Despite the postponement of the Gransden Regionals we are still hoping to be able to offer the opportunity for members to be involved in a competition and as such, we are using the week of the 8-16th August this year to hold the club’s annual Cloud Rally. Members of the competition team, together with Chris Lewis are running this event.
The Cloud Rally had previously been planned for 22nd to 30th August and Chris Lewis has kindly offered to run a task week that week for anyone who cannot change their plans.
If you would like to take part in the Cloud Rally 8th – 16thAugust 2020 please register your interest ASAP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click here to see who has entered the cloud rally.
- Click here to see the Cloud rally rules and information about the catering arrangements
For anyone that does not know, is new to the club or has reached the stage in their flying where they feel the would like to try some competitive flying, the Cloud Rally is an annual, internal competition that is set in a supportive, friendly, fun environment designed to encourage pilots to safely stretch themselves and give an introduction to competition flying.
There are two classes – a Racing class for the more experienced and a Funster class for anyone who either just wants to join in for fun, or is new to competitions.
In previous years we have provided some catering and social activities during the week, plus have introduced a de-brief session where pilots can share their post flight stories and analyse their performance – all over a beer or two! Clearly the extent to which we can offer this will depend on the situation at the time.
It is important to stress that any plans at this stage are still subject to change and or cancellation, given the complex situation regarding the current COVID 19 situation and the impact that is having on club operations. Getting our members flying and maximising club activity safely, remains our top priority.
We will keep you updated regularly regarding the progress and likelihood of these events going ahead. Once confirmed you will be able to enter formally.
Gransden Regionals 2020
Following a meeting of the competition organisation team and the Club committee on 2/6/2020, we have reluctantly and sadly come to the decision that the Gransden Regionals, 2020 will be postponed until August next year, with provisional dates set of 7-15th August 2021.
Our priority, along with all other clubs and in line with BGA recommendations is to ensure the safety of all our members, staff, organisers, volunteers and competitors. As a club we do not feel confident that we can deliver a safe Regionals competition, given the ongoing situation in relation to COVID 19 and the unknowns regarding the government’s restrictions in relation to social distancing at the time of the competition.
The Inter-Club League has been cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus, but will return next year. Click here for more details