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euroglide 2020

Team reports
CS Author

Euroglide 2020 itinerary
Euroglide 2020 22 June - 3 July
Euroglide 2020 in short: unfortunately we had to cancel EG 2020 due to all restrictions caused by Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to postpone EG 2020 to June 2021.

euroglide 2018

Team reports
CS Author
43 Leo Simons
MCT Han Teunissen

Euroglide 2018 itinerary
Euroglide 2018 2 July - 13 July
The organization decided for a big quadrangle of 2410 km for high turbos and selflaunchers and 2355 kilometer for gliders and low turbos. The turning points were Guestrow (near Rostock) in the Northeast of Germany, Frydlandt in the utmost Southeast of the Czech Republic and Huetten- Hotzenwald, high in the Black Forest. Once again, as in 2016, a total of 72 teams started the competition on Monday July 2, in Venlo. The weather was good this first day, although with a Northeasterly opposite wind and blue skies, without cumulus. But gliding conditions became better to the Northeast, with many teams close to the first turningpoint Guestrow, this first day.
A second day to follow on Tuesday with excellent gliding conditions: good thermals, high thermal base, well over 2000 meters and the Northeasterly wind from behind today. Many teams flew over 800 kilometers, some close to 1000 kilometers. A highlight for the pilots today and a challenge or almost a suffering for the crews, travelling over 1000 kilometers today. Some crews were happy enough to cut corners but most teams arrived in the dark, sometimes far after midnight!
Day 3 and day 4 were also quite good, however on Wednesday in the afternoon thunderstorms approaching from the South, forcing many pilots to land early in the Southeast of Germany or still in the Czech Republic. Thunderstorms were also dominating the Thursday, forcing some teams to a standstill this day. A tactical decision was to divert further north on track, because the thunderstorms still approached from the South. But the last turningpoint of Huetten-Hotzenwald in the Southwest had still to be reached or regulatory cut off.
UFO and LZ finished on Friday, the fifth day of Competition. Well done! A large group of 31 teams (!) finished on Saturday in Venlo, crowding the glidingfield and the clubhouse. Party time!

euroglide 2016

Team reports
CS Author
2B Bart Berendsen
43 Team 43
MCT Han Teunissen

Euroglide 2016 itinerary
Euroglide 2016 20 June - 2 July
Start and finish of this edition are on the gliding field in Venlo. The organizing club Eindhoven gliding club is in a merging process with the Venlo gliding club and starting from Eindhoven Airbase is no longer an option. 72 teams in this edition, even more than the record of 2014. We had a different route this time: a shallow triangle, far to the east in Poland, with turningpoints Plock and Krosno.
Only 1 glider, 2 low turbos, 5 high turbos and 8 self launchers completed the whole task this time. So 56 teams were not able to finish the task in full. Many teams had to shortcut the turningpoints in Poland or ended somewhere on the last leg of the big triangle.
This Euroglide started with a rain front on Monday, bad conditions on Tuesday and for most teams the first real gliding competition day starting on Wednesday. Many teams decided to make a tactical displacement from Venlo to start the competition, some teams even departed on Sunday evening, right after the briefing. From Wednesday on, the weather was quite good for a few days, although very hot and stabilizing. But good enough to reach Poland and for quite some teams the first turning point of Plock. From the weekend on, most teams encountered heavy thunderstorms in Poland, with relative short flying distances of no flights at all. The first 13 teams managed to finish on Tuesday June 28, after 8 days. Well done, with this challenging conditions! The teams that stayed in the race until the last day had the most of their vacation, with many different glider fields enroute, nice encounters, good food and drinks and good times.

euroglide 2014

Team reports
CS Author
JOY Volker Brenner
ZZ Dick Teuling
MCT Han Teunissen
KRO Jeff Waren
ZZ Max Dolfin
BV Volker Polhaus

