It’s only a few months to go and the 11th FAI Women’s World Gliding Championship preparations are racing ahead… Gliding would be nothing without the amazing and supportive international community. Glider pilots from all around the world helped raise funds to allow two Ukrainian pilots to compete. The organising team has members from all over the UK working hard to make WWGC2022 a special event, and they have volunteers from as far afield as New Zealand coming along to help out at the championships. Director Liz Sparrow said, “It’s great that we have women – and men – from so many gliding nations keen to be part of WWGC2022”.
The Championships will take place in Husbands Bosworth, United Kingdom, from 13 to 27 August 2022. It will start with a Parade and Opening Ceremony in Market Harborough and Lutterworth town centres on Saturday 13 August. Around 50 of the world’s top female pilots will be racing each day around courses up to 500km long at speeds up to 130kph depending on weather conditions. You can follow the racing online throughout the competition on the event organiser’s website.
On Saturday 20/Sunday 21 August the Organising Committee invites everyone to the exciting programme of events running alongside the Championship – come and see the action! With lots of activities for all ages, it’s a great family event. There will be gliders from all over the world racing and competing and the day includes watching the gliders launch, hangar visits, live aircraft tracking screen, children’s area and activities, glider simulator, full-size aircraft, craft stalls, music, and food stands. The Sustainable Aviation Show area includes aircraft, cars, machines and stands, and there is an exhibition on Women in Aviation – a great opportunity to find out about famous women in history and meet some current aviation pioneers. Source: ‘FAI‘. Website of the organiser.