Suivez à partir du 5 septembre la finale des Grand-Prix 2015 dans le spectaculaire écrin de Varese (proche de Milan) aux pieds de l'arc alpin italien.
Cette année, c'est en classe 18m que se mesureront les pilotes, une chance de voir le JS1 entrer dans la compétition. Retrouvez Didier Hauss qui y défendra son titre après celui de champion d'Europe acquis récemment à Riéti sur Ventus2cxa.
Trois autres pilotes français tenteront de gravir la plus haute marche, Christophe Abadie s'alignera sur Asg29, tandis que Christophe Ruch et Maximilian Seis seront sur JS1.
Suivi en direct de la course, commentaires en live, interviews,... suivez la course au plus près et soutenez vos pilotes sur le site web des Grand-Prix !
- Plus d'informations : http://www.sgp.aero/...?contestID=6156
Dear FAI News Readers,
From 5 to 12 September 2015, twenty amongst the best gliding
pilots in the world will battle out to win the 6th FAI World
Sailplane Grand Prix Championship at Calcinate Del
Pesce Airport in Varese, Italy. This exciting competition, which
can be followed live online, is the finale of a series of seven
qualifying races that took place during the course of the year
in different places around the world.
The line-up of the competition is impressive: fresh from his
victory at the 18th FAI European Gliding Championships in July,
multiple FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Champion Sebastian Kawa from
Poland will try to gain back the title lost to Didier Hausse from
France at the 2014 Finale in Sisteron. This year he will certainly
want to make sure that he doesn’t let the gold medal slip through
Among other favourites are Giorgio Galetto from Italy, who will
have the advantage of flying with detailed knowledge of the
competition area, Cristof Ruch from France and Roman Mracek from
the Czech Republic, while Rasmus Orskov from Denmark may create a
surprise after his great second place in the Polish Qualifying FAI
Sailplane Grand Prix. In total, five of the pilots who made their
way to this finale are in the top 20 of the World Ranking List.
The format of the competition, which is designed to be media and
spectator-friendly, will allow the general public to see most of
the races just as they would in a yacht race. They will also be
able to follow the race at the airfield, next to lake Varese and
at the Volandia Museum on giant screens set up for the occasion. A
series of animations on aviation including seaplanes, model
aircraft, hot air balloons and a glider simulator are planned to
provide a good insight into different air sports.
A 3D video representing the flight both graphically and
accurately will be streamed directly via the web to the public
thanks to an electronic tracking device fitted in the glider and
which transmits its position in real time. Regular updates will
also be made on the dedicated Facebook page
account. Videos will be also published on the SGP Youtube
Interestingly, the pilots will be competing e in a place full of
gliding history and tradition: Calcinate Del Pesce Airport is in
fact one of most important gliding centres in the world. It owes a
lot to the famous pilot Adele Orsi Mazzucchelli and her family who
not only founded it, but also relentlessly strove to develop the
gliding culture in the Alps and worldwide.
About the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix
The FAI Sailplane Grand Prix makes the sport of gliding more
accessible and physically visible to the general public while the
scoring system allows spectators to easily see who has won, as the
first sailplane crosses the line in front of them.
A series of qualifying events is run in different countries over
a period of approximately a year and as the finale features the
top two from each qualifier, it is truly a test of champions.
Entries are usually limited to 20 participants, since everyone
starts at the same time and may fly round and arrive very close
together and very fast. Races may be routed over or close to the
airfield more than once to give spectators the chance to see the
race played out before their eyes. During the time the gliders are
away from sight, tracking equipment carried in the gliders enables
a real-time film of their positions and the ground they are
covering to be sent back onto giant screens or computers at the
airfield and on internet, therefore truly involving the maximum
number of people in the excitement.
The winner is the pilot who, over the period of a week’s
competition, has amassed the highest number of points overall. He
becomes the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Champion.