Jill Borst Memorial Trophy
Jill Borst: 23 March 1962 - 18 January 2004
Jill Borst died tragically in a paragliding accident in Bright, Victoria, Australia, on Sunday 18 January 2004
Jill’s tragic accident sent shock waves through the New Zealand paragliding community- there could be few active pilots whose lives hadn’t been touched by Jill at some time.
Jill pushed the boundaries of women’s paragliding, and in a few short years became indisputably the best woman pilot in Australasia.
To celebrate Jill's life and contribution to paragliding a memorial trophy will be awarded annually at the NZ Nationals to a New Zealand paraglider pilot (female or male) who has done the most to advance the sport. This could be by flying a record distance, doing well in competitions either in NZ or abroad, being an ‘ambassador’ for the sport, or working
to promote the sport behind the scenes.
Nominations will be received annually by the National Paragliding Competition Committee.
Annual trophy nominations are requested to be received prior to each year's Nationals by email to Andy Maloney or by submitting information via the nomination form.
The recipient of the Jill Borst Memorial Trophy will be decided by the outgoing Paragliding Competition Committee and announced prize giving of the Paragliding Nationals.
2007 Mark Hardman - for services to competition organisation
2008 Kat West - for services to competition organisation
2009 Tim Percival - for services to cross-country record keeping
2010 Kris Ericksen - for service to competition organisation and fund-raising
2012 Jeff Ripley - for outstanding XC flights and achievement at national and international competitions
2013 Evan Lamberton - for service to competition
2014 Bryan Moore - trail-blazing XC flights
2019 Wayne Rohrs - for services to competition organisation