THE WGC ARGENTINA 2012 IS OFFICIALY OPENED
A crowd of people witnessed the different delegation of the countries that took part in the opening ceremony.

Photo: Delegations Parade
 
 
 
01/05/2013 - A celebration that took part in the center of Adolfo Gonzalez Chaves served as the official opening. Otto Ballot club s president, Mr. Daniel Dekker, delivered a speech. He was followed by Favav s President, Mr. Eduardo Barrera, the town s Mayor, Dr. José Alberto Martinez and the under secretary of sports Mr Luis Vivona.

All the delegations paraded around the square and enjoyed traditional Argentinian performances.

Tomorrow competitions will start and, in the next few days, 3 new world gliding champions will lead each of the classes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/01/2013  TEAM CUP
Results
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  A GREAT YOUNG CHAMPION
Interview to Sebastián Riera.
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  A VERY HUMBLE CHAMPION
Interview to Santiago Berca
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  STANDARD CLASS CHAMPION
Interview to Sebastian Kawa
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  ARGENTINEAN TEAM CAPTAIN
Interview to Carlos Calamante.
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  GOLDENSWEIG AND GAUDE
Interview to Damian Goldenzweig and Javier Gaude
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  KAWA, BERCA y RIERA
The WGC Argentina 2012 already has its three champions.
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  THE WGC FINISHED.
The world is waiting for the results.
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  MY FINAL WRAP
Report by Art Grant
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  A BUSH FOR EACH COUNTRY
24 little bushes were planted today by the members of the WGC Argentina 2012.
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GETS TO THE END
The final briefing of the glider pilots and the tasks, for the competence that decides everything.
 
 
 
 
01/19/2013  THE LAST AWAKING
By: Pedro Galmes
 
 
 
 
01/18/2013  THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS SIZZLING
With results that are still preliminary, we can give you some of the positions today.
 
 
 
 
01/18/2013  TASK CHANGED
Club and Standard Class change to task B
 
 
 
 
01/18/2013  THE PENULTIMATE WGC BRIEFING
An important day for the competence. Nothing has been said yet, but today could be very decisive.
 
 
 
 
01/18/2013  LIGHT BLUE, WHITE AND WITH AN ENORMOUS SUN
This is what the sky is like this morning.
 
 
 
 
01/17/2013  MY WEDNESDAY WRAP
Report by Art Grant
 
 
 
 
01/17/2013  THE DRIZZLE DID NOT RETIRE
All the tasks were cancelled.
 
 
 
 
01/17/2013  THE COUNTDOWN
11th day began cover with some drizzle but with some hopes for flying.
 
 
 
 
01/17/2013  TYPICAL OF A COLD MIND
A day to keep your mind cold and calm.
 
 
 
 
01/16/2013  160 BOTTLES OF BEER
By Wolf D. Herold
 
 
 
 
01/16/2013  MY TUESDAY WRAP
Report by Art Grant
 
 
 
 
01/16/2013  ALL TASKS WERE CANCELLED
The cold front did not banish so it is not possible to fly
 
 
 
 
01/16/2013  11TH DAY BRIEFING
Among prizes and clouds
 
 
 
 
01/16/2013  CLOUDS IN THE 11TH DAY
The 11th day of the competition will be cloudy.
 
 
 
 
01/15/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Weather report for the nigth
 
 
 
 
01/15/2013  THE COMPETITION IS BACK!
By this time in the afternoon, many pilots have already arrived.
 
 
 
 
01/15/2013  THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM
Tasks were hastened, if compared to previous days.
 
 
 
 
01/15/2013  A TIRING DAY AT DAWN
A relevant task
 
 
 
 
01/14/2013  ALL THE TASKS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
The weather conditions did not improve and it was not possible to open neither the controls nor the takeoffs.
 
 
 
 
01/14/2013  MY WEEKEND WRAP
Report by Art Grant
 
 
 
 
01/14/2013  THE FLIGHTS RETURN TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The pilots briefing for the 9th day task of the WGC was made.
 
 
 
 
01/14/2013  A STRANGE WEATHER
The sea breeze is in the Otto Ballod
 
 
 
 
01/13/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Weather report for the nigth
 
 
 
 
01/13/2013  DAY 8TH CANCELLED
In the end the tasks for all clases were cancelled
 
 
 
 
01/13/2013  TECHNIQUE AND PROFICENCY WILL WIN TODAY S TASK
This hard task will show who will be heading the championship.
 
 
 
 
01/13/2013  A VERY SPECIAL OBJECT
David A. Cozzarin remembrances got into our hands.
 
 
 
 
01/12/2013  THE PERSPECTIVE OF A CANADIAN VISITOR
A report by Art Grant
 
 
 
 
01/12/2013  THE SEVENTH DAY WEATHER
Interview to Lucas Berengüa - WGC2012 Meteorological Department
 
 
 
 
01/12/2013  TODAY S TASK HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Today s weather conditions will not allow the pilots to fly.
 
