The UK based paragliding competition for pilots in the non-skygod category. Our aims are – flying, fun and learning – in that order!
Why enter the BPCup?
It is a friendly competition which gives you an opportunity to hone the skills needed to fly XC successfully. You will be assisted to program your instruments and fly competition tasks, learning in the process that flying with other pilots and having a goal makes XC flying so much more enjoyable. If you struggle with the technicalities of instruments, don’t worry, there will be offers of help. In a competition you will discover that the Meet Director takes care of all the onerous weather forecast interpretation, site choice and task setting, leaving you to just take off and fly the task – simples! Time permitting there will be a daily task debrief, led by either the Meet Director or a senior experienced competition pilot. If you are tempted but still not sure then take a look at some of our previous years reports, we had such fun. (Photo is of Parlick - 2018 Pennine Round)
2019 BP Cup confirmed dates for your diary. Sadly we have had to cancel our proposed round in Macedonia due to a clash of dates with other, much larger international competitions.
Please note change of venue for the second round, dates stay the same as previously advertised.
Entry restricted to EN A, B and C gliders only, Tandems are allowed but the same pilot must fly both rounds.
Pennine Round. HQ and camping will be at the Bowland Forest Gliding Club at the foot of Parlick. Friday 3rd - Monday 6th May, registration evening of Thursday 2nd May.
Dales Round. HQ and camping will be at the The Dalesbridge, near Austwick. Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th August 2019, registration evening of Wednesday 7th August.
STOP PRESS: As you can see above, this year we keep the popular two UK round formula (at Pennines and Dales) and are introducing a new exciting XC element that will add some fun to the competition as well as providing an extra shield against tasks lost to weather. Essentially the competition will consist of,
Round 1 – Pennines 4 task days
Round 2 – Dales 4 task days
Round 3 – XC bonus
This new feature allows BPC pilots to add a capped number of points from their UK XC league overall score to their final BPC score. The exact scoring formula for the XC element will be given at the first round.
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