Horsham Week Gliding Competition

Horsham Week 2015 Trophy Winners


49th Horsham Week Trophy Winners (from the left):


Grand Master Task

Saturday's weather wasn't the best, with storms and a very short flyable task window.  No task was set, and this turned out to be the right decision.  Taskmaster, surveying the foamy surface of his warm beverage and checking his marshmallows to make sure he had one of each, sounded confident. He was clearly in a decisive frame of mind.  

"Will I dip the Pink one first, or the White one?"  

His latte-sipping companions mused, holding their chins as if praying to the hot chocolate gods.  "Hmmm... It's a tough choice, but that's why you get paid the big bucks Mr Taskmaster" they chanted in unison.  

 It was White first. It wouldn't sink.  This was the sign.  They all looked skywards.  A solitary cumulus cloud scudded across a Horsham sky.  It could only mean one thing.  

Taskmaster knew what to do. 

It was time to scoop the White one out again and enjoy the unique taste sensation.  


Competition coaching is now available at Horsham Week 7-13 Feb

If you've ever wanted to try competition soaring or improve your XC speed and confidence, you can start in the VMFG Duo Discus XT VH-ZRD this year. Come along for as many days as you want or even just 1 day of competition.

Please advise ASAP the Competition Director Ian Grant

First in gets their pick of days / the whole week.

Horsham Week is a fun, relaxed comp ideal for early XC pilots almost entirely flown over large, grain-stubble fields of the Wimmera. To encourage coaching, VSA pays the entry fees for aircraft used for coaching. So the only expenses are the tow fees (about $50) and glider hire ($48/hr, Max $198/day).

As well as a best L/D of 47, ZRD has a sustainer engine to avoid outlandings! Murray Stimson, an Instructor with VMFG will provide the coaching at Horsham Week this year in ZRD. Murray has over 1000hrs in gliders and has flown comps up to Nationals level.

Working with you, he will help you achieve the next level of soaring speed and atmospheric understanding.

Comparing and discussing flights over a Horsham Gliding Club dinner at the field is all part of the reason over 30 pilots come along every year to compete at Horsham Week, the biggest annual competition in the Victorian Soaring Association. 

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      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...
  • 2015: Horsham's Victorian State Gliding Championships continue through difficult conditions
     This article by Conor Hickey was first publishe in The Wimmera Mail-Times on Feb 13, 2015 DIFFICULT conditions forced glider pilots to test their skills at the Victorian State Gliding Championships in Horsham this week. Horsham Flying Club president Arnold Niewand said inclement weather affected flying conditions on Tuesday...
  • 2015: Horsham Flying Week, Victorian State Gliding Championships 2015 hampered by bad weather
      This article by Conor Hickey was first publishe in The Wimmera Mail-Times on Feb 16, 2015 BAD weather again hampered gliders at Horsham Aerodrome on Thursday and Friday. However competitive gliding went ahead as planned on Saturday. Glider pilots were in Horsham last week for the Victorian State Gliding Championships and...
  • 2014: Horsham week, an annual notion
    This article has been copied from the Soaring blog: http://soaring.eu/ One of the last comps for the 2013/14 season in Australia is Horsham Week in Horsham [...] it always is a fun competition with a serious touch. Rolf Buelter is the CD and 25 pilots have at this stage announced their arrival....
  • 2014: Horsham Week Gliding Competition wraps up
    This article by Nick Duxson was first publishe in The Wimmera Mail-Times on Feb 10, 2014   THE 48th annual Horsham Week Gliding Competition wrapped up on Saturday with presentations at the Horsham Flying Club. Almost 40 glider pilots returned to the skies from Wednesday to Saturday, after they had been grounded due to weather...
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Thanks a ton for sharing your excellent web site.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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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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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