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Horsham Week Gliding Competition

Australian Sailplane Grand Prix at Horsham

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.
 
 
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.

Two Seat Comps at Narromine and Horsham Week

Information from Tom Claffey via the GFA Forum:

After much consulting with all concerned we finally have firm dates, just adding one more day to finish on the Sunday 19th of Feb.
Starting practice day Sunday 12th Feb, first comp day Monday 13 Feb.
This allows anyone flying Horsham Week to drive up on the Sunday and still compete Monday while getting in the full days for the comp.
Comp is open to all two seaters with the 20M two seaters up for National Championships and international team selection.
 
The expected Horsham Week 2017 dates are: 4 - 11 Feb 2017.

 

Horsham Week 2016 Winners - Open / 18M Class

Open / 18M Class Winners

Open / 18M Class Winners

(from the left)

3rd - Peter Buskens, Beaufort Gliding Club

2nd - Haidyn Dunn, Waikerie Gliding Club

1st - Mark Paterson, Southern Riverina Gliding Club

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  • 2016: Stalwarts still soaring at 50th Horsham Week Gliding Competition 2016: Stalwarts still soaring at 50th Horsham Week Gliding Competition
    This article was first published in the Weekly Advertiser newspaper on the 10th of February 2016. Derrinallum’s Tony Tabart turned to gliding when he discovered his son was severely allergic to horses. A keen equestrian competitor, Mr Tabart gave up show-jumping and cross-country events for a different kind of rush – taking...
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  • 2016: Mark Patterson claims gliding title as Horsham Week, state titles come to a close 2016: Mark Patterson claims gliding title as Horsham Week, state titles come to a close
    This article was first published in The Wimmera Mail-Times newspaper on Feb 14, 2016. DESPITE a non-flying day on Saturday, organisers have branded the 2016 Horsham Week Flying Contest a success. The event – hosted at Horsham Aerodrome for the past week – welcomed 39 gliders to the Wimmera for the competition...
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  • 2016: Horsham Week Gliding Competition to celebrate 50 years 2016: Horsham Week Gliding Competition to celebrate 50 years
    This article was first published in The Weekly Advertiser on Feb 4, 2016 Horsham Week Gliding Competition will celebrate 50 years with a vintage glider display and an opportunity for the machines of yesteryear to take to the skies. Organisers believe the competition is the longest running continuous gliding contest in Australia,...
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  • 2016: Horsham Week - Waikerie Gliding News
    This article was first published on the Waikerie Gliding Club website.
    The 50th Horsham week started early for the team Waikerie. John Ridge crew extraordinaire, who without his efforts it would not happen. Peter Paine LS7 VH-XJB; Bill Mudge Discus VH-GHP; Greg Jackson LS4 VH-XOK.  A significant milestone is worth mentioning,...
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  • 2016: Annual Cross Country Soaring Competition at Horsham aerodrome
    This article was first published in The Wimmera Mail-Times on Feb 11, 2016. It is 1pm on Wednesday, and the sniffer has been sent up into the sky to test the conditions. After two disappointing days on Monday and Tuesday, pilots were praying for better news, hoping to take to the skies for a full day’s flying. Horsham Week Gliding...
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  • 2016: 50th annual Horsham Week gliding competition 2016: 50th annual Horsham Week gliding competition
    This article was first published in the Dimboola Courier newspaper on Feb 14, 2016. The 50th annual Horsham Week gliding competition, which also doubles as the Victorian State Championships, was held at the Horsham Aerodrome from the 6th to the 13th of February.

    The week began with a dinner to celebrate the 50th Anniversary...
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  • 2015: Soaring into space
      This article by Dean Lawson was first publishe in The Weekly Advertiser on Feb 15, 2015 A glider pilot using Horsham Week competition to prepare for world championships later this year hopes to pilot a craft to the edge of space in 2016. After searching for thermals over the Wimmera-Mallee this week, USA-based Australian...
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Jeanne
Thanks a ton for sharing your excellent web site.
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Bert Put
Congratulations on another successful Horsham Week.  Like Fiona, I think 1997 was my last visit.  It's harder for me to drop in now as I'm over in the States bu...
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Fiona Tabart
The last time I came to Horsham week was for the 1997 Gliding Nationals. I was 16 years old and was filiming footage of gliders and tugs for a school assignment...
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Jeff Farrow
An excellent feature of the competition, well done Jarek. look forward to dropping in there some time through the comp
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