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Ready to Race?
Welcome to the Sports-Class Racing Series, a series of international high-level FAI Cat 2 competitions to crown a Sports-Class Champion at the end of 2023. If you enjoy racing mid-aspect wings, you’ve come to the right place!

The SRS is for pilots who have outgrown fun and national competitions, and are looking to take the next step.

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Flying site

Pedro Bernardo is a flying site located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, in central Spain. It is located on the south side of the Central System in the Sierra de Gredos and looking towards the valley of Tietê.

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  • 117 Pilots Confirmed
  • 117 Pilots total registered
  • 295 EUR Entry fee
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  • 130 Pilots max allowed
  • 31 Countries presented
  • ✅ EN-C and below allowed
    ❌ CCC & EN-D wings prohibited
  • 🏆 FAI Status = CAT 2 🏅
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    04/12 17:00 (Europe/Madrid)

  • 🛰️

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

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
  • ⚕️

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 📱

    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
  • 🚐

    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
  • 🥾

    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 🛰

    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
  • 🥪

    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
  • 💳

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

    ID Cards
  • 🍺

    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
  • 🍕

    There will be a social evening with food

  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
  • 🌲

    The organisers have commmitted to Carbon Offset the event and/or Plant a Tree for each competitor

    Carbon offset / Plant a Tree
  • ♻️

    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

    Plastic reduction

Prize funds and scoring categories

  • FEMALE |
  • TEAM |

Event info

Ready to Race?
Welcome to the Sports-Class Racing Series, a series of international high-level FAI Cat 2 competitions to crown a Sports-Class Champion at the end of 2023. If you enjoy racing mid-aspect wings, you’ve come to the right place!

The SRS is for pilots who have outgrown fun and national competitions, and are looking to take the next step. It’s also for experienced EN-B & EN-C pilots who want to finally be able to race on a level playing field. In the SRS, pilots will enjoy all the thrills of high-level racing without needing to fly an EN-D or CCC wing.

In short, it’s paragliding racing for a new generation.

This is the Final event of the 2023 series. The BGD edition.

For this event, we are going to sunny Spain. Being September, you can expect it to be dry, with temperatures around 30 degrees. Cloudbase will be high, the glides will be long and the smiles will be huge.

The event will have 6 racing tasks.

As this is the last race of the 2023 season, we will be crowning our 2023 champion at the end. Will he be here from a previous race, or will a new leader of the series emerge here, in Spain?

Win an BGD wing!
At the end of the event there will be a prize draw for one lucky pilot to win a paraglider of their choice from BGD Gliders*

There will also be some other prizes... including a Naviter Oudie N

Finally, we will collect feedback on the season from pilots, and look to update the format accordingly, ready for the 2024 season.

You can find out a lot more about the SRS series on the FAQ section of our website:

Register now to receive more information.

Flying site

Pedro Bernardo is a flying site located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, in central Spain. It is located on the south side of the Central System in the Sierra de Gredos and looking towards the valley of Tietê. Pedro Bernardo offers good thermal conditions during most of the year. For its beautiful panoramic view of the valley and the Montes de Toledo, is known as the Balcony of Tiétar.
It has 3 take offs facing south, east and west. The prevailing wind in the valley is the SW although one can fly very well with winds of this component. Several flights of more than 200km in different directions have made Pedro Bernardo a very popular flying site.

Take off West - Risco de la Sierpe
1250 m ASL (30 T 0337890 UTM 4457853)
AVL:800 m
Exposure: W, SW

Take off East
1000 m ASL (30 T 0339345 UTM 4457311)
AVL:550 m
Exposure: E

480 m ASL (30 T 0339941 UTM 4454803)

Selection and entry fee

The event is a Sports Class only competition. That means no CCC or EN-D gliders. But EN-C's and below are allowed. 2-liner C's are also allowed.

The event is open to all pilots, but those with prior competition experience on Sports wings will have priority.

First selection will be made on 2 April. Selection is based on an algorithm that considers WPRS scored on a Sports wing. The organisers decision is final.

All participants of the SRS series of events must be a member of the SRS Organisation. You only need to join once per season, regardless of how many SRS events you participate in. The annual cost of membership is 25 euro. You do not need to pay until after your registration is accepted into the first SRS event. Details will be sent when you register and are accepted to this event. The membership fees is used towards the administration costs of linking all the SRS events.

♦ Payment will be made by Paypal. Details will be sent by email if your application to participate is accepted.
♦ If you receive a payment offer you should pay immediately, otherwise we will offer your place to another pilot on the waiting list.
♦ Do ensure you have read the cancellation policy before making any payment!

The payment will get you:
♦ Daily transport to launch for all tasks
♦ Retrieves daily
♦ Daily lunch packs
♦ Trackers, for safety and scoring
♦ Typical tasking/scoring services
♦ T-shirt & other souvenirs as we are able
♦ Discounts for alternative activities in the event of bad weather
♦ Other event benefits, as they are made available
♦ Access to social evenings
♦ Entry to any prize draws

All Pilots must hold the following:
♦ An FAI IPPI 4 licence
♦ An FAI Sporting Licence (Don't confuse this with an IPPI card)
♦ Medical/Travel insurance
♦ Third party liability insurance (usually from your National Organisation)
♦ A mobile phone
♦ Recently repacked reserve parachute
♦ Helmet, certified for paragliding use
♦ Harness with certified back protection (Check rules for harness restrictions)
♦ 2M Radio capable of 143.900 Mhz FM
If you do not have ALL of the above you will NOT be permitted to participate.

