The aim of the Club Class is to offer a meaningful competition for pilots who are nearly or completely new to hang gliding competitions, run alongside the main event. The tasks set will be simple and more easily achieved, and will give new pilots a stress-free introduction to competitions.
This will help them make the transition to the full open series and learn cross-country skills in a suitable environment.
A top Pilot will be commissioned to act as mentor, and will be available to offer advice and coaching for the tasks throughout the weekend.In addition, there will be a series of lectures from top pilots should the weather prove inclement, or after flying if the forecast is good. There will also be a retrieve system in place with a dedicated driver and vehicle, other than your entry fee you be required to make a contribution to fuel costs
Who can enter? All entrants must be pilot rated (to allow them to go XC) and be new, or relatively new to the British Open Series. Entrants do not need a ‘hot ship’ to compete – king posted gliders will probably be the norm, but there is no restriction on flying a topless, although a 10% handicap will be applied.. A radio, obviously a vario, and a GPS are required. If anyone considering entering does not have a GPS, there are a couple available to borrow for the event