BHPA DOMESTIC HANG GLIDING COMPETITIONS and RELATED EVENTS- DETAILS FOR 2023
In this section of the website the BHPA Hang Gliding Competitions Panel provides details related to the British Open Series and all related events.
- BOS 1: Base - Yorkshire Dales
Competition Dates: Sat 10 June to Wed 14 June
Challenge Weekend: Sat 10 and Sun 11 June
- BOS 2: Base - Mid Wales
Competition Dates: Sat 1 July to Wed 5 July
Challenge Weekend: Sat 1 and Sunday 2 July
- End of Season Fly-in: Base - Yorkshire Dales
Fly-in Dates: Sat 9 to Mon 11 September
A FAQ document has recently been added and will be updated as appropriate.
Information still to be added/updated include:
- Application procedures/entry forms
- Some specific competition details e.g. scoring, GPS stuff, waypoint files etc
- A guide for newcomers to competition
There have been some significant changes since last year. In particular you should note:
- BOS Competitions are now 5 days.
- A number of changes have been made to make our events more inclusive, including the addition of BOS Challenge Weekends and an End of Season Fly-in the BOS EVENTS - NON COMPETITIVE pages. These events will allow us to welcome Club Pilots and those not interested in competing. Please inform other pilots who may be interested in this.
- The Reserve Dates previously advertised will not run. Instead we will use the shorter End of Season Fly-in should additional scoring days be required. The End of Season Fly-in will run regardless of the need for additional scoring days.
IMPORTANT: In order to get an indication of interest in our 2023 events you are asked to complete the BOS23 Expression of Interest Form as soon as possible. The initial return date of 6 March has been extended until 19 March to provide more information for our next Panel Meeting on 21 March. The information provided in this form will allow us to better plan the details. Our budget for the events will be based to a large extent on the information received from these returns.
Please note - if you plan to book a pitch at Street Head Caravan Site you are strongly recommended to
BOS 1 - complete the BOS23 - BOS 1 - STREET HEAD PRIORITY BOOKING FORM before 15 March, after which our exclusive booking of the site will end.
End of Season Fly-in - complete the BOS END OF SEASON FLYIN - STREETHEAD CAMPSITE PRIORITY BOOKING FORM on or before 21 May after which our exclusive booking of the site will end. This is especially important for those taking Caravans, Motorhomes or Campervans. While a £20 deposit is required to secure a booking, the balance can be paid IN CASH on arrival.
FForest Fields Campsite Information for BOS 23 - While this is a larger site, they also advise booking early to avoid disappointment - they are particularly busy at weekends.
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