1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

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1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:00 pm

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Dear competitors,

We are pleased to announce the first ever eSport competition that is officially approved by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. The International Gliding Commission, the Sailplane Grand Prix Team, the FFVP (French Gliding Association), and the Condor Team will co-organise the 1st Virtual FAI/SGP event.

The 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021 will take place from the 5th to the 11th of September 2021, at the same time as the 10th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final X in Saint-Auban, France.

Register for the official event now http://forms.gle/KNqfrwoNFsoKpf2P7

Register to the non-official "OPEN" event on Condor.Club http://condor.club/comp/show/0/?id=592



Additional informations :

There are 2 parallel competitions : the official and the non-official (called OPEN).

For the official event :

- 20 top Condor pilots will be selected by the FAI/SGP Group.
- Organisation will plan tasks & weather as of the real SGP in Condor 2, every evening of each race.
- Organisation will use real SGP rules & scoring.
- Livestreaming with FFVP and FAI/SGP teams on Youtube, Facebook and Twitch, with French & English commentaries.
- Selected pilots will receive a polo that they will have to wear every evening, during the race. Get ready for interviews !

Entries are limited as such :
- 20 pilots.
- 1 pilot per Nation.
- Competitors should have an experience of eSport contests (FFVP eSport Series, Condor World Cup, FAI SGP Varese...), inexperienced pilots should register for the non-official (open) competition on Condor.Club.

Entry fee : 50€

More information to come on http://esport.sgp.aero
Local Procedures : to be published soon
The servers will start at 18h00UTC (20h00 CEST) to be able to race at 20h30/45 CEST.

Non-selected pilots will be able to fly as well, for FREE, with auto-Scoring by Condor.Club and simplified SGP rules, for the "OPEN" contest ! Nevertheless, the non-official competition will not be followed by the FFVP and FAI/SGP medias and there will not be any prize giving ceremony or medals.

Note : if you believe that you are not in the TOP 5 best pilots of your country, please do not register for the official event and register directly to the OPEN event on Condor.Club

Event Schedule
1. On-Line registration : 2nd of July 2021

2.End of registration : 20th of July 2021 for official event. 11th of September for Open event.

3. Unofficial Training : 2nd of Sept

4. Official Training : 3rd to 4th of Sept

5. Presentation competitors : 4th of Sept

6. First opening briefing : 4th of Sept evening

7. Contest flying : 5th to 11th of Sept

8. Prize giving ceremony : 11th of September



Kind regards,

Antoine Havet
FFVP & FAI/SGP Team

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by Jarmo K » Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:12 am

Hello & thanks in advance for organizing this competition.
Really enjoyed the Varese SGP tasks.

May I ask to wrote a note also on Condor-Club competition information page that there's different registration for actual virtual SGP Final event.

wbr,
Jarmo
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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:41 am

Hi Jarmo,

Thanks for your feedback, we have added an appropriate comment in the Condor.Club event.

As from now, we have received a lot of registrations for the OFFICIAL event , but we have NOT received any registration from the following countries :
- Great Britain
- Hungary
- Poland
- Denmark
- Austria
- Spain
- USA
- Argentina
- Japan

If you want to represent your country in the official competition, you have until the 15th of july to do so, via this form : https://forms.gle/KNqfrwoNFsoKpf2P7

More info on https://esport.sgp.aero/

Kind regards,
Antoine

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by maymar » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:51 pm

Hi Antoine,

I have question about this:
"Note : if you believe that you are not in the TOP 5 best pilots of your country, please do not register for the official event and register directly to the OPEN event on Condor.Club"

What's the key that you will use to check TOP5?

Best regards,
Marcin

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:42 pm

Hi Marcin,

We will use the results from the last Condor World Cup, FFVP eSport Series December & March, and of the Virtual FAI SGP in Varese as a reference for the selection of the pilots.

We are using your answers on the dedicated form as well. We need to know what is your experience and what would make you the most suitable candidate to represent your country. Any relevant information should be added of course !

Kind regards,
Antoine

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:39 pm

Hi everyone,

We have the following statement to make... :D :wink:

Prize giving : The Winner of the 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix will win a Sailplane simulator rig valued at approximately $2,000 USD ! More info on this new sponsorship next week !

Register now to take your chance ! http://esport.sgp.aero


Kind regards,
Antoine Havet

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by timbaeyens » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:16 am

V3 or JS3 at max 48kg/m2 ? Which would be best - I think V3

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:43 am

Dear competitors,

Please find below the list of the selected pilots :

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More info on http://esport.sgp.aero/pilots

Kind regards,
Antoine Havet

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:46 pm

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The Sailplane Grand Prix Group is delighted to announce Just Soaring as our principal sponsor of the 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix, and the first ever eSport event sanctioned by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

Just Soaring has engineered and built the first ever dedicated gliding simulator cockpit, The Glider Sim Pro, that incorporates realistic flight controls laid out in an ergonomic fashion in the cockpit, that is designed by glider pilots for glider pilots.

Including such features as a rugged and durable T-slot aluminum frame, 6 or 7 position flaps, airbrake/spoiler, landing gear, tow release, reclinable memory foam bucket seat, advanced joystick with 10 assignable buttons positions/PTT, adjustable aluminum rudder pedals, optional triple monitor mount, keyboard tray, cup holder, and countless other well thought out and executed features that glider pilots of all stripes will enjoy and value for years. With a global distribution and sales model, pilots from around the world will be able to virtually soar in the e-skies with this amazing piece of kit !

