REPORT ON 1993 FAI FREE FLIGHT WORLD CUP

by Ian Kaynes Chairman, CIAM FF Subcommittee January 1994

In 1993 the Free Flight World Cup has again had very good interest and participation, demonstrated by the increased number of competitors in F1A and F1B compared to 1992. The outstanding winner is Per Skjulstad from Norway, very clearly winning the F1B class with victories in four competitions. All the other classes were won with less than the maximum of 75 points. Per Findahl (Sweden) was the victor in F1A with a first, a second and a third place; Claus Wachtler (Germany) won F1C with two firsts and a second, and Helmut Schuberth (Germany) won F1E with two firsts and a fifth place.

ORGANISATION

The organisation of the World Cup ran smoothly apart from the usual late receipt of results from some competition organisers and, worse, the non-receipt of results in two cases. Of these two, a copy of the Poitou results were obtained from a British competitor - without any details of organisational matters - but despite repeated requests the Argentinian National Championships results have not been received. The competition has thus been deleted from the World Cup.

Most competition organisers achieved a very good standard of returning their results and a good number were received within one week after the event. During the year results and news have been issued to organisers in the form of 6 issues of a World Cup newsletter.

PROTESTS

There have been no protests in the 1993 Free Flight World Cup.

1994 RULES

A reminder that the rule change which was passed at the March 1993 Plenary meeting will become effective for the 1994 World Cup. The significant feature is that the points allocation is extended to cover 24 places but points are awarded only to competitors placing in the top half of the results list. During 1993 it has been the practice to send a copy of the World Cup rules to each competition organiser and this will be continued in 1994 with the updated rules.

1993 STATISTICS

Number of competitors per country, only those scoring points in 2 or more events:

F1A

F1B

F1C

F1E

ALL

GER 10

GER 9

GER 11

AUT 5

GER 33

GBR 6

GBR 8

GBR 10

SLK 5

GBR 24

HUN 6

UKR 7

HUN 5

GER 3

UKR 16

UKR 6

FIN 5

SWE 4

CZE 3

HUN 13

NED 4

AUS 4

USA 4

POL 2

SWE 12

SWE 4

NED 4

UKR 3

ROM 1

AUT 9

SLK 3

RUS 4

AUS 2

 

SLK 9

AUT 2

SWE 4

FRA 2

 

NED 8

BEL 2

LAT 3

RUS 2

 

RUS 8

CZE 2

USA 3

AUT 1

 

AUS 7

FRA 2

HUN 2

DEN 1

 

FIN 7

RUS 2

ITA 2

ITA 1

 

USA 7

AUS 1

NOR 2

FIN 1

 

CZE 5

DEN 1

AUT 1

LAT 1

 

FRA 5

EST 1

DK 1

NOR 1

 

ITA 4

FIN 1

FRA 1

SLK 1

 

LAT 4

ITA 1

POL 1

   

DK 3

       

NOR 3

       

POL 3

       

BEL 2

       

EST 1

       

ROM 1

 

 

 

F1A

F1B

F1C

F1E

Number of competitions

22

21

20

6

Number of competitors scoring points:

       

in 1 event

162

96

66

30

in 2 events

30

31

30

10

in 3 events

10

15

9

4

in 4 events

7

6

9

3

in 5 events

6

7

2

2

in 6 events

-

2

-

-

Total number of competitors scoring World Cup points

215

157

116

49

 

Total number of participants in all four classes: 2653

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