The Roger A. Woods 18m Trophy
The ROGER A. WOODS 18 METRE CLASS NATIONAL CHAMPION TROPHY is one of two trophies introduced in 2001 to commemorate the tremendous contribution which the late Roger Alastair Woods, M.B.E. made to the Gliding Federation of Australia over many years. His tireless work in the International Gliding Commission to promote a World Championship in Australia led to the inaugural World Club Class Gliding Championships being held at Gawler in January 2001.
Roger, GFA President from 1980 to 1983. passed away at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer. This fine trophy was created by Herbert Schade and donated by Harry & Wendy Medlicott and Brenda Woods. It is a gold plated scale model LS-7 sailplane against a background a circle of isobars in the manner familiar to all as the GFA logo, mounted upon a bronze pyramid and all surmounting a polished hardwood plinth
The trophy was presented for the first time at the 39th FAI Class National Championships held in February 2001 at Gulgong, NSW, It was won on that occasion by Dr Graham Parker of Adelaide, S.A.
|2000/2001||Graham Parker||NSW||Gulgong||39th Multi-Class|
|2001/2||Tracey Tabart||Vic||Narromine||40h Multi-Class|
|2003/4||No contest (change to performance basis)||NSW||Gulgong||42nd|
|2006/7||John Buchanan (Grae Harrison NZ was 1st||QLD||Kingaroy||45th|