Competitions News

Rescheduling of 2021 Standard/15m and Open Class Nationals

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Following the release of the UK Government Roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, the organising club for the combined Standard/15m and Open Class Nationals has reluctantly concluded that hosting over the original scheduled dates is not realistically feasible. The event would also have been at great risk of mandatory late cancellation…

Celebrating International Women's Day!

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We’re celebrating International Women’s Day in style by launching the 11th FAI Womens World Gliding Championship 2022! The WWGC2022 is being delivered on behalf of the FAI and RAeC at Husbands Bosworth airfield in August 2022 by The Gliding Centre in partnership with the BGA. Learn more and be inspired…

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concluded that such automatic specific approval prior to any IGC announcement is not after all appropriate and is to be rescinded.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…

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,…

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