Competitions News

2020 BGA Competition Rules

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The advance publication of the 2020 BGA Rules for Rated Competitions is available here. Final publication will be made on 1st March 2020.

Use of tracking data at the WWGC2019

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As is routine during international competitions, at the recently completed 10th FAI Women’s World Gliding Championship a competition tracking system was in use by all competitors. The data including locations and climb-rates of competitors was available to all teams with a 15-minute delay. A local competition rule was in place…

UK hosted World Championship in 2021

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As previously reported, the UK is hosting the 2021 Women’s World Gliding Championship at Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire from 14-28 August 2021. The Gliding Centre are hosting the event, British Team member Liz Sparrow will be the competition director, and Iain Baker of the BGA Competitions Committee is providing expert…

More medal success for the British Gliding Team!

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The WWGC held at Lake Keepit in Australia has ended with a great result for the British Gliding Team! Ayala Truelove took Bronze flying her LS8 in the Standard class, and the Team took Silver in the Team Cup. Liz Sparrow, who held 3rd place throughout most of the competition,…

New National Record!

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We’re delighted that it has been confirmed that Jake Brattle is now the holder of the British National Open Class 1000km triangle speed record. On the 28th November 2019, Jake flew a JS1C-18m around a 1002.4 km triangle at 155.72 kph from New Tempe in S Africa. Congratulations, Jake!

10th FAI Womens World Gliding Championships

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Claudia Hill, Liz Sparrow, Ayala Truelove and team captain Melissa Jenkins are taking part in the 10th Women’s World Gliding Championships at Lake Keepit in New South Wales, Australia from the 3rd to the 18th of January. Have a great comp, guys! Follow the action on the Team website, on the…

2020 National Gliding Championships Entries

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Online applications are now being accepted for the 2020 National Championships in all classes. You can enter at  https://members.gliding.co.uk/competitions/nationals-entry-form/

British Gliding Team at the WWGC in Australia

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Claudia Hill, Liz Sparrow, Ayala Truelove and team captain Melissa Jenkins are preparing to take on the sport’s leading nations in the 10th Women’s World Gliding Championships in Australia later this month. We hope they have some great flying and successful racing! Keep an eye open for the latest news…

New BGA Ladder Trophies!

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We are delighted to announce that two BGA Ladder trophies for flights by gliders without a means of propulsion (MoP) are now in place and will be awarded for the first time this year. The two trophies are the Navboys Albatross Trophy (for the weekend ladder) and the Flight Deck…

National Competitions 2020

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Online applications are now being accepted for 2020 National Championships in all classes. You can enter online here Your FAI competition licence can be renewed or applied for here With places significantly limited in some classes, pilots should ensure that their entry is placed before the deadline of 31st January…

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