Euroglide 2014 itinerary
Euroglide 2014 June 23 - July 5
64 teams started this edition, an all-time record! We divided the teams in 4 classes and had slightly different routes for different classes, so as to avoid overcrowding airfields on the first days of competition. The route was flown clockwise, first into Germany, to the Southeast. We started with very good weather conditions and already on day 2, Tuesday, the first teams were close to the third turning point Poitiers in the Southwest of France. About 20 teams managed to finish in Malden at the end of day 4, Thursday. This was also an all-time record! Some 15 teams finished on Friday and Saturday, but then, for the remaining teams (some 30 in total), a rainy weekend followed. They were stuck in France, Belgium or Germany and had little other options than drinking beer and watching Worldcup Football. From Monday on, and especially on Tuesday, the weather was good and most remaining teams finished on Tuesday in Malden: party time! This was quite a remarkable edition: an all-time record of competition teams, good gliding conditions in the first week, a rainy middle weekend (with lots of beers and football on television) and good atmospheres.

euroglide 2012

Team reports
CS Author
F6 Team F6
ZZ Team ZZ
ZZ Team ZZ
Newspaper cuttings

Euroglide 2012 itinerary
Euroglide 2012 June 18 - June 30
This year we welcomed 52 teams for quite a challenging route of 2418 kilometers. Only 19 teams finished the whole task in time. Due to the weather forecast the route was flown clockwise. The first day of competition, Monday June 18 th , we encountered bad non-flying weather. So Euroglide 2012 actually started on Tuesday. Tuesday was quite difficult, although the first teams almost made it to the first turning point Pasewalk Franzfelde in the far Northeast of Germany. Wednesday was even worse and most teams could not fly today. Slightly better conditions for Thursday. But from Friday on the weather was quite good. Most teams decided to fly the second leg via Poland and entering Slovakia to the Southeast of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, heading for the airfield of Ruzomberok in the high Tatra mountains. Teams that drove via Poland by car and trailer also encountered several challenges, e.g. the very bad condition of roads and buying a device for the toll roads.
Then, from the first weekend on, we had to fly the longest leg in this Euroglide, crossing the whole of the Czech Republic, via Brno and south of Praha, entering Germany again, just North of the Bayerische Wald. Winds were strong from the West, so daily progress was slow for the next days. We visited many friendly airfields in the Czech Republic and had a good time. And then on Tuesday the first 12 teams finished at Malden glider field in the Netherlands. Well done! A few teams followed on Thursday. Friday and Saturday no more finishes, the game is over! It was a challenging Euroglide: weather conditions fair, bad and sometimes good, challenging terrain, especially around the Slovakia turning point Ruzomberok and strong westerly winds in the second week. But we had a very good time altogether!

euroglide 2010

Team reports
CS Author
E12 Team E12
SAL Team SAL
YE Paula Maljaars
JB Bart van Stratum
M3 Jeroen Beeke, John de Kanter
LA Ruud Holswilder
FND Team FND - deadlink
XLT Jurgen Fransen, Han Teunissen
NV Team NV
MD Max Dolfin, Leo Simons
LL Team LL
RW Evert Fekkes
DX Bas Krebbers
JOY Lutz Volker Benner
YD Harry Groenewegen and Niek van Dillen
NL Team NL
Euroglide 2010 June 21 - July 3
Total 2328 km starting in Eindhoven the Netherlands through Germany, Switserland and France, back to "Axel" in The Netherlands. Good gliding conditions remained during the first few days, although not always perfect. On the 4th day, 2 motorgliders and a turbo finished on Axel, matching the Pamela and Gerrit Kurstjens "4 day" record of edition 2002. This Euroglide had a very positive atmosphere and indeed is a record breaking edition: 56 participating teams of which 95% completed the task.

Euroglide 2010 itinerary
XX Anton Poortman
ZCR Team ZCR
INO Stephan Kollaart
HI Team HI
LB1 Lukas Benedikt
euroglide 2008

Team reports
CS Author
- Jurgen Franssen
LX Andreas Kath
E12 Mark den Besten
VC Christian Schols
M3  
MCT  
NL  
NR  
XX Anton Poortman
SH Hans Makkee
42 Maarten Robben
DX  
FND  
EH Han Teunissen
W1 Maarten Baltussen
HI  
JB Bart van Stratum
VIN Henk Leegwater
Euroglide 2008 June 23 - July 5
This time Euroglide revisited the Czech republic, by "rounding Praha". On day 8, 27! teams finished on Malden (the Netherlands), followed by 10 teams on the two successive days. Only two minutes separated number one and two in the Motor class. On average, weather conditions were good to excellent and (again) this edition supercedes its predecessors: 33 of the 41 teams (80%) finished the race according to regulations.

