British born Karen now living in Spain and a regular participant in the Spanish national paramotor competitions has achieved three new World records in the newly created female category in paramotor. Two height records achieved on the 1st May and a speed record on the 2nd May.
Karen has been the biggest supporter for the creation of a female category in paramotor which didn´t exist in this sport.
An initiative that was compensated at the end of last year at the FIA/CIMA meeting held in Switzerland, in which its members voted in favour of a female category for records and competitions, with a minimum number of females participating.
The first female records were presented by Laura Turner, member of the British team.
Karen recently had the perfect opportunity at a record attempt at the Festival Flypa 2009, in Los Realejos, Tenerife. There she climbed to 4030 metres with a paramotor PAP and a paraglider Advance (equipment leant to her by record holder Ramon Morillas) for a female height record, and a time to climb to 3000 metres in 29 minutes.
On Saturday 2nd of May, Karen took off again from the beach front car park in Puerto de la Cruz, to achieve a new record, speed over 15/25km course with a speed of 54km.
Karen explained that the idea to attempt records will hopefully encourage more women to participate in the sport of paramotor.
Karen Skinner has been a female champion of Spain for the last four years, and European champion in 2006, as well as the only person to cross Catalunya in paramotor, non-stop, flying 260 km in 5hours 30 minutes.
Now Karen is preparing to break her own record in the Spanish Pyrenees at the end of the summer.