African Sailplane Qualifying Grand Prix 2015

South Africa,   3 January 2015 – 11 January 2015


Meter 18
1 LG Laurens J. Goudriaan 57
2 AJ Uli Schwenk 50
3 SJ Holger Karow 41

Day 7

.. and so to the last day of this Sailplane Grand Prix Qualifier.

A short task for the last day, so everyone should be home in time for the closing party. 


Start line opened at 13:30 and the first two back were LG and AJ, so the scores will be posted soon I hope ! 

Written on 11 January 2015 at 08:11.

Day 6

590km to enjoy today,  Start line opens at 13:00

Written on 10 January 2015 at 11:40.

Day 5

Difficult day ( see the speeds !) and most gliders were late entering the start zone. One landout before the start, one landout at Citrusdaal and WL still battling homewards.   ... and just to make our day complete, there is no electricity  AGAIN ! Thanks very much Escom ! 

Written on 9 January 2015 at 16:29.

Day 4

This is the one we need to make a contest.   Two tasks have been set, Task A 475.9km, Task B 277km similar direction to A.    Start line opened at 1315, Task A    Now we have a new record speed for SGP - 189.8 kph !! 

Written on 8 January 2015 at 10:06.

Day 3

Late launch today to ensure some lift would be available. Almost no wind on the ground and the temperature is going up.

Written on 7 January 2015 at 13:26.

Day 2.2.1

All gliders launched quite quickly (drop zone much closer today !)   Start line opens at 13:10 

Written on 6 January 2015 at 12:02.

Day 2.2

Yesterday's task was a pilot selected out and return to some of the local wineries.   Today the weather is much calmer with a wind from the South East.  Tasks will be set later. 

Written on 6 January 2015 at 07:34.

Day 2.1

The conditions are not suitable for launching ! (high winds on the ground making it difficult to launch safely)

Written on 5 January 2015 at 10:42.

Day 1+

Day 1 of this SGP Qualifier was the longest task (712.5 km) and fastest speed yet (167.3 kph) for a Sailplane Grand Prix !

Written on 5 January 2015 at 07:10.

Day 1

Two tasks have been set, Task A 712.5km, Task B 448.1km  

Written on 4 January 2015 at 09:38.

Latest winner

1. Laurens J. Goudriaan 149.42 km/h
2. Uli Schwenk 148.56 km/h
3. Klaus Kalmbach 148.17 km/h

Latest task

Task 8, 11 Jan 2015
Task distance: 201.67 km
Updated: 21/05/2015, 06:46