Competitions News

BGA competition rules

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Version 2 of the BGA competition rules for 2020 has been published and can be viewed here.

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,…

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/

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…

British Gliding Team - WGC 2020

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We are delighted to announce that the British Gliding Team vote has resulted in the following plan for the 2020 World Gliding Championships; Open, 18m and 20m classes at Stendal-Borstel Germany, 19th -31st July 2020 Open class – Pete Harvey and Tim Jenkinson18m class – Andy Davis and Russell Cheetham…

British Gliding Team Vote Results

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The World Gliding Championships for Club, Standard and 15m classes are to be held at Châlons-Ecury sur Coole, France in August 2020, and 20m Multi-Seat, 18 Metre and Open Classes are to be held at Stendal-Borstel, Germany in July 2020. The BGA Competitions Committee reports that the results of the…

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