sport in the country, we believe it is the perfect time that the Philippines staged its own.

August is the best time for Paragliding with the Sarangani gale giving competing pilots the best of its 300-day flying season, which will as well highlight the most majestic bay south of the Archipelago. The International paragliding Accuracy Championship 2014 has been Accredited by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, and has been sanctioned a pre-world status which opens doors to exciting possibilities for Philippine Air Sports.

“We would like to elevate the country’s position as one of Asia’s top air sports destinations while featuring the future of paragliding in the Philippines,” continued Raymundo, who was also dubbed as ‘The Chief of Paragliding in South East Asia’ for taking home the gold medal in accuracy paragliding at the 2011 South East Asian (SEA) Games, held in Jakarta Indonesia

This event not only opens a lot of possibilities for our Air Sports but also a boon to Sarangani for their Tourism and trade.

Opening day festivities arranged for August 21, 2014 by the DOT-12, it will stage a line-up of spectacles and activities, in cooperation with the City Government of General Santos and the Provincial Sarangani Office. Kicking off the phenomenal affair will be a motorcade with international paragliders and a meet-and-greet with the winners of Ms. Earth Philippines. Outdoors accuracy and nature adventure sports can also be experienced at the site during the 4-day event. A trade fair will also exhibit the best offerings in food, gear, apparel, and Filipino-made products.

“For many Filipinos to learn this great sport – for them to feel, relax and experience the elements of nature while free flying through safety paragliding; for outdoors adventure seekers and airs ports athletes to recognize the beauty of our country – that is our humble mission”, Raymundo states.

With the participation of private companies, advocacy and local groups and the Philippine Bloggers Network (PBNET) as the online media partner, IPAC 2014 will launch the Safi Fly-site as one of the destinations of DOT’s 12th Paradise, clearly signaling the promise to a claim — that Paragliding can truly be more fun in the Philippines.

For more information on how to get involved at the IPAC 2014, and for publicity inquiries and requests, contact TuklasSining™ Creative Services and Communications Group at 0918-4248494 or 0926-6483076, or email tuklassining@hotmail.com.

 

 

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