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 Calendar

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 Shenington Regionals Shenington
27/6/20 5/7/20 Club Class Nationals Nympsfield
4/7/20 12/7/20 Bidford Regionals Bidford
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
25/7/20 2/8/20 Bicester Regionals Bicester
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 Dunstable Regionals Dunstable
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

Related Information


Airspace files

BGA and FAI sporting badges

BGA ladder

British Gliding Team

Competition licence

Competition organisers information

Competition rules

Inter-club league

International Gliding Commission (FAI)

Nationals entries 2020



Task setting

Trophy winners

WWGC 2021 Hus Bos

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

The committee terms of reference are available here.

Previous meeting notes are available here. (click on chronologically to date order)