Competition Dates

 

WWGC Practice, Club, Sports & 18m Nationals 2018

31st December 2018 to 11th January 2019 

World Championships

 01-03 January 2020: Official Practice Days
03 Jan January 2020: 19:00 hrs Official opening
04-17 January 2020: Competition Days - 14 in total
18 January 2020: 10:00 hrs Official closing ceremony.

Here's the current entry list for the WWGC Pre-Worlds and National Club & Sports Class Gliding Championships 2018.

Last Name First Name Club Glider Event
Anderson Jay LKSC JS1 B
Barnes Allan LKSC LS1-f
Cubley Terry GCV Ventus2cxt Sports
Gage Matt GCV
Ganderton Jenny LKSC Mosquito
Graells Jacques LKSC LS6a Sports
Schuit Diana Outback Soaring Discus 2cT
Shorter Dave LKSC JS1B Sports
Sizer Bernie Grampians Pik20B Club
Smits Robert LKSC/Alice Springs LS-4 Club
Temple Peter ADL Soaring ASG29 Sports
Trotter Lisa Kingaroy LS8
Trotter Peter Kingaroy LS8
Wilson Tim GCV ASG29E Sports
Wooley Adam Kingaroy Ventus 1.99a
Claffey Kerrie Narromine ASG29 Sports
Arnold Sarah LKSC Std Cirrus WWGC-PW
Beutler Rolf Geelong LS 8 St WWGC-PW
Truelove Ayala LKSC Std Libelle WWGC-PW
Vogt Sabrina TBA Std Libelle Club
Conway Catherine AUGC Ventus2cxt WWGC-PW

Australian Culture? It's a tricky subject.

A rock

To a visitor, especially a non-English speaking visitor, Australian culture may look a lot like that of the UK or even, heaven forfend, the USA or New Zealand. But that's not really the case.

The USA was founded on religious lines, whereas Australia, according to the Princess Bride, was "entirely peopled with criminals". That's how Australia started and it's still reflected in contemporary Australian culture. Until recently the idea that Jack was as good as his master prevailed and it could be said that Australia was the fairest, most egalitarian country in the English speaking world.

Australians are an informal lot. We don't dress for dinner and many of us never wear anything but shorts and a tee shirt for most, if not all of the year.

Australians swear a lot. This is something to be careful of if you are not fluent in English. Words like bastard and bugger can be a friendly greeting to a mate… as in "Hello you old bugger, how's it going?" This might be taken the wrong way in other English speaking countries but learning to swear proficiently in another language is always a useful skill so pay attention when the locals are swearing.

Australians gamble a lot. You might think that Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world but believe it or not, Australians gamble 400% more per capita than in the US and twice that of the Chinese who are just runners up.

Australians have a great sense of humour. It may take a while to get used to it but it's worth the effort. Australians rejoice in being politically incorrect and laugh at everyone and anything, especially Tasmanians, New Zealanders, Seppos and other foreigners. And people from lesser states like Victoria, Queensland and South Australia and New Zealand.

Speaking of NZ, do you know that there's a website devoted to maps of the world which don't include New Zealand? How's that for having a chup on your shoulder?

Australians are great at BBQs. In fact, if you are a visitor from Europe, don't bother. Hand your sanger or chop to a local.

Euro BBQ

Australians have a difficult accent if English is not your first language. And the further out into the bush you get, the worse this accent gets. This may mean that you understand very little of what's said to you… but never mind, we're a friendly lot. And think of it… you could be in New Zealand with their funny accent or worse South Africa!

Australians are excellent drinkers. We have good wine, not the lolly water you get in the USA and proper beer which soon makes your legs stop working.

Australians are sports mad. Cricket and football (Rugby) are the games played in heaven. "To win in Australia has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport." Yes, that's true but probably our biggest participation sport is surfing… and there's part of the problem. Go down to one of Australia's surf beaches and day of the week and you'll see dozens of people out riding waves when they should be working. The US may have invented surf culture but Australia made it a way of life.

And hanging out at the beach is not really a culture is it? But with warm weather and fantastic (shark infested) beaches, who needs a culture?

For visitors who want to brush up on Aussie culture, there are some essential instructional books and films. The film Wake in Fright is a must-see though don't let it put you off. As for books, it's a toss up between Barrie McKenzie and "A fortunate Life". 

Barry McKenzie is the invention of Barry Humphries. A comic strip was printed in the English satirical magazine Private Eye. Barry McKenzie, a child of hidebound 50s Australia, travels to the UK in the swinging 60's, a rite of passage still performed by most Australian kids. It's a clash of cultures and in a series of misadventures, Barry invents a new Australian culture.  

While the English laughed at the Aussie innocent abroad, the Aussies laughed with Barry, taking on the Poms and from being a satire, Barry McKenzie went on to be a celebration of being Australian.

 

WWGC and Club, Sports and 18m Class Nationals 2018 at Lake Keepit Soaring Club

This is the website of the 2020 Women's World Gliding Championships which is being held in Australia at the Lake Keepit Soaring Club.

The upcoming pre-worlds WWGC 2020 Practice Event is being held in conjunction with the national club and sports class championships at the end of December 2018.

The entry form for the pre-worlds WWGC 2020 Practice Event and national club and sports class comps is the same for both events.

If you're interested in coming to fly down-under in this competition, this is the place where you will be able enter, find out who else is flying and what you need to know about the Lake Keepit Gliding Club and our excellent gliding conditions, accommodation, transport and everything else.

If you can't find what you need, go to the Contacts menu and send an email off to an organiser who will make sure you get the information.

WWGC at Lake Keepit Soaring Club

This is the official website of the 2020 Women's World Gliding Championships which is being held in Australia at the Lake Keepit Soaring Club. There's still close to two years to go so this website is still evolving.

If you're interested in coming to fly down-under in this competition, this is the place where you can enter, find out who else is flying and what you need to know about the Lake Keepit Gliding Club and our excellent gliding conditions, accommodation, transport and everything else.

If you can't find what you need, go to the Contacts menu and send an email off to an organiser who will make sure you get the information. 

WWGC at Lake Keepit Soaring Club

 

This is the official website of the 2020 Women's World Gliding Championships which is being held in Australia at the Lake Keepit Soaring Club. There's still close to two years to go so this website is still evolving.

If you're interested in coming to fly down-under in this competition, this is the place where you can enter, find out who else is flying and what you need to know about the Lake Keepit Gliding Club and our excellent gliding conditions, accommodation, transport and everything else.

If you can't find what you need, go to the Contacts menu and send an email off to an organiser who will make sure you get the information. 

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