1st FAI Virtual WGC announced

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1st FAI Virtual WGC announced

Post by havet865 » Fri Jan 19, 2024 4:37 pm


In the skies of virtual gliding, where dreams take flight and the thrill of competition knows no bounds, we proudly introduce the 1st FAI Virtual World Gliding Championship in 2024. This celestial celebration promises to be an epic showcase of talent, passion, and the indomitable spirit of competition. Join us on this extraordinary journey through the virtual skies as we explore four distinctive facets of this historic event. The competition is scheduled in three phases, from February to November.

Qualifiers: Open and Free to all competitors worldwide

The Qualifiers, an open invitation to pilots from around the world, beckon with the promise of free entry for all. In this inclusive arena, where inclusivity reigns supreme, participants will navigate a series of six thrilling races. These races, thoughtfully divided into three pairs of two consecutive days each, will provide a riveting journey through the virtual skies, testing the mettle of virtual pilots. Within the Qualifiers, excellence is the guiding principle, and adherence to the Qualifying Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix rules ensures a level playing field. The quest for the podium beckons, with the top three pilots from each race earning their coveted spots in the Pro Championship.

Pro Championship: The 20 best in a close contest

The Pro Championship, the realm where champions are forged, may require a nominal entry fee as participants invest in their journey towards greatness. This phase is a heart-pounding showdown, comprising six exhilarating races spread across three pairs of two consecutive days each. Set against the backdrop of April and May, these races promise to test the limits of virtual gliding skill. Pilots who conquer the Qualifiers will ascend to the Pro Championship, where excellence knows no bounds. Upholding the prestigious World Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix rules, the Pro Championship offers a world-class competitive experience, nurturing the emergence of gliding legends.

World Final: our first on-stage event at Interglide forum

The pinnacle of this epic journey arrives with the World Final, an event that promises to redefine gliding excellence. The Pro Championship podium finishers receive golden invitations to this prestigious event, which unfolds against the picturesque backdrop of Karlsruhe, Germany, on November 10th and 11th, 2024. The World Final isn't just about virtual glory; it's an exclusive on-stage experience that brings the virtual world to life. Witness the thrill as the races are showcased at the Interglide forum, captivating the public and the gliding community. FAI medals and diplomas await the valiant winners of the World Final, adding their names to the annals of gliding history.

Nationals Event Within the 1st FAI Virtual WGC: A Global Platform

The 1st FAI Virtual World Gliding Championship isn't just a global spectacle; it's also a platform for nations to shine. National Airsport Control organizations (NACs) are encouraged to designate this event as their primary stage for crowning their National Champion. NACs lacking technical infrastructure can collaborate with FAI Virtual Gliding to orchestrate their nationals within this grand event, making it accessible to their pilots. The Qualifiers will host a distinct score table featuring national pilots engaged in the competition, officially designating a National Champion. It's a unique opportunity for nations to showcase their gliding prowess on the world stage.


As we prepare to embark on this extraordinary adventure, remember, it's not just about the destination—it's about the journey, the camaraderie, and the pursuit of excellence. The 1st FAI Virtual World Gliding Championship in 2024 promises to be an odyssey that will forever be etched in the annals of virtual gliding history. Stay tuned for more updates, registration details, and thrilling surprises as we prepare to launch this monumental event. Get ready to spread your wings and soar to new gliding heights!


Calling for Support: Make This Dream Soar Higher

But we can't achieve greatness alone. To make this dream soar even higher, we call upon the global gliding community, aviation enthusiasts, and kindred spirits to support this historic endeavor. Your contributions, whether big or small, can make a world of difference in ensuring the success of the 1st FAI Virtual World Gliding Championship in 2024.

We're also actively seeking sponsors who share our vision of promoting virtual gliding excellence. For sponsorship opportunities and to learn more about how you can contribute, please visit our dedicated page https://www.virtualgliding.fai.org/fai- ... nship-2024.

Together, let's make this event an unforgettable testament to the spirit of gliding and the boundless possibilities of virtual aviation. With your support, we can reach new heights and write a new chapter in the history of gliding.

Join us in making history and together, let's soar to new gliding horizons!

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Re: 1st FAI Virtual WGC announced

Post by havet865 » Sat Jan 20, 2024 1:12 pm

🌟 The journey to virtual gliding glory begins now! 🌟

🏁Registration for the 1st FAI Virtual World Gliding Championship is officially OPEN!

Are you ready to test your gliding skills and compete with pilots from around the world? Don't miss your chance to soar to new heights in this epic competition!

👉 Register here: https://www.condor.club/comp/show/204/?id=789 🆓
This is your moment to shine! 🏆✨

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Re: 1st FAI Virtual WGC announced

Post by Jannes » Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:43 pm

I recently saw the announcement on your social media profiles:

The first 6 instead of previously first 3 pilots of each race will be selected for the pro championship.

This is something I would have really liked to know beforehand. I mean what is this? Changing rules after the races have been finished?? And iirc the reason to that was "an unexpectedly high level of competitors" . I mean, come on, what type of reasoning is this? This isn't even something unpredictable.

Even though this doesnt directly affect the results of each of the qualifying races, I bet many pilots (myself included) would have chosen a drastically different approach on the applied strategy. I went high risk all the time, since top 3 is MUCH harder to score than top 6, let alone a continous classic scoring.

I know this is kind of a rant here, but I had expected a more professional approach on this offical FAI series. Please do the rules and calculations BEFORE the races and if you are changing something, don't reverse-apply it to previous races.

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