The World Gliding Championships (WGC) will be the largest gliding event ever held in Australia, and the largest ever in the Southern Hemisphere.
Taking place from 8 to 22 January 2017, WGC will be a major event for Victoria Benalla and the region as well, attracting competitors, support teams and enthusiasts. Altogether 114 pilots from 29 countries will be competing.
WORLD CHAMPIONS - Available
Each pilot has a story to tell about themselves and their fascinating sport, and would make an excellent subject for interviews, photos and comments. There will be two reigning World Gliding Champions, and the best pilots from each country including six members of the Australian team.
Sebastian Kawa - World Gliding Champion 15m Class
Michael Sommer World Gliding Champion Open Class
INTERVIEWS PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES - ACTION FOOTAGE
You are invited to take this opportunity for an insider’s view of international sport aviation. Please contact Sean Young to arrange, access, interviews, photo and video opportunities.
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Due to their home turf advantage, Australia’s team members are confident of being in the running for podium places. Their champion coach - four times World Gliding Champion Ingo Renner OAM and their ‘secret weapon’ - will also be available at Benalla.
HIGH RES PHOTOS
We can send you high res photographs and video. Contact us for any enquiries or requirements you have, or to arrange interviews and other coverage. We look forward to seeing you there!
WGC Benalla is the Olympics of gliding
Rose Garden Benalla
8 January 5:00pm
9 - 21 January
Closing Ceremony and Prize-Giving
22 January 11:00am
Full details of the event are on the website at wgc2017.com
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ABOVE: The Australian Gliding Team - Steve O’Donnell, Bruce Taylor, Tom Claffey, Andrew Georgeson, Peter Temple, Matthew Scutter