Australian Gliding article: 14 February 2000
Seven days out of 8 made for another very successful Horsham Week - the 34th, with 30 entries from Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. Conducted each year during the first full week in February by the Wimmera Soaring Club, weather this year ranged from difficult and slow to dynamic with a top speed of 173 kph by Dion Weston (Balaclava). Dion performed remarkably in his second appearance at the event in his ASH 25, winning 6 days out of 6 to take the Open Class title. (He was 'far further' down the field at his last Horsham appearance 2 years ago.)
Bruc Cowan (GVC) won his first Horsham Week title in his Ventus. Bruce was awarded 15 Metre championship for his 18th appearance at the event.
Standard Class was taken by Peter Buskens (Beaufort) in an ASW 24E, fresh after the Grand Prix at Gawler; his second win at the event in 20 years of competing.
The Tabart tradition continued with Tony's son Tacey wining Sports Class in the Corangamite Soaring Club Janus - a classic performance glider. Tracey took the title from fellow club member, Brayan (Buzz) Bailey.
It's on again next year. No cameras is the new rule - data loggers please - Cambridge, Garmin or EW; anything else, bring your own downloading gear.