SRFC Glider Competitions 2020

SRFC 2020 Gliding Competitions

Note from the SRFC Glider Rep.

This Autumn there has been some debate about the competition format in order to encourage more participation in gliding. The core members will trial some of the suggestions to see which we think adds a new and interesting dimension whilst initially the format of the competitions will remain unchanged. If we think a change of format, having tried them, will attract people to gliding we will change in the year.

The mid-week competitions will take place as last year on a Thursday afternoon starting at 13:00 for an hour at Coombes. The competition will consist of <=2.5m models again as last year but the motor run time will be limited to 20 seconds. If you want an Open class please please contact me and if there is enough support I’ll include an Open Class as well.

The weekend competitions will take place once per month at Ashurst starting at 11:00 finishing at 15:00 approximately on a Sunday. The competitions were poorly supported last year so for 2020 I’ll go prepared to hold a competition but if there isn’t the support it will be a fun day of thermal soaring. The Sundays at Ashurst were quite relaxed and given the time we also played with/flew gliders off a bungee, which I hope to do again this year.

The June date at Ashurst will be a fun-day as follows:
1. I’ll take the club trainer so that anyone interested can come and have a go
2. Flying off a bungee
3. Competitions if desired though limited number of rounds
4. General glider flying time


APRIL 16th,   30th 26th
MAY 14th,   28th 24th
JUNE 11th,   25th 28th
JULY 9th,   23rd 26th
AUGUST  6th,   20th 23rd
SEPTEMBER 3rd,  17th 27th