Club Awards 2021

By Carl Fairhurst on  February 21, 2021 15:08

Congratulations to the following award winners for 2021.

Pilot Improvement Award


PG Pilot Improvement Award: Tamas Merk

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PG Pilot Improvement Award: Emma Wrathall

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HG Pilot Improvement Award: Doug Neill

Newcomer Award PG

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Newcomer Award: Hannah Price
Newcomer Award: John Pomfret

Local Flight Award

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Best Local Flight Jim Ashley

Best Flight


Best XC Flight from a Pennine Site: Jacob


Loop League Winner

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Loop League: Brian Stewart

Fun Class League Winner


PSC Fun Class: Jacob Cleverley

Sport Class and Overall League Winner

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PSC League Overall: Phil Wallbank

Retrieve Award


Retrieve Award: Lynda Baillie


Representing the Club


Representing the Club: Barry John Sayer

The William Marshall Trophy


William Marshall Trophy for Services to the Club: Paul Redman

Bent Upright Award


Bent Upright: Graham Jones


Congratulations to all award winners.

Northern Challenge Series 2021

By Carl Fairhurst on  February 9, 2021 11:39

All 2021 tasks for the Northern Series (Main and Hike & Fly) now available at

http://www.xcmap.net/index.php?c=Northern%20Challenge%20Trophy

To save you looking for the changes. They are

* A new Stags task

* A changed Murton task

* A new, later start date 1st March due to Covid. ALL BHPA or Club directives over-ride this.

* A new EN C and below award. Glider rating required when you enter a flight and displayed.

* Scoring algorithm and rules remain the same. ALL individual club rules apply to all sites on which a task is based.

For more information see https://www.xcflight.com/northern-challenge-series-2021/

Northern XC League

By Carl Fairhurst on  June 5, 2019 11:05


There is now a Northern XC league competition designed to allow northern clubs to compete without the issues of getting to some of the more distant long distance take offs.

The six clubs involved are:

  • Cumbria Soaring Club
  • Dales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
  • North Yorkshire Sailwing Club
  • Northumbria Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
  • Pennine Soaring Club
  • Sir George Cayley Sailwing Club

For more details see https://www.northernxcleague.com/

BP Cup 2019

By Carl Fairhurst on  February 1, 2019 16:19

Entries for the 2019 rounds are now open and we have a round in the Pennines and one in the Yorkshire Dales. As requested by our pilots last year, entry is now restricted to EN A, B and C gliders only, Tandems are allowed but the same pilot must fly both rounds. All competitors must be pilot rated. An exciting new element has also been added, see the website for details - www.bpcup.co.uk

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