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Season 2013/14:
Erwin de Bruin (EDB), Jon Holland (123), Winfried Deppe (WD), Tomasz Zwolinski (TZ2), Sönke Neumann (SN) and Miloš "Cadfael" Koch (MK).

Xmas Cup 2013 › Virtual Soaring Competition

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Contest is finished, last racing day of Xmas Cup 2013 is over. And here are the winners:
1st place for SOENKE NEUMANN (SN/ASG29/Germany) - 2277 points
2nd place for ARNE-MARTIN GÜETTLER (AXM/LS10/Norway) - 2251 points
3rd place for UWE MELZER (UWE/ASG29/Germany) - 2226 points
The TOP3 pilots received a price - licence code for scenery Austria 2.0 PRO!
Thanks goes to all pilots for joining us in the sky over New Zealand mountains and also thanks to Radek Miča (RUM) for tasksetting. Big thanks goes to Miloš Koch (MK) and his for preparing for us great sceneries and hosting Condor servers. team wish you Happy New Year 2014!


Welcome our website of next virtual soaring competition - 6th edition of Xmas Cup - this time we move again for sunny December weather to New Zealand south island. Length of tasks is more than 300 km (start and finish in Omarama airport), we will race in 18-METER CLASS with PDA, servers starts always at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC).

Overall results is simple count of all 4 tasks. We are planning also New Year Fivehundreds - this 500 km task will be not counted in contest, but results will be here online too.

Attention: choose carefully glider type in registration - with registered glider type you have to fly all tasks! Server passwords will be published in briefing page. After each race you must send IGC file to be scored! More informations about competition in Rules section.

Contest Brief Information
Racing Days: Day 1: 27.12.2013 / Day 2: 28.12.2013 / Day 3: 29.12.2013 / Day 4: 30.12.2013
Server/start time: Xmas Cup 2013 at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC)
Scenery: New Zealand 0.8, author: Mosquito.
Tasks: 300 ~ 400 km distance, PDA allowed, cloudflying not allowed

Big thanks goes to for hosting Condor servers for our contests and preparing amazing sceneries for us. Thank you again, Miloš! This competition is continued line of successful competitions like Raven Competition, Medlánky Condorworld Cup, Hahnweide Pokal, Fatra Gliding Cup, Retro Cup, Fatra Gliding Cup, Liptov Shepherd GP, Praděd GP Gliding, Raven Competition, Kiwi Race, OCC and many others.

Condor › The Competition Soaring Simulator

Condor: The Competition Soaring Simulator is designed to recreate the ultimate experience of competition soaring on your PC. A lot of attention was put in to create an environment which would create an immersion of real competition flying. This means that the aerodynamics and weather physics were in focus of the development. The result is amazingly real feel of flight in all flight regimes and weather conditions which challenges a real soaring pilot on a competition day.

Amazing feel of flight due to the advanced flight dynamics model: Advanced 6DOF flight model for complete freedom of flying / Accurate sailplane performance and handling – also at and beyond critical angles of attack / Sailplane damage simulation – flutter, high G stress, collisions / High time fidelity physics engine (up to 500 cycles per second) / Accurate ground forces for realistic takeoffs, landings and crashes / Detailed, sub-object collision detection for mid air and ground object collisions / Accurate conditions for a realistic towing and winch start.

More informations about this simulator you can get at Some videos from this soaring simulator also here.