Welcome to the British National Hang Gliding Championships and Open 2023! This is the primary hang gliding competition in the British calendar, and we look forward to welcoming British pilots and our many friends from other countries.Expand page for more details
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Registration will open on
29/01 16:01 (Europe/Madrid)
Live trackers supplied
The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring
The region supports helicopter rescues
Good phone coverage
The region generally has good phone coverage
We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly
Live trackers mandatory
Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.
The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring
The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores
The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed
There will be an organised party during or after the event
There will be live music or a DJ at the event
You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift
- British Nationals Sports Class
- British Open Sport Class
- British Open Class 5
- British Open Class 1
- British Nationals Class 5
- British Nationals Class 1
Welcome to the British National Hang Gliding Championships and Open 2023! This is the primary hang gliding competition in the British calendar, and we look forward to welcoming British pilots and our many friends from other countries.
The event is an FAI Category 2 competition. It will be based in Ager, Spain, and we expect to fly most (or all) days from the Serra del Montsec. There will be competitions for Class 1 (flexwing hang gliders), Class 1 Sport and Class 5 (rigid wing hang gliders).
Check back here from time to time as details are added.
Selection and entry fee
Eligibility to complete in the British Open is minimum BHPA Pilot rating and for non UK Participants National Rating Card and IPPI Card Stage 5 (Senior Pilot)
Entry fee is £150 (GB pounds), approximately 169 Euros at the time of writing. A late entry surcharge of £40 will apply to entries submitted after 27th July 2023.
Documents required at registration
FAI Sporting Licence
Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)
The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.
Signed Application form
You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Signed Waiver/Release form
You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.
Identification documents needed
You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents
You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune
There will be no refund for pilots who cancel from July 27th 2023 onwards.
If the competition is cancelled due to Covid-19 situation, the entire registration fee will be refunded.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Mandatory Safety Briefing: 27/8/2023 09:00 at Camping Val d'Ager
Contest flying days: 27/8/2023 - 02/9/2023
Prize-giving: 02/9/2023 time and place to be confirmed
Competition Social: To be confirmed
The hours are subject to change. Any changes before the start of the competition will be posted on the website. After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the daily briefing and advised via the WhatsApp Group UK HG Nationals 2023
11:00: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11:45: Pilot briefing /Task briefing
TBC: Take-off window opens:
TBC: Scoring office opens
22:00: Provisional results
The daily schedule is subject to change.
Any changes to the schedule before the start of the competition will be posted on the website.
After the start of the competition, changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the daily briefing and advised via the WhatsApp Group UK HG Nationals 2023
Accommodation and Activities
How to get here
Camí de l'Ametlla, 20, 25691 Àger, Lleida, Spain
The nearest international airport is Barcelona.
From Barcelona take Supra Economy Barcelona-Lleidatowards Lleida to Lleida and then a local bus to Balaguer and then to Ager. It takes bout 6 hours)
Bus company ALSA
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From Barcelona (2 hours - 180 Km):
A2 Lleida direction - Martorell - Igualada - Tarrega - Balaguer - cross river Balaguer sharp right - take C-12 - Les Avellanes - Font de pou - Ager.
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2nd Sep Awards Day
British Open Class 1
- Grant Crossingham (473)
- Akira Nagusa (793)
- Dave Matthews (44)
British Open Class 5
- Tim King (778)
- Paul Harvey (888)
- Ricardo Marques da Costa (111)
British Open Sport Class
- Tim Swait (777)
- Bernat Claramunt (415)
- Roberto Nichele (969)
Jenny Buck awards to Tim Swait centre and Bernat Claramunt RightBritish Open Sport Class results