Andre Rainsford

Andre started paragliding in 1998, enjoying the competition scene from the beginning. He is a committed World Cup pilot and has competed in every FAI World Championships since 2003. As an IT consultancy owner, Andre is able to spend a lot of time with his wife and children sharing some of his other interests such as swimming, surfing, cycling, diving, freediving, and skiing. Andre has a deep love of music, literature, and art. 

Resides: near Hartbeespoort dam, South Africa

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Career Highlights

1st PWC Porterville 2013

2nd PWC Sun Valley 2011

3rd PWC Reunion 2016

6th PWC Brazil 2017

6th PWC Italy 2016

8th PWC Italy 2004

9th PWC Chelan 2010

9 times Porterville Champion (2001 - 2013)

Total of 15 Cat2 podiums excluding PWC (2001 -2013)

African Continental 100km Out and Return Record 2012

African Continental 50km Triangle Record 2012

Lewis-Lang Trophy for 'Pilot of the Year' - South African Aeroclub Awards 2013

Top Ranked SA pilot since 2003