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World Gliding Championships

The World Gliding Championships (WGC) is a gliding competition held every two years or so by the FAI Gliding Commission. The dates are not always exactly two years apart, often because the contests are sometimes held in the summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

Gliding had been a demonstration sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics and was due to become an official Olympic sport in the Helsinki Games in 1940. However since the Second World War, gliding has not featured in the Olympics, and so the World Championships are the highest level in the sport. There are now contests for six classes of glider and so in recent years the Championships have been divided between two locations. The women's, junior, grand prix and aerobatic events are also held separately.

World Gliding Championships

Each of the following entries give the year and location of the contest followed by the winner of each class, nationality and the glider used.

File:Schweizer SGS 2-25 N91892 Gt Hucklow 18.07.54 edited-3.jpg
Sailplanes at the 1954 Championships with the three Schweizers of the USA team in the foreground
Year Location Class Winner Glider Notes
1937 23x15px Wasserkuppe Open 23x15px Heini Dittmar Fafnir São Paulo (This was thought not to be a true world championship and was just an 'International Competition', but it has been acknowledged as the first World Gliding Championship.[1]
1948 23x16px Samedan Open 23x15px Per-Axel Persson DFS 108 Weihe
1950 23x15px Örebro Open 23x15px Billy Nilsson DFS 108 Weihe
1952 23x15px Madrid Open 23x15px Philip Wills Slingsby Sky
Two Seater 23x15px Luis Juez
23x15px Roberto Bermúdez
DFS Kranich [2]
1954 23x15px Camphill Farm, Great Hucklow Open 23x15px Gerard Pierre Breguet 901
Two Seater 23x15px Zvonimir Rain
23x15px Bozidar Komac
Ikarus Kosava
1956 23x15px Saint-Yan Open 23x15px Paul MacCready Breguet 901
Two Seater 23x15px Nick Goodhart
23x15px Frank Foster
Slingsby Eagle
1958 23x15px Leszno Open 23x15px Ernst Haase HKS-3
Standard 23x15px Adam Witek SZD-22 Mucha Standard
1960 23x15px Cologne/Köln Open 23x15px Rodolfo Hossiger Slingsby Skylark 3 (Rolf on his Swedish passport) nickname "El Sueco"
Standard 23x15px Heinz Huth Schleicher Ka 6BR
1963 23x15px Junin[3] Open 23x15px Edward Makula SZD-19 Zefir 2
Standard 23x15px Heinz Huth Schleicher Ka 6
1965 23x15px South Cerney Open 23x15px Jan Wróblewski SZD-24 Foka 4
Standard 23x15px François-Louis Henry Siren Edelweiss
1968 23x15px Leszno Open 23x15px Harro Wodl Schempp-Hirth Cirrus
Standard 23x15px Andrew Smith Neukom S-3 Standard-Elfe
1970 23x15px Marfa, Texas Open 23x15px George Moffat Schempp-Hirth Nimbus
Standard 23x15px Helmut Reichmann Rolladen-Schneider LS1-c
1972 23x15px Vršac Open 23x15px Göran Ax Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-2
Standard 23x15px Jan Wróblewski SZD-43 Orion
1974 23x15px Waikerie Open 23x15px George Moffat Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-2
Standard 23x15px Helmut Reichmann Rolladen-Schneider LS2
1976 23x15px Räyskälä Airfield, Loppi Open 23x15px George Lee Schleicher ASW 17
Standard 23x15px Ingo Renner Eiri PIK-20B
1978 23x15px Châteauroux Open 23x15px George Lee Schleicher ASW 17
15 metre 23x15px Helmut Reichmann Akaflieg Braunschweig SB-11
Standard 23x15px Baer Selen Schleicher ASW 19
1981 23x15px Paderborn Open 23x15px George Lee Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3
15 metre 23x15px Göran Ax Schleicher ASW 20
Standard 23x15px Marc Schroeder Rolladen-Schneider LS4
1983 23x15px Hobbs, New Mexico Open 23x15px Ingo Renner Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3
15 metre 23x15px Kees Musters Schempp-Hirth Ventus A
Standard 23x15px Stig Øye Rolladen-Schneider LS4
1985 23x15px Rieti Open 23x15px Ingo Renner Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3
15 metre 23x15px Doug Jacobs Rolladen-Schneider LS6
Standard 23x15px Leonardo Brigliadori Schempp-Hirth Discus
1987 23x15px Benalla Open 23x15px Ingo Renner Schleicher ASW 22B (Gliding Club of Victoria)
15 metre 23x15px Brian Spreckley Rolladen-Schneider LS6
Standard 23x15px Markku Kuittinen Schempp-Hirth Discus a
1989 23x15px Wiener Neustadt Open 23x15px Jean-Claude Lopitaux Schleicher ASW 22B
15 metre 23x15px Bruno Gantenbrink Schempp-Hirth Ventus C
Standard 23x15px Jacques Aboulin Schempp-Hirth Discus
1991 23x15px Uvalde, Texas Open 23x15px Janusz Centka Schleicher ASW 22B
15 metre 23x15px Brad Edwards Rolladen-Schneider LS6-b
