Competitions News

Gold and Silver at the European Championships!

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We’re delighted to announce that after two weeks of hard flying, British Gliding Teams Tom Arscott’s consistent flying in the European Gliding Championship has resulted in a resounding win and Gold medal in the Club Class! Team mate G Dale also flew brilliantly to take the Silver medal. Great work…

Improved Competition Route Notification Trial

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We share the sky with a diverse range of users. Being aware of what others are planning to do is clearly an important element of situational awareness and reducing risk. The BGA has been working with the CAA to develop an improved method of notifying competition gliding activity to other…

Competitions Committee

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Liz Sparrow has stepped down as chair of the Competitions and Awards sub-Committee. Thanks very much for your great contribution, Liz! Alan Langlands has kindly stepped into the role. As ever, the Competitions Committee including the Chairman can be contacted via More information about Competitions is available here.

New UK Open Class 750 kms out and return speed record!

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We’re delighted to report that following a flight in May 2019, Ed Downham now holds the UK open class 750kms out and return speed record. On the 12th May 2019, Ed flew an EB28 from Dunstable covering the 751.7 km out and return flight at an average speed of 93.6…

British Gliding Team medals at the European Gliding Championships

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Garry Coppin and Steve Jones flying an Arcus T took Silver medals in the 20 metre multi-seat class at the European Gliding Championships, which took place at Stalowa Wola-Turbia, Poland from 11 May – 25 May 2019. The British Gliding Team were collectively awarded the Team Bronze medal. Here’s the…

..And Another New Record

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We’re delighted to announce that Phil Jeffery from the Cambridge Gliding Centre now holds the National Open Class 100km triangle speed record. The record was achieved during a flight in a Ventus 3 in South Africa on 21 December 2018 during which Phil achieved an average speed of 181.72 kph.

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