There were quite a few proposals from the Committee and Austria to discuss, and also the coming Class 1 World in Brazil.
Brasilia HG Worlds
Recommendation of the committee to the organizers that the women have separate tasks but along the same general course line, with larger turn point radii and different launch and start times prior to the open class launch/starts. After meeting with many women during the 2016 European championships, the large majority of women preferred to have separate tasks so as to avoid flying in large start gaggles and to choose a women’s champion based on leading, not following many men around a course. The only caveat is that the women’s tasks should be similar enough to the open task so as to allow for easy retrieve of the entire team (men and women).
Airspace penalties for Brasilia HG worlds – rather than a 100% penalty, there should be a 100 metre buffer zone with penalties to be formulated by the Steward and approved by the committee/Bureau. Those airspace penalty provisions will be included in the local regulations template for future organizers’ potential use.
Roll call: Jamie Shelden (USA), Tom Weissenberger (AUT), Herbert Siess (AUT), Regina Glas (GER), Gordon Rigg (GBR), Daniel Dimov (BUL), Niels Jorgen Askirk (DEN), Kitano Masahiro (JAP), Jochen Zeischka (BEL), Barbara Sonzagni (ITA), Mitch Shipley (USA), Oyvind Ellefsen (NOR), Didier Mathurin (FRA).
Picture: Flying over Krushevo during the 2016 Euro.