GBAR 2023 points will count towards BOS
We are pleased to announce that Great British Aerotow Revival results will partially count towards the British Open Series in 2023. Full details have yet to be finalised, but essentially a proportion of task scores from GBAR will count towards the overall BOS series.
We realise that for many pilots, attending both BOS meets and GBAR is not easy. So we want to encourage those who enter GBAR to also try the BOS, by making it possible to score well in the overall series by flying GBAR bt not all BOS meets.
For pilots without aerotow rating, it will also remain possible to compete effectively by entering only the hill-based BOS meetings.
To be clear, GBAR and BOS remain proudly independent. Our joint objectives here are to incentivise hill pilots to get aerotow trained; to widen the appeal of the BOS by opening the door to more aerotow pilots; and to broaden the skill base of the population of British pilots in general, to the wider benefit of the sport.
Each BOS meet has its own awards where each task is scored to its full value up to 1000 points.
The annual series usually scores a maximum of 6 tasks (if there are more your best 6 count) but for each high scoring task the winners score is reduced to 500 points and all other scores normalised in line with that. This ensures that it is still worth competing in the unlikely event of below average weather. when the winners score is less than 500 points the scores count as they are.
The same scaling will apply to GBAR tasks that count towards the BOS series.
We will provide more details soon.
This is the first of a number of small changes that are proposed to BOS this year. Stay tuned for more details, which will always be announced first on https://hgcomps.uk/
(as I write this, the gbar link isn't working, but that should be temporary)