Standard 23x15px Baer Selen Schempp-Hirth Discus
1993 23x15px Borlänge Open 23x15px Janusz Centka Schleicher ASW 22B
15 metre 23x15px Gilbert Gerbaud and 23x15px Eric Napoleon Rolladen-Schneider LS6-b
Standard 23x15px Andrew Davis Schempp-Hirth Discus B
1995 23x15px Omarama Open 23x15px Ray Lynskey Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4
15 metre 23x15px Eric Napoleon Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2
Standard 23x15px Markku Kuittinen Schempp-Hirth Discus a
1997 23x15px Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Open 23x15px Gérard Lherm Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4
15 metre 23x15px Werner Meuser Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
Standard 23x15px Jean-Marc Caillard Rolladen-Schneider LS8-a
23x15px İnönü, Eskişehir World 23x15px Frederic Hoyeau PZL PW-5
1999 23x15px Bayreuth Open 23x15px Holger Karow Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4
15 metre 23x15px Giorgio Galetto Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2
Standard 23x15px Jean-Marc Caillard Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
23x15px Leszno World 23x15px Henry Julien PZL PW-5
2001 23x15px Mafikeng Open 23x15px Oscar Goudriaan Schleicher ASW 22 BLE
15 metre 23x15px Werner Meuser Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2ax
Standard 23x15px Laurent Aboulin Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
23x15px Gawler Club 23x15px Peter Masson Glaser-Dirks DG-101
23x15px Lillo 18 metre 23x15px Stephen Jones Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2
World 23x15px Olivier Darroze PZL PW-5
2002 23x15px Musbach Club 23x15px Tomas Suchanek Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
2003 23x15px Leszno Open 23x15px Holger Karow Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4M
18 metre 23x15px Wolfgang Janowitsch Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2cx
15 metre 23x15px John Coutts Schleicher ASW 27B
Standard 23x15px Andrew Davis Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a
23x15px Nitra World 23x15px Sebastian Kawa PZL PW-5
2004 23x15px Elverum Club 23x15px Sebastian Kawa SZD-48-3M Brawo
2006 23x15px Eskilstuna Open 23x15px Michael Sommer Schleicher ASW 22 BLE
18 metre 23x15px Phil Jones Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2cxt
15 metre 23x15px Janusz Centka SZD 56 Diana 2
Standard 23x15px Leigh Wells Rolladen-Schneider LS8
23x15px Vinon-sur-Verdon Club 23x15px Sebastian Kawa SZD-48-3M Brawo
World 23x15px Christophe Ruch PZL PW-5
2008 23x15px Rieti Standard 23x15px Michael Buchthal Schempp-Hirth Discus 2
Club 23x15px Matthias Sturm Glasflügel 206 Hornet
World 23x15px Laurent Couture PZL PW-5
23x15px Lüsse Open 23x15px Michael Sommer Schleicher ASW 22 BLE
18 metre 23x15px Olivier Darroze Schleicher ASG 29-18
15 metre 23x15px György Gulyas Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2010 23x15px Prievidza Standard 23x15px Sebastian Kawa Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a 3 July 2010 – 18 July 2010 Official website
Club 23x15px Arndt Hovestadt Glasflügel Standard Libelle
World 23x15px Laurent Couture PZL PW-5
23x15px Szeged Open 23x15px Michael Sommer Binder EB29 20 July 2010 – 7 August 2010 Official website
18 metre 23x15px Zbigniew Nieradka Schleicher ASG 29-18
15 metre 23x15px Stefano Ghiorzo SZD 56 Diana 2
2012 23x15px Uvalde, Texas Open 23x15px Laurent Aboulin Schempp-Hirth Quintus M 28 July – 19 August[4] Official website
18 metre 23x15px Zbigniew Nieradka Schleicher ASG 29-18
15 metre 23x15px Sebastian Kawa SZD 56-2 Diana 2
2013 23x15px Adolfo Gonzales Chaves, Buenos Aires Standard 23x15px Sebastian Kawa Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a 6 January 2013 – 19 January 2013[5] Official website
Club 23x15px Santiago Berca SZD-48 Jantar Standard 2
World 23x15px Sebastián Riera PZL PW-5 Last World class world championship
2014 23x15px Räyskälä Airfield, Loppi Club 23x15px Eric Bernard Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus 22 June 2014 – 5 July 2014 Official website
Standard 23x15px Bert Schmelzer Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a
20m Multi-Seat 23x15px Steve Jones
23x15px Howard Jones
Schempp-Hirth Arcus T
2014 23x15px Leszno Open 23x15px Michael Sommer Binder EB29 26 July 2014 – 10 August 2014[6] Official website
18 metre 23x15px Karol Staryszak Schleicher ASG 29-18
15 metre 23x15px Sebastian Kawa SZD 56-2 Diana 2
2015 23x15px Pociūnai 13.5 metre
File:Uvalde2012WGCWinners.jpg
Uvalde 2012 award ceremony