Euroglide 2008 itinerary
euroglide 2006

Team reports
CS Author
DM Jac. van Stratum
DM Jac. van Stratum
DM Jac. van Stratum
SH Rory O'Connor
NR Luc weber
NR Sicco Gillebaard
RW Evert Fekkes
RW Evert Fekkes
RW Evert Fekkes
DL Irene van der Zwan en Marianne Looisen
M3 Joost van Veelen
PS Paul Schepers
YYY Martin Grim
7L
XX Anton Poortman
MCT
Euroglide 2006 June 12 - June 24
The 2006 edition of the Euroglide had all aspects of a genuine gliding race. The weather ranged from excellent to dry convection with a low base and days with developing thunderstorms. Two new records: 40 participating teams and the 60% of the teams were able to finish the race according to the rules.

Euroglide 2006 itinerary
euroglide 2004

Team reports
CS Author
3T Peter Batenburg
494 Paul Garnham
7L Mark de Jonge
104 George Metcalfe
EH Put
BS Mark Perlot
NJ Martijn van Maanen
MD Max Dolfin
MD Leo Simons
BT Team BT
HI Team HI
LV Team LV
n/a Edwin van Gompel
A6 to be published
FY to be published
TU to be published
Euroglide 2004 June 28 - July 10
For the first time in its history, Euroglide did not pass through France, but mainly through Germany. A record number of 38 teams accepted the challenge. Perfect weather on the first two days enabled most teams to cross 800 km. Thereafter, each km had to be struggled for. 13 teams made it back to Eindhoven and many others had less than 200 km to go on the final day of competition.

Euroglide 2004 itinerary
euroglide 2002

Team reports
CS Author
EH Put
YB Marco Donders
YZ Winfried Kuter
DP Sjack Verspay
DM Bart van Stratum (deadlink)
ET Peter Teunisse
M1 Marc Justus
M1 JP Beeke
MD Leo Simons
MD Max Dolfin
SM Martin Smit
PM VW Pamela Kurstjens
D2 Chris van der Meulen and Joeri Bierings
MCC Han Teunissen
494 Paul Garnham
Euroglide 2002 June 24 - July 6
A polygon with turnpoints in France, the south and center of Germany had to be flown. In total 28 gliders took off from Eindhoven Airport on June 24. The first 4 days, the weather was superb and the first teams already completed the trip!. In the second week a consistent train of cloud and rain-areas from the west pinned down 6 teams.

Euroglide 2002 itinerary
euroglide 2000

Team reports
CS Author
494 Paul Garnham
618 Diana King
SW Max Dolfin
EH Han Teunissen
GY Joeri Bierings and Chris van der Meulen
- Unknown
Euroglide 2000 June 12 - June 24
For the first time in the Euroglide history, it was decided to go to the east first. Almost half of the 30 participating teams were able to complete the full task of 2125 km: Eindhoven (NL), Lusse (GER), Issoudun (FR), Dahlemer Binz (GER), Eindhoven.

Euroglide 2000 itinerary
euroglide 1998

Team reports
CS Author
SW Max Dolfin
EH Ton de Kort
- Unknown
Euroglide 1998 June 18 - June 28
We decided to prolong the succes of the Super Triangle and chose not to go that far south into France, but more to the east instead. Turnpoints: Pont sur Yonne (France) and Roudnice nad Labem (Czech Republik). 18 participating teams

Euroglide 1998 itinerary
euroglide 1996

Team reports
CS Author
XT Karel Termaat
Euroglide 1996 July 18 - July 28
Unlike the previous two editions, the task of the 1996 edition was a Super Triangle. We chose the turnpoints Angouleme in France and Wasserkuppe in Germany. 14 teams participated

Euroglide 1996 itinerary
euroglide 1994

Team reports
CS Author
- Unknown
WE Han Teunissen
Euroglide 1994 June 24 - July 3
The task was the same as the year before: an out and return to Nogaro, in the south of France. 15 teams accepted the challenge.

Euroglide 1994 itinerary
euroglide 1993

Team reports
CS Author
WE Han Teunissen
Euroglide 1993 June 12 - June 20
The first Euroglide was sponsored by IBM. The task was an out and return to Nogaro, an airfield at the foot of the Pyrenees. 21 teams participated.

Euroglide 1993 itinerary