The rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis has imposed an unsettling and fluid situation on the global paragliding community.
Message from Organisers (April 30th 2020)
We are well aware that pilots who have reserved their place for the GIN Wide Open have been looking forward to this event for some time.
The welfare of our staff and participating pilots is always our primary concern. Things are changing quickly, and we’re constantly monitoring expert advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and official government travel advice both in Spain and elsewhere.
A huge amount of preparation goes into making the GIN Wide Open a success. Whilst much of the preparation for this year’s event has already been made, some aspects of the preparation can only be completed in the days and weeks immediately prior to the event. In addition, many pilots are likely to have considerable difficulty in arranging transport to Ager at short notice. With these challenges in mind, the decision on whether or not to go ahead with this year’s event needs made some weeks before the scheduled start date.
Whilst, at the time of this update, we have not cancelled the GIN Wide Open, unless the situation not only improves but improves rapidly, we will likely be left with no alternative. For now, however, we would like to keep all options open and will therefore refrain from making a final decision until about 5 week prior to the event and in any case, no later than the end of May 2020.
As soon as we have made our decision we will be posting information here on our website and also emailing all GIN Wide Open pilots.
In the meantime, we’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding in what is proving to be a particularly challenging time for our sport.
Here’s hoping that we can fly together again very soon.