Competitions & Awards
Competition flying is an important part of gliding. Although competitions usually involve racing sailplanes around pre-planned cross-country tasks, pilots also take part in aerobatic competitions where they are scored for accuracy of flying. Competitions can be great social occasions too, and following the cross country racing action from the ground is getting easier thanks to online tracking.
Organised on-site competitions range from a one day single race event through to nine-day or two-week championships involving multiple races and classes of gliders. Some pilots compete in online competitions, for example the BGA Ladder or the OLC, where pilots upload logger traces of their cross-country flights to compare performances. Each glider type has a performance handicap. Details are in the Competition Rules.
Competition website links will be added when supplied by the host club.
|Start Date||End Date||Competition||Venue|
|3/1/20||17/1/20||Women's World Gliding Championships||Lake Keepit Soaring Club|
|13/6/20||21/6/20||15m Class Nationals||Hus Bos|
|13/6/20||21/6/20||Standard Class Nationals||Hus Bos|
|13/6/20||21/6/20||Open Class Nationals||Hus Bos|
|27/6/20||5/7/20||Club Class Nationals||Nympsfield|
|4/7/20||11/7/20||Competition Enterprise *||Borders Gliding Club|
|11/7/20||19/7/20||Booker Regionals||Wycombe Air Park|
|18/7/20||26/7/20||Hus Bos Challenge (Regionals)||Hus bos|
|19/7/20||31/7/20||36th FAI WGC 20m Multi-Seat/Open/18m||Stendal-Borstel GER|
|2/8/20||8/8/20||Northern Regionals - Sutton bank||Yorkshire Gliding Club|
|8/8/20||16/8/20||18m Nationals||Lasham Gliding Society|
|8/8/20||16/8/20||Gransden Regionals||Cambridge Gliding Club|
|8/8/20||16/8/20||20m Multi-Seat Class Nationals||Lasham Gliding Society|
|8/8/20||21/8/20||36th FAI WGC Club/Standard/15m||Chalons-Ecury sur Coole FRA|
|22/8/20||30/8/20||Junior Nationals||Cotswold GC - Aston Down|
|22/8/20||30/8/20||Cotswold Regionals||Costwold GC - Aston Down|
|22/8/20||30/8/20||Inter-Services Regionals||Bannerdown GC - Keevil Airfield|
|23/8/20||30/8/20||Wolds Two Seater Competition *||Wolds G.C.|
* Non rated competition
** Glider Aerobatic
Competitions and Awards Committee
The BGA Competitions and Awards Committee is always keen to recruit new committee members. If you are interested in learning more about the Competition and Awards Committee, or more generally about competitions and awards please contact the BGA office or email email@example.com
The committee terms of reference are available here.