Each year soaring pilots from around the nation come together to compete for the title of National Champion in their respective classes. These events have all the drama, intrigue and competitive challenge of more widely recognized sporting events. National competitors are ranked by class with typically the top two pilots being selected by the Soaring Society of America to represent the United States at World Gliding Championships.
World Gliding Championships
World Gliding Championships (WGC) are considered to be the highest expression of competitive soaring with the best sailplane pilots from around the world coming together to determine a champion of champions. Championships can last for ten days or more with victory coming by only the thinnest of margins in many cases. Some have compared the competitive challenge of WGC soaring to America’s Cup yacht racing or World Cup Soccer. All World Gliding Championships are held under the auspices of the