 
 
 
01/12/2013  DAY 7 - CANCELLED
It will be no activities today
 
 
 
 
01/11/2013  SEBASTIAN KAWA BACK ON THE STAGE
On the basis of the preliminary results..
 
 
 
 
01/11/2013  THE SIXTH DAY FINISHED
It was a tough day.
 
 
 
 
01/11/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Weather report for the nigth
 
 
 
 
01/11/2013  THE WINNER OF THE 5TH DAY, CLUB CLASS
Interview to Branko Stojkovich- Serbian pilot
 
 
 
 
01/11/2013  PETR SVOBODA REFLECTS ABOUT YESTERDAY S TASK
Interview to Petr Svoboda- World Class Pilot
 
 
 
 
01/11/2013  SIXTH DAY BRIEFING
Today s briefing started at 11hs congratulating the winners of yesterday task.
 
 
 
 
01/11/2013  WINNER OF THE STANDARD CLASS, 5TH DAY
Interview to Vittorio Pinni- Italian pilot
 
 
 
 
01/11/2013  SIXTH S DAY OF COMPETITION
First Friday in the gliding competition.
 
 
 
 
01/10/2013  CONTEST DAY 5
A report by Wolf Herold
 
 
 
 
01/10/2013  FIFTH DAY OF FLYING IN GONZALES CHAVES
80 of the pilots have arrived at the airfield.
 
 
 
 
01/10/2013  WINNER OF THE STANDARD CLASS, 4TH DAY
Interview to Mario Kiessling - German pilot
 
 
 
 
01/10/2013  WINNER OF THE WORLD CLASS, 4TH DAY
Interview to Jedrzej Sklodowski- Polish pilot
 
 
 
 
01/10/2013  THE FIFTH DAY BRIEFING FINISHED.
Yesterday winners were: World Class, Jedrzej Sklodowski; Club Class, Santiago Berca; Standard Class, Mario Kiessling.
 
 
 
 
01/10/2013  VARIED MENU FOR THURSDAY NIGHT
International banquet.
 
 
 
 
01/10/2013  WINNER CLUB CLASS - DAY 4
Interview to Santiago Berca - Pilot of Argentine Team
 
 
 
 
01/10/2013  MARIO KIESSLING, YESTERDAY S WINNER.
Mario Kiessling, the German pilot, won another victory in Standard Class.
 
 
 
 
01/09/2013  TODAY S RESULTS
Daily report
 
 
 
 
01/09/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Weather report for the nigth
 
 
 
 
01/09/2013  BRANCO STOJKOVIC
The winner of the 2nd day on club class
 
 
 
 
01/09/2013  THE COMPETITION GETS TOUGHER
task four is ready
 
 
 
 
01/09/2013  THE CHAMPION TRIES TO WIN ON FLATLAND
Interview to Laurent Couture of the French team
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  MOTHER AND TEAM CAPTAIN
Interview to Manesté Schmidt, the South African Team Captain
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  GERMANY- SERBIA- CZECH REPUBLIC
These are the three nations that will be in the podium in today s briefing.
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Weather report for the nigth
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  FINAL FLIGHTS
The gliders are returning to the airfield
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  THE WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIP LIVES ITS THIRD DAY
The third day of competence and a new briefing for the pilots.
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  LIAUGAUDAS WINNER OF THE 2ND DAY
Interview to the standard class pilot Darius Liagaudas, Lithuanian Team
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  WINNER WORLD CLASS - DAY 2
Interview to Eduardo Crego, pilot Argentine Team.
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  THE NETHERLANDS IN WGC
Interview to Bart Renckerns - Team Captain of The Netherlands
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  THE NETHERLANDS, LITHUANIA AND ARGENTINA
These are the three countries that will be on the podium today.
 
 
 
 
01/08/2013  OPERATIONS ARE ROLLING ALONG.
By working hard and focused, positive results are achieved. Interview to Roberto Vogt and Ivan Orellana.
 
 
 
 
01/07/2013  SMILING FACES APPEARED ON THE SECOND DAY
The pilots returned happily to the airfield because the weather conditions favoured the competitions.
 
 
 
 
01/07/2013  THE WORDS OF OUR BELGIUM FRIEND
Interview to the Belgium pilot Bruno Peiraertz
 
 
 
 
01/07/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Weather report for the nigth
 
 
 
 
01/07/2013  EXPERIENCE IN WORLD CLASS
Interview to Eduardo Crego member of de Argentine Team
 
 
 
 
01/07/2013  CHANGE TO THE ALTERNATIVE TASK
A change was made to the tasks assigned to World Class and Standard Class.
 
 
 
 
01/07/2013  THE FIRST WINNER OF WGC ARGENTINA 2012
The first prize was given to the only class that could have a valid task yesterday.
 
