Dear fellow members,
I am delighted to announce to all members that the 2014 Lasham Regionals competition will take place alongside the Standard and Open Class Nationals in the week of 24 May - 1 June 2014. This week is again the school summer half term for most and the Monday 26th is a Bank Holiday.
The entry fee for the Regionals will be just £170, the best value of any competition on the calendar.   There will also be a limited number of Junior places available at half price £85.  So Juniors don't delay, get your name on the list in the Lasham Office as soon as you can.

The competition will be run by the same experienced team Lasham member, Rob Jarvis directing, Deputy Director, Graham Garnett, two Task Setters Chris Sterritt and Mark Davenport, Colin Rule - airspace. The highly regarded Hugh Brookes has agreed to come to Lasham to do the meteorology for the competition.

Please be prepared to be asked for a £50 deposit, this is returnable if you need to withdraw your name from the list at any time.

If you have any questions or enquires please do ask at the Lasham office or feel free to email me at ggarnett@madebyi.com and if i can help, I will.

See you on the grid!
Graham Garnett

Competition Director - Rob Jarvis

Competition Director

  
Rob Jarvis has agreed to be Director of the May competition with Graham Garnett as his Deputy and Chris Sterritt and Mark Davenport as task setters. The rest of the team will be the usual people who get together each year to ensure that the Lasham competitions are the best run competitions in the country.
 

Are The Regionals For Me?

 

 

Do you have a Bronze C? Are you close to your Silver? Perhaps you’ve just got it or expect to get it on the first decent day of next season?  Maybe you have already done a number of solo cross countries and would like a challenge?
If so, please consider entering the Lasham Regionals yourself. We anticipate that this competition will be very popular, so please contact the Lasham office to book your entry and keep an eye on the Lasham web-site which will be updated regularly.

There are two ways you could do this. 
Firstly, enter yourself in your own glider if you have one or hire a Lasham single seater, there are three Grob 102s to
chose from and three lovely Discuses. The whole fleet  now have brand new trailers to replace the old tatty ones so that retrieve will be much less of a worry!

Did you know that if you are under 26 years old (and for the purposes of this competition, by the time of the May Regionals) then you are able to apply to Lasham for a bursary to help fund the hiring of a Lasham glider? The bursary money comes out of the Youth Fund.  It’s added to by generous members and held in trust by Lasham itself. You need to contact Werner Stroud, the Lasham General Manager, in the first instance to apply for and take advantage of this fantastic scheme. If the thought of that worries you, then please consider this, another option for your first gliding competition.

We're planning to get hold of private owners that have their own two-seater gliders, Duos, DG1000s Nimbus 3ds etc and persuade some of them to enter their glider into the May Regionals. The idea is to have multiple P1s, and/or syndicate partners and  match them to less experienced P2s... you for example! Why not join up with one or two others in a similar position to you in terms of experience to make up a team entry?  The idea is that a rota would
be drawn up allocating days to pilots. Not everyone might be able to commit to a whole week but could fly on certain days. The costs of entry (£160) and aerotows would then be shared between everyone in the team.

Lasham also has at least three competitive two seaters which could be hired, two K21s and a DG1000.  The Duo Discus has already been allocated to the Saturday evening Youth Group and P2s are being organised by their instructors and group leaders. Remember, if you are under 26, then there is that youth bursary fund to apply for.