Day Three

Today was an official rest day with rain all night and forecasted thunderstorms from 1500. The Czech and Danish pilots visited the Imperial War Museum Duxford and got a fantastic tour around the aircraft. Everyone gathered together in the evening for the official quiz...

Day Two

Prepared for anything the task setters had ready A, B and C tasks for all three classes but the weather did not play ball. The first rain shower came through during briefing and it never cleared up enough to encourage thermal activity. So after delaying the grid...

Day One

The weather could not have been better for day one of the Women’s World Gliding Championships, with 10,000 cloud bases and cumulus cloud streets all round, local pilot Claudia Hill said “I’ve had a day like today once in the last 24 years that I’ve lived here in the...

The Opening Ceremony!

The Opening Ceremony was hosted by Harborough District and took place across two townships with the goal of bringing together the community in celebration. The festivities began in Market Harborough with a bagpipe lead parade to the town square where we were joined by...

Final Practice Day

Final day of practice rating was hot and blue yet again. Pilots used this as final training to get familiar with the local airspace and the new PEV start process. The lift wasn’t so great to begin with at 3000 but later on in the race it developed up to 5200 and there...