BOS 2017

  • Posted on: 11 January 2017
  • By: rnhunt

We now have confirmed dates for this year's British Open Series - BOS2017.

BOS1 – SE Wales
Organiser - Greg Emms
Base -  Park Farm, Llangattock
Meal - Sunday, The Manor Hotel Crickhowell
Fri 28th April – Tue 2nd May

BOS2 – Yorkshire
Organisers - Kevin Gay and Trevor Birkbeck
Base - Akebar Park, near Leyburn
Meal - Friar's Head Pub, Akebar Park
Fri 26th May – Tue 30th May

BOS3 – Long Mynd
Organiser - Greg Emms
Base - Inn on the Green, Wentnor (as per 2016)
Meal - Sunday, Inn on the Green
Sat 2nd September – Wed 6th September

Please note that, other than the areas, the venues (HQ for briefing etc.) themselves have yet to be selected this year as we look to try something different.

The BOS is a flexible and accessible series of UK based national competitions, that includes a Rigid (class V) Class , Flexwing (Classs 1) and Club Class, for those pilots who wish to move up, but are not yet ready to commit themselves fully to national championship level. You will find pilots from this level right up to national squad level taking part in these friendly comps.

Series trophies will be awarded at the end of the Third meet.

Eligibility for entry to series meets is current BHPA membership with a minimum rating of Pilot. Although not strictly necessary a FAI Sporting Licence is strongly recommended.

All Pilots will be required to use a 3d enabled GPS for scoring purposes. The scoring program we use takes the track log from your GPS, to produce the results. You are strongly recommended to have your own, and know how to use it, especially in respect to turn-points (waypoints).

For those new to competitions the Club Class is a well supported introduction bringing the additional benefits of your own tasks, briefing, support, and organised retrieve courtesy of the excellent Mark Woodhams. On the rare wet days, talks and training sessions are organised which will also further your personal development.

Further details to follow as we know them ourselves.