Northern Regional Gliding Championships

Next competition: 13th - 19th August 2017

Back in the North of England by popular demand! The Northern regionals will take place in high summer at Sutton Bank in the North of England.

The Northerns will run in the same format as 2016. A seven day comp allows plenty of time for a relaxed arrival, and a free day after the comp to nurse the hangover.

Distance handicapped tasks will be combined with Enterprise type tasks on days that aren't suitable for a rated task, to get the most amount of flying out of the week.

We offer a discounted price for Juniors and again hope to be able to sponsor 3 places for Juniors. Watch this space for a further announcement

There are also discounts available for early entry and for those of you who supported us in 2016. This is the best value rated regionals in the UK!

Normal entry fee - £130 - before Christmas - £105

Junior entry fee    - £70

2016 Entrants      -  £105 - before Christmas - £80

Please complete application form and return to the office


Northerns entries here;

registration 10


2017 Local Rules

Northerns Local Rules 2017 final version


Thanks to generous sponsorship from Air Total, North Yorkshire SailPlanes, Forbes Insurance, Graham Fox Engineering.

UPDATE: The Yorkshire Gliding Club are offering three subsidised places for Juniors in the Northerns 2017.

The subsidy includes entry fee and the first five aerotows. Any additional aerotows will have to be paid for by the competitor.

To apply, simply send your details to with the email subject 'Northerns'. Entries must be submitted before the closing date of 31st January 2017. Successful candidates will be offered their free places by 14th February 2017.

 The Northerns Team

Competition Director Andy Parish
Deputy Director John Carter
Scoring Mike Aherne
Met Keith Nurcombe
Control Chris Thirkell and friends
Bar Charlotte Evison/Toby Wilson

On Saturday 12th August, if the weather allows, we will have a practice task for anyone who would like to take part. On the evening there will be a welcome supper, we will get numbers nearer the time. We intend to have an Indian supper on the Wednesday and there will be the usual last night party, buffet and Rock Band on Saturday 19th.