Comps and Events

UK’s North South Cup heads to Scotland

Thursday 1 May, 2014
Paragliding in Glencoe. Photo: Jerome Maupoint

A perfect day in Glencoe. Photo: Jerome Maupoint

 

The UK’s annual North South Cup starts on Friday – and pilots are heading north to Scotland.

The North South Cup is an annual XC flying event that pits two teams of up to 30 cross country pilots from the north and south of the country against each other. Pilots travel to wherever the weather looks best for the long weekend.

This year pilots are taking advantage of a high pressure system and post cold-frontal conditions descending across the country, bringing the promise of light winds and good flying.

The first stop for the travelling band of crack XC heads will be near Glencoe in Scotland’s West Highlands on Friday. (See our XC site guide for Glencoe).

The competition is a fun comp only but attracts the best pilots in the UK. Last year a 171km task was set in southern England. Eleven pilots made goal – making it the longest ever successful foot-launched paragliding competition task in history.

Pilots will be hoping for more of the same this year. Follow the action through the event’s Facebook page (login required) and, for some of the pilots, on Live Tracking and Live Tracking 2.


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