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Spanish Hot Air Balloon Championship

The hot air balloon championship end up with a hard-fought podium

Blai Carbonell, Iván Ayala and Carles Figueras, top 3 in Spanish hot air balloon Championship

Camins de Vent team went to Spanish hot air balloon Championship in Haro, La Rioja. The competition held 4 morning flight with a total of 19 tasks. The award ceremony was on 2nd September in the town hall of Haro. The podium has been hard-fought between the 3 favourites, but finally Blai Carbonell won the gold medal with 14.391 points. With only 14 point less, the pilot from Haro, Iván Ayala took the second position. 14 points in this kind of competitions is an small difference that makes the competition much more interesting. In third position and with a difference of 884 points with the pilot Iván Ayala, Carles Figueras took the bronze medal with 13.493 points.


The top 3 Spanish pilots, from left to right: Iván Ayala, Blai Carbonell and Carles Figueras

The competition was amazing, with amazing views of La Rioja, wine production area in Spain.


Landscape with the balloons during the competition

The Camins de Vent team participated with “Foc” and a team composed with parents and sons. The fun has been the main target during the flights.


Camins de Vent team during tourism visit in La Rioja

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