Lakes Charity Classic
Cumbria Soaring Club proudly presents the Lakes Charity Classic
The UK's premier free flying event!
The 2022 Lakes Charity Classic will be held on Friday, Saturday & Sunday 17/18/19 July 2022 in Grasmere - based at the Grasmere Sports showground.
What is the Lakes Charity Classic?
The Lakes Charity Classic is an informal paragliding competition held in some of England's most spectacular scenery. If you want to get a flavour of what it's all about then have a look at this Youtube Video - courtesy of gazandwiz
There are 2 competitions
A Competition - This is for more experienced and seasoned pilots holding a minimum of Pilot rating. Any certified wing is permitted; uncertified gliders will not be accepted. Tandems are allowed but with only one named pilot in charge and scoring.
B competition - This is most suitable for less experienced pilots who wish to get the most flying from their day in a spectacularly scenic area. Less demanding, friendly tasks will be set and it is open to pilots with Club Pilot and Pilot ratings flying gliders of ENB/DHV1-2 and below.
We also offer 2 days of coaching as an alternative. If you don't fancy taking part in a competition but fancy some flying in some of the most spectacular scenery in England, then the coaching event gives you a chance to fly with the coaching team from CSC.
There is the possibility of an additional Friday afternoon task/practice session - this will not form part of the scoring tasks so don't worry if you can't make it until Friday evening/Sat Morning. Any Friday task will not start before 1pm (or whenever) to give folk time to get to Grasmere. Parking will be available on site from Friday morning at 11am.
The main programme starts early on Saturday morning where there will be a briefing before we head off for the flying sites. We aim to get the best out of the day so the tasks will be geared to the conditions. Remember, though, that the Lake District is the wettest place in England. In both 2018 and 2019 we flew on the Saturday and had ground handling practice and competitions on the Sunday One thing you can be sure of, is that we'll always do our best and will plan other activities to suit the conditions. This is what it looks like on a good day.
The Saturday might be a long day if the conditions are good. On return to the campsite in Grasmere, competitors may get an opportunity for a fly down to the campsite. An evening meal is provided for competitors.
Sunday follows the same format although the day might be shorter.
For Information on Previous Events - Click on the year
|2021||Grasmere||17 - 18 July 2019|
|2020||Cancelled||Cancelled to to Coronavirus restrictions|
|2019||Grasmere||21 - 23 June 2019|
|2018||Grasmere||13 - 15 July 2018|
|2017||Grasmere||14 - 17 July 2017|
|2016||Grasmere||15 - 18 July 2016|
|2015||Buttermere||29/30 May 2015|
|2014||Buttermere||30/31 May 2014|
|2013||Buttermere||31 May/1 June 2013|
|2012||Buttermere||8/9 June 2012|
|2011||Buttermere||3/4 June 2011|
|2010||Buttermere||4/5 June 2010|
|2009||Buttermere||5/6 June 2009|
|2008||Buttermere||6/7 June 2008|
|2007||Buttermere||1/2 June 2008|