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Event info

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.

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Flying site

Ager es una localidad en el valle entre las montañas de la Sierra de Monsec y Aiguabarreig Segre-Noguera Pallaresa parque nacional en la provincia de Lleida, España.
Despegue pricipal: Coll D’Ares, conocida como Roper.

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  • 44 Pilots Confirmed
  • 44 Pilots total registered
  • 150 GBP Entry fee
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  • 100 Pilots max allowed
  • 12 Countries presented
  • 🏆 FAI Status = CAT 2 🏅
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    29/01 16:01 (Europe/Madrid)

  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 📻

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
  • 📢

    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
  • 💳

    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
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    There will be live music or a DJ at the event

    Live music
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift

Prize funds and scoring categories

  • British Nationals Sports Class
  • British Open Sport Class
  • British Open Class 5
  • British Open Class 1
  • British Nationals Class 5
  • British Nationals Class 1

Event info

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.

Flying site

Ager es una localidad en el valle entre las montañas de la Sierra de Monsec y Aiguabarreig Segre-Noguera Pallaresa parque nacional en la provincia de Lleida, España.
Despegue pricipal: Coll D’Ares, conocida como Roper.
1560 m ASL 31T 313555 , 4657599 (42.048339,0.747082)
Es un despegue muy amplio y despejado. Permite prepararse a multitud de voladores a la vez, con una salida útil de más de 50m. Dispone de diversas mangas y cintas para controlar el viento. Su orientación es Sur, permitiendo la salida con viento cruzado del Oeste.

Otros despegues descripción offs aqui .
Slideshow aqui .


Ager is a locality in the valley between Sierra de Monsec mountains and Aiguabarreig Segre-Noguera Pallaresa National park in Lleida province of Spain.

Main take off Coll D’Ares - 1560 m ASL 31T 313555 , 4657599 (42.048339,0.747082)
It is very big and clear take off. It has a few streamers to show the wind. It is South faced, but it allows to take off with West winds. If there is East wind, it is slightly in rotor. In an east it's better to continue to the Sant Alis take off. The height to Ager is 960 m.

Other takes offs description is here .
Slideshow here .

Selection and entry fee

Eligibility to compete in the UK Nationals is BHPA Advanced Pilot Rating.
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

  • 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)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application 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.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

If a pilot withdraws from the competition before July 27th 2023 the entire registration fee will be refunded.
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

Trophies will be awarded in all classes. There will be no monetary prizes.

General schedule

Official Registration: 26/8/2023 17:30-20:00 at Camping Val d'Ager
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

Daily schedule

09:00: Briefing at competition headquarters, at Camping Val d'Ager
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
Ager Spain

Plane

The nearest international airport is Barcelona.
Web http://www.barcelona-airport.com/
http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Barcelona

Bus

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
http://www.alsa.es/
810 34 902422242

Car

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.

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

British Hang Gliding Competitions
c/o BHPA
8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ, United Kingdom
Oliver Moffatt
Organiser
Jenny Buck
Meet Director
Irene Carson
Organiser

Contacts

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2nd Sep Awards Day

British Open Class 1

  1. Grant Crossingham (473)
  2. Akira Nagusa (793)
  3. Dave Matthews (44)

British Open Class 1 results

British Nationals Class 1

  1. Grant Crossingham (473)
  2. Dave Matthews (44)
  3. Malcolm Brown (3)

British Open Class 5

  1. Tim King (778)
  2. Paul Harvey (888)
  3. Ricardo Marques da Costa (111)

British Open Class 5 results

British Nationals Class 5

  1. Tim King (778)
  2. Paul Harvey (888)
  3. Neil Atkinson (5632)

British Open Sport Class

  1. Tim Swait (777)
  2. Bernat Claramunt (415)
  3. Roberto Nichele (969)

Jenny Buck awards to Tim Swait centre and Bernat Claramunt Right

British Open Sport Class results

British Nationals Sports Class

  1. Tim Swait (777)
  2. Jose Pinto (1900)
  3. Nestor Londoño (12)

Tasks and results

Task 2

30 Aug, 2023

Class 1 — 116.2 km — Race to goal

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30 Aug, 2023

Class 5 — 94.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

30 Aug, 2023

Class 1 Sport — 51.5 km — Elapsed time

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Task 3

31 Aug, 2023

Class 1 — 112.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

31 Aug, 2023

Class 5 — 120.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

31 Aug, 2023

Class 1 Sport — 81.3 km — Elapsed time

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Task 4

01 Sep, 2023

Class 1 — 76.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

01 Sep, 2023

Class 5 — 84.2 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

01 Sep, 2023

Class 1 Sport — 44.6 km — Elapsed time

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