Public and VIP Events

The whole family will enjoy the exciting programme of events running alongside the Championship!

Thursday 18 August will be a special VIP day for our sponsors and supporters.  If you would like to be involved as a Championship sponsor, please contact us via the Partnership page.

Husbands Bosworth local residents get a sneak preview of the competition in the Village Hall on the afternoon of 9th August including the chance to fly the glider simulator!

Competition Schedule

Competitors will arrive from early August for practice and training before the competition.  Save the dates:

Friday 12 August                                  Mandatory Competitor Briefing and

                                                                TGC Welcome Dinner for all Teams

Saturday 13 August                             Opening Ceremony – all welcome! Free entry!

Sunday 14 – Friday 26 August           Contest Flying

Saturday 20/Sunday 21 August        Public Open Weekend – all welcome! Free entry!

Friday 26 August                                  Last Night Party – all welcome! Ticketed event.

Saturday 27 August                             Closing Ceremony

Our Public Events

Market Harborough 11am  – 13th August 2022   Free to attend!

Official Women’s World Gliding Championships Opening Event.

11am –  Parade of International teams led by Youth Band Sywell Air Cadets and other youth organisations. The parade will start from outside the the Market Hall Northampton Road to the main Market Square. 

There they will be greeted by a Welcoming Committee.

Other things happening are Aviation / glider displays in the Market Hall, Stands on the Square and various shop windows decorated to represent participating Countries. There will be opportunities for Photo shoots and to meet the pilots and crews.

Lutterworth Town square  1pm  – 13th August 2022   Free to attend!

International Teams will arrive in Lutterworth for greetings by the Mayor.  There are opportunities to meet the pilots and crew in the Frank Whittle Aviation Museum.

With lots of activities  planned throughout the market square, including a full size glider to look at and sit in, ask questions, have your photo taken – We would love young people to come and see what it’s all about! Plus a wonderful state of the art simulator to give it a try “can you do it”! The local community shops and leisure locations will also have themed related things going on.

Husbands Bosworth Airfield 20th & 21st August FREE ENTRY Public Open Weekend – 10am till 4pm each day

Come and see the action. Gliders from all over the world racing and competing. Lots of activity for all ages, a great family event.

Including watching the gliders launch, hangar visits,  live aircraft tracking screen,  children’s area and activities, glider simulator, full size aircraft, craft stalls, music, food stands.  The Sustainable Aviation Show area includes aircraft, cars, machines and stands, and there is an exhibition on Women in Aviation – find out about famous women in history and meet some current aviation pioneers!

Something for everyone!

Husband Bosworth Airfield 26th August – Party Night and Closing celebrations – ticketed event.

To celebrate the event we will be having the international pyrotechnic display team Aerosparx perform locally. Aerosparx travel the world so it’s not one to miss – see their video below! Plus stalls, food etc.


Click here to book tickets for Last Night Party and Aerosparx Display!!!