Feel­ing is Wright with ti­tles 10 years apart

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Looklocal -

HE may have been grounded for sev­eral years, es­tab­lish­ing a busi­ness and help­ing raise his three chil­dren, but Burswood builder Gary Wright is soar­ing high.

The am­a­teur hang glider won the 2015 WA State Soar­ing Cham­pi­onship in a com­pe­ti­tion at We­sto­nia in the eastern Wheat­belt, af­ter last win­ning it in 2005 be­fore fold­ing up his wings to fo­cus on busi­ness and fam­ily.

Com­pet­ing against a field of about 30 peo­ple, in­clud­ing many much younger than him, Mr Wright (48) won the open class cross-coun­try towin event in a cul­mi­na­tion of about two years train­ing since he gave the sport away a decade ago.

First tak­ing flight in his early 20s, Mr Wright has now won the State ti­tle seven times and said he loved the feel­ing of peace he achieved while fly­ing, but was also mo­ti­vated by im­prov­ing his fit­ness and the en­durance na­ture of the sport.

Cham­pion Gary Wright comes in to land in We­sto­nia.

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