• The Wide Open

The Team

The event has been organised by Nicole Fedele, Pat Dower & Brett Janaway, three well known paraglider guides. Together they have pulled together a team who are all very well qualified in their areas of expertise.

Nicole Fedele
World Champion - XC Guide

Nicole has been guiding pilots in the Julian Alps for a number of years. She is current vice Womens World Champion, and former World & European champion. Nicole also holds countless World Records for XC. Nicole will be leading our more competitive pilots on competition style tasks in the region.

Nicole Fedele

Pat Dower
XC Guide

Pat is has been organising coaching workshops for pilots for many years, both for XC and for competition flying. He also specialises on 1to1 coaching and pilot development.

Brett Janaway
XC Guide

Brett has been guiding pilots for a number of years with xTc Paragliding. He has been Meet Director for the GIN Wide Open from the outset as well as for other competitions such as the British, Nordic, Belgian and Italian Championships. Brett also holds World Records for XC and has had considerable success at competing over the years. He will be managing this event.


Bernie Hertz
XC Guide

Bernie is an accomplished XC and competition pilot who has been guiding pilots for a number of years though his company burnair.


Stan Radsikowki
XC Guide

Stan has had an amazing paragliding career to date. A top PWCA pilot, winner of numerous competitions, but also a guide in many parts of the world. Stan will show you how to win at XC and competitions, without flying a hotship!

'Robbo' Roberts
Downloads & Retreive

A veteran of various competition scenes, Robbo will ensure your retrieves go smoothly and you are back at base with minimal fuss allowing more time to enjoy your evening.



General Info


Registration opens 2 January 2019

Registration for the FlyFurther 2019 event begins on 2 January 2019.

The venue for 2019 is Gemona, Italy. A beautiful location on the edge of the Julian Alps, but also giving access to the Pre-Alps and Dolomites.









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