The World Cup takes place in Sopot, Bulgaria, 19/08/2018 - 25/08/2018.
Taking part, Helmut Eichholzer who won the last World Cup held at Sopot in 2008 and Jurij Vidic, hoping to make it two World Cup victories in a row, having won the most recent World Cup, in Gemona, Italy.
Top Bulgarian pilot, and ex European Champion, Yassen Savov, who knows this area very well, will definitely be one to watch and keep up with if you can, along with young British Pilot and 2018 European Champion, Theo Warden.
Two other outstanding young ones to try and keep up with: Loïs Goutagny, 4th in Bright, Australia and Simon Mettetal, 4th in Baixo Guandu, Brazil (his first ever World Cup).
World Cup winners in waiting, who will be trying to outsmart and out experience the youngsters are former British Champions Alex Coltman, Guy Anderson and Craig Morgan.
From the far, far north there are two very colourful characters who took their first Super Final (2017) by storm. Hans Kristjan Gudmundsson, won task 5 hands down. Jouni Makkonen, for whom the Super Final was his first ever World Cup and who has won the Bright Open, in Australia, every year since Finnish pilots were allowed to compete, will also be worth keeping an eye on in Sopot.
Also taking part from the famous paragliding family Lambert: Baptiste Lambert and Dad Cyril Lambert.
Felipe Rezende will be flying the Flow Paragliders RFC XCRacer.
Also on an RFC wing is Michal Sneiberg flying the UP Proto.
Don’t forget to keep up with all the action via the live Commentary and tracking and watch some amazing footage and pilot interviews on World Cup TV at pwca.org
Photo: Yassen Savov