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 FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence

    FAI IPPI Card
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

Pilots who want to cancel their registration should do it as soon as possible.

♦ A pilot who cancels at least 45 days before the event start can ask for:
      a. His or her entry fee to be used for the next event where he or she will be selected. (an administrative fee of €20 will be charged)
      b. A refund of the entry fee (an administrative fee of €60 will be deducted).
♦ Cancellations received less than 45 days before the event start will be refunded 50% of the entry fee. You can still transfer to another event.
♦ Cancellations received less than 2 weeks before the event start will not be refunded and cannot be transferred.

Cancellations must be informed by email and the date at which the email is received will be used to calculate your refund, if one is due.

♦ Refunds are not immediate. We have one admin day per month.
♦ Your deposit and/or payment is NOT transferable to another pilot. There is a strict selection process and you cannot bypass this by passing your payment to another pilot.
♦ Please ensure you have adequate holiday travel insurance to cover any losses if you later find you are unable to participate.

In the event the organisers deem it necessary to cancel, relocate, or reschedule the competition you will be entitled to a partial refund:
♦ Up to 45 days 45 days before the event start : 100% less a 30€ admin charge
♦ Less than 45 days before the event start: 75% refund
♦ Less than 7 days before the event start: A percentage of funds once any costs incurred by the local organiser have been deducted.
♦ After the start of the competition any refunds will be at the sole discretion of the organisers.

The organisers will not be liable for any costs incurred by anyone attending, or intending to attend the event, or any consequential losses arising from the cancellation, relocation, or rescheduling of the event.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall - All gliders in the competition
Leisure - All gliders EN-B and below
Women - All females
Reynolds - Pilots under 95kg

♦ A brand new BGD wing*. The winners name to be drawn at random.
♦ A brand new Naviter Oudie N. The winners name to also be drawn at random..

There will not be any cash prizes at the event. This is an amateur racing competition.

More info here: https://sportsracingseries.org/trophies/

Constructors Trophy
♦ A share of a 1,600€ prize pool for the winning teams
♦ 6 free places for 2024 events


♦ Each manufacturer can select up to four pilots per event
♦ The top two pilots from each team will score for the day
♦ The team with the highest score at the end of the season wins the trophy for the manufacturer
♦ The team with the highest score wins the prizes

See website for more information on entering as a Constructor team pilot.

*The wing is limited to EN-C or below, includes the choice of the new 2-liner, if available, but excludes the tandem. The wing must be for the pilots own use and be selected based on their abilities. No cash alternatives.

General schedule

Sunday 10 September

Sunday 10 September
Practice. Transport will be available.
No retrieves or scoring.

Monday 11 September
8.45am: “Mandatory Safety Briefing”

1st task Monday 11 September
Last task Saturday 16 September

6-7 pm Trophies & Grand Prize Draw

Daily schedule

On competition days:

08h30: Headquarters open
09h00: Morning briefing @ HQ
09h30: Transportation to take off
10h30: Task and Safety Committee meetings
11h15: Pilot briefing/Task briefing
11h30: Take-off window opens (depending on the actual weather conditions)
16h00: Scoring office opens
19h00: Provisional results (depending on the last pilot being retrieved)

The daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the whiteboard in HQ. Changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the Daily briefing

Accommodation and Activities

You can find camping at the following URL:


How to get here

Vía sin nombre, 05470 Pedro Bernardo, Ávila, Spain
Pedro Bernardo Spain


The nearest airport is Madrid (Barajas).


Waypoint files


PO Box 950, EX1 9BR, U.K
Larry Pino
Local Organiser
Brett A Janaway
Technical Officer
Joerg Ewald
Scoring Systems




Click here for the event WPRS forecast

Women     confirmed


SRS Member

SRS Member
Men     confirmed


SRS Member

SRS Member
# Name Rank Sponsor Glider Status
Category Tagline Participant Email Phone Description Price
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  1. Matthijs Groeneveld (560)
  2. Mate Nagy (487)
  3. Tyr Goldsmith (584)

OVERALL | results


  1. XiaoYa Xie (589)
  2. Lynsey Haynes (109)
  3. Rachelle McEwen (572)

FEMALE | results


  1. Christian von Essen (131)
  2. Mette Krum (563)
  3. Lauris Pumpurs (171)

STANDARD | results


  1. Tyr Goldsmith (584)
  2. Luis Pol Bernal (326)
  3. XiaoYa Xie (589)

REYNOLD | results


  1. Skygods
  3. Gunnair Club

SKYGODS Team - Matthijs GROENEVELD, Christopher Felipe HVEDING, Lynsey HAYNES, Eskil JORGENSEN | CROSS COUNTRY Team - Luke NICOL, Gordon MUCKLOW, Mark NICOL, Victoria CASABONE | GUNNAIR CLUB team - Manuel BAUMGARTEN, Pierre-antoine DURAND, Regimantas ANDREIKA, Francois WAGNER

TEAM | results


  1. Daniel Martinez

Dani Martinez won a brand new Oudie N+ instrument from Naviter Instruments, with his name being drawn in the lottery.


  1. Rafael ROSA PRAT

Rafael ROSA PRAT won a brand new BGD solo glider of his choice, with his name being drawn in the lottery.

Tasks and results

Task 2

12 Sep, 2023

75.9 km — Race to goal

Overall results:

Task 3

13 Sep, 2023

102.3 km — Race to goal

Overall results:

Task 4

14 Sep, 2023

54.1 km — Race to goal

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