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Class Sub-Class Type of record Performance Date Claimant Status Regionsort descending ID
Gliding D1-M Straight distance to a declared goal 801,50 km 01 Aug 1992 Franz Ott (GER) ratified - superseded since approved World 10203
Gliding D2-M Straight distance 1 049,43 km 29 May 1990 Hans Werner Grosse (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 420
Gliding D2-M Out-and-return distance 792.26 km 19 Dec 1987 Otto Wegscheider (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10246
Gliding D2-M Absolute altitude 8 040 m 28 Apr 1986 Helmut Koehler (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 426
Gliding D2 Straight distance 993.76 km 31 Oct 1982 Sholto Hamilton Georgeson (NZL) ratified - superseded since approved World 5398
Gliding D2 Out-and-return distance 970.95 km 07 Jan 1980 Hans Werner Grosse (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10076
Gliding D1 Triangle Distance 779,68 km 24 Jan 1979 Karla Elizabeth Karel (GBR) ratified - superseded since approved World 10096
Gliding D1-M Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 84.11 km/h 26 Dec 1977 Willibald Collee (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10232
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 750 km 73,627 km/h 02 Jun 1975 Adela Dankowska (POL) ratified - superseded since approved World 10136
Gliding D1 Straight distance 1 460,80 km 25 Apr 1972 Hans Werner Grosse (FRG) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 8
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 136,66 km/h 30 Jul 1967 Hannes M. Linke (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 5429
Gliding D1 Out-and-return distance 699,04 km 08 Jan 1964 M. Jackson (NZL) ratified - superseded since approved World 4412
Gliding D2 Absolute altitude 7 748 m 16 Mar 1961 Vera Hudcova (TCH) ratified - superseded since approved World 10137
Gliding D2 Out-and-return distance 488.4 km 12 May 1959 Zbigniew Kirakowski (POL) ratified - superseded since approved World 10066
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 200 km 56,879 km/h 14 Jul 1955 Jerzy Wojnar (POL) ratified - superseded since approved World 10032
Gliding D2 Duration without landing returning to the start point 53 h 04 min 04 Feb 1952 Albert Carraz (FRA) ratified - superseded since approved World 4461
Gliding D1 Gain of height 6 730 m 04 Jun 1948 Jacqueline Mathe (FRA) ratified - superseded since approved World 10081
Gliding D2 Absolute altitude 6 263 m 25 Sep 1945 Juez Gomez (ESP) ratified - superseded since approved World 3299
Gliding D1 Absolute altitude 6 687 m 05 Aug 1938 Walter Drechsel (GER) ratified - superseded since approved World 13588
Gliding D1 Straight distance 220,270 km 25 Jul 1931 Günter Groenhoff (GER) ratified - superseded since approved World 13595
Gliding D15 Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km 255,13 km/h 16 Feb 2018 Keith Essex (USA) ratified - current record World 18387
Gliding D13 Triangle Distance 501,8 km 12 Jul 2018 Ghislaine Facon (FRA) ratified - current record World 19463
Gliding D13.5 Distance using up to 3 turn points 1 002,6 km 08 May 2016 Daniel Sazhin (USA) ratified - reclassified after changes in sporting code World 17836
Gliding D15 Free triangle distance 1 062,5 km 20 Dec 2011 Susanne Schödel (GER) ratified - current record World 15813
Gliding D15 Speed over a triangular course of 1 250 km 118,75 km/h 30 Nov 2009 Diether Memmert (GER) ratified - current record World 15664
Gliding DW Triangle Distance 567,51 km 19 Aug 2006 William B. Snead (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 14037
Gliding DU Straight Distance to a Goal 560,07 km 09 Jul 2004 Leonardo R. Benetti-longhini (USA) ratified - current record World 9635
Gliding DO Free distance using up to 3 turn points 3 009 km 21 Jan 2003 Klaus Ohlmann (GER) ratified - current record World 7605
Gliding DO Speed over a triangular course of 750 km 150,75 km/h 26 Jul 2001 Pamela Kurstjens-Hawkins (AUS) ratified - superseded since approved World 7065
Gliding DW Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km 68,82 km/h 14 Jul 2000 Kerrie Ann Claffey (AUS) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 6649
Gliding DO Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km 122,42 km/h 25 Dec 1998 Pamela Hawkins (GBR) ratified - superseded since approved World 5877
Gliding DU Straight Distance to a Goal 508,10 km 21 Apr 1998 William G. Osoba (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 5361
Gliding D1-M Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 131,15 km/h 07 Jan 1997 Angelika Machinek (GER) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 3966
Gliding D1 Free distance using up to 3 turn points 971,17 km 06 Jan 1996 Hana Zejdova (CZE) ratified - superseded since approved World 3712
Gliding D2-M Gain of height 6 550 m 10 Jun 1993 Ingrid Köhler (FRG) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 134
Gliding D2 Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 113.87 km/h 03 Jan 1992 Katrin Keim (GER) ratified - superseded since approved World 374
Gliding D2-M Straight distance 969,75 km 07 Jul 1989 Jerry W. Wenger (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 10243
Gliding D2-M Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 140,95 km/h 09 Jan 1987 Erwin Müller (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10263
Gliding D1-M Speed over a triangular course of 750 km 142,399 km/h 21 Dec 1984 Fritz Rueb (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10224
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 300 km 129,52 km/h 08 Feb 1981 Susan Martin (AUS) ratified - superseded since approved World 10127
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 151,28 km/h 10 Dec 1979 Georg Eckle (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 5438
Gliding D1-M Speed over a triangular course of 750 km 113.23 km/h 18 Dec 1978 Fritz Rueb (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10233
Gliding D2-M Gain of height 3 428 m 22 Mar 1977 Dieter Mayr (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10240
Gliding D2 Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 101,758 km/h 17 Aug 1974 Adele Orsi (ITA) ratified - superseded since approved World 10164
Gliding D1 Straight distance 1 153,82 km 26 Jul 1970 Wallace A. Scott (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 5409
Gliding D1 Straight distance to a declared goal 731.595 km 29 Jul 1966 Tamara Zaiganova (URS) ratified - superseded since approved World 10110
Gliding D2 Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 100,32 km/h 27 Jul 1963 Arkady Kovchirko (URS) ratified - superseded since approved World 5465
Gliding D1 Out-and-return distance 546,94 km 04 Aug 1960 Richard E. Schreder (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 4416
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 300 km 79,36 km/h 14 Jun 1958 Komac Bozidar (YUG) ratified - superseded since approved World 1188
Gliding D2 Duration 38 h 41 min 12 Jan 1954 Jacqueline Mathe (FRA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 12417

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