Open Class - Jan W Andersen and Steen Elmgaard

 Jan W Andersen W

Jan W Andersen

Jan has been Danish  national champion 18 times including 2016. He has participated in 10 European Gliding Championships and 10 WGCs, with a second place at Bayreuth 1999, his best result so far. Currently ranked at No 252, he is 58 years old and lives Copenhagen.

 Steen Elmgaard W

Steen Elmgaard

Steen started gliding in 1990 and has been Danish National Champion three times – the latest in 2015 in 18m Class. He also flew in the EGC 2004 in Standard and 2005 and 2007 in Open Class, and in the WGC 2002 in Club Class and 2008 in Open Class. Steen is a carpenter, age 41 years.



18m Class - Arne Boye-Moller
Arne Boye Moller

Arne is ranked at No 202. Like many pilots at WGC Benalla, his first WGC was Bayreuth in 1999. Since then, he has flown in five WGCs, and Danish and South African National Championships. In 2013 he came 3rd in Open Class at the Australian Multiclass Championships at Kingaroy.


Team Captain - Ib Wienberg

 Ib Wienberg W

Ib first flew in the Danish Nationals in 1965 and is four times Danish Champion. He also flew in four EGCs and four WGCs, including Benalla in 1987. He has also flown in many Coppa Internazionale del Mediterraneo competitions in Rieti. Ib is a regular visitor to Corowa or Tocumwal during the Australian summer.


Now retired, Ib spends most of the northern summer at the Danish National Gliding Centre in Arnborg, joined by his wife Kirsten. “I do a flight now and then, achieving an occasional Danish record when luck and good weather go together,” he said.


“Kirsten and I are looking forward to repeating the experience of our first stay at Benalla Caravan Park, which we enjoyed 30 years ago.”

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Denmark to Send Three Pilots to Benalla
SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM - a Family Affair
ASG29E 18M for hire

ASG29E (18M) for hire and that interested pilots should write to and we will pass on their contact details to the owner.


Slovenia adds Luka Žnidaršič to join  Erazem Polutnik in 18m Class.

Team Sweden

Sweden’s Team Captain Mika Saväng said, “Team Sweden will participate in Benalla with pilots in the Open and the 18m Classes. All members of the team are looking forward to competing in Australia.”

Australian Grand Prix Qualifier
The Australian Grand Prix - first qualifier of Series 8,  will be held at Horsham, approx 300km west of Benalla, from 14-20 December in 18m class. Good practice for the world comps. Book via the web page

One space for a glider available in a container from Venlo, the Netherlands to Corowa (about 50km North of Benalla) and back again.

Container Spaces Available

2 spaces available in Lithuanian Team container

Canadian Team Heads South
Italy - Coming to Benalla in Style
OSTIV at Benalla

Call for Papers Deadline 15 July


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Team Czech Republic
Container Spaces available for shipping Gliders to Australia
Ventus2cxt for Hire

Ventus2cxt available for hire in Australia available for WGC Benalla. Email for details.

More gliders will be available soon so keep looking here.

Team Britain off to a Great start
Team Netherlands

Alfred Alfers from Amsterdam will be competing in 15m Class. His home club is Amsterdam Club for Gliders (ACVZ) and is currently number 303 in the IGC Ranking. He has competed in several Dutch National Championships as well as German, Belgian and European championships. He represented Netherlands at the Worlds in Argentina in 2013 and at Räyskälä in 2014. Alfred has also flown in Australia with Ingo Renner.

New Zealand to send full team to Benalla

New Zealand is sending six pilots, two in each class, to WGC 2017 Benalla. Team Captain Julian Elder said, “It’s great to be bringing a full team to Benalla for the Worlds – a first for NZ in a long time."

Provisional Entry Form

The Provisional Entry is now online

Australian Team for WGC2017

After strong performances in the Australian summer national gliding competitions, the Aussie team for WGC2017 Benalla has been decided.

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