Competitions News

Club Class Nationals Glider Eligibility

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Contrary to the announcement of 25th January, the BGA Competition Committee has reconsidered its automatic approval for ASW20b and c variants in UK Club Class Nationals and has concluded that such automatic specific approval prior to any IGC announcement is not after all appropriate and is to be rescinded. However,…

Club Class Nationals / Midland Regionals

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The Gliding Centre at Husbands Bosworth is pleased to announce that it will be running a single class Midland Regionals concurrently with the Club Class Nationals over the dates of 17th – 25th July 2021. Early entry is recommended for both events including following through with timely deposits for priority…

BGA Competition rules 2021

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An advance copy of the 2021 BGA rules for rated competitions has been published. Final publication will be made on 1st March 2021. You can view the advance copy of the 2021 BGA competition rules here.

Club Class Nationals - ASW20B and C model

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The BGA Competition Committee have confirmed its own approval that the ASW20B and C models will be eligible to enter the Club Class Nationals for 2021 and beyond using the same IGC handicap as the original ASW20 model. The IGC is also expected to make this amendment to Annex A…

The BGA Competitions and Awards Committee Is Recruiting!

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The BGA Competitions and Awards Committee is responsible for promoting all forms of competition gliding and for policy and management of UK competition matters including rules, guidance for organisers, ratings lists, competition bids, nationals entries, British team selection and annual awards. The annual winter round of meetings of the Committee…

Another new gliding record!

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We are delighted to confirm that Paul Fritche has broken the existing UK Standard class 3-turning point free distance and distance records by flying 819kms in an LS8-15 from Lasham on the 20th July 2020. Congratulations, Paul!      

New UK Record!

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We’re delighted to report that on the 11th July 2020, Liz Sparrow set a new UK Womens Open, 20m and 15m class 400km triangle speed record in her ASG29 15m by flying at an everage of 107.76 kph over 400.2 kms from Lasham.

2021 National Competition dates

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Dates and venues have been confirmed for the 2021 national championships. These are: 18m and 20m Multi-Seat Classes, Lasham, 21st -29th August 2021 Open, Standard and 15m Classes, Lasham  29th May – 6th June 2021 Club Class The Gliding Centre, Husbands Bosworth – 17th – 25th July 2021 Junior Nationals,…

BGA Gliding Competitions 2020 – Situation and Guidance 29th June 2020

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Following very careful consideration of all aspects of running a safe and effective competition, all BGA rated competitions have been cancelled by the organisers. ‘The Booker Red Kite – Chiltern Challenge Cup’ and the ‘UK Mountain Soaring Competition’ are non-rated competitions. More information will follow as soon as it is…

BGA Gliding Competitions 2020 - Situation and Guidance 2 June 2020

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A substantial number of cross-country flights have been made since gliding became possible again on May 13th and there have been some further lockdown relaxations that permit more people to meet outdoors. However, we still do not yet have a situation in which normal gliding competitions would be possible within…

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