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16 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 157,00 km/h Keith Essex (NZL)
14 July 2017 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1 149,6 km Gilles Navas (FRA)
14 July 2017 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1 149,6 km Gilles Navas (FRA)
03 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 156,00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
03 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 156,00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
01 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 162 km/h Marek Malolepszy (POL)
07 January 2017 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1713,1 km Jean-Marc Perrin (SUI)
07 January 2017 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1713,1 km Jean-Marc Perrin (SUI)
07 January 2017 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 1 500 km : 142,75 km/h Jean-Marc Perrin (SUI)
01 January 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 198,11 km/h Terrence Raymond Delore (NZL)
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The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Australia ends on a high

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Australia ends on a high

Hard two-week battle in Australian skies sees three new FAI Gliding World Champions win gold.

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 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Benalla (AUS) was officially opened on Sunday, 08 January 2017, by Jaclyn Symes MP, Member for Northern Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Minister for Spo....

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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

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Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 20....

Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 20....

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 kicks-off in Australia on 9 January 2017, with two weeks of high profile, high calibre competition to follow.

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German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South ....

German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South ....

Until the last race it was very close at the top and any of the top five pilots still had a chance to win the contest.

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Current Events

FAI European Gliding Championships -

Event ID

: 9747    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class

Place

: Moravská Třebová (Czech Rep.)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 06 Aug 2017


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Junior Qualification Competition -

Event ID

: 12201    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class

Place

: Stölln /Rhinow (Germany)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 03 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.edor.org


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FAI Junior World Gliding Championships -

Event ID

: 9751    

Bid:

284

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class

Place

: Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 13 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.jwgc2017.lt


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Klippeneck-Segelflug-Wettbewerb -

Event ID

: 12141    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Standard Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class
15 meter Class
18 meter Class
Open Class

Place

: Klippeneck (Germany)

Date(s)

: 28 Jul to 05 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.klippeneck-wb.de


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FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP -

Event ID

: 12149    

Bid:

300

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

18 meter Class

Place

: Partizanske (Slovakia)

Date(s)

: 29 Jul to 05 Aug 2017


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Upcoming Events

05 August 2017 2017 _Other - Grabenstetten (Germany)
06 August 2017 2017 Czech Regional Championship - Krizanov (Czech Rep.)
10 August 2017 19th FAI European Gliding Championships - Lasham (United Kingdom)
12 August 2017 2017 Rana Cup - Raná u Loun (Czech Rep.)
15 August 2017 2017 German Gliding Championships - Moenchsheide (Germany)
19 August 2017 2017 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP - Celje (Slovenia)
19 August 2017 2017 British Junior Championships - Nympsfield (United Kingdom)
26 August 2017 2017 Club and Gradient GP M. Vlach Cup - Mlada Boleslav (Czech Rep.)
03 December 2017 2nd FAI Pan-American Gliding Championship - Adolfo Gonzalez Chávez (Argentina)
13 January 2018 2018 FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship - Vitacura (Chile)
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