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Class Sub-Class Type of record Performance Date Claimant Status Regionsort descending ID
Gliding DO Free triangle distance 1 508.42 km 13 Dec 2003 Steve Fossett (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 8249
Gliding DO Straight Distance to a Goal 965,3 km 05 Jan 2003 Pamela Kurstjens-Hawkins (AUS) ratified - current record World 7595
Gliding DW Free distance using up to 3 turn points 771,74 km 22 Jul 2001 William B. Snead (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 7056
Gliding DU Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 43,98 km/h 11 Jun 2000 Vladimir Bessarabov (RUS) ratified - superseded since approved World 6588
Gliding D15 Out-and-return distance 1 042,55 km 25 Dec 1998 Hana Zejdova (CZE) ratified - current record World 5886
Gliding DO Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km 180,33 km/h 05 Mar 1998 Theo Roger Newfield (NZL) ratified - superseded since approved World 5315
Gliding D2-M Speed over a triangular course of 750 km 131,39 km/h 05 Jan 1997 Hana Zejdova (CZE) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 3961
Gliding D1-M Free out-and-return distance 685,62 km 28 Dec 1995 Otto Schauble (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 3071
Gliding D2-M Straight distance to a declared goal 1 078,07 km 06 May 1993 Hans-Werner Grosse (GER) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 52
Gliding D2-M Out-and-return distance 1 073,422 km 09 Dec 1991 Walter Binder (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10248
Gliding D1-M Straight distance 826.66 km 15 May 1989 Hans-Peter Elkmann (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10184
Gliding D2 Triangle Distance 1 258,19 km 27 Dec 1986 Hans Werner Grosse (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 370
Gliding D2 Speed over a triangular course of 300 km 123.334 km/h 07 Dec 1984 Inge Müller (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10172
Gliding D1-M Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 127.51 km/h 24 Dec 1980 Fritz Rueb (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10227
Gliding D2 Speed over a triangular course of 300 km 140,48 km/h 30 Nov 1979 Erwin Müller (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 5487
Gliding D2 Speed over a triangular course of 750 km 122,26 km/h 26 Nov 1978 Erwin Müller (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 5497
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 143,04 km/h 27 Nov 1976 Edward Pearson ratified - superseded since approved World 5441
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 165,35 km/h 18 Jul 1974 Kenneth Bruce Briegleb (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 5433
Gliding D2 Out-and-return distance 651.126 km 23 May 1970 Joseph C. Lincoln (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 10071
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 98.94 km/h Yvonne Leemann (RSA) ratified - superseded since approved World 10117
Gliding D1 Straight distance 875,99 km Karl Bezler (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 5412
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 93.103 km/h Anna P. Samossadova (URS) ratified - superseded since approved World 10118
Gliding D1 Out-and-return distance 518.066 km Vladislas Zejda (TCH) ratified - superseded since approved World 9992
Gliding D2 Straight distance to a declared goal 353.60 km Wanda Adamek (POL) ratified - superseded since approved World 4358
Gliding D1 Gain of height 9 174.5 m William S. Ivans, Jr (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 9980
Gliding D1 Duration without landing returning to the start point 55 h 52 min 12 sec Ernst Jachtmann (GER) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 4455
Gliding D1 Free out-and-return distance 191,348 km Ilya Korotov (URS) ratified - superseded since approved World 13603
Gliding D1 Straight distance 72,20 km Johannes Nehring (GER) ratified - superseded since approved World 4434
Gliding D13 Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 144,51 km/h 11 Jul 2020 Philippe N. Rose (USA) ratified - current record World 19449
Gliding D13 Free distance using up to 3 turn points 967,44 km 09 Jul 2021 Philippe N. Rose (USA) ratified - current record World 19499
Gliding D13.5 Free out-and-return distance 501,36 km 26 Dec 2016 Mauro Brunazzo (ITA) ratified - superseded since approved World 18100
Gliding D15 Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 185,10 km/h 13 Nov 2015 Terrence Raymond Delore (NZL) ratified - current record World 17750
Gliding DO Triangle Distance 1 750,6 km 12 Jan 2011 Klaus Ohlmann (GER) ratified - current record World 16151
Gliding DW Distance using up to 3 turn points 636,3 km 27 May 2007 Michael Noel Parker (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 14670
Gliding DO Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 160,03 km/h 24 Nov 2005 Ghislaine Facon (FRA) ratified - superseded since approved World 12233
Gliding DO Speed over a triangular course of 100 km 249,09 km/h 01 Dec 2003 Horacio Miranda (ARG) ratified - superseded since approved World 8196
Gliding DO Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 187,13 km/h 15 Nov 2002 Steve Fossett (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 7554
Gliding DW Triangle Distance 535,92 km 21 Jun 2001 Thomas Wartha (GER) ratified - superseded since approved World 7017
Gliding D15 Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km 116,10 km/h 01 Dec 1999 Hana Zejdova (CZE) ratified - superseded since approved World 6345
Gliding DO Free out-and-return distance 1 002,83 km 11 Dec 1998 Pamela Hawkins (GBR) ratified - superseded since approved World 5862
Gliding D1 Straight distance to a declared goal 1 288,79 km 18 Apr 1997 Karl Heinrich Striedieck (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 4440
Gliding DO Free out-and-return distance 860,46 km 04 Jan 1997 Hana Zejdova (CZE) ratified - superseded since approved World 5024
Gliding DU Out-and-return distance 185,91 km 22 Aug 1995 William G. Osoba (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 5518
Gliding D1-M Free distance using up to 3 turn points 1 351,16 km 24 Dec 1992 Beat Bünzli (SUI) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 404
Gliding D1-M Triangle Distance 1 132,234 km 22 Dec 1990 Otto Schauble (FRG) ratified - superseded since approved World 10196
Gliding D1 Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 170,06 km/h 09 Jan 1988 Beat Bünzli (SUI) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 326
Gliding D2 Speed over a triangular course of 500 km 95,72 km/h 16 May 1986 Daina Vilne (LAT) ratified - superseded since approved World 10177
Gliding D1 Out-and-return distance 1 646,68 km 25 Apr 1983 Thomas L. Knauff (USA) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 5427
Gliding D1 Straight distance 949,70 km 20 Jan 1980 Karla Elizabeth Karel (GBR) ratified - retired by changes of the sporting code World 352
Gliding D1 Out-and-return distance 731,27 km 07 Apr 1979 Doris F. Grove (USA) ratified - superseded since approved World 10091

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