The way to watch the thrilling racing within the 2nd FAI Digital Sailplane Grand Prix

Audiences from all over the world are tuning in to observe protection of the 2nd FAI Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix, through which twenty prime glider pilots are battling for the champion title. There is a every day livestream through Twitch TV, or you may watch highlights on the Youtube channel

The occasion was opened forward of the primary race by Competitors Director, Antoine Havet, and FAI Gliding Fee President, Mr. Peter Eriksen, who welcomed the pilots and viewers to the competition which runs from 27 August to 2 September. Racing begins day-after-day at 18:00 for the 20 certified pilots, competing in the 18m class 18m with 48kg/m². 

There are seven races in complete – held in excellent climate situations with a cloud base at 2,700 metres above sea degree – which promise an intense battle for the highest spot, with Germany’s Ben Fest defending his champion title towards Poland’s Witold Rożak who was vice-champion within the first version of the FAI Digital Sailplane Grand Prix.

2nd FAI Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix
Tim Kielstrup Madsen (DEN) heads for the end line in first place on day one

Nonetheless, something may occur on this second version of the grand prix, because the first day’s race was received by Denmark’s Tim Kielstrup Madsen, who confirmed distinctive ability and strategic determination making.


Highlights from Day One

Viewers from everywhere in the world have been on the sting of their seats, watching the strategic flying, tactical selections, and spectacular coordination. 

An exhilarating Method One-style regatta begin (max pace 170km/h) was adopted by the pilots forming two teams after turnpoint 1, making crucial selections to take advantage of the accessible thermals. Then, simply 40km from the end line, the teams merged, all vying to cross the end line at 850m to safe their first day positions, nevertheless it was Denmark’s Tim Kielstrup Madsen who led the pack and completed in first place.

2nd FAI Virtual Sailplane Grand Prix
The regatta begin


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