British Nationals 2022 are go!

The Hang Gliding Competitions Panel is pleased to announce that all required permissions have now been granted, and the arrangements for the 2022 British Hang Gliding Nationals are CONFIRMED. The competition will run in parallel with the 2022 Chabre Open. Details for the combined event are as follows:

Dates: 7th - 13th August 2022
Location: Laragne, France
Competition base: Camping de Montéglin, 26 Av. de Montéglin, 05300 Laragne-Montéglin

Further details, including how to register, can be found on Airtribune (https://airtribune.com/british-hang-gliding-championships-and-chabre-open/info). Entry fees can be paid by PayPal via Airtribune.

We look forward to seeing you there.

British Open Series 2022

Both rounds of the BOS have now been booked and confirmed with all the relevant parties. The date for BOS 1 has had to be changed to take account of a double bank holiday which would cause problems for accommodation etc.  Both will be 7 day competitions in the same format as 2021. Registration will likely take place the day before each competition - tbc. Please see below for full details.

 

 

Bos 1 - Yorkshire dales

Flying Dates: Sunday 12th June - Saturday 18th June

Venue HQ -  George and Dragon pub, Aysgarth

Campsite - Streethead

 

Bos 2 Wales

Flying dates - Sunday 4th September - Saturday 10th September

Venue HQ - Fforest Farm campsite

Tasks from Sunday sept 4th

Till Saturday sept 10th

British Nationals 2022

This competition is still planned for Sunday 7th August to Saturday 13th August. Confirmation has been made with various parties, including the usual campsite for use as HQ. We are still waiting for (and chasing) a response from the local authorities before we can gain approval from the FFVL (the French version of the BHPA). We will keep you updated as soon as we have further news.

News from the Panel

Dear Hang-gliding Enthusiasts,

This weekend we held the annual British Hang-gliding Competition Panel meeting. This is where decisions are made regarding the next year's competitions, team selection etc.

The panel has several official positions, which have now been filled as follows:

- Chair: Darren Brown

- Vice Chair: Kev Gay

- Secretary: Simon White

- Treasurer: Steve Penfold

The British team for the 2022 European Championships was also selected:

- Grant Crossingham

- Gordon Rigg

- Andy Hollidge

- Carl Wallbank

- Dave Matthews

- Steve Penfold

Reserves:

- Darren Brown

- Steve Blackler

- Malcolm Brown

Additionally we decided what competitions we intend to hold in 2022 and set dates / locations. Please note all this information is PROVISIONAL and is based upon obtaining the relevant permissions and ensuring the necessary organisation is available and in place. I am posting this in order to keep you informed but be aware some of this information (including dates) could change. The panel are now working on putting everything in place in order that we can officially finalise and publish the dates and locations.

British National Championships:

- Local Organiser: Ollie Moffatt

- Location: Laragne, France

- Dates: Sunday 7th August to Saturday 13th August 2022

- The competition is aimed at backing directly onto the French Nationals, which will be held in Aspres, France from 31st July to 6th August 2021. This will give pilots the opportunity to enter both competitions.

British Open Series Round 1:

- Local Organiser: Kev Gay

- Location: Yorkshire Dales

- Dates: Sunday 29th May to Saturday 4th June 2022.

British Open Series Round 2:

- Local Organiser: Jon Sacre

- Location: Builth Wells, Wales

- Dates: Sunday 4th September to Saturday 10th September 2022.

As new chair, I would like to thank all the panel members for their support and efforts over this weekend and in particular to the new panel members, Gordon, Ollie and Nick, who injected new ideas and enthusiasm.

We will keep you informed of any new developments and confirm dates/locations for the competitions as soon as we are able.

Thank you,

Darren Brown

Chair

British Hang-gliding Competition Panel

British Hang-gliding Competition Panel Vacancies

panel logo  EMAIL: darrenbrown50@hotmail.com

  DEADLINE: 1st October 2021

Two of our valued competition panel members and our scorer have announced a decision to retire from the competition panel.

The panel would like to thank Tim King for 12 years service on the panel and Phil Chettleburgh for     over 10 years as our scorer. Both have given a large commitment to British hang-gliding and have    conducted a multitude of other competition related tasks.

BOS 2021 (part Deux)

After an immense amount of work put in by various members of the Panel, and discovering and working around a number of spanners inserted into the works, the Panel are happy to announce details of the second round of the BOS series. There is more info and detail to come, but for now. 

British Open Series  2021 2nd Round

Dates:Sat 04/09/2021  to Friday 10/09/2021

 

HQ Location:

Fforest Fields, Hundred House, Llandrindod Wells Powys. LD1 5RT

 

Accommodation

‘For Campsite bookings please email Mrs Katie Bairstow office@fforestfields.co.uk 

British Nationals to be Cancelled.

With to many unknowns and ever changing restrictions it has been decided that the British Nationals to be held in Laragne France are to be cancelled. 

It is anticipated that to replace this a second round of the BOS will be held on the same dates. Further details will follow as soon as possible.