Competitions News

2017 Waypoint List Published

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The 2017 BGA Waypoint List (Start Points, Turn Points, Control Points and Finish Points) has been published.

Competitions Committee Recruitment - Extension

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The closing date for applications to join the BGA Competitions Committee has been extended by one week. Applications should now be received by Sunday 5th March 2017. Full details of the position can be found here.

Standard and 20m Multi-Seat Nationals - Change of Venue and Date

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The date and venue for the 2017 Standard and 20m Multi-Seat Nationals has been changed to Cotswold Gliding Club (Aston Down) from 22nd to 29th July. The Standard Class will now be incorporated into the 15m Class Nationals already scheduled for the venue as a single task group with 3%…

Competitions Committee Recruitment

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Due to retirements, the BGA Competitions Committee is looking for new members who can complement the mix of skills and interests of the existing members. We would particularly like applications from people keen to represent the Juniors but are also after general applicants. The Committee is responsible for promoting all…

World Title for Russell and Team Cup Gold

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Great news coming out of Benalla.  Russell Cheetham has won gold in the Open Class with Andy Davis third. A bronze for Mike Young in the 18m class and a strong performance from the rest of the 6 man team gives the UK another Team Cup gold. Congratulations to all…

2017 Nationals Entry Now Open

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The application window for entry into the 2017 Nationals in all classes is now open.  When entering, pilots can also apply for renewal of their FAI licence for 2017. To enter, click here. With places significantly limited in some classes, pilots should ensure that their entry is placed before the…

2017 Nationals - Confirmed Dates and Venues

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Dates and venues for the 2017 Nationals have now been confirmed. The full 2017 calendar is: Club/18m Classes: 17th-25th June, Husbands Bosworth 15m/Open Classes: 22nd-30th July, Aston Down 20m Multi-Seat/Standard Classes: 12th-20th August, Tibenham Juniors: 19th-27th August, venue TBA Note the change of venue and dates for the 18m class…

Hahnweide Successes

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British pilots achieved some great results against top international pilots in the Hahnweide competition which was held in southern Germany at the start of the month. Howard Jones and Tim Scott finished second in the Standard and 15m Classes respectively with Derren Francis (18m) and Andy and Matt Davis (20m…

Waypoint Amendments

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A revision of the 2016 Waypoint list has been published.  This includes new extra waypoints around the Cambridge area.  These points have been developed by the Competitions Committee in conjunction with Cambridge ATC to provide well-placed alternatives to some existing TPs that will help interoperability between gliders and powered aircraft in this busy…

2016 Competition Rulebook Published

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The 2016 Competition Rulebook has been published. This includes some significant changes including team flying in Regionals with different gliders, Nationals eligibility, check-weighing procedures, Club Class eligibility and handicapping, and a number of changes relating to the 20m Multi-Seat Class.

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