The Inter Club League

About Inter Club League

The Inter-Club League (ICL) is intended to encourage competitive cross-country flying on a less formal basis than National and Regional competitions, involving pilots at all levels of cross-country competence.  In particular, it is an opportunity for novice pilots to experience competition flying before they are eligible to fly a regional competition.

The ICL is formed into regional groups of clubs, who hold a series of competition weekends between the clubs in each group throughout the summer.  Each competition weekend is hosted by a club from within the region. The host club is responsible for providing the organisation and launching for the competition.

The ICL competition races are held in three categories – novice, intermediate and pundit with points awarded to the top finishers in each category. These points are aggregated throughout the season. The winning club in each region go forward to the ICL Final.


The ICL is more than just a competition. It’s a great way to build experience and learn new skills among friends and colleagues, including;

– Experience flying from new sites

– Improve cross-country flying ability

– Learn about glider racing

– Gain experience in contest direction, task setting, start and finish line control, scoring and other competition-related duties

– Special emphasis is put on the performance of newer pilots – the ICL has a trophy specifically for the best novice pilot!

How to get involved

Find out who has volunteered to be your club’s ICL rep and ask if her or him you can join in. It’s as easy as that!

The ICL Rules

The Inter Club League rules can be read here.

More Information

Although the intention is to provide detail of ICL events on this webpage, the Inter Club League currently communicates through its Facebook page at