Inter Club League (Rockpolishers)


Inter Club League (Rockpolishers)

DSC_0282After a successful year in 2018, Rock Polishers will return in 2019.

Rock Polishers is one of seven geographically based Inter Club leagues around the country. At the end of the season, the winners of each league compete in a National Final. There are six clubs in the Rock Polishers League:
Aston Down, Long Mynd, Nympsfield, Shobdon, Talgarth, Usk

Each event comprises three separate competitions within these classes:
Novice: Pilots with at least an XC endorsement, but never completed a 300k XC flight, or competed at Regional level
Intermediate: Pilots who have not flown a 500k flight in the last eight years, or finished in the top 50% at a National in the last eight years
Pundit: Open to all

You can see the full set of rules and requirements here:

Each team comprises, one Pundit, one Intermediate and one Novice Pilot.

Dates and venues for this year’s three round series are:

 27/28 April Nympsfield – cancelled
 08/09 June Long Mynd – Results are here on Soaring Spot
13/14 July Nympsfield
27/28 July Aston Down

As usual, all events will be subject to a Thursday evening weather call, to save wasted trips. If this causes any of the events to be cancelled, then the fall back weekend (at Aston Down) will be used. Aston Down event is now definitely taking place.

We shall need novice, intermediate and pundit pilots for each round. We are also hoping to take a number of two-seaters to the events so P2’s can gain some valuable experience. Anyone willing to help out with crewing is always welcome, and it’s the more the merrier, so even if you are not in the team, why not bring your glider along and fly from a different site for a change.

Mark Sanders is once again coordinating the planning of the Mynd’s participation in Rock Polishers 2019, so if you are interested in taking part in any capacity please let him know, either directly or via the office.

Last update: 26 Jun 2019