Competition report

Macedonia Round 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a top season for the BP Cup.

Following on from the Pennine round in June (with 4 valid tasks) the BP Cup tried something different and put on a foreign  round in Macedonia.

The thought behind this was to hopefully guarantee some better weather and to introduce a new group of pilots to a foreign comp setting, with the different terrain, conditions and task setting that allows.

Pennine Round 2018

HQ and camping courtesy of the Bowland Forest Gliding Club at the foot of Parlick.

Well what can you say, a long weekend ahead and a forecast of South to South West wind and thermals for 4 days. Be serious, it is North of the Watford gap and we are only allowed sunshine for 1 day at a time.

 

Friday the 4th Task 1

Peaks Round 2017

British Paragliding Cup 2017 (Peaks Round) 5th - 12th August August is the new October. It may be a bit warmer, the days a little longer, but the depressions rattle in from the Atlantic with all the energy of Autumn storms. It’s never a good month to hold a paragliding competition - but still we persevere.

Reports from 2015 - Round one  -  Pennine (1  -  4th May)

After two years of enjoying the coastal delights of the Isle of Wight, the British Paragliding Cup (BPC) moved the first round back to the mainland and headed  north; well north  ….. to a small, quaint village nestling near the foot of mighty Parlick- spiritual home of the ‘Pennini’ and some of the best xc pilots in the land.  Depending on where you come from Parlick is either a site to drool over, “God! It’s big – wish we had sites like this” or a foothill at the southern extremity of the Bowland Fells.

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