Competitions News

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…

BGA Gliding Competitions 2020 - Situation and Guidance mid-May 2020

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Background The government restrictions for the control of Covid19 have prevented gliding in any form from taking place between late March and mid May.  This has already had an impact on UK gliding competitions planned for 2020, with some having been postponed to later in the year and some having…

Postponement Of Club Class Nationals To New Date Of 25th July to 2nd August 2020

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Given the current status of the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, the competition organisers in collaboration with the BGA Competition Committee have determined that the chances of being able to hold the Club Class Nationals event at Nympsfield in June are now remote. So that the event can still take place following…

WWGC2019

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An update to the previous news item dated 30th January 2020. The UK’s Royal Aero Club (RAeC), advised by the BGA, and the German Deutscher Aero Club (DAeC), advised by its gliding section, have made a joint appeal to FAI requesting a review of the judgement by the FAI/IGC Jury…

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