The Pre-Worlds competition for the 2013 World Gliding Championship in Argentina officially begins on January 8th. Aldolfo Gonzales Chaves Aerodrome in Argentina will host the WGC from January 5-20, 2013 for standard, club, and world class gliders. The Pre-WGC will be conducted from the same venue from January 8-20, 2012 in conjunction with the 2012 South American Gliding Championship and the Argentine National Championship.
Sarah Kelly Arnold in will represent the U.S. Team at the Pre-Worlds in the the Club Class. Sarah’s husband Jason is crewing for her and will be reporting her progress here at the Café. He and Sarah left their home in Tennessee last week for Buenos Aires. Before they left, Sarah thanked all her supporters and well-wishers: “Thank you to each one of you for many forms of support you’ve given us as we’ve started this journey to the World Gliding Championships. We are excited to be able to attend the pre-worlds and expect to learn a lot about the site in preparation for the worlds next year. Without the support of our friends we wouldn’t be able to do this.”
While we are away we will be sending a few reports for publication to Soaring Café, so check them out from time to time if you’d like to see how we’re doing. For the official contest website and daily scores, click here. I will be flying with my SPOT tracking device and you can access the shared page here .”
Here is their first report, submitted on January 5th.