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|
|29/5/21||6/6/21||Standard Class Nationals||Lasham|
|29/5/21||6/6/21||UK 15m Nationals||Lasham|
|29/5/21||6/6/21||UK Open Class Nationals||Lasham|
|26/6/21||4/7/21||Bidford Regionals 2021||Bidford Gliding Club|
|3/7/21||10/7/21||Competition Enterprise *||Borders G.C. - Millfield|
|17/7/21||25/7/21||Club Class Nationals 2021||The Gliding Centre - Husbands Bosworth|
|7/8/21||15/8/21||Hus Bos Challenge Cup International||The Gliding Centre - Husbands Bosworth|
|7/8/21||15/8/21||Gransden Regionals||Cambridge G.C. - Gransden|
|21/8/21||29/8/21||UK Junior Nationals 2021||Cotswold Gliding Club - Aston Down|
|21/8/21||29/8/21||18m Class Nationals||Lasham|
|21/8/21||29/8/21||UK 20m Multi-Seat Class Nationals||Lasham|
|21/8/21||29/8/21||Dunstable Regionals||London GC - Dunstable|
|21/8/21||29/8/21||Cotswold Regionals||Cotswold Gliidng Club - Aston Down|
|5/9/21||11/9/21||UK Mountain Soaring Championships||Deeside Gliding Club - Aboyne|
* 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.