We now have confirmed dates for this year's British Open Series - BOS2017; details can be found on the dedicated BOS website
The BOS is a flexible and accessible series of UK based national competitions, that includes a Rigid (class V) Class , Flexwing (Classs 1) and Club Class, for those pilots who wish to move up, but are not yet ready to commit themselves fully to national championship level. You will find pilots from this level right up to national squad level taking part in these friendly comps.
Series trophies will be awarded at the end of the Third meet.
Eligibility for entry to series meets is current BHPA membership with a minimum rating of Pilot. Although not strictly necessary a FAI Sporting Licence(link is external) is strongly recommended.
All Pilots will be required to use a 3d enabled GPS for scoring purposes. The scoring program we use takes the track log from your GPS, to produce the results. You are strongly recommended to have your own, and know how to use it, especially in respect to turn-points (waypoints).
For those new to competitions the Club Class is a well supported introduction bringing the additional benefits of your own tasks, briefing, support, and organised retrieve courtesy of the excellent Mark Woodhams. On the rare wet days, talks and training sessions are organised which will also further your personal development.
Further details to follow as we know them ourselves.