ECPC the east coast paragliding championship

ECPC La Belle, Florida

Come enjoy the world class flats of Florida with many 100 km tasks, in the East Coast Paragliding Championship. Strong lift and epic cloud streets have drawn top pilots from around the world to Florida for more than 75 years!

ECPC 2018 La Belle, Florida

April 29 to May 5

Entry fee is $300, 10% goes to prize money, and includes t-shirt, XC retrieval, scoring, awards ceremony and dinner. Tow fee is $150.

We average 5 out of 6 days flown and many pilots fly personal bests, scoring, prize money and awards ceremony.


The closest airport is Fort Myers, with West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale being a next closest.

Our HQ facilities are located in Ring Drive, by the Neverland camping site.


Glades RV Resort:
6 cabins for rent which have a small kitchen and can house 2-3 pilots per cabin.

Port La Belle Inn:
Will offer a pilot discount if you stay for the week.
Speak with Terry at:
(863) 675-4411

La Belle Motel:
(863) 675-2971

The Rivers Edge:
(863) 675-6062

La Belle Woods:
(863) 675-3641


Ortona Lock:
Improved camping sites and rv hook-ups with hot showers and laundry facilities
(863) 675-8400. Camp fee is $30 per night.

NeverLand Flight Park:
Unimproved camping $5 a night.


You can download the waypoints for the competition here

Pilot List 10 pilots registered

Name Glider
Chris Rancont Niviuk Artic 4
David McNulty Advance Sigma 10
David Prentice Gradient Aspen 6
Dennis Mackey BGD BASE
Dustin Pachura GIN Carrera
James Culver 777 Queen2
Jeff Sinason
Terry Bono
Tom Lanning Nova Mentor 5
Tonya Mistretta

Results 2017 2015 2016 2017

Name Total
Augusto Espinosa 1146
Andy Macrae 1116
David Prentice 876
Chandler Papas 793
Dustin Pachura 635
David Mcnulty 516
Tom Lanning 515
Richard Gillespie 363
Terry Bono 344
Lindsay Matush 297
Bill Bredehoft 296
James Culver 252
Ryan Dunn 184
Tom Hensley 161
Tonya Mistretta 118
William Corchado 81