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Club & Sports Nationals Kingaroy

John Orton in his ASG29 Photos John Absolon The Club and Sports Class Nationals at Kingaroy were preceeded by the Queensland State championships. There were two flying weeks with good tasks and high speeds. Four members of the Australian Gliding team - Bruce Taylor, Greg…
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NSW State Championships Lake Keepit

The flight line at Lake Keepit - that is now full of water! NSW State Championships Lake Keepit11 - 18 November 2023 It was a good soaring week for the NSW State Comps. Seven competition days were flown. The highest speed was achieved by Justin Smith on Race 5 at 130.88 kph over…
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SGP Gawler Dates Announced

Series 12 FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Qualifying Contests Dates Announced The venues and dates for the 12th series of FAI Sailplane Grand Prix (SGP) national contests have been announced. The national contests are qualifying events for the 12th Sailplane Grand Prix final, which…
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QLD State Championships Kingaroy

The Queensland State Championships was the first of two back to back contests at Kingaroy, ahead of the Club and Sports Class Nationals taking place the following week. This championships was the first of this soaring season's competitions. For Australian team members Bruce…
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Sailplane Grand Prix Gawler

Matthew Atkinson in his Ventus 2cx at Gawler. By Sean YoungPhotos by Alan Dean and Sean Young The Sailplane Grand Prix is a series of qualifying races held in countries around the world over the course of a year. The top one or two competitors from each qualifying event are…
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WAIKERIE Nationals Open, 18 M and Sports

Waikerie on the southern bank of the flooded Murray River. By Craig VinallThis season, to match the Worlds at Narromine later this year, Australian competitions departed from the normal format of combining Club and Sports in one competition, and Multiclass Ballasted in another,…
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20m Dual Seat Nationals Corowa

The 20m Dual Seat Nationals had nine entries with 18 competitors. They flew seven task days. There was one 1,000 point day with a task of 369.54 km. The day was won by the overall champions Brad Edwards and Bruce Taylor, who achieved a much faster speed than the other…
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WAGA State Championships

The 2023 WAGA State Championship was held at Beverley. The first practice day and the first competition day were not flown due to poor weather conditions. As the first competition day was not flown and was designated a rest day. The remaining seven competition days were flown…
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57th Horsham Week

By Michael Hogan The 57th Horsham Week was flown from 4 to 11 February, and while it may not be the longest running competition to take place consecutively in the one location, it can’t be far off. The event was well attended once again, with 31 entrants in three classes – Club,…
Paul Dickson

NSW State Championships Narromine

Paul DicksonPaul Dickson describes one of his NSW State Championships days as "one of the best days gliding that I have ever had -- 10,000ft cloudbase, great cloud streets in line with the task and the vario on the pegs. "I was leaving thermals at 9kts to look for better climbs…
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Ingo Renner Cup

Adam Woolley flew 1114.95km 124.14kph scoring 1135.82 points on 1 January 2022 from Temora. The Ingo Renner Cup season concluded on 30 September 2022Winners of the Cup are Tobias Geiger, with Adam Woolley 2nd and Pete Temple in 3rd place. The 2022/23 contest is now underway with…
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Darling Downs SC Easter Regatta 2022

by Sarah Thompson Since the demise of the Gliding Queensland Easter Regatta, Darling Downs Soaring Club has been hosting an Easter Regatta at McCaffrey Field, inviting all the Queensland Clubs and anyone else who is interested. With 2020’s regatta cancelled due to Covid, and the…
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WAGA State Championships

By Elif Herdsman and Andrew King 2022 WAGA State Champions were held in Cunderdin, hosted by the Gliding Club of Western Australia between 8 and 14 January 2022, plus the 6th and 7th as practice days.With 23 aircraft and 27 pilots registered, it was a well attended event. The…
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Horsham Week 2022

By Michael Hogan I haven’t had a chance to go to a Horsham Week competition for several years. Although I’ve been a member of the Horsham Flying Club since 1985, I’ve never spent the whole 8 days at the competition. In the past, it was a few days over the weekend and then back…
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World Gliding Championships Narromine December 2023

Gliding Australia, (The Gliding Federation of Australia), together with the Air Sport Australia Confederation (ASAC), have the pleasure to invite the National Gliding Teams from all active FAI Members to participate in the 37th FAI World Gliding Championships for Standard, 15m &…
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VSA State Championships

by Terry Cubley PHOTOS: Gary Brasher Barriers to the running of the Victorian State Championships have been numerous, with Covid restrictions and a La Niña Weather pattern predominant among them. Benalla offered both a State Championships and National Championships, back to…
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WA's Carter Cup

The Carter Cup this year was a great event. The clubs in the Western Australian Gliding Association (WAGA) all had a wonderful time of excellent weather and good, happy times. It stimulated our coaches and students to come out for an introduction to cross-country flying and…
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Victorian State Championships

When the VSA were looking for a club to host the State Championships, now that flying was almost back to normal following the various lockdowns, the Gliding Club of Victoria committee suggested that we could run it. By Terry Cubley I was just too slow and ended up agreeing to be…
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NSW State Championships Lake Keepit

The NSW State Championships this year was my frst experience at a state comp. My competition skills were pretty well non-existent, since my last competition had been at Easter in Queensland in 2012. Nonetheless, having bought a sailplane in 2018 after a prolonged break from…
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QLD championships Darling Downs

At the end of September, Darling Downs Soaring Club (DDSC) hosted the QLD State Championships. With a little uncertainty about the possibility of COVID preventing the event from being held, the date finally arrived and we could get in the air. There was a lot of anticipation, as…
Gliding Australia Magazine SA State Comp

SA State Gliding Championships

SA State Gliding Championships STONEFIELD MARCH 2020 The State Championship at Stonefield in March 2020 was eventually conducted on five days over a two-weekend period, due to members’ unavailability to maintain a continuous weekly activity. The airfield has massive runway…