History of Women's International Competition
Frauke Elber started soaring in 1962 in Germany. In 1968, she gave a new colleague at work a guest ride. He never paid for the flight but married her instead.
In 1970 Frauke and her husband, Wolf, moved to the USA and immediately joined the Tidewater Soaring Society. Frauke became a charter member of the WSPA and in the early 2000s turned this small organization into an international organization with members now in 10 countries. Although not actively flying anymore, Frauke is still very active in the WSPA, promoting women soaring in this country and overseas.