There are a number of trophies awarded to pilots at British Paramotor Championships each year. This page explains what they are each awarded for.

British National Paramotor Champion

This trophy goes to the winner of the British Paramotor League, compiled from their overall combined scores from the main British Open Paramotor Championship event, and any British National Paramotor League events during the year as well. Only British pilots are eligible to win it. The award is available in Solo Footlaunch (PF1) and Trike (PL1) classes, both Male and Female.

Previous winners PF1:

1997: Daniel Heeks
1998: Daniel Heeks
1999: Daniel Heeks
2000: Michel Carnet
2001: Michel Carnet
2002: Michel Carnet
2003: Michel Carnet
2004: Paul Bailey
2005: Michel Carnet

2006: Michel Carnet
2007: Michel Carnet
2008: Michel Carnet
2009: Michel Carnet
2010: Laura Turner
2011: Barney Townsend
2012: Dean Eldridge
2013: Michel Carnet
2014: Michel Carnet

2015: Barney Townsend
2016: Michel Carnet
2017: Michel Carnet
2018: Paul Martin
2019: Danny Kettle
2020: Paul Martin
2021: Ric Womersley
2022: Daniel Jones
2023: Daniel Jones

Previous winners PL1:

2023: Alex Anderson


British Open Paramotor Champion

This is trophy is awarded to the overall winner of the annual British Open Paramotor Championship event. Pilots of all nations are eligible for this, and it is available in Solo Footlaunch (PF1) and Trike (PL1) classes, Male and Female.

Previous winners PF1:

2007: George Macak (THA)
2008: Pascal Vallee (FRA)
2009: David Muzellec (FRA)
2010: David Muzellec (FRA)
2011: Pascal Vallee (FRA)
2012: Pascal Vallee (FRA)

2013: Michel Carnet
2014: Alex Mateos (FRA)
2015: Barney Townsend
2016: Michel Carnet
2017: Michel Carnet
2018: Paul Martin

2019: Benedict Bös (GER)
2020: Benedict Bös (GER)
2021: Ric Womersley
2022: Daniel Jones
2023: Daniel Jones

Previous winners PL1:

2023: Carlos Oscar Lemos Carrel

Trophy

The Johan Bossuyt Trophy

Johan Bossuyt was a Belgian pilot whose generosity of spirit made a great impact on the European competitive paramotor community. Inspired by Johan’s spirit and selfless giving to others, this trophy is awarded annually to any individual or team in the UK Paramotoring scene who is considered to have best encompassed Johan’s ethos and ideals of friendliness, sportsmanship, flying ability and generosity. The decision to whom it should be awarded to is made from nominations from members of the UK paramotor community, the ultimate winner being decided by a committee of the past 3 trophy winners. To make a nomination, send us an email via the contact form on this website, using the subject line “Johan Bossuyt Trophy Nomination”. Please provide the name of your nominee and a short synopsis of why you believe them to be worthy of this award.

Past winners

2006: Richard Meredith Hardy
2007: Janet Haines
2008: Norman McNeil
2009: Andy Phillips
2010: Michel Carnet
2011: Richard and Sue Shaw

2012: Paul Kilburn
2013: Barney Townsend
2014: John Packham and Colin Baker
2015: Paul Smith
2016: Francis Rich
2017: Mike Chilvers

2018: Paul Martin
2019: Danny Kettle
2020: Simon Pitchford
2021: Dave Treen
2022: Richard Womersley
2023: Andy Shaw

Johan Bossuyt

The Barry Holleran Navigation Trophy

Barry Holleran was a British Paramotor Team Pilot whose larger than life character brought boundless energy, passion, and inspiration to the spirit of the team. He was passionate about navigation, and as a programmer by profession, even wrote his own software code to optimise route choices in navigation tasks. The trophy is awarded annually to the BOPC pilot who achieves the highest combined score from only the navigational tasks of the championship.

Previous winners

2016: Barney Townsend
2017: Mark Morgan
2018: Danny Kettle
2019: Jack Yu
2020: Benedict Bös
2021: Mike Page
2022: Daniel Jones

2023: Daniel Jones

Barry Holleran

The Dan Burton XContest Trophy

This trophy was established objective of encouraging more British pilots to take part in distance XC flying, and to participate in the XContest to boost the UK’s national ranking in the event (https://paramotors.xcontest.org/world/en/ranking-national:GB). It is awarded each year to the highest ranking UK pilot in the previous year’s XContest. In memory of a friend who loved this kind of flying and would likely have won this trophy in the year that he tragically lost his life, it is named in honour of Dan Burton.

Previous winners

2021: Mike Page
2022: Daniel Jones

Dan Burton

Photo credit: Dan Burton

The Precision Trophy

The Precision Trophy is awarded annually to the best scoring pilots at the BOPC event, from scores in solely the precision flying categories of task. Precision piloting is a particular skill that takes many hours of hard work, commitment, and talent to hone, and this trophy recognises the skill shown in this area by pilots.

Previous winners

2016: Michel Carnet
2017: Dylan Marsh
2018: Danny Kettle
2019: Danny Kettle
2020: Paul Martin
2021: Ric Womersley
2022: Ric Womersley

2023: Ric Womersley

Best Newcomer Trophy

Awarded annually to the highest scoring first-time competition pilot.

Previous winners:

2016: Honest Anderson
2017: Paul “Yorkie” Martin
2018: Jack Yu
2019: Lars Mielke
2020: Blaise Brogan
2021: Russell Hesketh-Roberts
2022: David Ayres

2023: Bruce Daniels