Just Soaring have created a truly best in class, yet affordable, high-performance glider sim rig for the rapidly growing world-wide community of sailplane pilots that are flying in eSport competitions or flying recreationally by themselves, with friends, or in a flight school /club environment - utilizing the only real dedicated glider flight simulator software in the world - Condor Soaring, which is in use by thousands and thousands of soaring pilots from many countries.

The winner of the 1St Virtual SGP will win a full Glider Simulator Rig, valued at almost $2,000 USD, and will be able to expand their eSport gliding simulator experience with the Sim Rig Pro from Just Soaring !

Create your own experience : http://justsoaring.com
Just Soaring Press Release : http://justsoaring.com/pages/virtual-sa ... -prix-2021

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by cvvs » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:25 am

Genial a special glider platform for our favorite simulator

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:09 pm

Hi everyone,

You are kindly invited to follow the news for the event on Facebook.
Subscribe now to the event : https://www.facebook.com/events/249553263700564

Livestreaming will be available as from 18h00 UTC everday from the 5th to the 11th of September on the following channels :

FAI Sailplane Grand Prix (english) :
- Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/faisgp
- Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/user/faisailplanegp
- Twitch : TBA

FFVP (french) :
- Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/faisgp
- Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/user/ffvolenplaneur
- Twitch : https://www.twitch.tv/ffvolenplaneur

More info coming soon here and on http://esport.sgp.aero

Antoine Havet

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:29 am

#countdown #VirtualSGP2021 #esport

Tamas MAYER
D-8 before the first official race of this 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021 !

Tamas started gliding at the age of 17 in the local aeroclub of Békéscsaba, Hungary. Airline pilot, he is flying also an ASW-20 in real life. He is using Condor to improve his skills on aerobatics, cross-country flights and to train for national competitions.

You can follow and support him everyday with the competition starting on the 5th of September.
Follow the race soon on : http://esport.sgp.aero/

Tamas will be the only pilot flying the JS1C-18m Evo during the competition ! His hungarian livery can be downloaded here : https://www.condor.club/srchgoodies/0/?id=3079

Try it out now ! 🏁

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:56 pm

#countdown #VirtualSGP2021 #esport
Jeroen JENNEN

D-8 before the first official race of this 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021 !

Jeroen grew up in a family of pilots and lived surrounded by gliders when he was a child. His parents were running the airfield's restaurant of Keiheuvel, and the choice to start gliding was quite logic ! He started flying in 2009 and won several Regional and Nationals competitions. He even finished on the podium at the EGC in Moravska Trebova (2017) in Standard Class with his LS8 "Lima Tango" ! He is also very familiar with Condor, as he regularly wins daily races on eSport competitions.

Jeroen finished 6th at the last WGC 2021 in Montluçon and he is currently listed at the 77th place in the ranking list. Definitely an experienced pilot to watch out during this first ever worldwide eSport contest ! 💪

You can follow and support him everyday with the competition starting on the 5th of September.
Follow the race soon on : http://esport.sgp.aero/

Jeroen will be flying the Ventus 3-18m during the competition ! His Belgian livery can be downloaded here : https://www.condor.club/srchgoodies/0/?id=3083
Try it out now ! 🏁

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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:21 am

#countdown #VirtualSGP2021 #esport
Ben FEST 🇩🇪

D-7 before the first official race of this 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021 !

Ben is 25 years old and he started gliding aged 13, in 2009, while he was already playing on Condor a year before. He has not always been able to fly in real life, because of his studies and his job, but Condor as always helped him to stay connected to the gliding world. He is never flying without his VR glasses, that we could compare to a Formula 1 helmet. When he wears them he is part of the machine, and can stay focused for hours.

Ben Fest will be one of key pilot to follow during this 1st Virtual SGP - World Final 2021, as he already won the FFVP eSport Series in March 2021 and the XMAS cup last winter... he also finished 2nd at the last Condor World Cup. If we had a pilot ranking list for the eSport competition, he would undoubtedly be in the Top 3 worldwide. 🌍
You were looking for the best pilots ? He is one of the best.

You can follow and support him everyday with the competition starting on the 5th of September.
Follow the race soon on : http://esport.sgp.aero/

Ben will be flying the Ventus3-18m during the competition ! His German livery can be downloaded here :https://www.condor.club/srchgoodies/0/?id=3091
Try it out now ! 🏁


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Re: 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021

Post by havet865 » Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:29 am

#countdown #VirtualSGP2021 #esport
Kresimir Hrastovec 🇭🇷

D-7 before the first official race of this 1st Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix - World Final 2021 !

Aged 55, Kresimir aka Kreso, started gliding at the age of 16, as he had the chance to learn "how to fly" with a Blanik L-13 and a Pilatus B-4 !
He is also passionated about RC modeling. He was a team manager for the Croatian team for the juniors and seniors pilot in F1A and F5J.
Kreso is used to flying online, as he regularly practices his flying skills on MS FlightSim, DCS, and Condor !

Best of luck Kreso !

You can follow and support him everyday with the competition starting on the 5th of September.
Follow the race soon on : http://esport.sgp.aero/

Kreso will be flying the JS3-18m during the competition ! His Croatian livery can be downloaded here :https://www.condor.club/srchgoodies/0/?id=3081
Try it out now ! 🏁

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