The 8th series FAI/SGP series
started with six great races at Horsham in Australia, the winner was Geoff Brown
from Australia in his JS1. Geoff is the first pilot to qualify for the next
World Final along with Mark Tingey from New Zealand in second place narrowly
beating Sean Fidler from USA.
Full results at http://www.sgp.aero/…-sgp/results
Great World final deal for pilots qualifying in one of the 2017 national events. The organising club at Viticura in Chile has arranged sponsorship to transport all qualifying pilots sailplanes from Europe to Chile. This is a great prize for winning pilots who dream of the opportunity to fly in the Andes, especially as it will provide an opportunity for flying in this beautiful region before and after the contest. The dates and venues for the 8th series are now finalised and listed below.
Current SGP Series 2017
|Australia||Horsham||14 Dec – 20 Dec, 2016|
|USA||Orlando||26 Mar – 1 Apr, 2017|
|South Africa||Magaliesburg||17 Apr – 22 Apr, 2017|
|Spain||Santa Cilia||7 May – 14 May, 2017|
|Poland||Wrocław Szymanów||27 May – 3 Jun, 2017|
|Italy||Varese||10 Jun – 17 Jun, 2017|
|France||Buno||25 Jun – 1 Jul, 2017|
|Slovakia||Partizánske||29 Jul – 5 Aug, 2017|
|Slovenia||Celje||19 Aug – 26 Aug, 2017|
|World Final / Chile||Vitacura||1 Jan – 31 Jan, 2018|
The next event in this series is in Orlando Florida a great opportunity to fly an early contest in March to kick off the 2017 season. http://www.sgp.aero/usa2017
The 31st of March
2017 is the approval date for the next series of FAI/SGP
The SGP web pages contain notes for prospective bidders and bid forms for the 9th series. Bids are welcomed from any organisation who are motivated to organise an FAI/SGP event and promote the great sport of sailplane racing. The IGC SGP management team will provide back up and guidance in promoting and organising each National FAI/SGP event. The organisers will benefit from International coverage including the FAI/SGP social media channels, established tracking presentation and fully branded support.
Bid documents are available at http://www.sgp.aero/…uture-events
SGP Team 31st December 2016