Competitions News

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…

WWGC21 postponed to become WWGC22

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The Women’s World Gliding Championship 2021 (WWGC21) which was to be held at The Gliding Centre at Husbands Bosworth in August 2021 has been postponed until August 2022. Full details of the WWGC22 will be published in due course.  

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…

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