FAI Sailplane Grand Prix

FAI Sailplane Grand Prix


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Best of 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final 2015

The 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final 2015 was hosted by the Aeroclub Adele Orsi (ACAO) on the airfield of Calcinate near Varese in northern Italy, ACAO is the foremost Club in Italy, known for its excellence and International activities. The race area was amongst the beautiful lakes and mountains of this Alpine region within easy reach of Milan, a perfect catchment area for local visitors. The weather during the competition was good and allowed five good racing days with speeds up to 250 kilometres per hour and one day when no competitor finished the race. Pilots from 10 countries fought hard for the title of World Champion. Former World Champion Sebastian Kawa found the change to 18m class sailplanes tough and only manage third place with Christof Ruch from France taking the silver medal on the podium. The winner was Maximilian Seis from France, the youngest competitor and one of the least experienced, proving that talent and motivation are two of the most important factors in winning a Sailplane Grand Prix. Max won two of the races was 4th in two and placed 6th on the other race day. Winning points on each day and flying extremely consistently.

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