The club is pleased to announce it has obtained past SEW paragliding trophies and has reconditioned these. They will be awarded to SEW members only. The flying season will commence each year on 01 November and finish on 31 October the following year. Trophies will be engraved with the winners name and then awards will follow shortly after the end of the season.
1. SEW XC League Winner – furthest total distance flown in the XC league (over 6 flights, using “standard” scoring setting) by anyone with their primary club set as “SE Wales”. Results here: http://www.xcleague.com/xc/. 2017 winner – Alistair Andrews.
2. SEW Longest Flight Cup – Furthest flight from any SEW site. HG or PG allowed. 2017 winner – Harry Bloxham.
3. Jim Hay Trophy – Furthest flight by a newcomer (typically in their first year of XC flying). CP rated pilots only. HG or PG allowed. 2017 winner – Mark Willison.
4. Steve Allen Trophy – furthest XC flight in the BCC by a SEW team member. Results here: http://www.flybcc.co.uk/ 2017 winner – Alistair Andrews.
5. Blorenge Cup – furthest flight (using XC League scoring criteria) with take-off from the Blorenge. Multiplier flights (such as triangles or out and returns) and declared flights are recognised for their technical difficulty but must be submitted to the XC League if the competitor wants the multiplier applied. HG or PG flights allowed. 2017 winner – Remi Pickett.
6. Capital Trophy – furthest flight by anyone taking off in Wales and landing in Cardiff. HG or PG allowed (see capital trophy page for further details).
The club would like to support SEW members obtain their FAI paragliding badges. Further information on FAI badges are here: https://www.fai.org/page/civl-badges
FAI paragliding awards can currently be obtained for:
Bronze Eagle – Flying 30 km OR Duration 1.5 hours OR height gain of 500 m
Silver Eagle – Flying 75 km AND Duration 3 hours AND height gain 1000m (we have confirmed with the BHPA that 3 separate flights can be used to meet these criteria).
Complete a form here ( https://www.bhpa.co.uk/pdf/FAI_Eagle.pdf ) and submit it to the BHPA. Please contact a member of the committee if you would like assistance in getting this signed off.
SEW Distance Medals
This will be awarded to any SEW member who completes a distance flight (in the UK or abroad) of:
25 km, 50 km, 100 km, 200 km.
Good luck and safe flying!