 
 
 
01/07/2013  THE SECOND SUNNY DAY
The gliders go to the runway and wait for the new competition
 
 
 
 
01/06/2013  STRONG WIND
The first day of tasks had an implacable rival
 
 
 
 
01/06/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Weather report for the nigth
 
 
 
 
01/06/2013  FOLLOW YOUR TEAM IN THE TRACKING ONLINE
The system to follow the pilots’ tasks is available
 
 
 
 
01/06/2013  FIRST COMPETITION
The strong wind may cause some difficulties when the thermal goes up.
 
 
 
 
01/06/2013  THE COMPETENCE HAS STARTED
During the Opening Ceremony, the flags were raised and they will be up during the whole championship.
 
 
 
 
01/06/2013  THE WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIP TAKES THE RUNWAY.
Once the official training days are over, today, Sunday 6th, the Championship starts formally.
 
 
 
 
01/05/2013  AUSTRALIA WANTS TO SHOW ITS SKILLS
Interview to the Australian Team Captain
 
 
 
 
01/05/2013  SWEDEN TEAM
Genesis II - Club class
 
 
 
 
01/05/2013  TEAM BRAZIL
O mais grande do vuelo ...
 
 
 
 
01/05/2013  ENGLISH TEAM
Expectations about the World Championship
 
 
 
 
01/05/2013  ITALIAN CHEESE
Italian crew members talk about his team
 
 
 
 
01/05/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Official report for today
 
 
 
 
01/05/2013  OPEN CEREMONY
Today at 18:00hs sees the official start of the 2012 World Gliding Championship organized by the "Otto Ballod Gliding Club" in Adolfo Gonzales Chaves, Buenos Aires.
 
 
 
 
01/04/2013  EXPECTING THE BEST FOR THE OPENING OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP
The meteorological conditions prevented the performance of the tasks corresponding to the last training day.
 
 
 
 
01/04/2013  WEATHER REPORT
Official report for today
 
 
 
 
01/04/2013  CLUB CLASS CANCELLED
Cloudy weather not allowed club class to take off.
 
 
 
 
01/04/2013  CHECK LIST AND THEY RE OFF
The gliders are on the runway and waiting for towing
 
 
 
 
01/04/2013  FINAL OFFICIAL TRAINING DAY
Today is the final chance for the pilots to hone their techniques in the skies over Chavez.
 
 
 
 
01/03/2013  ONLY ONE CLASS LIFTS OFF
Weather leaves World and Standard grounded.
 
 
 
 
01/03/2013  WINNERS – FIRST OFFICIAL PRACTICE
Prizes for the first official practice were awarded in today s briefing.
 
 
 
 
01/03/2013  SECOND DAY OF OFFICIAL TRAINING BEGINS.
World Championship coming to life as the start of competition looms.
 
 
 
 
12/30/2012  HARD DAYS
Meteorology several complicated issues about basic services.
 
 
 
 
12/29/2012  RECENT METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION
The central and southern area of the Province of Buenos Aires has been affected in recent months by heavy rainfall
 
 
 
 
12/27/2012  NON OFFICIAL TRAINING DAY
Schedule DECEMBER 28th
 
 
 
 
12/27/2012  NON OFFICIAL TRAINING DAY
Schedule DECEMBER 27th
 
 
 
 
12/16/2012  AIRSPACE FILE AND AERONAUTICAL VFR CHART
About see you vector map for Argentina
 
 
 
 
12/15/2012  FIRST CONTAINERS
Imported gliders already in Argentina
 
 
 
 
12/15/2012  SIM CARDS
Last days to order
 
 
 
 
12/14/2012  CREDIT CARDS
About payments
 
 
 
 
12/13/2012  ARGENTINE LICENSE
Important information
 
 
 
 
12/10/2012  BEFORE THE NON OFFICIAL TRAINING
Contact information for early tows
 
 
 
 
12/06/2012  INFORMATION ABOUT BUS COMPANIES
New information available
 
 
 
 
12/06/2012  INSURANCE
Contacts available
 
 
 
 
12/05/2012  ACOMMODATION OR OFFICE AT THE AIRFIELD
10 trailers available. 34euros / day
 
 
 
 
11/16/2012  NEW INFORMATION AVAILABLE
Local Procedures
 
 
 
 
10/19/2012  IMPORT
More benefits
 
 
 
 
10/18/2012  NEWS ABOUT PARACHUTES
Important information
 
 
 
 
09/25/2012  IMPORTS
Final documents and costs available
 
 
 
 
09/15/2012  NEW OFFICIAL CUSTOM BROKER
In order to provide better costs to the teams, FAVAV has introduced important changes to the process of gliders temporary imports.
 
 
 
 
09/10/2012  ENTRIES
Final documents available
 
 
 
 
09/03/2012  GLIDERS IMPORT
New information available. Departure and Arrival Dates.
 
 
 
 
07/10/2012  NEW JURY PRESIDENT
Peter Ryder in Argentina 2012
 
 
 
 
07/08/2012  NEWS RELEASE FOR TEAM CAPTAINS
Very important communication issued by the IGC bureau
 
 
 
 
06/25/2012  WELCOME TO ARGENTINA
Words from the president of the Argentinian Gliding Federation, Eduardo Barrera