Competitions & Awards


Many glider pilots take part in competitions. Although these 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.

In addition to organised competitions, which can be competed in a day, or in the case of most regional or national competitions over nine days, pilots also compete in online competitions – the BGA Ladder or the OLC – where pilots upload logger traces of their cross-country flights to compare performances.

Competition Calendar

Competition website links will be added when supplied by the host club.

Start Date End Date Competition Venue
11/5/19 19/5/19 UK Practice SGP - Rated Regionals Denbigh GC - Lleweni Parc
11/5/19 25/5/19 20th FAI European Gliding Championships (Open, Standard and 20m Classes) Stalowa Wola , Poland
25/5/19 2/6/19 Club Class Nationals Cotswold GC - Aston Down
22/6/19 30/6/19 Bidford Regionals 2019 Bidford Gliding Club
29/6/19 7/7/19 Shenington Regionals Shenington
4/7/19 13/7/19 British Overseas Championships Issoudun International - France
6/7/19 13/7/19 Competition Enterprise * Yorkshire GC - Sutton Bank
6/7/19 21/7/19 FAI European Gliding Championships (15m, Std & Club Classes) Prievidza (Slovakia)
13/7/19 21/7/19 18m Nationals Husbands Bosworth
13/7/19 21/7/19 Booker Regionals Booker
13/7/19 21/7/19 20m Multi-Seat Class Nationals Husbands Bosworth
20/7/19 27/7/19 Bicester Regionals Bicester
20/7/19 28/7/19 Inter-University Task Week Buckminster GC - Saltby
3/8/19 11/8/19 Standard Class Nationals Lasham
3/8/19 11/8/19 15m Nationals Lasham
3/8/19 11/8/19 Open Class Nationals Lasham
3/8/19 11/8/19 Inter-Services Regionals (civilians welcome) Bannerdown - Keevil Airfield
10/8/19 18/8/19 Cambridge Cloud Rally * Gransden Lodge
17/8/19 25/8/19 Junior Championships Bristol & Glos - Nympsfield
17/8/19 25/8/19 Dunstable Regionals Dunstable
18/8/19 25/8/19 Two Seater Competition * Pocklington
1/9/19 7/9/19 UK Mountain Soaring Championship * Aboyne

* Non rated competition
** Glider Aerobatic

Start Date End Date Competition Venue
13/6/20 21/6/20 15m Class Nationals The Gliding Centre - Husbands Bosworth
13/6/20 21/6/20 Standard Class Nationals The Gliding Centre - Husband Bosworth
13/6/20 21/6/20 Open Class Nationals The Gliding Centre - Husbands Bosworth
4/7/20 12/7/20 Club Class Nationals Bristol & Glos GC - Nympsfield
11/7/20 19/7/20 Booker Regionals Wycombe Air Park
18/7/20 26/7/20 Hus Bos Challenge Cup Regionals Husbands Bosworth
25/7/20 2/8/20 Bicester Regionals Bicester
8/8/20 16/8/20 Gransden Regionals Cambridge Gliding Club
8/8/20 16/8/20 18m/20m Multi-Seat Class Nationals Lasham
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

* Non rated competition
** Glider Aerobatic

More Information

The following information will be of interest;


Airspace files

BGA and FAI sporting badges

BGA ladder

BGA trophy winners

British gliding records

British gliding team

Competition licence and nationals entries

Competition organisers information

Inter-club league

Notification of significant gliding activity;

Task setting

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)