Monday, August 20th, 2012

32nd World Gliding Championships Uvalde Texas

The competition is over for another two years and the next open class championships will be held in Poland. Here are some stats quoted by our comps director at the closing ceremony.

‘Now for some interesting statistics: I believe that the winning scores of this championships are more points than have ever been earned at a glider competition. The second highest scores were earned here at Uvalde in 1991. You pilots flew 13 competition days. Many of you also flew 7 official practice days. Some of you started flying here well before that. About halfway through the competition I mentioned that the total km flown took us the distance from the earth to the moon. You’ll be glad to know that we didn’t leave you hanging out there in low earth orbit. The total distance flown including the official practice period was almost 800,000 km, more than the distance to the moon and back.

Thank you for coming. Maybe, we’ll see some of you back here in less than another 20 years.’

Ken Sorenson – Championship Director

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