Competitions News

18m and 20m National champions!

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We’re delighted to report that the 2024 18 metre and 20 metre two-seat National championships have resulted in two new champions! After a very challenging week of squeezing in tasks around some unhelpful weather, Matt Davis (JS1) is the 18 metre champion, and Steve Jones (Arcus) is the 20 metre…

Saltby Open Aerobatics Competition

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Basic Aerobatics are very accessible in gliding and are not just about loops and wing overs; it’s also about mastering the art of controlled flight and pushing the boundaries of your piloting capabilities. Training for and participating in aerobatic competitions enhances your piloting skills, improves your confidence, and connects you…

Club Class Nationals 2024 - Late Entries Open

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Late entry slots have become available for the Club Class Nationals at Nympsfield 3-11th August 2024. If you are interested in submitting a late entry, please contact the Director Andy Davis by email at paminandy(at)compuserve.com

Junior championships and training

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Junior Competition Training Competition flying is a great way to fly more cross-country in an organised and focussed environment, to improve skills and performance, and to have a lot of fun with gliding friends! The BGA and others support two-seat coaching for Junior pilots not yet ready to fly in…

British Gliding Team in 2024

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We’re pleased to report the following British Gliding Team plans for 2024: World Gliding Championship – Uvalde, Texas, USA 18m class – Ian MacArthur / Peter Harvey 20m class – Steve Jones / Garry Coppin Open class – Tim Jenkinson / Russell Cheetham Junior World Gliding Championship – Ostrow Wielkopolski,…

Draft Rules for Rated Competitions 2024

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The draft Rules for Rated Competitions 2024 and an explanatory document have been published here. The final Rules for Rated Competitions 2024 will be published on 1st March 2024.

Managing flying risk - flying in competitions

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Competition flying is great fun. However, several inherent risks in gliding can increase in a competition task flying environment. As with all flying, awareness of and managing the risks is important. We have updated our competition risk management guidance aimed at pilots and republished it here.

Tom Arscott - World Champion!

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Congratulations to British Gliding Team’s Tom Arscott – World Champion! Throughout the ten races at the 37th World Gliding Championships at Narromine in Australia, Tom maintained a good lead to take 1st place, the Gold medal and the title of World Champion in the standard class flying a loaned LS8…

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