The 19th annual FAI Pre-World Hang Gliding Championship was held in Forbes between January 5th and January 14th, 2012. The weather for this world class event was extraordinary as 16 of 18 days were flyable.
Over 100 pilots from 17 countries took part in this Australian competition. With 40 pilots entered into the competition, the Australian pilots dominated much of the event by placing 3 of the top 4 positions and finishing 4 of the top 10 spots overall. Australian pilot, Rohan Holtkamp, won the Pre-Worlds down-under.
The top American was Mitch Shipley in 18th position. Mitch flies out of Orlando, Florida.
1. Rohan Holtkamp, Australia
2. Attila Bertok, Hungary
3. Scott Barrett, Australia
1. Corinna Schwiegershausen, Denmark
1. Kari Suhonen, Finland
1. Stuart McElroy, Australia