Monday, 11 July 2016 09:45
Entries for the Australian leg of the 8th Series of the Sailplane Grand Prix are now open. The event will run at Horsham in western Victoria from 14th to 20th December 2016.
The website is at http://www.sgp.aero/
This will be the first leg of the 8th series, which will conclude with a final at Vitacura in Chile late in 2017. Assuming we have a full field at Horsham, the first two places will be selected for the final.
This event will be run in the 18m class. No handicaps apply, although we may introduce a wing loading limit if the entry list warrants it. Only 20 entries are allowed, and seeding via the IGC list will apply if it is necessary.
As the Contest Director for the SGP I and the organising committee would like to invite you to enter this contest. It is a simple format, and the emphasis will be on fast racing around fixed tasks rather than endurance tasks, where the first pilot home will win. Typical tasks will be 2.5 to 3 hours.
We do expect that several members of the Aussie team for the Worlds at Benalla will enter, and there has already been interest from overseas WGC contenders as well.