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)
Entry restricted to EN A, B and C gliders only, Tandems are allowed but the same pilot must fly both rounds.
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.
In an attempt to limit the disastrous effect the UK weather can have on any flying competition, the organisers have introduced a new exciting XC bonus element that will add some fun to the competition as well as providing an extra shield against tasks lost to our weather. Essentially the competition will consist of:
Round 1 – Pennines, 4 task days (already lost to the weather)
Round 2 – Dales, 4 task days
Round 3 – XC bonus
This new feature allows BPCup pilots to add a capped number of points from their UK XC league overall score to their final BPCup score, however only flights on EN A, B or C wings will qualify. Flights on EN D or comp wings will not score. The exact score is based on a unique handicapping system, for full details see the Rules tab in the main menu above, Rule 16. The scores so far this season are under the Results tab also in the main menu above.
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