A list of future events is available here

World Grand Prix Gliding Championships

Gliding Grand Prix, or Sailplane Grand Prix (SGP), is a newer type of gliding competition. It has simpler rules and a more spectacular appearance than conventional soaring competitions.[7]

Season Location Winner Second Third
Pilot Glider Pilot Glider Pilot Glider
2005 23x15px Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban 23x15px Sebastian Kawa SZD 56 Diana 2 23x15px Mario Kiessling Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax 23x15px Petr Krejcirik Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
2006-2007 23x15px Omarama 23x15px Sebastian Kawa SZD 56 Diana 2 23x15px Uli Schwenk Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax 23x15px Ben Flewett Schleicher ASW 27
2008-2009 23x15px Santiago 23x15px Sebastian Kawa SZD 56 Diana 2 23x15px Carlos Rocca Vidal Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2b 23x15px Mario Kiessling Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
2010-2011 23x15px Wasserkuppe 23x15px Giorgio Galetto Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax 23x15px Sebastian Nägel Schleicher ASW 27 23x15px Peter Hartmann Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
2012-2014 23x15px Vaumeilh near Sisteron 23x15px Didier Hauss Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxa 23x15px Sebastian Kawa SZD 56 Diana 2 23x15px Uli Schwenk Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxa

Women's World Gliding Championships

The Women's World Gliding Championships (WWGC) is a women-only gliding competition. From 1979 to 1999 women's gliding competitions were held as International European Women's Gliding Championships.[8]

Year Location Class Winner Glider Notes
2001 23x15px Pociūnai Club 23x15px Tamara Sviridova SZD-48 Jantar Standard
Standard 23x15px Sarah Steinberg Schleicher ASW 24
15 metre 23x15px Gillian Spreckley Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2003 23x15px Jihlava Club 23x15px Christine Grote Glasflügel Standard Libelle
Standard 23x15px Cornelia Schaich Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre 23x15px Alena Netusilova Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2005 23x15px Klix Club 23x15px Hana Vokrinkova Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
Standard 23x15px Jana Veprekova Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre 23x15px Mette Pedersen Schleicher ASW 27B
2007 23x15px Romorantin Club 23x15px Gillian Spreckley Rolladen-Schneider LS1-f
Standard 23x15px Sarah Kelman Schleicher ASW 28 née Steinberg
15 metre 23x15px Kathrin Senne Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2009 23x15px Szeged Club 23x15px Nathalie Hurlin Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
Standard 23x15px Sue Kussbach Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre 23x15px Susanne Schödel Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2011 23x15px Arboga Club 23x15px Agnete Olesen Glasflügel Standard Libelle WL
Standard 23x15px Sue Kussbach Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre 23x15px Susanne Schödel Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
2013 23x15px Issoudun Club 23x15px Christine Grote Glasflügel Standard Libelle WL
Standard 23x15px Sue Kussbach Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre 23x15px Anne Ducarouge Schleicher ASG 29

Junior World Gliding Championships

The Junior World Gliding Championships (JWGC) is a competition for glider pilots under the age of 26. From 1991 to 1997, international junior gliding competitions were held as European Junior Gliding Championships.

Year Location Class Winner Glider Notes
1999 23x15px Terlet Standard 23x15px Gunther Stahl Schempp-Hirth Discus-2b
Club 23x15px Robert Scheiffarth Schleicher ASW 19b
2001 23x15px Issoudun Standard 23x15px Jay Rebbeck Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club 23x15px Peter Toft Glasflügel Standard Libelle
2003 23x15px Nitra Standard 23x15px Jeremy Hood Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club 23x15px Michael Streit Schleicher ASW 19
2005 23x15px Husbands Bosworth Standard 23x15px Mark Parker Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club 23x15px Christoph Nacke Rolladen-Schneider LS1
2007 23x15px Rieti Standard 23x15px Patrick Gai Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club 23x15px Killian Walbrou Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus 75
2009 23x15px Räyskälä Airfield, Loppi Standard 23x15px Felipe Levin Schempp-Hirth Discus-2
Club 23x15px Volker Sailer Glasflügel Standard Libelle
2011 23x15px Freudenstadt Musbach Standard 23x15px Felipe Levin Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
Club 23x15px Tim Kuijpers Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
2013 23x15px Leszno Standard 23x15px Peter Millenaar Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
Club 23x15px Valentin Grit Glasflügel 206 Hornet

FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships

World Glider Aerobatic Championships take place each year[9] (every two years until 2011) since 1985 under the auspices of the FAI. They are administrated by the FAI Aerobatics Commission "Commission Internationale de Voltige Aerienne" (CIVA).[10] The 2001 championships were part of the World Air Games. Since 1994, European Glider Aerobatic Championships are held in the years between the World Championships. Since 2010, an additional event is organized in a slightly less demanding "Advanced" category - the World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships (WAGAC). WAGAC is organized yearly, usually accompanying the WGAC.[11]

  • 18th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships (Unlimited category) and 6th World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships (Advanced category) are scheduled to take place between August 5th and August 15th, 2015 in Zbraslavice Airport, Czech Republic.[43]

See also

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